Galentine’s Day ft. Olympic Feelings

Happy Galentine’s Day!

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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.

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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!!!

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I also totally thought she had a tattoo, but it’s KT Tape.

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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!!!!!

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.

4 thoughts on “Galentine’s Day ft. Olympic Feelings

  1. I’m so obsessed with our whole figure skating team it’s embarrassing. I cried every time they showed that clip of small Nathan Chen saying he’d be in the 2018 Olympics. Also Johnny and Tara were terrible on night one. They’ve since calmed down and started providing better commentary (explaining why things are bad rather than being like WHAT A DISGRACE HE’S AWFUL) and it’s made it so much more enjoyable. I couldn’t have made it through if they kept at night one levels.

    • Little Nathan Chen was PRECIOUS. He’s still adorable, but what a sweet little muffin he was. And I always enjoy some bitchiness, but I do appreciate their explanations of why things are a disgrace.

  2. I was so happy to have caught figure skating team event! I really enjoy watching figure skating but I’m not a big enough fan to know much about the skaters but I really enjoyed watching Mirai’s triumphant performance (I thought she had a tattoo at first too) and I LOVED Adam Rippon. After watching him skate I promptly found him on all social media channels and began stalking through all his posts. He’s not only wildly talented but also super funny.

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