we stand on guard for thee

My apologies for not posting during the last two weeks.  My brain was eaten by the monster that is the Winter Olympics.  As a humongous fan of all things Canadian, I was psyched for these Games already, but I had no idea how obsessed I would get with the stories and the athletes.  My personal favorite Olympians were almost all Canadian with one exception.  Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have finally quenched my thirst for a pairs team to root for (the last time I got this invested in a pair was when Gordeeva and Grinkov were killing it in Lillehammer).  The fact that they aren’t romantically involved is shocking to me.  And of course, who doesn’t love Evan Lysacek? Well, apart from Plushenko.  I absolutely adored his programs and wanted him to win so bad, and Evgeni’s behavior in the following week and a half was so gross.  You’ve got two silvers and a gold, Plushy.  Life could be worse.

But my favorite Olympian in Vancouver has to be the recipient of this year’s Terry Fox Award, Joannie Rochette.  What that woman had to go through during these past two weeks I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.  And she stood up under it with grace and determination and walked away with a bronze medal for her efforts.  Did Mirai Nagasu have a better free skate? Maybe.  But that night, it was all about Joannie.

So, that’s one reason why I have been MIA as of late.  The other reason is that my show opened on Friday! It went very well, and a few Twitter followers came to see it! I also got fangirled by some of my followers at the Georgetown game.  They sit directly behind me so it was really cool to see them.  I gotta say, I felt like a Jonas Brother.  Except, you know, my singing voice doesn’t sound like a cat getting its tail pulled off.  I hope.

Now of course, I need to talk about our seniors and Tina breaking the record last night at Notre Dame.  I think I speak for all of us when I say how happy I am for her.  She got it the right way…on an offensive rebound, and the way the ball teetered around the rim before finally falling through.  I watched at my sister’s house and when that shot was made, we leapt up and clapped energetically, yelling “YES!” Finally, a record that is achieved without controversy.  I wanted to die when the firestorm occurred during Nykesha’s whole incident.  I remember sitting on my couch listening to sportscasters who had never even mentioned women’s basketball before talking about how Dad’s decision was bad for the game of basketball.  I remember my mom calling in and yelling at them, and me curling up into a little ball and crying.  I don’t think there will be any of that nonsense happening.

Also, how great is it that Tina broke the rebounding record while the former record-holder, Rebecca, sat in the front row to witness it? It’s a beautiful thing.  I don’t think Tina will get Becca’s blocks record, however, unless she suddenly starts averaging 14 a game.

I also feel really bad about all the stuff that’s being said about Heather Buck.  Anyone would look tentative if they were called off the bench to replace Tina Charles.  For crying out loud.  Yes, she’s had two years, but she’s technically still a freshman.  She’s tentative in that way.  Let her blossom as she should.

I also just realized that my blogaversary is coming up at the end of the month! Shall I bake cupcakes? I am craving red velvet…

ally

PS. Jake, you idiot.  Why did you pick the big boobed, extension-tressed, crazy eyed monster? Team Tenley all the way.
PPS. Although I’m looking forward to seeing you foul up on Dancing With the Stars.  Should be interesting.  Although not as much as I’m looking forward to seeing Kate Gosselin and her hair extensions.  What is it about reality shows and weaves? Let’s hope her track lines don’t show.

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