Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lucky Me!

My skating club was having a sale Sunday. I prowled around the tables looking for some soakers since mine were toast.  It was the usual sale. Tiny skates. Tiny costumes.

Then I looked under the table.

I wonder what's under here?
There was a transpack, some other junk, and.....a Zuca Bag, frame and insert

There's always one at every sale. $125. $75. Whatever.

I pulled it out and looked at the tag.



$25!

Yeah, TWENTY FIVE Dollarinos! FRAME AND INSERT!

I don't even know what I'll do with it, but I bought it.

(And I still need some new soakers)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The MAGICAL BACK TURN!

At the end of the day Miss Bianca decided she wanted me to revisit  two foot back Threes.

Back threes are notoriously hard for adults to learn, so Miss Bianca restarted me on the two foot version so I can get the timing and motion of the turn down before I start on the 'adult killer' one foot version.

I start going backwards, with my back strong to the center of the circle leaning slightly en, my arms on the circle, and look over my leading shoulder....down, up --- MAGICAL TURN!---down.

I get to the end of the semi-circle and beam at Miss Bianca.


"That was very nice," she says.


I beam even brighter.


"For a bracket."




Saturday, February 21, 2015

I Hate Snow!

I swear I'll bitch slap the next person who says "I love snow."





I live in an area where there's hard snow every couple of years, and not for the whole winter season. People don't have chains or studs, and there's not a heavy snow removal infrastructure.

So I skated last week-- but the snow hit the next day and the hell with it.

Now the snow has hit again today (6 inches)  but I had been following the weather, so I called yesterday and cancelled my lesson.

Tomorrow I have a lesson because another skater went on vacation.

Also, it's going to be 50°F!