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pinky166
03-29-2010, 10:42 PM
And there is also the fact that she is not even 17 yet? Where would she live? The more important question may be with whom would she live? Many parents would not let their 17 year old, still in high school kid live alone.

A lot of kids are 17 when they go to college. If she could find a friend from skating to share an apartment with she could do that. If she's coming home every weekend to see her parents I don't see it being a huge issue so long as Mirai is comfortable with it.

luenatic
03-29-2010, 10:48 PM
What's a white party?

Wiki to the rescue

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Party

barbk
03-29-2010, 11:14 PM
Wiki to the rescue

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Party

Live and learn.

Palm Springs was a significant center for older gay men years ago, but I guess that's changed. (We used to visit the rather more downscale but nearby Desert Hot Springs, which during the winter seemed to be a significant center for old Jewish people who'd emigrated from Europe during and after WWII.)

reckless
03-29-2010, 11:36 PM
Palm Springs initially grew as a retirement center for snowbirds from the east coast and midwest (more the midwest, actually, since east coast residents often went to Florida). It had a very large Jewish and Italian population, and had winter residences for a lot of celebrities. In the late 1980s-1990s, the city began to die. People with families moved to other surrounding areas and many of the original retirees began to pass away.

On top of that ,the city also became a spring break mecca for college and high school students, which offended the relatively conservative residents. To get rid of the spring break problem, someone on the City Council came up with the idea to actively court members of the LGBT to come to Palm Springs. No, you're not misreading that. They figured if the gays were in the city, drunk students would not come. So now you know one group that Republican conservatives like less than gays.

In any event, the plan worked. Palm Springs is no longer spring break central. However, it now has one of the highest gay-to-straight ratios in the country.

SkateElectric
03-30-2010, 12:15 AM
Interesting facts reckless...

Can someone correct me if I'm wrong but i was always of the opinion that Frank was married? Not that he comes across as the straightest guy on the block at all, but I thought I remember him missing a competition in the 1990s and the commentators mentioning that his wife was ill or something....??

VALuvsMKwan
03-30-2010, 12:26 AM
Interesting facts reckless...

Can someone correct me if I'm wrong but i was always of the opinion that Frank was married? Not that he comes across as the straightest guy on the block at all, but I thought I remember him missing a competition in the 1990s and the commentators mentioning that his wife was ill or something....??

You sure that you're not confusing him with Richard Callaghan, who is/was married?

eurodance2001
03-30-2010, 05:14 AM
You sure that you're not confusing him with Richard Callaghan, who is/was married?

I think your confusing him with Peter Burrows, whose wife was ill while he was coaching Ina/Dungjen. Peter already had almost a full head of white hair, so maybe thats where the confusion comes from. I remember Terry Gannon and Dick Button sending a hello to his wife whom was not feeling well and sent her "Greetings from Edmonton" (site of 1996 Worlds). She passed away sometime before 1997 Worlds because I remember again Terry and Dick alluding to the rough year Ina/Dungjen/Burrows/Gelderman had had and they referenced the death of Burrows' wife after a long illness. Peter then married Katherine Healy and they remain married today still I believe.

freezin'rinkmom
03-30-2010, 06:31 PM
I am surprised he is still making changes. With his accomplishments in the past and then this season I thought he might think about retirement or seriously cutting back coaching.

Looks like Nagasu is going to have to consider whether she wants to dedicate herself to full time exlcusive training the way Kwan did and put college on hold.

Nagasu is a jr in high school, and does school online. So, school issues aside, at least for the coming year, it looks to be a family decision if she commutes from Arcadia or relocates to Arrowhead this summer and then to the Palm Springs area if she stays with Carroll.

annierachel
03-31-2010, 01:27 AM
Phil Hersh's latest blog describes a conversation with Carroll concerning Mirai:

'"From where she lives, it takes about the same time to get to Cathedral City as it does to (Toyota),'' Carroll said.'

The blog also contains a quote from Evan indicating that if he does continue, Carroll's move is not a problem.

AxelAnnie
03-31-2010, 01:42 AM
And what about school? Will Mirai be doing this trip back and forth everyday? It will be exhausting.

You really, just wouldn't do that. The traffic on that particular stretch can be brutal. It took my friend 3 hours to go 40 of the 70 or so miles from PS to Ontario a couple of weeks ago. I think you would really lose your mind.

Of course, if you live in LA, your mind is already in question :)

BittyBug
03-31-2010, 02:05 AM
The blog also contains a quote from Evan indicating that if he does continue, Carroll's move is not a problem.I'm glad to hear that. :)

Anita18
03-31-2010, 02:13 AM
You really, just wouldn't do that. The traffic on that particular stretch can be brutal. It took my friend 3 hours to go 40 of the 70 or so miles from PS to Ontario a couple of weeks ago. I think you would really lose your mind.

Of course, if you live in LA, your mind is already in question :)
Yeah, the 10 is just a terrible, terrible freeway at certain times in the day, if you're going with rush hour traffic. Actually, most LA freeways are pretty terrible in that regard. :lol: When you're going against rush hour traffic or during off-hours, it's usually smooth sailing. Sane people, like everyone I work with, do the latter. Say no to 1.5-hr commutes! :cheer:

And my mind is perfectly unquestionable. I love the weather. :)

Quintuple
03-31-2010, 02:20 AM
I know they've lived there quite a while, but I wouldn't feel like skating, schooling, or doing anything else that required effort after sitting in LA traffic breathing that air for hours.

I always see weird advertisements about sex resorts and stuff like that coming out of Palm Springs. I always think of people looking like lobsters covered in leather prancing around pools.

crzesk8dad
03-31-2010, 04:37 AM
I thought they said in 2 years? I'm confused. But how far is Lake Arrowhead from Arcadia, anyone know?

64.3 miles per Google maps. Lake Arrowhead is east of Arcadia..it's also up in the mountains above San Bernardino...so it can be an interesting drive during rain/snow storms.

crzesk8dad
03-31-2010, 04:40 AM
Palm Springs initially grew as a retirement center for snowbirds from the east coast and midwest (more the midwest, actually, since east coast residents often went to Florida). It had a very large Jewish and Italian population, and had winter residences for a lot of celebrities. In the late 1980s-1990s, the city began to die. People with families moved to other surrounding areas and many of the original retirees began to pass away.

On top of that ,the city also became a spring break mecca for college and high school students, which offended the relatively conservative residents. To get rid of the spring break problem, someone on the City Council came up with the idea to actively court members of the LGBT to come to Palm Springs. No, you're not misreading that. They figured if the gays were in the city, drunk students would not come. So now you know one group that Republican conservatives like less than gays.

In any event, the plan worked. Palm Springs is no longer spring break central. However, it now has one of the highest gay-to-straight ratios in the country.

It has some great art deco architecture (mainly from the 60's heyday) and has undergone a remarkable rebuild in the past few years...still has some way to go, but it's really a quite nice town.