Saturday, February 13, 2010

Winter Olympics, Canada-style!

We watched the Olympics opening ceremony tonight. Josh and Shelley were kind enough to share their lcdtv and homebrews with us. Coincidentally, my brother bought me a Quatchi for Christmas.

Quatchi, if you do not know, is a friendly sasquatch, who is one of three Vancouver Olympic mascots. While the sasquatch is a well-known mythical creature, the other two mascots were dreamed up for the purpose of Olympic mascotry. Sumi , an "animal spirit," wears the hat of the orca whale, flies with the wings of the mighty thunderbird and runs on the strong furry legs of the black bear. Miga is a "seabear," part killer whale and part rare white bear, who lives in the ocean. You can take a quiz to determine which mythical mascot you most closely resemble. Also take note: when you mouse over the mascots on their profiles they SAY THEIR NAMES. Cute! There is also a non-mythical marmot, named Mukmuk, but he is only the mascots' sidekick. Quatchi is my favorite, obviously. Here are some pictures of him enjoying the opening ceremony:

Excited for it to finally start at 9pm (despite the fact the we are in the same time zone as Vancouver and it was filmed at 6pm and broadcasted live to other parts of the country)

High -Maple-Leaf-Mitten- Five

Quatchi helps with O Canada

Quatchi eyes the chips...


Quatchi hogs the homebrews

John talks with Quatchi about his party behaviors

Quatchi wants a better view

That's better

Go Canada!

Quatchi shows you the internets

Quatchi keeps you company

Even when the Olympics are boring and go on for three hours

But be careful after midnight!

Quatchi turns into a gremlin and ATTACKS!


  1. Looks like you guys had fun!

    Mind if we use a couple of your photos on our Quatchi Watch blog?

  2. Sure, go ahead! We love Quatchi. Your blog looks awesome!

  3. Awesome post! LMAO! Quatchi, Quatchi!