In case you were unaware of it, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games are being hosted by Vancouver and Whistler BC, Canada.
I was fairly neutral about us hosting the Olympics - I liked the thought of showing off our beautiful province to the rest of the world, but I knew the cost would be extraordinary. The security budget alone would be enough to run a small country. We have homeless people here, and goodness knows the money could be spent on them, or on healthcare, education, etc.
I wondered what it could be, and then had an epiphany. Turned off the stove, grabbed my house keys and camera, and went out the front door. I was still wearing my slippers, but didn't want to take time to find socks and put on shoes.
"Did I miss it?", I asked a man who was holding his two young sons.
"No", he said, "Here it comes now!"
And there it was.
18 hours ago