Happy 08-08-08!!!

Let the games begin!!

(horns playing):




OK, that was a poor attempt at the Olympic trumpet song.

I tried to think of a more succinct way of typing it, but that's all I could come up with....sadly.

Speaking of sadly, here is a picture of a cake I made to commemorate the occasion:

(Only a few thousand mishaps along the way. I made the biggest mess I've EVER made while doing this cake. And that's truly saying something.
I don't know why I bother...But I guess practice makes perfect. At least it will taste good. This I know for sure. Just close your eyes while you eat it.)
Now, I leave you with a few Olympic facts and meanings behind the popular symbols of the games:

The Olympic Motto is "Citius, Altius, Fortius" which means "Swifter, Higher, Stronger".
This motto is used with the Olympic Symbol: the five colored rings.
The rings are interlocked to represent the sporting friendship of people from all over the world.

The five colors of the rings (black, blue, yellow, green, and red) were chosen because at least one of these colors appears in the flags of every nation of the world.

The Olympic flag was first used in Antwerp in 1920, the five rings appear in the center of a white field.

The Olympic flame symbolizes the link between the ancient and modern games. By tradition the flame is carried by torch overland from Greece (except when it needs to travel over water) by a relay of athletes/people from participating countries. The games begin when the torch is used to light the flame signalling the beginning of competition.

At every Olympic Games opening ceremony an athlete from the host country takes the oath,

"In the name of all the competitors l promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship,
for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams"


Katy said…
we are watching them right now! Cute cake.

p.s. I thought you might like this post. My thoughts exactly on Mamma Mia... Shamefully delicious.

Nat said…
I love the Olympics, but we don't have TV, and for some reason I can't get it to come down on the computer. I tried, and it asked me for my cable service company for some reason. So, won't work for me, which I'm very sad about.
Matt and Rachel said…
Love your cake! All we did was make the rings with pipe cleaners:) I missed you this summer! Can't wait for you to teach me all your awesome talents:)
Heather said…
Cute Cake Chelsea. I see you found my blog. I am so happy about it. Hope all is well with the family.

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