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    A partner for Omaha

    Finally found a partner to go to Omaha with me....but she knows more about skating than I do!
    http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...atingcoach.jpg

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    (But I read the title as "A partner for Obama.: )

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    A wonderful traveling companion!

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    Well, even if most of my skating buds arent going, hopefully I will see some of the usual suspects at Omaha..Andy and Evyln, Trina, etc and eat too much at all those restaurants south of the Arena.
    It will be fun to see how this pair is doing....
    http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...eaintheavy.jpg

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    So I hope you're going to give a competition report again, so we can feel like vicarious eyewitnesses. One of the great things is when all of the GS "reporters" give accounts of actually meeting the skaters. They make me jealous (in the nicest possible way) and are such fun to read about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    So I hope you're going to give a competition report again, so we can feel like vicarious eyewitnesses. One of the great things is when all of the GS "reporters" give accounts of actually meeting the skaters. They make me jealous (in the nicest possible way) and are such fun to read about.
    I have a semi-smart phone now. Maybe I could send e-mails to Mrs. P or Doris and they could post them here? And I might even have a tablet with me!!!!
    I would be good at posting general items of interest, like watching Ashley tweet on her phone about the German beer hall music in the rink at the start of the day....I know a few skaters and coaches but I dont feel right about forwarding their comments to me to the web unless I ask them. But some things I can. For instance, when Lynn KRIENGKRAIRUT had the back of her lower leg sliced open at SA-Kent, I had to ask her coaches how bad the wound was (superficial, thankfully). It was pretty scarry.
    I will leave the real skating commentary to those that know something!
    Chris who will do some human interest stuff.

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    I'd be glad to post them!

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    Thanks, Chris and Doris.

    Don't worry, Chris. You never have to post anything you don't feel comfortable sharing. Just saying you saw thus-and-such skater and that she seems like a nice person and is patient with fans is enough. Or just saying, "Wow, I just saw Caroline in practice!" gives us the feeling of being there. Find your own "reportorial voice" and be true to it, and that's enough for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    Thanks, Chris and Doris.

    Don't worry, Chris. You never have to post anything you don't feel comfortable sharing. Just saying you saw thus-and-such skater and that she seems like a nice person and is patient with fans is enough. Or just saying, "Wow, I just saw Caroline in practice!" gives us the feeling of being there. Find your own "reportorial voice" and be true to it, and that's enough for us.
    OK...could have some fun with this at Nats and Worlds....
    Here is a sample....at Spokane 2007, Brian B. and his entourage sat down in front of me. I whispered to the lady who was next to me that BB had just sit down in front of us. She thought I was kidding and gwaffed....anyway, the mothers of little girls started to come up and bring their daughters over to meet him, and Brian being Brian, he was very gracious. After the second autograph, I whispered to him, "Run Brian Run!" He turned around and gave me a great laugh and said, "Really!" I turned to look at the lady who doubted me and she was in shock!
    http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...skating/BB.jpg

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    What fun! Whenever I see photos like this, I realize that though skating must struggle for attention as a sport, we fans are a lot luckier than football, basketball, or baseball fans, because skaters are so much more accessible than star athletes in other sports. In basketball, only Spike Lee or Jack Nicholson can chat with the players, while we are an important part of many skaters' support system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteChris View Post
    Finally found a partner to go to Omaha with me....but she knows more about skating than I do!
    http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...atingcoach.jpg
    What a cutie Chris....but don't you think you should put some clothes on her???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee4707 View Post
    What a cutie Chris....but don't you think you should put some clothes on her???
    Nothing like a foxy young lady in a fur coat for a seat partner...and she is a babe magnet!

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    >giggle<

    I'm sure that's true. I wouldn't go up to just anyone and talk, but I've felt perfectly comfortable approaching any number of people to ask, "Is that a King Charles spaniel/Bedlington terrier/mastiff/(fill in the blank)?" or just to say "What a beautiful dog."

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    Very true...when I was young and scared to death of women, I saw my "first wife to be" sitting in a car with two German Shepherds. I asked her, "What does your husband think of those dogs?" (she wasnt married).
    We were married a year later.....

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