MY BFF NASTIA

Columbia University '14
Author of the upcoming "2016" trilogy! I also run The Gymternet.
Cape Cod born and bred. New Yorker since 2004. Red Sox fan since birth.
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  • gymnasticsislife said: Ugh I’ve wanted homemade vegetable (+rice) soup so bad for a week now, it’s just the best thing.

Ugh it’s SO GOOD! I am obsessed with homemade chicken and orzo soup so I taught myself how to make it last week and I’ve made it pretty much every day. IT’S AMAZING. It’s all I want for every meal for the rest of my life.

Cooking science

NEVER FORGET

aka why galas are better than competitions

Playing Cat and Mouse: Team Competition in the 2016 Quad

Just some thoughts I had about this year’s team finals and what it means for the coming quad.

CLAIRE DANES WHAT ARE YOU DOING: The Lauren Hopkins Story

GODDAMMIT HOMELAND

aurelia-dobre:

silver is shiny but gold is shinier

NASTIA’S FACE BUT THEN KOMOVA’S AHAHAHAHAHAHA KOMOVA LOOKS LIKE SHE IS HIDING A KNIFE IN HER LEFT ARM AND IS ABOUT TO STAB LITERALLY EVERYONE.

(via heioo99)

sarahtude:

lifeandgymnastics:

i-dont-understand-gymnastics:

Ragan’s Standing Pike Full

This would get the same value as tucked right?

You can’t twist in a true  pike and as you can see when she takes off, her hips are open and her body is in a stretched position (hip angle greater than 135 degrees). She doesn’t pike until she prepares to land. IMO I would call it a layout full and take a lot off on landing.

However, since layouts on beam are devalued to “open pikes” for not being completely stretched, I’m guessing the same rule would apply here.

I don’t see why she doesn’t just go for the layout. Because Sarah’s right - it just looks like a layout full piked down at the end.

I used a combination of answers from thisperfectlyimperfectlife and bigbadhoodoodaddy and actually one answer fit perfectly!??!?! ENJOY THIS MAD LIB, what a fun Sunday.

Are you a lumpy athlete looking for something fuzzy to do after school? Why not learn how to play the sexual game of baseball? Baseball is played on a field shaped like vaseline. There are 1476 teams in a league and each team is limited to -6 players. The teams take turns going to bat at the cat and playing defense in the Eiffel Tower. The batting team sends players up to home plate (WOW!!!!!!!! A+) one at a time. Each player tries to hit the plant as quickly as he can and then run to first base without being tagged out by the professional giraffe wrangler. If the player can skip around all the bases, he scores! When you score in baseball, you score hedgehogs and the team with the most pants wins the cup. Baseball is simple, it’s exciting, and it’s weird. No wonder it’s the Czech Republic's favorite pastime! 

SEND ME WORDS IT’S HARD PLAYING MAD LIBS ALONE

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