To sum up the 2014-2015 figure skating season

Highlights:
Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford storming the pairs field and winning everything in sight, with him coming out in the process.

Ashley Wagner owning it at Nationals and reestablishing herself after being written off *again*

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Dancing With the Stars, Season 20, Week 5, “Disney Night”

We’ve got the mirrorball Disney logo on our TVs again; one of the first things they said about this special 10th anniversary season was that they were bringing back Disney week, and now it’s here.  And they up the opening this time: the castle dissolves into a real one on the stage, and out come dancers and Disney characters to “It’s a Small World After All.”  The Disney characters, by the way, will run amok in the ballroom for the rest of the night.  Then out come the couples, and once again, the results start up quick: Robert & Kym are called safe, and in jeopardy are the first pair to perform:

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2015 Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Went to to the Cherry Blossom Festival last weekend, although thanks to the prolonged cold weather we’ve had this year, they weren’t in bloom yet.  The tulip trees were in bloom, and they at least provided something to look at wherever they were:

Such as Reagan National-this was taken through the train window en route.

Such as Reagan National-this was taken through the train window en route.

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Dancing With the Stars, Season 20, Week 4, “Most Memorable Year”

Personal Stories/Most Memorable Year week is always threatened by an excess of sentiment, but the opening sequence this week, of the stars throwing each other a picture frame which keeps getting photos relevant to each star’s chosen year, is kind of cool.  No opening number, instead we start with a first result right away: an obvious couple is called safe, and then are first to perform:

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A month before Age of Ultron and I’m wondering

Of all the characters we haven’t seen in any of the promos that are apparently going to show up in the movie itself, including at least one female character who will have a role in driving the plot(Whedon said last summer there’d be four such roles, and we can only account for three in the announced cast), I’m seriously wondering if Sharon Carter will be one of them, or if we will wait until Civil War to see her again.  Although if her Aunt dies in this one, there might be a cameo related to that.  Or if she might even show up in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  

But I would expect her to be become important by Civil War at the latest.  Especially considering the fate we saw her come to at the end of Winter Soldier.  Because anyone who knows anything about the C.I.A. will know her decision to join them is odd indeed.

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A few questions

When is this alternate S.H.I.E.L.D. truly going to cross the line(you can see it coming)?  Is Bobbi still going to be on this show next season, or will she leave for the movies(please say she won’t be killed off)?  Are Fitzsimmons really going to patch things up over this, or will they end up on separate sides and just get estranged even worse?  Can Skye really stay with the Inhumans when it’s a safe bet their views on normal humans are not something she’s ever going to agree with?  What’s going to happen when she and Raina meet(she’ll probably hold her responsible for Trip’s death)?  Where are Ward and Kara at this point in time?  Oh, and where on Earth are the Koenigs?

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