In 5th and 6th grade, we had roller skating parties at the the local roller skating rink. Those were good times. The DJ kept the place bumpin, and we'd all take regular skating breaks to load up on nachos or licorice.
But once I hit seventh grade, I must have grown out of my skates because I put those days behind me. And they remained behind me until just three days ago, when the Sara(h)'s and I went roller skating. Sara invited us along with her to go to a roller skating fundraiser in Detroit for a youth organization.
The rink was in the middle of one of the bad neighborhoods in Detroit. 9/10 houses were missing windows or boarded up. As we walked in the doors, we were greeted with this sign:
I was a bit nervous about roller skating. About ten years ago, I had a pretty gross roller blading accident, in which my nephew (who was riding his bike along with me) described my busted up knee as looking like spicy pepperoni. I haven't been comfortable strapping wheels to my feet ever since. But four wheels instead of two is much, much easier and wasn't difficult at all. In fact, I'm thinking about buying some roller skates - would you guys judge me?
Here are Sara and Sarah getting ready. We were all wearing stripes - a total coincidence!
We took to the rink right away. The music, I have to say, wasn't what I expected. I think it can only be described using two words: HIGHLY & INAPPROPRIATE. Let's just say, I got a real sex education listening to the music played there. I can't even get into it on here, the kinds of lyrics in those songs. I mean, I would be blushing. I'm not talking about top 40 style music, I'm talking about R&B & rap about prostitutes and strippers and stuff... That's enough about that.
I wanted to take more pictures but there was a really strict rule enforcer on the rink blowing her whistle at every turn and phones were not allowed on the rink. I'm such a rebel.
It was a super fun evening - I always have fun on my adventures with Sara and Sarah. And it was especially fun to revisit one of my favorite childhood pastimes. Anyone wanna go roller skating with me?