Monday, June 16, 2008

Time warp

I just spent the last 4 hours ro-sham-bo-ing for items that I already own, or at least used to own; taking turns dividing up what used to be a unified household. It was weird, and strange, and at times intense.

There were many moments I wished I were somewhere else, far, far away.

I kept imagining how nice it would be to be someplace anywhere else.

Somewhere with impressive décor
and good lighting
and wonderful music.

Somewhere I would need fabulous shoes.

Ahhh. Skateworld.

Okay, so maybe I’d really rather run away to Maui or Paris, or even Fort Davis, or enjoy a fine meal at a restaurant with all of the qualifications listed above, but all I could manage this weekend was Skateworld. And honestly, who among us couldn’t use a little of the retro funk of a roller rink? A place where time seems to have stood still. A place that brings you right back to the time that you really would have chosen a roller rink as a sweet escape.

5 comments:

Ellie said...

Um, hello? Does Skateworld have a BAR???

Beth said...

No. I may not have ever left if they did. I guess the Kerny Bowl really has them beat there, huh?

Jacquie said...

I would like to say that we never talked about how nice a beer would be - even at 10:30 on a Saturday morning at a 6 year old's birthday party.

My shoulder is all tweaked from the repetitive jerking of MY six year old's death grip while her skates rolled out from under her. It's hard to get one's groove on under those conditions - even with the Village People and a fog machine!

dana wyzard said...

Now I see what I"ve missed by never learning to skate.......

Jacquie said...

Dana, weren't you the one who said you have never sat upon a public toilety? Beth and I talked about you up at Skateworld when I mentioned to Beth that it would be impossible to hover wearing skates.