Michelle: going for a 3x3 in every program
sasha: just decent triples at the world champs, and in the LP as well
Shizuka: just keep the others working, keep putting the pressure on...
carolina: the blinder she's been keeping us waiting for.
Mikki: a better spiral sequence
sebeysten: to keep on improving
Shen&Zhao:more, more of the same please
Plushy:more of that mad blinding footwork
Baboo: just keep things cool, don't try too hard in the presentation department, you're already fine
Lambiel: consistency. All the way through the three rounds.
Weir: a quad
Weiss: a clean LP
Lindemann: more quad/triples of that quality
Dambier: a medal in a major comp.
My wish list is just for our own US Nationals: Thinking outloud-----
Sasha light the fire/keep it going. Carmen was advised against & you kept it
anyway and skated defiantly---get THAT back again in your programs.
Forget the pretty stuff and fluff. Go for "defiant woman"
MIchelle--keep the emotional content coming on strong., but don't get weird on
us with the music. It's OK to have something "different" than everyone else
but it's also OK, too, to use something that we don't have to think about, we
can just let it wash over us along with the performance...once in a while.
Michael Weiss--get new choreography, loosen up, get a back rub before each
performance.....or else load up the content on your exhibition programs to
turn them into into competitive programs. Forget all that trumped up stuff
and let it rip. Also, you don't have to hit us over the head with your "theme"
outfits. We'd "get it" even if they were a little more subtle on the "theme"
Ryan Jahnke--stay the course., but don't get too edgy with the outfits just yet.
Tim--go pro. Spare yourself ortho surgery or whatever is eventually at hand.
Johnny Weir--Do what you do. Don't ever try to learn more than ONE quad (just
to stay competitive), unless it's coming so easily that it won't rob you of the
time you need to put into "real" skating, not to mention rob you of your future.
Jenny--Gee I loved what you did this yr. Don't allow a coaching change to undo
progress. You are lyrical, even when you skate "fun" programs. Don't get
weighted down by someone else's idea of how you should skate. Are you
now going to go down the path Michelle did and skate "safe".zzzzzzzzzz?
Angela--decide to skate or retire. You need to cross-train for endurance like I
know you did at least once before Elena died. If you need more than the
average for the same results, then do it or quit. We're all in pain here.
Ann Patrice--you could be Angela. My wish for you is to cross-train for
endurance and attack your programs. But I love your mom's outfits. Maybe
you two should go into business with skatewear?
Baldwin and Inoue---you are the strongest US pair in a long time, so could
you go for a little cleaner at our own Nationals? Could you take that triple toe
out of the corner and put it somewhere else? I think it's jinxed there. I'm
excited to see what you come up with next.
Orscher and Lucash--go to ballet, esp. him. Try to skate closer together. Get
a new music cutter. Gag. You have good potential and I even liked your
last Katchetorian (sp?) long---but can't imagine having taken such rich music
and making the most repetitive and boring cut of it! You need someone
to help you on that music cutting stuff....or someone NEW to do it.
Overall I wish almost all the other pairs would dissolve and go away and Santa would bring us a big bag o' new pairs. I'm not trying to be mean. There are some really nice kids and really nice skaters among the rest. I just can't keep up with the partner changes and quitters and comer-backers and injuries and hype and no results and, sigh, so since this is MY wish list, I wish for a whole new stable of pairs below the two I already "wished" about. At least then I'd be hopeful until THEY started to poop out, too.
Last but not least, since this is MY wish list, I wish Natalie Portman would suddenly turn up as a national level figure skater. If not that, then God, please let her marry my son.