Want to read/see a completely organic account of what it's like to be an Olympic tourist in Vancouver right now? Of course you do. Here's the dispatch from our pals Jody and Melissa, who used to live in Seattle and returned to the great Northwest to take in a few days of Olympic fun. Some of this goes with photos. Some of it is just observation. Some of it is from photos that missed the cut. You be the judge! They have the floor:

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olympics are awesome. tons of crazy international people and american haters. we've been taking a ton of funny photos for you; you're going to love what we're pulling together.

... snowboard halfpipe tickets got canceled for today. i'm sure you've heard about that. we had GA standing-room tickets and because of the awful weather all of the snow melted. so we have absolutely no plans today so we're going to try and stand in line for a random event or two to see if we can't get some last-minute tickets. there are a few hockey games today as well as short track speed skating which would be awwwwesome to watch. all right... i'll send more when we have a bit of time. see ya!

... tons of creepy little olympic creatures abound. these are the olympics version of jar jar binks ... a great way to hook the kids.

... tons of shameless canadian commerce. non-olympic ... just canadian.

... bedazzled curling accessories for the softer side of curling. for her.

... story of the games so far is the INCREDIBLY RIDICULOUSLY OVERPRICED Ralph Lauren USA gear. i mean it's just stupid. check out the standard american olympic beanie. errrr...sorry, tuque. $85 is no joke. and this is the CHEAPEST USA thing you can find. it's absolute insanity. this is the Canada Games. we couldn't even find any USA cheap t-shirts, so we had to make our own. stay tuned for that ...

... steve nash sports club. awesome.

... your standard canadian fan/olympic mascot. notice the pint of something in the brown bag. who needs a mixer!

... story of the games so far is the INCREDIBLY RIDICULOUSLY OVERPRICED Ralph Lauren USA gear. i mean it's just stupid. check out the standard american olympic beanie. errrr...sorry, tuque. $85 is no joke. and this is the CHEAPEST USA thing you can find. it's absolute insanity.

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Wish you were there? Wish we were there.