Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Skatin' Fool

I don't know why I thought that I would have retained my roller skating skills from 1985, but I could barely stay vertical when I slipped on the roller skates on Friday night.

While visiting my high school friends in Minneapolis, we always do something adventurous. Sometimes it is karaoke. Sometimes an amusement park. On this occasion, we strapped on the skates and skated around and around in circles to 70's funk music. It was a time warp, but my skills were lacking. I was skating into the wall in order to stop. I hoped that the other skaters were watching where they were going because it was all I could do to make sure I was not falling.

The part that I wasn't prepared for were the other skaters. I couldn't believe the tricks and moves these hard-core skaters were performing. They were bending down and spinning and scaring me because I had a feeling that they were going to take my unskilled self out.

Oh, and there is a reason why you can't drink alcohol and skate. It isn't a good idea.

4 comments:

Mathman said...

The most recent time that I went roller skating was when I taught sixth grade and we took our students to the roller skating rink. I decided that I should probably skate. Fortunately, I only fell once, and that was because another student cut me off.

Sara Hondl said...

Roller skating also brought me back to 6th grade. I enjoyed watching the couples skate to the slow songs; when they could skating just like they were dancing, with one of them going backwards. I was hoping the we could do the limbo. Maybe next time

Carm said...

Hey, THAT is on my list of 101 things to do... I might need to get the address of where you girls went... I have until next March!

firedancerdancin said...

looks like it was fun! i had no idea jennifer, rhiannon and kim all lived in the cities too. :-) Also---10+ years go by and everyone looks exactly the same!!! :-)