Whilst watching Olympic Ice Dancing last night (yes really) there was a pair from France that was retiring after these Games, after skating together since they were 9 years old, making last night's final their last competitive skate together. To mark the occasion the theme of their free skate was the story of their career. It made me think, if I were in the same situation...what would MY theme be?
Easy. I would skate "The Story of Eighth Grade!"
My partner (who would look like this and would have harbored secret love for me since the first moment he saw me...of course)
Would be simply costumed in a pair of light wash Z Cavariccis
and a jacket that is both a wink & a nod to our home country (USA! USA!) and Arsenio Hall (WOOFWOOFWOOF)
I, on the otherhand, would require a costume of layered complexity.
One that reflected my conflict between my feelings for my skating partner and the other love in my life:
(except mine would be a Donnie shirt. Duh)
The bottom would add elements of style as well as danger:
One strap left down...naturally.
Finally everything would be capped off quite literally with a salute to Blossom:
We would skate to a medley of songs:
"If Wishes Came True" - Sweet Sensation
"Electric Youth" - Debbie Gibson (including our signature lift "The Hammer")
"I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" - New Kids On The Block
After our triumphant finale at center ice, my faithful partner would drop to one knee and proposes marriage.
I'd caress his face, kiss his cheek and whisper "I'll think about it,"
and begin my new career as an Olympic snowboarder.