From the very first day of my involvement with the Games, I began collecting ephemera, with the idea that I would create a journal with all the bits and pieces. Every day my teammates would see me picking up all kinds of stuff and shoving it in my backpack. On the night of the Opening Ceremonies, I even went so far as to scoop up a soaking wet ticket I found in the street. I don't know who was crazy enough to toss it away, but it dried out just fine and it's sewn into my book now!
I haven't had a chance to complete all the journalling I want to do, but I decided to share it with you anyway. I took it to my team's reunion dinner last month and it was the envy of everyone there. Having seen what I did with all the "junk" I collected, they don't think I am so off the wall now!