The spirits of many Americans in China for the Olympics lifted Tuesday when the sun actually shone here for much of the day. In America, we'd say it's partly cloudy. For Beijing, though, this was major blue skies. I actually broke out my sunglasses for the first time in the entire trip.
If you're into following the medal count for each country, consider what would happen to the U.S. if there was no Michael Phelps. Then again, you'd better not.
At the media pressroom this week, curried goat was among the selections.
How was it? Not b-a-a-a-h-h-d. (Oh, I hear you groaning). Actually, I steered clear of the goat, but it was selling pretty well.
One thing about China: The buses pretty much always run on time.
Pin buying and trading at these Olympics is not nearly as big a deal as it has been in previous Olympics.
The soundtrack at the beach party that is beach volleyball Tuesday included “Shout,” “Don't Bring Me Down,” “Centerfold” and a couple of songs from Queen. In short, it sounded like every NBA game you've ever attended.
I haven't ridden the Beijing subway yet, but I've eaten at Subway twice. Because of its location near several Olympic venues, it's one of the few Subways you will ever see where you have to go through a level of security similar to an airport's to get yourself a sandwich.