The other day– something crazy happened. Heelys sent me some free shoes. For those of you not in the know, Heelys are tennis shoes with skate wheels in their soles.
Oh yeah, I said that right. They’re shoes– they’re skates– they’re– dare I say it– SHOESKATES!
And, since they sent me this pair, it’s time I admit something to you, dear readers… I never learned to skate.
Wow. I am so embarrassed right now. But, it’s true. I tried and tried, but I never could figure it out. Every time a friend sent home an invitation for a skating party I secretly hoped my mom would say no because I knew there was no way I’d ever make it around that wooden rink. Of course, she never did, and I just hung out in socks around the edge and pretended to have just taken my skates off (or pretended to be about to put them on).
But now… now I feel like I NEED to learn how to skate. I mean– I have these cool skate shoes, they’re hot pink… and they totally make my day. At least, in theory they make my day. I should just do it, right?
Isn’t that what life’s all about? You only live once and all that good stuff? What’s the worst that could happen– a broken bone, a concussion? Okay, seriously– I am going to be going like three miles an hour. None of this is going to happen… and I am going to use these shoes. Oh yes… I am….
You know, just as soon as I take them out of the box.