The thread that just keeps on giving.
The thread that just keeps on giving.
When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.
It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.
This is a great thread since around November (or October as this might be last year she even makes it to Regionals) will be what happens every year for the next 12 years (atleast) to come. It can be resurrected annually and still be an accurate and no way misleading thread title. There is no way Fumie doesnt skate elite amateur until almost 50. The girl is delusional. She wants to chase her dreams of Olympic and World Golds, even if a clean long program from her couldnt beat a great short program by Yu Na Kim anymore.
If I had tons of disposable income, I would totally fund an ice production of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" starring Fumie and Chika Suguri.
"Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility." - Ambrose Bierce
How about Fumie skating to the Brady Bunch Theme?
Fumie: When I win Nationals, they'll have a big party for my comeback , full of flowers and banners!
Chika (aka tkaug): Fumie! Fumie! Fumie! Its always all about Fumie!
Last edited by FunnyBut; 10-09-2013 at 08:48 PM.
Poor Chika. She gave a birth to her first baby when FSU users were kidding her and her sister. CHika is a pretty much understandable person. Moreover, she's been successful as a TV commentator, got married with a handsome guy, and now has an adorable baby. She was not as successful as her sister was as a competitive skater. However, she seems happy enough with her life. I never think she envies Fumie in this quad. So I say tkaug is NOT Chika. He/She is someone else. Let Fumie/Chika/tkaug live their lives.
Congrats to Chika!
From her blog entry on October 8th: http://stat.ameba.jp/user_images/201...2709730695.jpg
Last edited by rosewood; 10-11-2013 at 12:20 AM.
"You'll find that life is still worthwhile. If you'll just Smile." --by john turner and geoffrey parsons
Congratulations to Chika and her husband! Thank you so much for posting the news, rosewood
"'Is this new BMW-designed sled the ultimate sledding machine for Langdon and Holcomb?' Leigh Diffey asked before the pair cruised to victory. I don’t know, but I know that sled is the ultimate Olympic Games product placement.." -- Jen Chaney
Echoing congratulations to Chika! (also an apology for earlier )
Since our FSU production of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane has been shut down, how about if Fumie goes for a Sunset Boulevard themed program instead with Fumie playing Norma Desmond?
Her ending pose could be this: http://youtu.be/zIcC8YJrevQ?t=13s
"All right Mr. Cinquanta, I'm ready for my Olympic gold medal..."
Thanks rosewood, for all the info on Chika, glad to hear she is doing so well!
I hope our Fumie/Chika comments were not offensive, we were really using them to poke fun at the troll.
I found this video of Chika explaining jumps, with giant posters of Fumie, Miki and Divakawa in the background
Last edited by FunnyBut; 10-10-2013 at 01:56 PM.
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (July 24, 1900 – March 10, 1948), born Zelda Sayre in Montgomery, Alabama, was an American novelist and the wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. She was an icon of the 1920s—dubbed by her husband "the first American Flapper." After the success of his first novel, This Side of Paradise (1920), the Fitzgeralds became celebrities.
The couple wed in New York on April 3, 1920, and later moved to Europe. While Scott received acclaim for The Great Gatsby and his short stories, and the couple socialized with literary luminaries like Ernest Hemingway, their marriage was a tangle of jealousy, resentment and acrimony. Scott used their relationship as material in his novels, even lifting snippets from Zelda's diary and assigning them to his fictional heroines. Seeking an artistic identity of her own, Zelda wrote magazine articles and short stories, and at 27 became obsessed with a career as a ballerina, practicing to exhaustion.
The strain of her tempestuous marriage, Scott's increasing alcoholism, and her growing instability presaged Zelda's admittance in 1930 to the Sheppard Pratt sanatorium in Towson, Maryland, where she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
By August 1943 she returned to the Highland Hospital. She worked on her novel while checking in and out of the hospital. She never really got better and never finished the novel. On the night of March 10, 1948, a fire broke out in the hospital kitchen. Zelda was locked into a room, awaiting electroshock therapy. The fire moved through the dumbwaiter shaft, spreading onto every floor. The fire escapes were wooden, and caught fire as well. Nine women, including Zelda, died.