Olympic Madness

I wouldn’t say that I’m for or against the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, but I’m definitely sick of hearing about them.

When I watch the newscast almost every night, it seems like almost half of the stories are Olympic related. Yes, they’re coming! I get it! Yes, there’s going to be crazy security checkpoints! Yes, travelling to Vancouver is going to be a complete write-off for the entire month of February! Yay!

While the world parties it up in Downtown Vancouver, the rest of BC will be at home, watching what the madness has let up to and (hopefully) seeing Canada take home the gold in many events.

Kyla Roma recently tweeted this and it made me think. I don’t think any Canadian companies have offered this kind of deal! Really, it’s a brilliant way to market travel for the Olympics and I’m surprised I haven’t seen WestJet or any other airline advertise that kind of deal.

I know that even Kamloops will be in slight chaos for a day as we prepare for the arrival of the Olympic Torch Relay. From what I’m gathered, the torch is going to be heading down the highway during the peak of rush hour traffic and through town. I’m glad it’s my day off, that’s for sure!

Anyway, that was just some random babbling thought I had.

Are you excited for the Olympics?

Good ol’ hockey game

You could possibly call me a typical Canadian, but there’s something about watching a hockey game that gets me excited.

I love the fast pace of it, the fans are crazy and the athletes are talented.

A lot of my girl friends don’t quite understand the game or why I love the Vancouver Canucks. To be honest, I never really watched hockey until about Grade 7. My (not really) step-dad is a crazed Canucks fan and so the game was always on.

Right now, I’m in hockey heaven. The Canadian World Junior team is doing very well in the IIHF World Junior Championship, the Canucks are managing to keep their socks off during their games, and the Olympics are coming up in just over a month, which we’ll hopefully see both the men’s and women’s hockey teams bring home gold medals.

There may be many other countries that excel at the game of hockey, but I don’t think any country shows as much passion for the sport as Canadians. If there’s one thing that brings us all together, it’s hockey.

What about you? Is there a sport that gets you excited? Do you enjoy hockey?