Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Whew! What a relief.

Along with most other Canadians, I breathed a sigh of relief when Canada finally got a gold medal on Canadian soil ... um ... snow.

Well, the olympics seem to be going along nicely despite the fact that there isn't much snow. I take full responsibility for the fact that Cypress Mtn has had to truck in and make snow since I stated months ago I wanted NO SNOW for Christmas. Last year we had record snowfalls and this year I demanded a green Christmas. Things just got a little out of hand, I guess.

Tomorrow I plan to venture from my cozy front row seat in my living room into downtown Vancouver. I don't have tickets for any events but I plan to visit Sochi House - our science museum now converted into a Russian venue. I also hope to see the big torch cauldron. The way the crowds are I figure that little jaunt should take about 6 - 8 hours. Not kidding.

On the writing front, I've been working on my new story but keep getting sidetracked by research. I hate it when that happens. When my brain says, "hold on a second, could that body really be pinned under a pile of lumber for days and be recognizable?" Questions like that lead me visiting body farm websites and posting questions on research loops and before I know it I've stopped writing while I wait for answers. That's more of a 2nd draft thing and I'm still in 1st draft so I need to cut it out!

So how are things where you are? Getting sidetracked lately?


Dru said...

I was going to ask if you plan on attending any of the events while the Olympics is there.

Things are good over here. I'm just waiting for Spring to arrive.

Enjoy your outing.

Tori Lennox said...

I was so happy you guys finally won a gold medal on your own turf! :)

Your number one sis: said...

Here in the 'peg we have had alot of snow, combined with very cold weather (-25 C). I would gladly give you our snow for your temperatures.

wend said...

Other half stayed up til 2am to watch our girl win the first British solo gold medal in 30 years last night for sliding down sheet ice on a tea tray (the way I see it!). I on the other hand was happy to be fast asleep in bed. I am watching some events on TV but can take it or leave it at the moment.

As for what I'm avoiding, thats easy - the ironing!

other WR

B.E. Sanderson said...

Heh, when I know the US can't win, I'm singing "Go, Canada" (to the tune of your national anthem). I never thought you guys would lose to the US in hockey yesterday, so I was rooting for you. What a shocker.

I hope your trip to downtown went well. Did you see the cauldron?

The Olympics are sidetracking me bigtime. I've had to shift my writing schedule to mornings. Otherwise I wouldn't get anything done.