Posing in front of the dedication plaque at Stanford Memorial Church, one of my first FAs.

Welcome to Figureskatingfan, Christine's userpageEdit

Sums up my Wiki-philosophy, and my goal as an editor
"Escaping Criticism", by Pere Borrell del Caso
So why am I on Wikipedia?

My real name is Christine Meyer. Welcome to my Wikipedia "bragging page".


Wow, listing my contributions here has made this userpage too large and bulky, so I created another one! See User:Figureskatingfan/Christine's contributions.



My Wiki Projects
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the Guild of Copy Editors.
 This user is a member of WikiProject Women writers.
 This user is a member of WikiProject Women in Red (redlinks→blue)
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WikiProject Women's Sport.

Wikipedia essays of noteEdit


"Like I always say, why let facts get in the way of your opinions?" - Christine W. Meyer (That's me!)

Added on St. Patrick's Day:
In March 2008, I attended the memorial service of my uncle, Pat Wombacher. His son Dave made the following statement:

"When people ask me if I'm Irish, I say, 'Well, my dad drinks beer, and my grandmother's name was Murphy, so I guess that makes me Irish." I get to say the same thing, but that my mother's name was Kelly.

"I'm not even my own kids' favorite Wiggle." - Anthony Field[1]

"I actually prefer when she watches the Steve episodes." - Donovan Patton, 2nd host of Blue's Clues, speaking of his two-year old daughter.[2] Personal note: My kids, who watch Blue's Clues daily, actually prefer the Joe episodes. However, my son is definitely OG Blue's Clues; he has no time for the 2019 reboot, Blue's Clues & You!

"Sin makes you stupid." - Dale Alquist[3]

"All life has inestimable value, even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect." - Pope Francis, 2013

"I note the obvious differences between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike". - Maya Angelou, "Human Family".[4][5]

"If there were another man in my life, it would be Oscar. Don't tell Luis". - Sonia Manzano[5]

"If a rule prevents you from improving or maintaining Wikipedia, ignore it." (Wikipedia policy)

"I'm really part of the first generation of people who grew up on Sesame Street. The work of Sesame Street, in its own way, is similar to my work in the sense that [it's] fundamentally about universal access to preschool education and my work is about universal access to knowledge. We both play a role in what I think has become much bigger than the time when Sesame Street started: the world of informal learning". - Jimmy Wales[6]

In the final words of his autobiography, Steve Martin says the following about the internet. He might as well be speaking of Wikipedia: "... I have learned that people are uploading their lives into cyberspace and am convinced that one day all human knowledge and memory will exist on a suitable hard drive which, for preservation, will be flung out of the solar system to orbit a galaxy far, far away."[7]


Note to self
I thought I had seen it all, until here. The edit summary is priceless: "Need reliable source".



  1. ^ Iacuzio, Tom (15 November 2007). "What's up with The Wiggles?". Daytona Beach News-journal.
  2. ^ Michel, Tori. "From Joe to Bot: My Interview with Donovan Patton". About.com. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  3. ^ Alquist, Dale (2012). The Complete Thinker: The Marvelous Mind of G. K. Chesterton. San Francisco, California: Ignatius Press. p. 52. ISBN 1-5861-7675-7.
  4. ^ Angelou, Maya (1990). "Human Family". I Shall Not Be Moved. New York: Random House. pp. 4–5. ISBN 0553354582.
  5. ^ Borgenicht, David (1998). Sesame Street Unpaved. New York: Hyperion Publishing. p. 110. ISBN 0-7868-6460-5.
  6. ^ Gikow, Louise A (2009). Sesame Street: A Celebration— Forty Years of Life on the Street. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. p. 303. ISBN 978-1-57912-638-4.
  7. ^ Martin, Steve (2007). Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life. New York: Scribner. p. 207. ISBN 1-4165-5364-9.