Saturday, July 23, 2011
I skated the Trios special with a couple of my friends, and it was pretty damn terrifying lol. It is only my second time doing it. There were lots and lots of people on the floor and being in the middle of the trio, it really feels like you are going to completely whack into the people you are coming up on. It's a bit hard to explain. But up in Cerritos, all the specials are for three songs and that felt like an eternity when I was out there skating the trios. I was so ready to quit after one song, but I hung in there. It's terrifying but also very exciting. I would definitely do it again. And check out this awesome 1922 postcard I found online. This is exactly how trios are done!
I recently learned this new backwards step, it took me FOREVER to master it but finally, I have! Such a good feeling. Everyone knows how to do it and it's so awesome to be able to join the others and follow the step correctly. We always do this step to that song "Forget Me Nots" and they play that at the rink every week. I also learned how to do the cha cha recently, another type of skating line dance. It's so cool!
I'm going to Cerritos twice in August, it's so awesome! I can't wait. Until then, see you at Skate World.
(Photo Credits to Style Me Pretty and Foxy's Antiques )
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I did hit Adult Night at Crystal Palace on Sunday. Their Adult Night is strange because they have an all day session on Sundays from 10-10 or something like that. They just stick the Adult Night at the end, from 7-10. So the kids can stay, which is annoying. There were some tiny kids there and yes, they could skate but not good like the adults. The music was hitting it but the crowd was tiny. It was the night before the 4th of July so it may not always be like that. I made the best of it and saw many of the same regulars as previous trips. I saw some very cool shuffle skating going on and of course I did my downtown thing. San Diego style, yo.
It's so hot now in San Diego, it couldn't be more perfect weather for skating at the beach. Love it! The awesome thing is that I just got my boy some roller skates of his own so I really want to help him get his skating legs this summer. As a small child, being able to roller skate well brings you so much clout. I know he will like it more once he gets better at it, plus skating at the beach will probably be more fun for him than being at the rink. I will bargain with him - one hour of skating equals one hour of sand play.