January 27th, 2008

Arya & Gendry02

Belbin/Agosto Free Dance at the US Nationals

I watched Belbin/Agosto in Torino and loved their dancing (and think they should have won the Gold as opposed to the highest-ranking US ice dancing team at the Olympics ever-silver), but with all of my other obsessions and busy, busy times in my life I didn't keep up with the skating scene. Well, I happened to catch the US Figure Skating Championships this weekend (well, the first part, it ends tomorrow) and while I don't know if they've won their record-tying fifth US National champion win -- I'm off to bed, will watch the rest tomorrow -- I will say this about their free dance ...

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ETA: Okay, it's up on youtube. Here is the embedded video. Collapse )
Obama 2008

Caroline Kennedy Endorses Obama

In a lovely, articulate article in the NYTimes, Caroline Kennedy pledged her support to Barack Obama.

There are more concrete reasons for why I want Obama as president, but Kennedy really nailed the overall reason I want him as my president. That's it simply put: I WANT him for my president. As she said: "[He] has a special ability to get us to believe in ourselves, to tie that belief to our highest ideals and imagine that together we can do great things."