Last night Chris and Laura came over to watch the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics with us. We had Chinese food and beer for dinner and I attempted red and blue cupcakes for dessert, but the grocery store only had neon food coloring, so they were purple and smurf blue. But they were still yummy!!!!!
We were all very impressed with the humongous LED screen that they used. (see first picture below from reuters) Both of the boys wanted to buy it, like we have room in our combined 1200 square feet. We were all really impressed with the opening light show that involved in the drums. We thought it was so cool how they perfectly synchronized everything. (see second picture below from the associated press)
Then the humongous screens slid back and these towers slid out. Chris and I thought they were Mah Jong tiles, but evidently they were representations of the wind. Laura kept saying that people were controlling the movement of the towers and we all laughed at her and Chris told her they were controlled by pistons. Well lo and behold they were Chinese peeps controlling them, it was crazy.
Then came the Chinese Justin Timberlake and the people in the ugly yellow unitards. I was so embarrassed for them, but then, they lit up. (see third picture below from reuters) It was the coolest thing ever!!!!! Now I want one, so if you see one on eBay let me know.
The parade of nations was very long and irritating that it was not in alphabetical order. We couldn’t figure out who was next or how much longer til the end. Laura and I did commentary on all the countries outfits. Laura and I were particularly fond of Hungary’s outfits, as was Bob Costa. (see fourth picture below from reuters)
And the fireworks were almost as good as our wedding! (see fifth picture below from nationalgeographic.com)
It was a fun night, full of culture, good food, and great friends!