My Olympics Part 8 – Freestylin’

More in the never-ending Olympic series!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Another day, another volunteer shift. I would love to tell you what I had for breakfast…but I never photographed it. I sort of stopped taking pictures of breakfast, because I was using my time in the morning to sleep in as much as possible, and generally ate a bowl of cereal every morning. So, use your vivid imaginations and picture a bowl of cereal with a glass of juice, and you’ll be set!

So anyways, I made my way downtown per usual, and walked along the seawall to Canada Hockey Place to check in. It just so happens that Stephen Colbert was taping his show along my route, and man, you should have seen the crowds of people lined up to see the taping. I was walking past at 8:30 am, and he wasn’t taping until 10:30 am. I heard people had been lined up since midnight!




Good thing it was such a beautiful sunny day out, because I drew an outside position for the day. I was working the crowd before they went through security screening. Mostly reminding them to remove all the metal objects from their pockets before going through the metal detectors, but also answering questions and whatnot. It’s not so bad, especially when it’s nice out and everyone is in a good mood because they get to watch Olympic hockey!

Lunch was even pretty good that day.


Tomato basil bisque, hummus and crisp lettuce sandwich (hey, that’s what the label says), whole wheat roll, and the ever present granola bar. If only they would have a day with a fruit I liked…

But seriously, I was excited when I saw a hummus sandwich available. Turns out it was literally a whack of hummus with one leaf of lettuce between two slices of bread. Kinda lame on it’s own, but excellent when dipped in the soup. Score!

After lunch, I was back outside, and I got my chance to rock the megaphone!


Nothing like sitting in the captain’s chair, freestyling on the megaphone, basking in that sun. It was warm out there! I was worried about a possible sunburn!

Once my day was complete, I made my way back along the seawall (which goes past Sochi House) back to the train, where I was serenaded with Russian songs while the sun started to set.


And came across the mascot for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games out in front of Sochi House, dancing around and posing for pictures. Obviously, I needed one with the furry little guy.


I looked at the time, then realized if I hopped on the train back into downtown, I could actually get the express fancy train back to the ‘burbs. I’d never rode that train before, so I figured why not?


Such a nice, comfy ride. And quick, since it doesn’t stop until it gets to the ‘burbs. Plus I get off only about 5 min from my house, so it’s way closer for my parents to pick me up. Too bad it doesn’t run all day long, otherwise I’d take that over Skytrain all the time.

Once home, I was in no mood to cook, so it was perfect that there was still leftover stirfry in the fridge.


I made faux garlic toast to go with it. Because obviously, I was lacking in carbs for the day 😉

I’m sure I watched more hockey, then called it a night, because yet again, I had another volunteer shift the next morning. What happened that day? You’ll have to come back for my next post to find out!


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5 Comments on “My Olympics Part 8 – Freestylin’”

  1. March 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    Loving these recaps! I was super busy during the games and didnt see everything so its nice to see the photos. Love the Captains position too, how awesome!

  2. March 7, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    LOL Am I the only one that thinks that the Sochi mascot looks beyond freaky!??! Seriously, I was going to buy one for the girl who was puppy sitting Daisy. And then I saw what it looked like! 😮 Crazy times!!!

  3. March 8, 2010 at 6:06 am #

    That Russian mascot reminds me of a Tele Tubby!

  4. March 8, 2010 at 9:14 am #

    OH man. Those Sochi mascots are just plain weird. What’s it supposed to be???
    LOL, love the description on the sandwhich.

  5. March 8, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    hahaha… I can TOTALLY picture you with a megaphone… Lee-Anne had to take over for your cheer this year at skating, and she did her best but it somehow just wasn’t quite the same.

    On your post – just wanted to say that I am highly supportive of encouraging imagination. There’s not enough of that going around these days… right now I’m imagining a massive pineapple that’s just asking to be eaten. mmmmm…

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