Happy Galentine’s Day!
Last night, I had some friends over and we celebrated Galentine’s with carbs, cheese, wine, and chocolate. It was fabulous. I made the 2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies, and I wasn’t really crazy about them. They just weren’t sweet enough for my taste.
On Saturday morning I went to Orange Theory, then managed to tweak my lower back while walking up the stairs to my apartment. I have no idea what happened, but one minute I was walking, and the next I couldn’t stand up straight.
So, I spent the rest of Saturday on the couch with an ice pack. My back was feeling better on Sunday, so I managed to clean the house and prep food for Galentine’s Day. I made this ziti (even though it’s Mario Batali’s recipe, so big BOO to him as a human) which has never done me wrong. It is very easy to make in advance and it freezes well.
On the bright side, my janky back kept me home which means I got to enjoy the full breadth of the Olympic coverage. I wasn’t really feeling the figure skating team event in 2014 mostly because I was confused by it, but I really enjoyed it this time around! Ice Dancing isn’t my favorite, but it was in doses I could appreciate. Those Russian gals are going to be hard to beat for our female figure skaters, but what an Olympic triumph for Mirai Nagasu!!!
I also totally thought she had a tattoo, but it’s KT Tape.
She’s magnificent and what vindication after 2014! In case you missed Maé-Bérénice Méité’s incredible performance, you can watch her full performance here. She elegantly glided across the ice to Beyoncé while wearing PANTS. She was my first ugly cry of the games because it was such PURE JOY to watch her. Who cares that she didn’t land her jumps when you have that level of charisma and energy! I could watch her all day, and I can’t wait to see what she does in the Ladies Single Skating program next week!!!!!
— Rachel Rose Gold (@RachelRoseGold1) February 11, 2018
I am learning so much from Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski’s commentary. Their haters can get bent. Also, “I’m a commentator, not a ‘complimentator'” is my new go-to line at work when someone tells me to “soften” my feedback. NEVER.
Finally, I loved this article, “The Bittersweet Beauty of Adam Rippon.” Adam is a total rockstar, and we don’t deserve him. Adam also has NO TIME for Mike Pence and his anti-LGBT nonsense. As with Maé-Bérénice Méité, it fills my cold heart with joy to know that there are young people who will actually be able to see themselves represented in these incredibly talented and popular winter Olympians.