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CC author killed by rebounding toaster…

Film at eleven.

Who was it that decided kitchen appliances must be pretty? I buy a toaster for one reason: to toast the edible substance upon which I then place my peanut butter. I don’t need an object d’art for my countertop.

This morning, I was cleaning the kitchen and because we are planning on […]

Another day…

Another tick off the “todo” list. CC finally has a new flyer. If you’d like to help us out by printing a handful and putting them up (in legal places :D) or putting them out at a convention, you can download the pdf at the Closed Circle freebies page.

It should print fine at the […]

Who was your favorite singer/band?

I’ve been fond of so many over the years, but I think my all time favorite of any genre has to be The Limelighters. Their’s was the sound that filled the house during that critical pre-teen patterning. Three very unique voices combined into a luscious three-part harmony that was so much more than any single […]

CC has new backgrounds and index page!

Tho you wouldn’t know it to look at it, except the index is a little bit smaller, and the background now fades much more prettily on the main CC site theme. But the files are much smaller and load much faster. I’ve been meaning to do this and got reminded by one of our wonderful […]

What a team…

I think they’re going to do us proud. Everyone was great today, but the special treat was little Nathan Chen. I said, when he started, that I bet he was doing it because he missed a jump…maybe two…in competition, and wanted to prove he could do it perfectly. It was sooooo cute. He was so […]

Ladies and Dance finals….

Dance finals were magnificent. Davis and White’s free is a phenomenal rendition of Phantom of the Opera. I shuddered when I heard earlier this season that that was their music choice. It usually overwhelms the skaters. I shouldn’t have worried. I knew from the TV that it was a great program and it was even […]

As I prepare….

To head out for our final day of competition, I was cruising looking for info on what to me is the standout skaters of both 2007 and 2010. Maia and Alex Shibutani. They are, in a word, breathtaking. Here’s a link to a European telecast…oh, for this kind of expert coverage!

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HEY! […]

A few thoughts…

During a slow period. We took Tuesday off because we were exhausted and it was a good time. We missed the Novice and Junior compulsory dances and the Novice ladies final. Oh, well. Can’t see everything.

And yesterday (Wednesday) we caught the Novice Dance Finals and the Junior Dance Original Dance but missed the Junior […]

Nationals: Day 3

Mens. Wow. Just Wow.

In all honesty, Ryan should be going to the Olympics. But…I get ahead of myself. Before we talk about the big four, some really great performances were put in by some fellows who will probably never stand on the podium and for whom this was likely their only/final shot at Nats. […]

Nationals: Day 2

Senior Pairs free skate.

Oh…wow. You just never know when the magic is going to happen. I was a little surprised when Rena Inoue & John Baldwin announced they were returning for another go at Nationals. I mean, she’s 34 and he’s 37! That’s ancient for figure skaters! They did well in the short, but […]