Thursday, March 17, 2011
If You're Lucky Enough to be Irish, You're Lucky Enough
St. Patrick's Day and roller skating don't really mix, although there is a rink in L.A. where alcohol is served at the adjoining bowling center. I really couldn't imagine skating drunk, that just sounds terrifying. It's so easy to make a mistake when you're sober, who knows what you might do if you're drunk. But I digress.
You know I've been getting my roll on. Adult Night this past Tuesday was so fantastic. For one thing, there was only a handful of amateurs, so that's always good. The DJ played lots of my requests, which is awesome. And there were no major accidents the whole night, thank goodness. (There was a bad one a few weeks ago that ended in the paramedics taking the girl out. Scary.) I am feeling so awesome in my new skates, I just can't believe I left them on the shelf for six months! Was ready to sell them! There's a time and place for everything.
My backwards skating has improved dramatically in the last few weeks. My buddy, DJ Dave, has been really helping me with my backwards crossovers and has driven the point home about shifting my weight from foot to foot. This is the basis of roller skating and the key to success on your wheels. I still kinda suck at turning around but I am working on it all the time. I am also learning backwards couple skating, which is so totally exciting. Of course also very easy to get knocked down but so far, so good.
We really rocked on our downtown routines on Tuesday night. I saw the amateurs looking on, mesmerized. One of them came up to me and asked if we were professionals. That made my night. When everyone is on the beat and we are perfectly synchronized, we probably do look like professionals.