2009 nationals

13-year-old Yuzuru totally caught me off guard

Feel like I’ve been looking too much into his old vids but seriously, these 2 videos are so cute I CAN NOT >____< (x) (x) I swear they are the cutest videos of junior Yuzu I’ve ever seennn!!!!

When baby Yuzu realized he just won Junior Nationals in his first junior year:

And then they ask him about his expectations for Senior Nationals, this small bean was just like…… words slipped out of his mouth haha XD and then he tried to be cute to make up for it!!! DAMN BABY YUZU!!!

Jasper Wetlands 2009 01 – Jasper National Park, Alberta, September, 2009

We don’t choose
what we care about.
We don’t care about
what we care about
because we ought to,
because someone told us to,
because it would be smart to,
because it will look good on our record.
All of that results in posturing,
not caring.
We can pretend to care about
We can say we care about it all.
We have no control at all
over the things we actually
care about.
What are the things
you actually care about?
How do you
the depth and degree
of your caring.
How do you make apparent
what you care about?
How would anyone know
you care about what you care about?
We are here to care about
what we care about
in visible,
concrete ways.
Caring about the things we care about
will lead us into
living the life that is our life to live.
Climb aboard that beast–
if you dare–
and tell them
to open the chute,
you are going
for the ride of your life.


Kevin is honored at the 13th annual Pell Awards Gala benefit as the recipient of the 2009 National Pell Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts. Artistic director of the Trinity Repertory Company, Curt Columbus, had this to say. “Kevin Spacey is a natural choice to receive this award because of his commitment to the live theatre, the medium of film, and good works around the globe.  He is a great director, actor, artistic director, and humanitarian.  We are honored to have him as a part of this year’s important celebration.”  June 20, 2009

anonymous asked:

to your last anonymous ask, i think yuzuru's 3A is the most consistent jump in the top men's field for +GOE with like a 96% success rate in seniors and i think almost 100% in major competitions (gpf, 4 continents, nationals, worlds, olympics)

Yuzuru’s 3A is really something.

These stats are to be taken with a grain of salt, because they are not updated (last one is after TEB16), they mix ISU and not ISU competitions, they mix seniors with some juniors competitions too and they don’t count popped jumps as failed jumps, but they gave quite a good idea nonetheless:

3A success rate:

Yuzuru Hanyu: 97/105 = 92.4%
Javi Fernandez: 72/95 = 75.8%
Shoma Uno: 40/56 = 71.4%
Boyang Jin: 29/47 = 61.7%
Patrick Chan: 44/90 = 48.9%
Nathan Chen: 9/20 = 45 %

Yuzu missed really few 3A in all his career, he fell on the jump itself even less (by memory 3 times: at Nationals in 2009; at Nationals in 2015 and in the Free Program of Cup of Disaster in 2014).

(On a funny note, the funniest thing on that DB is to see how there are no stat for Yuzu’s 2A. It just doesn’t exist ;) )


In July 2009, anonymous death threats against Queen Fabiola of Belgium were published by various newspapers. According to these, the Queen was to be assassinated with a crossbow. During the Belgian national day on 21 July, she responded by waving an apple to the crowd in reference to the William Tell folk tale.


The Best of: Jeremy Abbott

2009-2010 SP “A Day in the Life” at 2010 Nationals
2009-2010 FS “Symphony No.3 (Saint-Saens)” at 2010 Nationals
2010-2011 FS “Life is Beautiful” at 2010 NHK Trophy
2010-2011 EX “Rhythm of Love” at 2011 4CC
2011-2012 SP “Sing, Sing, Sing” at 2012 Nationals
2011-2012 FS “Exogenesis: Symphony” at 2012 Nationals
2011-2012 EX “Hometown Glory” at 2012 Nationals
2012-2013 SP “Spy” at 2012 Trophee Bompard
2012-2013 FS “Bring Him Home” at 2012 Trophee Bompard
2013-2014 SP “Lilies of the Valley” at 2014 Nationals
2013-2014 FS “Exogenesis: Symphony” at 2014 Worlds
2013-2014 EX “Bring Him Home” at 2014 Nationals
2014-2015 FS “Adagio for Strings” at 2014 NHK Trophy
2014-2015 EX “Latch” at 2014 Skate America
EX “Dear Lord” at 2015 Nationals
FS “Old Pine” at 2016 Japan Open


Alyssa Monks

Alyssa’s paintings have been the subject of many exhibitions including ‘Intimacy’ at Kunst Museum in Ahlen, Germany and ‘Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820-2009’ at the National Academy Museum of Fine Arts, New York.

Alyssa primarily focusses on the human figure, portraying them in intimate, large format compositions. I find her underwater portraits most inspiring, they are so detailed, you’d swear they were photographs!

See more of her work on her website.