21 days to go!
15 days until our first complete dress rehearsal!
|KSU! With a Ukranian, American, and Canadian!|
Plan for the day: Get my Olympic credentials
I am extremely frustrated. I do not have my Olympic credentials because someone didn't translate my middle name into Cyrillic characters on an important document. I spent hours of waiting at the Olympic Credentials Center, and I have nothing to show for it. I also have a cold.
Either everyone is to blame, no one is to blame, or I am to blame - as has been the refrain all day. Of course none are true, and yet the truth can't be found evidently. And this stupid cold won't go away as well!
After a very difficult day of managing my own temper and pushing aside the many "that's Russia" phrases - I still don't have my credentials. I have been assured that they will be available for me at 9 am tomorrow though! AND IT BETTER BE! I can't even attend my own first rehearsal at 7:30am because I can't enter the Olympic Park.
|From left to right: my interpreter from Canada - Alena, the person helping me with my accreditation problem from Russia - Misha, and a dancer of ours with the same problem as I am having from Hong Kong - Elmo|
Thankfully, once I receive my credentials, I will have a tour of the stadium and an overview of the on-site production. And, I am so thankful for one of the producers for the Closing Ceremony, an Australian, who will help me sort through this bureaucracy.
After a nightmare of a day, I went into Sochi. The Olympic Games are held in Adler, not Sochi, by the way. So this was the first time I have been to the actual city of Sochi. It is beautiful. It is wealthy. And frankly, it looks exactly like Los Angeles.
|Some international members of the ceremonies team on the train to Sochi|
|Train Station at Sochi|
|Walking in rainy Sochi|
|It just reminds me of LA...except rainier...|
UGH! Stupid cold...