Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The Hunt for Rick Mercer
Anyway, we got invited over by the cameraman so we skied up and he basically just asked who we were before heading out on skis with Brian and Robin. So mission accomplished, but I didn't have the guts to ask if we could get a picture with him. So we skied back to Whistler Olympic Park, got some good photos at the ski jump (the photos don't do it justice as to how steep it really is) and made a beeline for the first bus we could find because it rained all morning and we were soaked. The only one who was remotely dry was Robert who chose to ski in a poncho, but us three girls put getting wet ahead of skiing in plastic.
Anyway, when we got back to the village, who should show up in our Canadian athletes' lounge but Rick Mercer! So in the end, I got my photo. It was amazing to see how quick he is in person. If he made any sort of mistake while being filmed, he would pause for about a second then redo it so they could just edit it out later. Anyway, it was an entertaining day! I'm not usually a celebrity chaser and I certainly felt like a geek asking to get a photo with him, but as soon as I did it, so did a whole bunch of others so apparently, I'm not the only fan.