Q:I'm glad Meals and Lexie will be competing together again! Such a shame the CGA curse hit Lexie before Worlds. Did you see the series Gymnastike did on CGA?
Is that the Beyond the Routine? If so, no I haven’t because I don’t have Gold! I wish I did just for Chow’s, haha. Isn’t the CGA one like, the first one they did? Have you got to see them?
Q:I like those gymnasts too! Definitely looking forward to next year's elite season. Of Team USA's new seniors, who are you looking forward to seeing next year? (Shchenny, Hundley, Hults)
I think Amelia will be interesting to see… seems like she shoulda been senior this year! I’m going to say Lexie too just because she didn’t compete AA in either Classics or Championships and with the injury couldn’t contend for the Worlds team, and I would like to see how her AA compares to the other seniors.
Q:No, I'm not really into team sports. I like hiking, biking, things like that :) Who are your top five favorite gymnasts right now aside from Chow's?
oooh, those are good things! I wish I did more of those!
in no particular order,
1. Kyla Ross
2. Abigail Milliet
3. Katelyn Ohashi
4. Nia Dennis
5. Sydney Johnson-Scharpf
a really random list with only USA athletes… I also find Larisa Iordache and Anastasia Grishina interesting :)
Q:I'm sorry yesterday was rough! I hope today was/tomorrow will be better. :) Do you play any sports? Have you ever done gymnastics?
It’s okay! I’m glad I have comforting friends to talk with. Today was great.
In high school I did track for one year and soccer my last two years of high school. In college I don’t do any sports, but I’m on the clogging team (it’s like tap dancing and we do dances to a lot of modern pop songs). Haha. I wish I did gymnastics!!
Do you do anything?
Q:Secret Santa checking in 😉 How was your day?
I’m going to answer this about yesterday, since that’s when I received it, haha.
Yesterday was kinda rough actually, but the night was good. Glad it ended on a good note:)
Q:Sorry I'm late too, lol! I'll try to be better ;) And I think we're in the same boat, I basically only know gymnasts from the last quad or two. What do you think of Shawn's comeback? Seems like kind of a controversial topic around the gymternet with various theories floating around. If she hadn't injured her knee skiing do you think she would have been at Trials?
Obviously I’m terrible at keeping up with Tumblr over the weekends… I’ll be back to better this week:)
I think at 2011 Visas Shawn looked like she was very capable of getting back to her old self (even though she didn’t want to be the old Shawn, haha). I formed the opinion that if she’d never screwed up her knee, she would have been in great shape and been very capable of contending for the 2012 Olympic team. BUT she did say that the injury is what influenced her to make a comeback, so if she hadn’t, maybe she wouldn’t have ever gotten that drive again. Who knows.
I’m too nice to be one of those people saying her comeback was crap. I don’t think that’s fair to say. I wish she’d been able to make a second team!
Q:okay I'll ask you a mix of personal and gym questions today! Sorry this is so late oops. What kinds of music do you like to listen to? Is there a band or genre you'd like to try but haven't gotten around to yet? Who do you think was the most underrated WAG gymnast last quad? And who is the most underrated of all time?
Sorry I’m answering this late!
Most of my favorite songs are pop, top 40. I do like a bit of country and went through a country phase at the end of last school year and over the summer, but now I’m back to pop.
I’m not sure I consider myself qualified enough to answer these gymnastics quesions! haha:) I’ve only been following so closely since 2011-ish, so I don’t consider myself that knowledgeable at all, haha.
I would maybe say Elizabeth Price? I tried to write some reasons but am blank. I just didn’t know her name till Trials, and she’s pretty solid, I wish I’d heard of her before then.
I’m definitely not qualified to say most underrated of all time! I wouldn’t even know where to begin! I did read someone say on their tumblr blog that every Chinese gymnast ever is underrated and I could agree with that. As I read and learn more about pre-2008 gymnastics, I see plenty about Russia and Romania, but could maybe only name 1 Chinese gymnast from before 2004. I love their beam work but always forget about it…
Q:omg yes the second one! lol I'm so out of it. I promised someone i'd see the movie with them so I had to wait anyway. btw, I've never done this before so I was planning to ask a mix of gym and personal questions. Is that okay? Is there anything you really want or dont want me to ask about? :) I don't want to pry if personal privacy is important to you.
haha, that’s okay. You’re in for a treat when you finally see it, it’s soooo good! An improvement from the first!
Awww, you’re such a considerate Secret Santa! You can ask me whatever you want, I don’t mind! The gymnastics questions are fun because I don’t get asked anything, but then I feel like I’m rambling. You’re awesome, you can ask whatever you think of! :)
Q:Ask away! I will do my best to be mysterious ;) Yes, Ive read most of the Hunger Games. Couldn't finish the third book for some reason. I don't enjoy Katniss' internal monologue even though I like her as a character, idk, so the movies are perfect for me (and imo this story was meant to be experienced cinematically not textually). I liked the first movie a lot. Haven't seen the first one yet, waiting till after finals lol.
I loved the books, but I completely understand about Katniss’ thoughts, haha. Reading the third one now, it seems weird, but maybe because I’m too used to the movies’ portrayal of her now?
And do you mean you haven’t seen the second one yet? You’re such a good student! haha. I saw it at 8 PM the night before it came out.