Saturday, May 9, 2009

Roller Jurl

Today we have Sam's 5th birthday party at our local roller rink. Husband and I are stoked because we both fancy ourselves expert roller skaters even though we haven't skated for about a hundred years. We did take her to the skate center a few weeks ago and at first I was a little wobbly on my wheels, but my greatness on skates quickly came back to me and I was rollin around that rink like a pro in no time. I'm not sure if I'm more excited about Sam's party or getting to showcase my roller rink skills. It's a toss up, I guess.

We have twenty some odd kids coming to the party and I'm praying nobody breaks a leg. But, regardless, I'll have fun pretending I'm Kira from Xanadu. I wish I had some leg warmers...........

6 comments:

ATLGAL said...

So...did your skillz return? I myself was a kick ass roller skater back in the day and was certain the skillz, although not frequently used, were not lost. I went to a roller skating party a few years ago, and I'm sad and embarassed to say that while I didn't fall or anything, I was not able to go nearly as fast, low, or backward as I used to. A big surprise to me- very disappointing. I should practice more, but somehow just can't seem to fit that into my schedule. Plus, since I don't own my own white high tops with pink wheels and pom poms anymore, I'd have to rent skates, and as any great former roller skater knows, that's just a no-no. Only dorks wear the rink's brown rental skates!

Jurl said...

My skillz weren't what they once were, but they weren't bad. I think I'm going to buy my own skates (cause yeah, the brown rentals are traumatic) and soon I will return to my previous glory. You know, I never learned how to ride a bike, but I could tear up that roller rink!

ATLGAL said...

I have (blush) actually investigated the purchase of roller skates since my initial posting. You can get them at Target for not mucho dinero. Might get a pair this weekend, cuz now I wanna skate!

ATLGAL said...

Is this the hotness er WHAT!

http://www.target.com/Chicago-Ladies-Rink-Roller-Skates/dp/B000JFFUIS/sr=1-2/qid=1242253411/ref=sr_1_2/185-9332658-4427540?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=0&index=target&field-browse=1038604&rh=k%3Aroller%20skates&page=1

Me likee!

Cjengo said...

My husabnd refuses to skate!! We went once, and I laughed so hard at him holding the wall he won't go back!

The Red Pen said...

aw, I wish you had leg warmers too!!! I will live vicariously through your sassiness.