The Time I Ate a Hash Cookie and Missed the Olympics

Photo by Margo Amala on Unsplash

When the 2010 Olympic Winter Games came to Vancouver, there was lots of excitement about getting over to experience it, since — much like the turn of the millennium or 2017’s total solar eclipse — you might never get a chance to experience something like this again in your lifetime.

I was 26 years old at the time of Vancouver 2010. My sister was 24 and lived with a roommate…