Okay, pair short program results are in. USA 10th and 14th, room for improvement, but a decent showing. Some of the scoring at the top is cause for pause. I will have to consult with my local Technical Specialist to see what’s what.
NBC just put up the results with some of the countries/flags all jumbled. Oops. Or, in the the words of my 3 year old nephew: Oopalah.
Upwards and onwards for Freeskate tomorrow night. I will have to stretch and digest all these pretzels in order to be ready….
10:38: Pang and Tong, favorite program so far. “Free and joyous”, yes. Scores lower than I expected, but then again I’m no Technical Specialist…
I really have no right to comment on costumes, considering what I have worn in the past, eh hem, not to mention what I’m wearing right now…but – I vote No for Nude Fabric on guys.
Question: are Split Triple Twists getting more and more lateral?
Better stop clowning around, the Germans are up.
10:35 pm…Trying to decide which is more cute: The two-inch tall Tamara Moskvina standing on a box in order to see over the boards or the adorable Pelletier and Sale all gussied up in the media booth.
Holy Blue Unitard!
Trying to decide: Is the blue/green landscape design on the boards distracting or cool? I like the way it looks but the skaters don’t show up all that well against it…
Am noticing that pair footwork/step sequences are getting a bit more dance-y. Me like. Along the same lines: I like Kavaguti’s longer skirt. I guess that entrance into the Throw Triple Loop wasn’t too shabby either.
Dube just fell on her jump. That’s a shame. The scores are high – very confused.
Scott Hamilton during Bazarova and Larinov: (approximate quote) “They used to call them one and a half pairs because of the difference in the size.” My brother and I used to call them Giant and the Pea couples. (It is possible/valid that they called us the Giraffes.)
I am digging the NBC countdowns “x minutes to figure skating” in the lower right hand corner.
Hannah Kearney, Gold medalist in Freestyle Mogul answering the question, “What events are you going to watch?” “Definitely figure Skating because it epitomizes the Winter Olympics.”
Evora and Ladwig: Sweet Throw Triple Loop!
The Hubs on Mark’s costume: “I like his outfit – it’s so normal.”
Opening ceremonies, check. Ohno last night, check. Snack food, check.
On deck: Pairs Short.
I am not sure which was better: Shen and Zhao’s beautiful yet strange back outside death spiral just now or my beautiful yet strange husband’s impromptu and passionate “skating” across the hardwood floor. One point deduction for his fall; he crashed and burned against the dining room table.
I personally never made it to the Olympics, though it could be argued that I trained for them…sort of, in an abstract way, well, they were far far off in the distance. I trained alongside Olympians, does that count? I know that when you fall trying just about anything in Pair skating it smarts. Watching these girls defy gravity makes me cringe a bit.
USA’s Denney and Barrett: Awesome Throw Triple Lutz!
It’s strange to watch skating, in PJs from the futon. Am I jealous of these tiny bodies, their flexibility? Yes.
Oh, well, all that’s long over, but it’s nice to eat pretzels.
Sour grapes? No. Sourdough.