February sure flew by, didn't it? Probably because I lost a week to the flu and kind of entered some sort of time bubble where days meant nothing and everything was weird. I still have a bit of a cough and definitely still a case of the sleepies, but I am definitely doing better than last Monday.
So with the 2018 Winter Olympics coming up in about a year and my longtime love of figure skating coupled with a rewatch of Yuri On Ice, I've decided to get all caught up on this year's contenders for the Worlds competition at the end of next month as well as watch last years Worlds because, you know, figure skating. I watched the men's 2016 Worlds last night and I've started on the women's as well. I'm not sure if I'll watch pairs, but the more I think about how much I fell in love with Maylin and Daniel Wende's routine from a few years ago, I feel like I should give watching pairs another go. Men's tends to be my favorite (quads!) and pairs my least favorite simply because it seems more repetitive and lacking in personality, but then again, I don't know who competes these days. Maybe I'm missing out on rooting for a really great pair! Also, I'm really bad at "national pride" when it comes to skating...in most sports I root for the USA because I live here, but with skating, I really value the skater more than their nationality...it's truly about who can impress me the most. And right now, there aren't any Americans who have captured that spot in my heart. My favorite male skater is Japanese and my favorite female skater is Russian, so who knows. (I really want another male skater like Evgeni Plushenko to come around though...he was so brilliant.)