Sunday, January 24, 2010

To Fly Naked, or Not to Fly

We now have scanners at the Vancouver Airport that can see through my underwear. You know, just in case I have stuffed a bomb in my crotch. It makes me wonder what is next, aside from the collapse of the airline industry as everyday people decide the extra hassles are no longer worth it.

I mean really, how much time is saved by flying if I have to be at the airport three or four hours before my flight is scheduled? Now that I cannot carry on most of my things there is no way to avoid another hour or more waiting for my checked in baggage so before you know it, flying ANYWHERE is an all-day affair. In many cases, the simple solution is going to be to drive. At least then I won't be subjected to digital strip searches that achieve nothing.

Isn't this what the terrorists wanted in the first place? So much for ideals.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

How did I forget a title?

Well it wouldn't be Vancouver without some over the top drama, I guess. Yesterday, they reported that Whistler Blackcomb went into foreclosure - just days before the Olympics are scheduled to take place there. Additionally, it's been rather mild here in Vancouver - so much so that local ski hills like Cypress have been desperately trying to keep snow from melting off the mountain. Finally, add to that a disgruntled local population who feel their sense of entitlement has been dashed with the planned road closures and you have the perfect backdrop for an Olympic event on the West Coast.

Like they say at McDonald's (the Official restaurant of the Olympics, don'tcha know): I'm lovin

I got an email the other day from my cousin in Burnaby and it was just filled with links to describe all the other events going on around town for the Olympics. There is way more in that list than I ever hope to see, but after reading it I know for sure that there are several things that I plan to check out. I'm still sorting through it right now, but as we get closer to the main event, I for one, remain enthused.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Bring on the World

The Olympics are just a few short weeks away and I for one am pretty excited about it. I don't even have any tickets to any of the events. I just like seeing the extra activity, I'll take part in whatever public activities take place and will certainly have fun commuting into the office with the rest of the world. Literally.

There are so many people in town speaking negatively about it and for what? Because they will be slightly inconvenienced for a period of a couple weeks. I suspect they are the same folks who complain about the Festival of Light, any parades or any other events held in the city. Get over yourselves already. So what if a bunch of rich people make money over this event. News flash: a bunch of rich people make money on each hockey game you enjoy watching. Like those concerts that come to town? Same rich folks profit there too.

Honestly, for once I would like to see the people in this town at least try to be friendly and hospitable. It's not every year that the entire world shows up to visit. Try to make them feel comfortable at least.