Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Last Skating Post

We started off the morning at The Farm of Beverly Hills at L.A. Live. If only I could start off every morning with coffee and a mimosa.
R and I both had some variation of eggs benedict. It was good, but the restaurant is mighty stingy with its hollandaise sauce. R had even less than I did.
L had yummy looking french toast and fresh fruit.
I really hate this picture of me, but I left it in here anyways since it's a pic with L, R and Dorothy Hamill (squee!). That's her in the pink shirt behind us, just on the other side of the glass. We were 2 for 2 when it came to Dorothy sightings at The Farm.
After brunch we walked across the street for the Exhibition of Champions. Usually exhibitions have a tendency to be hokey, but this one was actually good. It was a shame that it wasn't televised.
U.S. ice dancers Samuelson & Bates performed a lively disco routine.
The Frech ice dance team not only continued its hooker theme with its costumes, they actually simulated sex on ice this time. I bet there was a lot of pearl clutching going on in the stands.
Tomas Verner brought the house down with a Michael Jackson routine. Who would have guessed that just a few months later Staples would be the site of MJ's memorial service?
This is one half of the Russian pairs team Kavaguti & Smirnov. He was quite popular with the ladies (and the men). The only urge I had, however, was to chop off that sad mullet.
Did you know that there is such a thing as synchronized skating?! As much of a skating fan as I am, I still think it's weird.
Here's me and R, ready to take the ice for our pairs number! This is a long running joke between us dating back to a skating charades game we all played back in '02.
Brian Joubert actually skated to music that wasn't from The Matrix! And it was wonderful!
The U.S. ice dance team of Belbin & Agosto are very obviously fans of So You Think You Can Dance. Their routine to "Bleeding Love" was clearly insipred by Mark & Chelsie's performance in season 4 of the show.

Apparently Brian Joubert loaned his music to Domnina & Shabalin. They performed to music from The Matrix. What is it with ice skaters and this piece of music?
The final curtain call. As I said before this is the final skating post .....................................................
.... at least until January 2010 when I'll be attending the U.S. National Championships in Spokane, WA! :-)


weezermonkey said...

Love the pic of Dorothy Hamill's slightly obscured back. ;)

amber said...

I would have been all excited to see Dorothy Hamill. Love her!

Insomniac said...

Crazy about the MJ performance...so sad. Loved the Chelseaesque shot with the paper of angst. lol

A Feminist Gold Digger said...

Love the Dorothy H. pic. Haaaaa