Friday, August 21, 2009

Roller Land

Jumpin' Jaysus on a pogo stick... I'm taking my little sister thru the Big Sister/Little Sister youth mentoring thing roller skating on Saturday.

I'm thinking I'm gonna be o.k. cuz I played inline hockey for a few years on the StorageTek (now Sun Microsystems) hockey league. I haven't been on real roller skates with the big orange toe stopper since 6th grade.

Ahhh good times, good times.... roller skating in circles to Xanadu, YMCA, the BeeGees, Andy Gibb, doing the hokey pokey...

I hope those mellow 1970's sixth grade vibes stay with me vs. the inline hockey years.

I'm pretty sure people would frown on the whole body checking children randomly against the wall as I skate round and round...

6 comments:

Heather said...

You played hockey??? Roller derby I could see, but hockey seems so... canadian.

Shanster said...

Well roller blade hockey, not ice hockey... and I was the goalie so I really didn't check people or anything - I wasn't a strong enough skater. There weren't any dirty fights or anything over the lunch hour league in Corporate America! I kept my goal defended tho!

Kelley said...

HA!HA!HA!HA!!! I say body check those kiddies.... life is hard!! : ) HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!!!!

Hope you have fun rollerskating... wonder if they'll have a disco ball that comes down for girls pick??

Shanster said...

could I say, "or anything" more or anything??

Dedene said...

I've heard that Americans are crazy about roller derby! But I thought you had to wear some kind of latex jumpsuit?
Hockey is a great sport, but pretty darn rough. Hope you didn't bust up your sister's nose!

olivia said...

LOL, you saying canadian hockey has dirty fighting ... ;-P

I remember the roller-skating on Friday nights at the arenas. Holding hands w/ cute boys etc. LOL ... so long ago.

Hope you had a good time!