Earlier today Becca, one of my friends here, posted the Cool Runnings clip "I'm feeling very Olympic today" in honor of the beginning of the games. Today I felt particularly olympic as I attended my very first Olympic event: Women's Fencing. I know that you're probably thinking "what's so cool about fencing?" but let me just say, the event was engaging and the atmosphere was full of energy in and around the ExCel Arena. Even though it wasn't swimming, I was hooked.
This is a match between USA fencer N. Prescod and Hungary's A. Mohamed. Prescod did not make it past this round.
It was so fun seeing different nations represented in the arena. Jane (who I attended the match with) and I met a variety of people from all over the world!
This is Jane. Follow her at janeloveswords.blogspot.com! This man from Thailand said that he loved her and from the looks of it, the guy in the back did, too!
This is the Queen and Mr. Bean, what an honor to meet them ;).
These are some very colorfully dressed men from Brazil and me.
Here is a French mom helping her daughter paint up!
Tonight also had its share of adventures. We met a man who takes pictures of his stuffed animal squirrel and rat around London for a Facebook page. It started out strange and turned towards creepy but fear not, we are safe. We also were eating dinner at the mall's food court because everything closes so early here when the security alarm went off and partitions started coming from the ceiling. The automated voice eerily told us to get out. Panicked, we ran. After finally finding an exit (they are not marked as well here), we got the all clear signal. Don't worry Mom, we are just fine!
Also, a Lexingtonian, Lee Keifer fenced today and I got a shot of her and Jane wrote the short copy. Check it out here!
Tomorrow we may go to John Wesley's church for a service. Makin' my Methodists proud ;)