How about them Opening Ceremonies? The Chinese did a fantastic job and put on a great show. I was particularly impressed with how they incorporated the children in the ceremonies. It must've been their day off from the shoe and garment factories. I luved all those flashing, colorful lights and gigantic screens. It's no wonder China needed all that fuel! And the dance numbers were awesome. I luved the tai chi martial arts performance. But I was wondering, where were the Shaolin monks, the crouching tigers and hidden dragons? Where were the girls with the tiny bound feet? Still, the lighting of the Olympic cauldron was out of this world! At first, I though it was kind of cheesy when they lifted the dude up. However, when he started running along the ceiling and then lit up the cauldron in that dazzling display, I was impressed.
I luv the parade of nations; it's one of my favorite things at these Olympics. I enjoy learning about the different countries and seeing their costumes. I admire those athletes who come to do their best in the spirit of the games. I especially admire those solo athletes, the only one to represent their country, carrying their own flag. I also enjoy the hotties from the different countries. But did anyone notice how Great Britain and Micronesia somehow had Hobbits in their delegation? There were some tiny athletes in those teams. And I swear, the Irish team had some leprechauns!
Overall, I enjoyed the Opening Ceremonies. I look forward to enjoying these games for the next two week. But I also can't help but wonder, what will Vancouver do in two years for the Winter Olympics? And will it involve moose and beavers on ice? And will their Olympic cauldron be a huge bong?