The Last Medal

It may not be the most important thing in the world, but national pride has Canadians from the north, east and west coasts (and wherever else they may be in the world) celebrating their fourteenth Olympic gold medal. Nobody really dared to believe it could happen, but here we are. We’ve broken the all time record for the most gold medals won by a nation.

Congratulations, Canada! Congratulations to the U.S.A. for winning the most medals over all. Congratulations to all the participating athletes who trained hard and performed well. It’s been a fabulous seventeen days!

View the vancouver2010.com medals’ table

I take it all back. I AM complaining!

I know I said I wasn’t complaining. But today our 34o temperature made us the hot spot in Canada, breaking an all time record for the date. Last year June came in as the coldest in fifty years. This year it has come in hotter than has ever been recorded in the seventy years of record keeping. So, yes, I’m complaining about the heat and I think I’m justified, don’t you?