I've got it full ON!!! We watched the torch relay go past 3rd and Burrard tonight and it was super fun! It's so excitign to see so many people all buzzing with the high of celebrating sport and our country right here in our city.
What surprises me is the number of people that don't seem excited about it or even further, actually resent that the Olympics are being held in Vancouver. Personally I don't understand the attitude of wanting to get out of town and away from everything during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience an Olympics in the city where you live. I think it's an amazing way to bring people together. So what that some roads are closed and so what that there are thousands of tourists roaming around the streets. Use this opportunity to get on your bike or walk somewhere you would normally drive to...and maybe all the extra people will see how utterly amazing it is to live in this one-of a-kind city and the value of your real estate will go up.
No matter what your reason, it's always more fun to be positive about something, even if you're not that psyched on it. (It's even more fun to be psyched on it by the way! Ha ha...I'm SOOOO psyched on sportclimbing right now!) So get out, see the attractions and celebrate with your fellow Vancouverites and tourists alike...these next few weeks will be gone before you know it and you'll be left with your pants down wondering what all the hype was about.