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  1. Sakura8
    12-19-2011 01:51 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    The names sound familiar. Did they compete in the Vancouver Olympics? Place 2nd? My memory is pretty fuzzy right now but I'm trying to remember who it was who skated the awesome Indian-style program. I loved that one so much! I'm thinking they were the ones who skated that? I love the spirit they have when they skate.

    Ouch for your partner! My ankles are hurting just thinking about his fractures.
  2. Sakura8
    12-19-2011 01:34 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    It was a boring weekend. Stopped by all the pet stores but surprisingly, I didn't see any bettas that cried out "I need a home!" to me. Spent the rest of the weekend battling algae, changing tanks, and taking care of a sick kitty. As for the holidays, I think it's going to be pretty quiet. Usually my brother comes home from NYC but he's too busy this year and flying at the holidays equals stress for him. And we actually took a short trip to NYC in November so it's not like we didn't see him. In fact, that short trip was enough to last me for the rest of next year, hahaha. So we'll visit a cousin on Christmas and otherwise just spend a quiet day at home. Most of my relatives live in other states and we really aren't all that close to many of them anyway.

    Okay, I've babbled enough. I'd better let you get some rest, isn't it pretty late there? Have a good night! :D
  3. Sakura8
    12-19-2011 01:28 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Ice dancing has always been my favorite. I always thought if I was going to go into skating, I would pick that. Too scared to skate alone, too ticklish for all the lifts in pairs. XD I think that is so cool you compete, I'm really impressed. Do you have any pics?

    Hmm. You could always call Emily Emilio, I guess. I'm really glad they're all doing well. I think you discovered one of the secrets is high heat. Post pics of them when you get the time, I'd love to see your little ones.

    Long ago, I visited the Olympic training center in Salisbury, CT, where Ekaterina Gordeeva used to train. Lovely place. So awesome you train with champs. :D Think of all the knowledge you can learn from just watching them practice. And that's so cool you're even getting to be friends. It'll make watching all the televised competitions that much more fun. :)
  4. Sakura8
    12-18-2011 09:43 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    How are the babies doing? You have one of the best success rates with the little guys so far, you know that? You must have the magic touch. I'm glad you're able to rescue them, the poor things.

    I have 14 bettas and let's see . . . 5 are ones I definitely got specifically because they were sick or had some problem. Sadly, a lot of my rescues have passed away from problems lingering from their pet store experiences. They had pretty serious issues though and for a few, I'm surprised they lived for a few months because I expected them to pass the night I got them. Stupid pet store and their bad care.
  5. Sakura8
    12-18-2011 09:42 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Hi Jenn!

    Just today was a busy day? ;) I'm totally jealous of all the activities you do. Long ago I wanted to figure skate but being in central CA, ice rinks are kind of rare except in winter.

    I competed in one show, placed fourth in one class and got disqualified in the other for cantering on the wrong lead (oops). I was supposed to go on but I got pneumonia that summer and then finances went down the drain so I ended up stopping. I wish I'd gotten to show jump just once, though. That's my other passion is jumping.

    That is so neat you have a TB rescue! There's a horse sanctuary about 45 mins away but it's just any horse, not racehorses. Where I am, racing isn't a big thing and if there are racers, they're trotters.
  6. gossipgirl1031
    12-17-2011 07:36 PM - permalink
    gossipgirl1031
    Hi Sakura!

    It's been a very busy day for me. I am exhausted after today & thankfully my niece just fell asleep. Thanks so much for the nice comments!

    I wish I still rode. It's been awhile. I never got to compete, but that would have been awesome. Did you? I love horses but they are just so gosh darn expensive! They have a TB race horse rescue about 30 minutes from me and I'd like to volunteer. That way even if I can't have my own, I can still help.

    Bummed not much internet access tonight while watching the baby, just have my BlackBerry. I'm missing the forums tonight. I'll be on periodically to check in.

    I went to return Grey tonight and 4 more baby bettas had died and they had 2 that were still alive. I couldn't leave them, so now I have 2 more. If they all survive, I'm going to need more space to put them! How many do you have and are they all rescues too?

    Hope you're having a good weekend!

    Later!

    Jenn (gossipgirl)
  7. Sakura8
    12-16-2011 11:57 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    You are incredible! I wish I had even a quarter of your energy. Really awesome all the things you do. :D

    I used to ride, long ago when I was still in school. But once you reach competitive level, it really helps if you can own or lease a horse because of all the time you spend training and at the time, I couldn't afford to so I gave it up. Someday I really want to get back into at least caring for horses, anything where I can be around them. They're such amazing, intelligent and elegant creatures.
  8. Sakura8
    12-16-2011 10:15 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Wow, you sound like a busy person! You mentioned you did ballet but do you ice skate as well? (the Nutcracker on Ice thing makes me ask).

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