Sunday, May 24, 2009

This Is Not How I Roll

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I went to a surprise party yesterday at a rollerskating rink for a friend who is moving to Hong Kong next year. I've roller-skated once before for about five minutes until I fell and decided to give up; so, needless to say, I was quite nervous to put on a pair of skates. A combination of my awkwardness, lack of experience and poor coordination, I was easily the most challenged person there.

Luckily, the whole event turned out much better than I thought it would have, thanks to my very supportive (literally, I can't count the number of times I almost fell) boyfriend as well as my friends who grabbed onto me to make sure I didn't fall.

I only fell twice! :D And I'll have two bruises by tomorrow.

Unfortunately, I didn't bring a camera, so I'll post a picture of my awkwardness after everyone puts their photos on Facebook. EDIT: AWKWARD PICTURE OF ME IS UP! I'm the one that's struggling in the yellow top.

So, what has been your experience with rollerskating/rollerblading?

Also, it's Sunday, which means ... Grace In Small Things!

  1. Singing along to ABBA

  2. Sand in my toes

  3. The sound of birds chirping away early in the morning

  4. The soft squishy texture of Brie cheese

  5. Knowing that your friends have your back. (Or just knowing that you have friends :P )


4 comments so far.

  1. setsanto on May 24, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    You almost fell 9 times if I remember correctly :P. And sorry for running into you. Turning corners while talking to people and holding you up apparently isn't the easiest thing to do in the world. And you were not the most challenged person, especially seeing as how there were others who would have been more challenged but didn't go. Because they had no one to peer pressure them into it :P.

  2. Amanda on May 25, 2009 at 1:49 AM

    What a coincidence, I'm actually going to a roller rink on Saturday for a friends party. :) I'm pretty sure I'll be fine though - I used to rollerblade all the time as a kid, so even though I'm a klutz, I've always been good on wheels. :P

  3. Manda on May 25, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    I've only rollerskated once (and never rollerbladed, haha) but I'm okay at ice skating - not great, but decent. I'm too much of a klutz to be good at anything that involves my two feet not being on the ground!

  4. Marbles on May 25, 2009 at 8:30 PM

    Dude no worries I was too uncoordinated to even try.

    lol yup I'm also a big fan of the "let's keep Reg standing team" as i call it, you lot were wuite entertaining

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