Let's Talk About Figure Skating!
Well, folks, I'm sorry to have to be the one to say this, but . . . men's figure skating is terrible these days. I didn't even want to watch it after a while, and I LOVE figure skating. Simply love it.
But the men's programs are bad. Apparently, there's more artistry now, but my question is, when did artistry become wrist flips, head tosses, and yes -- pelvic thrusts? In my mind, artistry in figure skating means some fancy footwork, long and graceful movements, and a nice spin. Part of the reason I loved men's skating is because the men had jumps that were just explosive. It used to be that when you watched men's figure skating, you were in for jump after jump!
And the music? And the costumes? What is with the gloves and the lace and the frills and the deep necklines? Oy.
On the other hand. There's apparently more artistry in pair skating, too, now, which I more than like. It's lovely to see the pairs actually skate together, and not just in sync with each other. I especially liked watching this Canadian couple this year.
I only hope that ladies' figure skating has changed for the better as well. We shall see . . .
Thing I'm thankful for: laughing.