CYNICISM IS EASY
Maybe it's different for me - as a Canadian abroad - but I loved every single minute of the Olympics and indeed, when Canada won the Gold in hockey on Sunday night, I shrieked (and then cried) over the sheer relief and achievement. Maybe it's different because I am the only Canadian in my work and embody Canada for all my friends and co-workers.
When Canada does well, people personally congratulate me.
So, yes, I am a proud Canadian and although I didn't need the Olympics to reassure me that it's ok to be proud, it is nice to be reminded that we're pretty awesome.
Also, gotta love the shots of Gold medalist, John Montgomery, as he walks through the crowds of Vancouver and chugs some beer from a stranger's pitcher!