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    That's a great photo, Golden! Is that Mirai on our right? I love that this tiny lady decided to wear ballet flats. Meryl and Charlie look especially wonderful. I'm so thrilled that they skate for the U.S. It's a new experience for me to find my favorite ice dancers right here at home. (And my other favorite ice dancers just over the border in Canada.)

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    ^ I think it’s, front: Emily Samuelson, Rachael Flatt. Meryl Davis, President and Mrs. Obama, Amanda Evora, Mirai, Caydee Danny, Tanith Belbin.

    Back (help me out here), Mark Ladwig, Evan Bates, Charlie White, Ben Agosto, Jeremy Abbott, Jeremy Barnett

    Missing: Lysacek and Weir (too busy to come to the White House. ) Now, with Mrs. Michelle Pell running things at the State Department, skaters won’t dare miss an invitation.

    Amanda Evora in heels is the same height as Mirai in flats.

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    You're right! Evora must be so petite. Look how tall Tanith is compared to all the other ladies, even Meryl.

    I really miss Evora and Ladwig. I have a long-distance Filipino acquaintance (well, yeah; she's in Manila) whom I linked to some YT videos of the pair skating together (including that lovely Pocahontas program), and while watching them I started longing for the pair again.

    Rachael has such a great smile. It always draws me in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    ^ I think it’s, front: Emily Samuelson, Rachael Flatt. Meryl Davis, President and Mrs. Obama, Amanda Evora, Mirai, Caydee Danny, Tanith Belbin.

    Back (help me out here), Mark Ladwig, Evan Bates, Charlie White, Ben Agosto, Jeremy Abbott, Jeremy Barnett

    Missing: Lysacek and Weir (too busy to come to the White House. ) Now, with Mrs. Michelle Pell running things at the State Department, skaters won’t dare miss an invitation.
    Olympia, the credit for posting the White House portrait belongs to our prolific Mathman.
    Thanks, MM, and I agree with all the names that you put to the faces (except for a couple of typos: Denney, Barrett).

    Will be intriguing to see who will have the honor of returning to the WH next year for a post-Sochi celebration.
    Nagasu? Abbott? Bates (with new partner Chock)? Denney (with n.p. Coughlin)?
    If(?) Lysacek and/or Weir are on the 2014 team, hope that they will be available for the photo op with the Obamas.
    Don't want to jinx Davis/White, but a question mark for their names seems quite unnecessary.

    Unrelated comment re Sec. Rice:
    Wonder whether she is in New Orleans for the Super Bowl today. She has said in the past that a dream job for her would be NFL commissioner.
    [Not that she has not already held other dream jobs in real life, I would say. ]

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    Yes, I remember hearing that Rice coveted the job of NFL Commissioner. But I'm glad she's also a skating person. I have no capacity for football at all and am trying to calculate when the Super Bowl ends tonight and the special episode of Elementary airs.

    Can you imagine how exciting it must be to be invited to visit the White House? How could Lysacek and Weir be too busy? I'd have canceled weddings, surgery, even my own funeral to go. If I had expired before being able to visit, my wan little ghost would have shown up. (Though I'm sure that in such a case, I wouldn't have shown up in the group photo.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    I really miss Evora and Ladwig. I have a long-distance Filipino acquaintance (well, yeah; she's in Manila) whom I linked to some YT videos of the pair skating together (including that lovely Pocahontas program), and while watching them I started longing for the pair again.
    There are two great moments with E/L in Vancouver: after their very successful SP, in the K&C, Amanda's rattling off greetings and stuff and finally wishes everyone a happy Chinese New Year, and Mark turns to her with "Chinese New Year?!"; I can't make out exactly what she says in response but maybe someone else will. In the LP, on one of the lifts, you can see that she's basically thanking the audience, which I thought was really sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    Yes, I remember hearing that Rice coveted the job of NFL Commissioner. But I'm glad she's also a skating person. I have no capacity for football at all and am trying to calculate when the Super Bowl ends tonight and the special episode of Elementary airs.

    Can you imagine how exciting it must be to be invited to visit the White House? How could Lysacek and Weir be too busy? I'd have canceled weddings, surgery, even my own funeral to go. If I had expired before being able to visit, my wan little ghost would have shown up. (Though I'm sure that in such a case, I wouldn't have shown up in the group photo.)
    You would be the silvery, vaguely anthropomorphic smudge right next to the President in Paranormal Activity Part 8: The Lincoln Bedroom .

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