So how much, exactly, did they pack? This much: 8 suitcases (“Three of mine are the size of Ford Focuses,” Weir said. “And three of Tara’s are the size of Audi S4s.”), 22 pairs of shoes, 10 pounds of jewelry, 25 blazers, 4 fur coats (all Johnny’s), 6 pairs of leather pants, and 9 high-end purses. [x]
I might have said a few times over these Olympics that future events would be much better if the current skating commentators died or retired (I may have actually said “been killed” instead of died because I’m awful), but I mean: these two are so much more interesting than the regular crew. Johnny’s there to delve into the technicality and maybe fawn a little too heavily on the more overtly artistic or Russian skaters, Tara is there to be the emotive one who also does a little bit of the technical stuff, and Terry is there to literally read out the scores and biographical information and turn to Johnny and Tara to explain everything to him. Speaking of which: these pictures crop out Terry! Who I expected nothing of going into these events and totally became the MVP just for how hard he tried—he’s one of NBC’s major skating guys but he’s way more comfortable with just about any sport and clearly does not know too much about skating, but he TRIES. And in the most recent day (the gold Tara shirt day, for the record if you’re going by these pictures, and can we just talk about how if I could have one look that I want to replicate in my every day life it is that one, Tara in the gold shirt with the little crown in her hair and the braid? yes please thank you), these two even got Terry in on the action with a gold pocket square, which, from the way he brought it up, sounds like something he wanted to get in on and even suggested / already owned the pocket square. Yes.
I know I made a post in the past about random things I would love to read fanfiction about, but these three jet to the top of my list. I don’t even care how weird that is. I want fic. OT3, you guys.
This reminded me of the day I was watching Olympic skating on tv and Ice Angel on youtube and thinking that Tara’s acting wasn’t too bad for a non-actress on a made-for-TV movie.
Oggie! Oggie! Oggie! Oy! Oy! Oy!
I think I like Announcer Tara Lipinski better than Skater Tara Lipinski. She and Johnny are fabulous.