Short story. Or I'll try to make it that way. When I am driving, I always plug my Ipod in as the source of music, and it goes through a big list of all of the songs that I have given high ratings. Today, "Rise" by Safri Duo came on and it reminded me of Brian Joubert's short program performance from the World Championships a little bit over a month ago. Even though he finished third there, he had a clean skate with a quad combination and really redeemed himself from the disaster of Vancouver. More than anything, though, was how he skated not only to make up for his disappointment, but also for the crowd. You can see how much he enjoys their participation and how he engages with them throughout the program. With all of the counting of spin revolutions and watching closely for every single take-off edge and landing position these days because of the new judging system, I know that I personally forget that skating really can be fun, too! I am definitely reasonable enough to see where he loses points versus some other top competitors, but for pure enjoyment value-- this was probably the best of the year.