Went out roller skating for a friend's birthday Sunday night, and realized three very important things that I should have thought of earlier:
1. I cannot skate on regular roller skates, only on rollerblades.
This was quickly remedied, as the rink had rollerblades available at no extra charge as long as you left your shoes with them. Of course, the rental rollerblades were missing a wheel and had gum in one (prompting me to announce to my friends "and for my next trick, I shall order a piece of cherry pie with a pit in it!").
2. I have mostly skated on pavement, not wood.
Wood is a lot smoother. And faster.
3. I have mostly skated on hockey skates, leading to two sub-points:
a. Hockey rollerblades lace up, they don't have those weird bindings that always seem to work loose because I don't really know how to adjust them properly.
b. I used to skate WITH SAFETY PADS ON!!!!!
As I sit here on a heating pad, covered in Dragon Balm, I realise point 3(b) is really the one I should have remembered...
Now playing: Duke Chapel Choir - 08 - Lacrymosa - Mozart Requiem