Friday, February 21, 2014

Hi Everyone!!

I feel like it's been forever since I checked in so....hello!!

I've had a busy couple of brother's family came to visit which was fun because I got to meet my nephew for the first time! He's very cute and smiley and sweet and aw. Plus, normal life stuff. And also, I've been watching a lot of the Olympics which...

I enjoyed for the most part and then I got so angry about the results in the ladies figure skating competition you guys, SO ANGRY. I've spent a lot of time this year catching up on the sport and it's really kind of ironic because ladies figure skating was the discipline I was least interested in as I haven't developed much attachment to any of the skaters (well a little bit to Yulia which :(((( she gave away her Olympic performances to the Team Event a la McKayla Maroney) and one of the US ladies which didn't make the team but none of the real contenders. I think I have come away a Polina Edmunds fan though, it was so cute how she was answering questions about her homework tbh ♥ but ANYWAY

The judges just weren't subtle enough. Their scores SCREAMED that they wanted to ENSURE Adelina got the gold, they were not marks that were actually about her skate. And I don't know, I mean I forgive a lot of stuff that I think is wrong (i.e. reputation holding so much weight, etc) but this felt like a giant FU to anyone who cares about the sport tbh. Like TRY to mask your cheating sheesh. Also, the fact that the ISU is just so corrupt, doesn't punish cheating judges and allows them to continue to work, anonymized judging in order to protect anyone who does...I just. I just can't, lol. I spent like the whole of the last two days seething about this which is A) ridiculous and B) not helping anything. Ugh, I don't know. I had planned on keeping up with the sport from here on out, but we'll see if I've cooled down by World's at the end of March. I don't want to get attached to skaters only to have my heart broken because they are skating in an unfair highly political system. I mean sports come with enough heartbreak of their own without all that!!! Oh and if anyone of you say to me, "it's figure skating" well...not good enough!!

Okay rant over :) I've also really enjoyed the action sports like snowboarding and freeski!!! (no judging controversies there!! also judged sports!!! Also I have no clue how they are judged!!) It's amazing to me that people can do that stuff, tbh. I don't even want to talk about hockey. (Go Sweden!) I haven't caught much else but wow our poor speedskating team!

I needed a break from the Olympics and sports so I watched the CW's new show Starcrossed, lol. It was...I don't know kind of interesting? I feel like it actually is kind of interesting but then too heavy on the similarities with racial issues. (like the scene when the aliens show up on the bus etc.) I don't know how people feel about this. I don't mind the forbidden love yet, because it's...well kind of interesting. I may watch it again!

I'm behind on every other show, but will hopefully catch up soon.

What's exciting is that The Americans and Hannibal and Bates Motel all come back soon! Also, The Returned is getting added to Netflix next week!

Enough about me, how are all of you?? Did you watch any of the Olympics?


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