Photo Credit : Boston.com*
The post title means "We love the Olympics" in simple Chinese thanks to Cindy's friend Kellen who was born in Taiwan (she also makes the prettiest jewelry). We watch a lot of the coverage and enjoy the swimming, diving, gymnastics, track & field, everything, including archery. Scott wants to make sure we mention beach volleyball, oh brother!
Photo Credit : Robert Maxwell
One person we'll be paying close attention to is 41-year old swimming Mom Dara Torres who proves age is just a number. Oh yes she does. Go Dara!
Photo Credit : Unknown, but it's made from flowers
Beijing is proving to be an interesting site already, so let's hope all goes well. We're a little bit worried in light of the recent terrorist attack. In addition, the pollution situation should be an eye-opener as China is the second largest consumer of oil in the world, although the US is the biggest hog by far. But, since we don't wear masks or have smog indoors, we might have more regulations when it comes to pollution.
Photo Credit : Jurie Maree/Dreamstime.com
Oh, and did you hear that China can control the weather and will do so for the Olympics? Here's what they do per How Stuff Works, "Heavy weapons are used to launch pellets containing silver iodide into clouds. Silver iodide is thought to concentrate moisture and cause rain. The process is known as cloud seeding ..."
It's a little bit scary to us and might explain why it rains on holiday weekends once people get to their destinations. Can you imagine if Brides could start controlling the weather for their wedding days? Godzilla > Bridezilla > Weatherzilla - ugh!
Photo Credit : Official Olympic Site
Anyway, got a little bit off topic for a moment. Good luck to ALL of the athletes. Have a "gold medal" weekend everyone (jeez, we are so corny)!
*Changed logo to something really exciting - fireworks! Found the photo on Yahoo, but liked the link to Boston.com better thanks to Oh Happy Day.
xo, Cindy + Scott