Right now I am watching the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. I always love the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. I try to watch it every two years (both winter and summer.) Right now I have stopped sneezing. For the last week I have had a bad cold. It was so bad that I have been going into work late this week and leaving at a decent hour. I may get close to 40 hours instead of my usual 45-55. In fact, there's a chance that I may have only worked 39 hours. I can only hope that I feel much better tomorrow. If I don't, I won't be able to go up for the family dinner on Sunday to celebrate Jen's birthday. I plan to go to bed early, drink a lot of water and orange juice, and watch the Olympics tonight and tomorrow. I already feel better than I did yesterday and the day before.
I am really looking forward to the Olympics this year. While I like the actual sporting events, I am far more interested in the political and cultural coverage. The running of the Olympic torch alone has been fraught with controversy so it should be interesting. China is so different from the United States when it comes to politics, culture, and even ways of thinking. For the next 17 days, the west will meet the east. Who else is excited?