Bum bum bum bum BUM!!! Bum bum bum bum BUM!!!
I was unreasonably excited when I found the Jurassic Park soundtrack for $1 at The Exchange today, and it reminded me of a particular moment from my childhood when dinosaurs and figure skating intersected. To no one's surprise, I'm sure, I was very much embroiled in the Tonya Hardin/Nancy Kerrigan scandal of 1994. Of course, I was a nancy that loved Nancy, and I tuned in for the Lillehammer Olympics like any other overjoyed, queer kid.
As the Sochi Olympics played out a few weeks ago, I somehow stumbled upon skating videos on YouTube. Too much white wine and figure skating, obviously. When I started watching Tonya Harding's performance in the long program, I heard something I will never forget from the announcer:
"She will be skating to the music...of Jurassic Park..."
These two worlds were meant to collide. Enjoy!