Last night, I was lucky enough to attend the final technical rehearsal for the Olympics Opening Ceremony, thanks to Lauren (who's performing in it). I'm not going to post any spoilers here, obvs, but check out the nails on the lady I sat next to:
Aren't they faboosh? I don't even use words like "faboosh", but these nails totally warrant it. She's an Olympics volunteer, working at the Excel center (where events like boxing, weightlifting, and gymnastics are taking place). After I complimented her, she told me that she had them done especially today, so that they'd match her volunteer uniform of purple and orange. "I might be handling a ticket scanner on Saturday," she explained. "So, you know, I thought my nails had better look good!" She's got my vote.
So I won't post any more photos from last night until the big day has passed (big screens were plastered with the hashtag, #savethesurprise, appropriately), but I will say that it was one of the most jaw-dropping, mind-blowing experiences I have ever had in my life. And that I was very thankful to be there.
2 days and counting.