Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Spinner, Jul 7, 2010.
Michelle turns 30 July 7th. Still can't believe it.
Hope she has a fab day!
May she have many, many more of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
screw that 'minor planet' business...July 7th should be National Kween Day
Same topic as the thread, "Are you ready to feel reaaallllly old?"
Happy Birthday to Michelle!
Hey, this is The Kween!
But why "screw 'minor planet'"? It was a fantastic gift for Johnny's birthday. Takes nothing away from anyone else. And believe it or not there are some similarities between Johnny and Michelle (in terms of their skating). Obviously, lots of differences too, especially in their personalities, but beyond both sharing July birthdays, they both have huge adoring fan bases, and they both have made a remarkable impact on the skating world (Yes, I realize some believe that's not true in regard to Johnny, and everyone's entitled to their opinions, likes and dislikes).
For me, Johnny and Michelle are my absolute favorite skaters over the last fifteen years. And, another connection: 2004 Nationals. Johnny made his mark as U.S. Champion and up-and-comer in a grand comeback from the disaster in Dallas. Kwan skated her heart out in a performance that was arguably the beginning of the end of her career. The following year would be her final competitive performance at Nationals. JWe and MK both received perfect 6.0s for their presentation (of course MK had 6 more than Johnny); Johnny was so amazed at his scores, he remarked that he couldn't believe he got a 6.0 like Michelle Kwan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS2gDtYl0yM Weir LP 2004 Nats
MWeiss couldn't believe it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWQSoIEAxns Kwan LP 2004 Nats
height of jumps didn't matter -- MK owned the ice and absolutely commanded the arena
MK is her own planet ... she's made a difference in the world beyond skating. Incomparable --- and the skating world, while many were in awe of her, TPTB to a certain degree seemed to want to find someone to beat her (especially over the latter years of her career). They just didn't get that she was a huge star and a skater who while transcending the sport, could have helped TPTB put the sport on the map, if they'd only known how to make that happen and hadn't taken her for granted. Yu Na is wonderful and she represents her country so marvelously, but at this point, IMO, she is a minor planet in comparison to Michelle. That is not knocking Yu Na (all kudos to her, I'd love to see her continue to develop and learn how to stretch and point her feet more). Kwan also had things she improved on over the years -- unlike Johnny, MK maximized her talent.
Because some people in that thread take everything way too seriously.
aw yeay! I love Michelle! Happy Birthday to her!!!
Happy Birthday Michelle!
I think I share many fans' sentiments when I say that it's been a joy to witness your successes and accomplishments so far. May many more lie ahead. We will continue to be inspired, every step of the way.
And drop me a line if you ever need a dim sum partner out there in Boston. I'd be happy to fly over on a moment's notice.
Happy birthday, ma belle, Dr. Michelle!
Happy birthday to the object of my username's affection. 30 is just the beginning...
Ah Kwan. How you manage to put a spell on so many, I'll never know.
I can't wait to see her new exhibitions this year!!
I would say I would love to be half as accomplished as she is by age 30, but that means I would have to go to one Olympics, win 4 national titles and 5 world medals, so that probably won't work out.
Anyway, happy 30th to MK.
Happy birthday, Michelle! Lots of health and happiness!
WOW, another lucky number 7. To 30 !
Happy birthday Michelle, forever the Kween !
Happy Birthday, Michelle! May you have many more wonderful years!
She'll always be a 6.0 to me!
Long live the Kween!
The one, the only, The Kween. Happy Birthday Michelle. You have provided me with many tears over the last 17 years; over half of your life. Most have been joyfull. May the next 30 be joyfull for you.
To the Kween a Very Happy 30th Birthday. May your years ahead be rewarding and successful. Thank you for taking us on your journeys in the past. I'll always remember how I thrilled to your power and passion on the ice.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MICHELLE KWAN!!!!!!!
I SHALL DRINK TO YOU!!!!
Happy Birthday Michelle!
Happy Birthday Michelle~~~
Michelle Kwan spirals into year 30
The reason why I started following skating. Happy Birthday Michelle!
HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY to the KWEEN!
And for all her fans in the U.S. who are suffering through the current heat wave, here's a refreshing Winter Song from Michelle, complete with snowing backdrop.
Thank you for all the joy and inspiration you have given me, and so many others.
"30" is only the beginning of your journey. I await what the future brings, with anticipation.
Skating is only a small part of that!
Happy Birthday to the Kwan (and best wishes for a wonderful fourth decade).
This is my favorite of MK's most recent performances:
Quintessential Michelle; choreography by Karen Kwan Oppegard
I guess having her own tour is not something that Michelle has wanted, but I think such a tour would sell out in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Hope Michelle is having a wonderful birthday!