And welcome, EA Week! So happy to have another DW fan in our midst! It's going to be an intense season...post often!
"He's so approachable and if she were anymore beautiful, she wouldn't look real." - Scott Hamilton on Meryl and Charlie
Meryl Davis and Charlie White - 2011 World Ice Dance Champions and 2013 World Ice Dance Champions!
I just hope the twizzles are close to the beginning of the free dance because I'm incapable of breathing until those are done. At Worlds this year I thought I was going to go into cardiac arrest the entire first half of Notre Dame.
Does anyone know exactly what day the SD takes place? (I'm too lazy to google it). I might have school that day, idk. That may be a good thing and bad thing. Good because, I won't be constantly checking these forums and the ranks. Bad because, I do want to experience the anticipation with you guys. I hope it's a Friday!
Due to some choice words that may or may not have come out of my mouth after the 2012 World's FD, my husband has said he has no plans on being anywhere near our house the night of Olympic FD.
NBColympics.com better live stream all the skating like they did with the London Olympics events. There's no way I'm waiting until primetime to watch, and I don't do spoilers. Inadvertently seeing the '98 ladies results ruined me for life as far as spoilers are concerned.
I think I'm going to wait until non official sources have their SD and FD posted. I just don't feel right supporting this Olympics in any way. I'm normally one of those 24 hour, nothing else is happening in my life, why don't I just take a few weeks off work Olympic viewers.
And LOL about the haters... I certainly know which threads on FSU to avoid.
I'm sure the night before the Olympic competition is going to be ridiculous. I'm glad we'll probably have the results well in advance (right?) and can hopefully enjoy the programs without melting down. (I've been going through this since Calgary; you'd think I'd be used to it by now). Although I'm most likely going to be at work when they're skating, and yikes! I can see now I'm going to be getting some odd looks from my co-workers.
Me too. I am such a wimp I actually prefer when the Olympics are in Europe or Asia, so everything happens while I am sleeping or at work with my mind on other things. I can only stand to watch figure skating live if I don't care about the results. (Come to think of it, for me that's of other sports as well.)Seriously! I still remember the intense butterflies I had when they were taking the ice for the CD at Vancouver.
I HATE knowing the results before I watch sports of any kind. It totally destroys the excitement and enjoyment for me. All the thrill of what I love about watching sports is gone. As emotionally draining and stomach-knotting as it is to watch live, I'd rather have that anxiety than know my favorites were going to lose before they even stepped on the tape-delayed ice.
With the big events, at least for dance because that has the bulk of my interest right now, I almost have to know the results before or I can't enjoy when I watch.
During the Worlds SD this year I was working during it and tried begging the guy in the TV department to play the skating because I needed to know how Meryl & Charlie did. He wouldn't do it though. He was set on showing the poker game lol. I found the results on a display computer in our computer department instead. I was so glad to have the day of the FD off. I never would have been able to focus. As it was, I don't think I breathed at all through Meryl & Charlie's free dance. I had to go back and re-watch it later because I spent the whole time so nervous that they would fall on the twizzles or something that I didn't get to enjoy the program.
So I actually don't mind that most of the dance will happen while I'm sleeping at the Olympics. Less distracting for work too.
"I think I saw what happens next It was just a glimpse of you Like looking through a window Or a shallow sea Could you see me? And after all this time It's like nothing else we used to know After all the hangers-on are done Hanging on to the dead lights Of the afterglow" Afterlife - Arcade Fire
During the gymnastics team finals last summer, I jogged around my house the entire time Gabby was on beam. Then I did it again during the all-around.
I do agree that when you watch live, it is hard to enjoy the skating of someone you support until it's actually over and you know they did well. On the other hand, I live for those emotions. I hate knowing the results in advance too. What I usually do is watch live (whenever possible) and focus on them doing well and then re-watch knowing the results to simply enjoy the skating.
And yes, I do hold my breath until after the twizzles too
I am SO glad the Olympics are in Europe this time around. During the Vancouver games I was still a student and had no problem staying up all night watching skating and then simply skipping some morning classes to get some sleep, but well, employers are not that tolerant.
the best situation for me was during Torino, though. I had a two-week long winter break from high school at that very time and did nothing but watch the Olympics almost all the time
As for going to sleep and watching everything the next day - it usually doesn't work for me, especially with big events and especially with Meryl and Charlie. I'm just too nervous to fall asleep knowing that somewhere far away they are soon going to take the ice and fight for gold.
I'm not even ready to be nervous about the Olympics yet--program reveal and the entire Grand Prix season are my stress priorities right now. Oh Autumn, driving around the state to cross country meets with my eternally patient teenaged son reading ISU results off the iphone. (I don't make him read Kiss and Cry play by play aloud, as that would be a step too far into crazy town for both of us. AND I put the phone away while he's running, because, you know, priorities. )