I am so grateful today for my beloved coaches and their patience, for my body and soul for being strong,for ming for being that persuasive, for the training camp memories and great group mates.and for my sal-loop combo that becomes stronger, spins that become faster and my Game of Thrones free program that comes true
Let’s face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?
You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm goes off by going on. English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race (which, of course, isn’t a race at all). That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.
oh my god this is just so spectacular. way to go akiko!!!
Hey, it’s time to start caring about figure skating!: My favourite performances from the pre-Olympic season (part 10/?)
Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) – Long Program (Iron et al) @ Trophee Eric Bompard
Gabriella and Guillaume are part of the reason I’m not weeping too grotesquely over the number of great ice dance teams who are retiring after Sochi. These two babies are fresh onto the senior circuit, with all the twizzle issues (twizzues) you’d expect, but with raw talent to buuuurn. This is a seriously cool program, with trip-hop-ish music from Woodkid. And their long, lean lines only exaggerate their sexiness. Gabriella and Guillaume probably won’t make it to the Olympics, but they’re ones to watch for the future.
I just don’t know why two blades make me the happiest person on earth… That’s kinda creepy
Seems like I’m not the one and only from my club skating to the game of thrones soundtrack for SP. I was so.furious that I managed to land a proper loop.and then again and again!!Never considered myself being ultracompetitive,but if being mad with smth works out, I am ok with it!
Oh, damn loop!! It’s been a year practically