I got a brand new pair of roller skates . . .
I don't know how it is possible to have more fun than one can experience while roller skating, as I did last night with all my gals to kick off my birthday festivities with mad style. Although we were clearly and by far the oldest people actually circling the rink, we had more fun than we've had since the early teen years (or whenever it was we last tied on a pair of roller skates).
The only way that it could have potentially been *any* better would be if I could have been the DJ for the blessed event (instead of the Justin Timberlake-Eiffel 65 "Blue"-Ciara mix).
I think we can all agree that these songs are much better roller-skating music:
HEATHER'S ROLLER SKATING MIX EP:
"Brand New Key" - Melanie
(love, love, love this song in the summer)
"A Roller Skating Jam Named 'Saturdays'" - De La Soul
"Summer '79" - The Ataris
(a song about the season and year I was born, *and* that mentions roller skating? Come on!)
"Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll" - Mason Vaughan & Crew
"Roller Rink" - The Waves
If you haven't been skating in years (and if you still remember how), I highly recommend going again. There's still all the same things you remember (the speed skating contests, the girl-taller-than-the-boy handholding, the weird older guy who skate-dances really fast in and out between people and wears hardcore wrist guards and sweatbands), even if you've aged a little bit. The rink remains the same.