This year, having endured a week and a day of metro track work extending my commute by half an hour in the morning and much more in the evenings, on hearing it was still going on this Monday decided I would take the afternoon off and go with my sister to the Citi Open, to at least escape half the ordeal. When we agreed on this, there were storms predicted for today, with some chance they would hit yesterday instead. But if one wants to go on a certain day, one will always subject oneself to the weather of that day.
The Intermediate Ladies, especially the top two, who would’ve won the men’s competition too!
Any junior dance team who managed to fashion a short dance this year without falling back on Shakira!
Emily Chan, and Caitlin Fields & Ernie Utah Stevens. Fields especially has taken a big step up. And Caroline and Gordon Green, though I’ve only seen their pattern dances.
Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean-Luc Baker. Finally gave in and watched them lip sync to the Black-Eyed Peas, and that was something. Kind of still amazed the USFSA actually uploaded that.(I still really want both the Shibs and Hubbell & Donohue to make Worlds, though, so guess I can’t cheer for them this year).
Tim Smyczek. I really, really wish he’d won that match.
Thanasi Kokkinakis. Though maybe it’s more I’m grateful to him for getting rid of Gulbis.