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Christmas Present!
I got several really nice presents. One of the ones of I received from C was something I'd asked for....a pair of roller skate tennis shoes! They look like shoes, but with a pressed button they convert into skates with two tiny wheels sticking out.

I immediately tried them out in my basement. They are going to take some practice, but they're fun! They're a little different from the kind of skates I'm used to, because the wheels are so small. You can't really push sideways on them; they don't have edges. I'm sure I'll get the hang of them in awhile. And the shoe version looks quite nice too, so I won't feel silly wearing them in public. And they fit!

Anyway, I was telling a friend about them this evening. "They're going to take some practice, but I think they'll be fun to play with. I'm thinking of trying them out in the mall."
"Are you allowed to roller skate in the mall," he asked?
"I don't know! But I can just put the wheels away if anybody complains. But I won't be skating, just rolling, anyway."
"What is the difference between skating on roller skates, and just rolling?"
"Well skating involves going fast, curving from side to side, turning, jumping, doing tricks, stuff like that. Rolling involves just rolling forwards."
"I think you're just too good at it. What you call rolling is what most of us call skating"
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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: December 27th, 2002 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Definitely use them in the mall or better in a musuem ala Steve Martin in LA Story.
kimberlybobrow From: kimberlybobrow Date: December 27th, 2002 07:56 am (UTC) (Link)


David likes to wear his when we go grocery shopping and ESPECIALLY when we go to Costco! They are extra fun sometimes when someone else holds and pushes the cart, and you can hold on and get pushed backwards ;)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 27th, 2002 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: oooh...

Hey now that sounds like a fun idea! I'm afraid to wear mine outside right now, since there's snow on the ground and I don't want the things to rust or anything. But once it warms up, I'm definitely trying it!! You'll have to thank David for me. (:
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