Hello to everyone! It's Fave Five day here at Living to Tell and I hope you are all joining in. Love seeing the new names and the weekly faithful both showing up on the linky! Of course, as always, details are here if are a first timer.
I think I am working on Olympics saturation this week but boy has it been good for Canada. The women are smoking the medals that we've won. So my favorites are going to come from that.
1. Joannie Rochette's short program in Ladies figure skating. If you haven't heard the story, Joannie's mom passed away Saturday night hours after landing in Vancouver to watch her daughter compete. Joannie chose not to talk to media as of yet, and may I say they been respectful of that, but she also chose to continue competing in honor of her mom. With the crowd totally behind her, she skated a beautiful, emotional program and is now sitting in third. Doesn't the picture of her face after her short program just break your heart. One of the most courageous Olympic moments I've seen. The long program is on right now even as I'm typing. Keeping my fingers crossed for her. And she just won bronze! The crowd is going balistic. Oh and there's her Dad. He looks so proud and so sad at the same time. I think I'm going to cry! Standing ovation for you Joannie!
2. The Canadian women winning gold and silver in the 2 man bobsled. How exciting it was watching them. The gold medal winners were from Alberta and PEI and both teams were absolutely gracious in their win. And U.S. won bronze. How awesome!
3. Ashleigh McIvor's gold medal win in ski cross. Ashleigh had written an essay in school on why ski cross should be included in the Olympic games. And now she's the first ever gold medal winner in Olympic ski cross. Coupled with the fact that she is a Whistler native it was very sweet to watch her win.
4. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's gold medal performances on both the original dance and the free dance nights of the Ice Dance competition. Both athletic and beautiful it was amazing to watch. They are the first North Americans to win gold in ice dance along with being the youngest ever to win.
And may I say that the American team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White were absolutely breath taking in their free dance. And I find it absolutely awesome that both teams train together and have the same coaches and spur each other on. Those coaches deserve a medal to have both their teams on the podium.
5. The national anthems sung at the medal ceremonies. Of course I love it when it's the Canadian anthem but really, watching all of them just moves me. Watching the athletes faces and watching them sing along to their own anthem is just special.
6. And it's killing me to break a rule, but you know I just have to add the Canadian Women's hockey gold medal victory. Canadian sports pride and hockey are so intertwined I can't imagine the pressure on them to win. Team U.S. gave it an awesome effort. Now the pressure is on the guys.
One a side note I went online to see how much the tickets were for the gold medal men's game and I almost choked on my chocolate caramel I was eating. Guess, c'mon, take a guess. If you are thinking in the hundreds you are wrong. Try the thousands. As in $5995.00 for a lower tier seat. Want the nose bleed section behind the nets? Then you only have to shell out about 4000.00. Oh my word. I just can't wrap my mind around that.
There were so many great moments this week it was hard to pick but those will have to do because I am a rule follower and it kills me to break rules. LOL.
Updated: Hey look at the sweet button Michelle left for me in my email this morning! Thanks Michelle. You made my day!
What were your favorites from the week. If you do a post, link on up! Don't forget to link to the specific post and not your home page. :v)