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    News Jen Kirk's 2nd Episode

    Check it out! They interview one of the models from Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency AND they discuss their 2007-2008 Grand Prix Figure Skating picks!

    http://www.youtube.com/ohmygoddidyouhear

    The episode is in 2 parts so make sure you watch both!
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    have the competitors even been announced yet?

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    No, but they are just the pre season picks. They will announce a more updated version once the series starts

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    They should put this on TV (replacing the View, LOL.)

    If you just want the figure skating part, skip Part I and click on Part II.

    No, they didn't try to guess who would be at which which Grand Prix event, they just picked an overall favorite for each discipline who they thought would do well.

    Jenny Kirk's picks: Yu-na Kim, Brian Joubert, Dubreille and Lauzon, Savchenko and Szolkowy.

    The other guy's picks: Carolina Kostner, Stephane Lambiel, Faiella and Scali, Nam and Lefteris.

    Thanks for the post, Chocoskater.
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    Chocoskater, cool signature banner. But can you reduce it down to no more that 500 pixels wide, please. At its current width it stretches out the board and makes it hard to read for some browsers. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    The other guy's picks:... ... Faiella and Scali...
    Oh, I like those 2!

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    Here is the Figure Skaters on Line interview that Jen mentions at the end of the broadcast.

    http://www.figureskatersonline.com/n...2007_kirk.html

    Some pretty powerful stuff.

    Interviewer: "A lot of people were surprised when you retired from the sport before the start of the most recent Olympic season because you were on the podium at 2005 nationals and competed at two Worlds. Do you still feel it was the right decision for you?"
    Kirk: "It was definitely the right decision. It's strange—anyone who knew me or had skated with me growing up would say that striving to be a part of the Olympics was the most important thing in my life. I wanted to go to the Olympics more than anything and it pushed me during practice every day for years and years. However, nothing could have prepared me for the direction my life was headed the years leading up to 2006.

    "After my mom died, I never really got a chance to mourn her passing. I was back on the ice the next day and I had to skate in an ice show the next week. I was never given a chance to just feel what had happened and I learned really quickly how to stuff my feelings and pretend to be happy when I was not. Overtime, without her in my life, I lost myself and the emptiness inside of me began to grow. I didn't have that constant love and support and without that, my passion for skating and my life started to dwindle.

    "When I moved to Michigan, I really wanted to improve and be the skater that Mr. Callaghan, my Dad, my agent and everyone around me wanted me to be. But I felt like no matter how hard I worked and tried, I was falling and messing up and I couldn't make them all proud. I started to take this out on myself and I really started to hate myself. I went into a very dark internal place and I developed an eating disorder and a lot of really self-destructive habits.

    "I thought that by moving from Michigan to LA and changing my scenery and having new people around me I would be able to find joy not only for the sport but also in my life in general. I wasn't able to do that and unfortunately, the struggles I was having with my eating disorder and myself in general worsened and really brought me down. I was continually looking outside myself for happiness, comfort, love, and support from people, things and self-destructive behaviors.

    "It came to a point that summer when I decided to quit, that I knew I wasn't going to be able to make it to Torino in the physical and emotional state that I was in. All my joy for the sport had vanished because I was so preoccupied with what I was doing to myself off the ice, and I was really going through the motions. I had no love in my life and I knew I had to stand up and find help and fix myself as a person and ultimately that was much more important than going to the Olympics.

    "I moved to Boston and I started a twmoved to Boston and I started a two-year journey to find recovery and health and happiness. As much as I had missed skating and I wish all the sadness and loss that I had to overcome had never been a part of my life, the fact that I "saved" myself and got help and am healthy and happy now is the most important thing to me. And I feel so thankful and blessed to be where I am today and that's worth more than being a part of any Olympic team to me."

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    OT -- Hey, Chocoskater, are you Emily K.? (= the only girl in the world prettier than Jenny )

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    Thanks for the link. Cute show. Jenny comes across very well-the camera loves her.

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    No sorry I'm not Emily. lol. I am just a good friend of David and Jen. I help out with the show.

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    oh cool. This could turn into a TV series

    How many people are involved with the production of this show/webcast?

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    I cannot wait to see Davey again! *looks at new episode*

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    [CENTER]I'm still having issues with that arbitrary canned laughter and applause that occasionally abruptly cuts itself off. :sheesh: They are obviously inside a small apartment, not an auditorium, and even if it were dubbed in more professionally, one still wonders where all those people would have room to sit.

    It sort of reminds me of that segment that Andy Rooney once did to demonstrate the absurdity of obviously dubbed in audience reaction. He started reading statistics about the New York phone book such as "The two most common names are, of course, Smith and Jones" (chuckles ). "The four most common last names that are also colors, are Black, Brown, White and Green" (loud laughter ). "There are also quite a few names that were once common occupations, such as Miller, Marshall, Blacksmith..." (thunderous laughter and applause ) etc. You just had to be there.[/CENTER]

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