After teaching for many many years I have a few funny stories. One story is we heard a very young skater saying to her friend, "Are you going to the Competer this weekend?", well we laughed like crazy but not at her with her because she was also asking if her friend was as excited/scared as she was. I was thinking of the contrasting emotions we have when going to the Competer so I'm making list ... excited/terrified, proud/unsure, winner/loser, competitive/artist, been there done that/first timer, fun/funny, passionate/indifferent ... THOUGHTS? ADD the ones I missed!