Sunday, November 23, 2008

I avoided the hospital!

Oh yeah, go me! I avoided the hospital! Yesterday was the Girl Scouts annual ice skating trip to the Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers and I did NOT sprain, break, or twist anything.

Trust me, this is big. I can skate, but not very well, so I was fully prepared to injure myself...so much so that I shaved my legs, painted my toenails and made sure my legs were well moisturized...just in case emergency personnel was going to have to take a peek.

Pi and I getting ready for the skating fun.


One of the many boats viewable from the rink.


Pi is still just getting the hang of skating and hangs onto the wall for dear life.


This is the sitting area.


I always forget how much I enjoy ice skating until we go on this trip. Since Pi can't skate and neither does hubby, I'm left with no choice but to lace up, hope for good balance, and avoid the children toppling all over the place. My ankles held up better than I'd hoped (I wasn't hoping too big since plain old walking seems to be too complicated for my ankles) and I went home uninjured. A success!

My sister and her boyfriend treated me to go see Twilight last night too, as part of my birthday gift. The movie was ok. It didn't do the book justice but it tried to stay fairly true to the book. The annoying part was 1. screaming and giggling pre-teens and 2. the 40 something year old man behind me who kept screaming disgusting dirty things throughout the whole movie, as if he was a stupid, idiotic teenager. I tried to stay calm but when he muttered something about vampire balls, I turned around and gave him the dirtiest look I could manage. After that he was quiet for a little bit, but not long enough. The worst part is that he had his daughter with him, who couldn't be any older than 12. On the way out of the movie, she muttered something dirty and the dad scolded her for her dirty mouth! Umm, hello doofus! Where do you think she picked up that language?

Oh yeah, High School Musical 3 went well. It was cutesy, like the first 2, and Pi loved it. She was literally dancing in her seat. Seeing her enjoy it as much as she did was worth the torture of having to sit through it.

I know I've made 3 posts with no crochet or any crafts for that matter. I promise the next one with have some crochet in it!

5 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Glad you had fun ice skating! I have only been once, when I was in high school, and it was a disaster.

Bezzie said...

I LOVE skating!!! I'm no Dorothy Hamill--but I grew up near a lagoon where we'd skate all the time in the winter! I'm so jealous you got to go!

Riohnna said...

How cool, ice skating! I can barely roller skate,,,, I would definitely have finished the day with bruises

Laura said...
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Laura said...

Ooops, too many typos in my last comment!

I can't ice skate at all (or roller skate, for that matter). My son got invited to a skating party for one of his daycare classmates last year. I went with him, but he skated with one of the other moms. I'm impressed that you can ice skate!

I rarely go to the movies, but the last few times my husband and went (about a year ago - you see we don't get out much!), I also had to deal with noisy, obnoxious teenagers, running up and down the aisles, screaming and talking, and playing with their cell phones. I felt like I wasted my money. I won't go to anymore Saturday night movies. But to have to deal with a 40+ year old man acting like that is even worse! What a bad example for his daughter!