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{ 160/205 i <3 rollerskates ! }

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This looks easy, right?

 

Umm, no.

 

The background

 

The idea for this started last weekend checking out some garage sales for props for my 365. When I saw these 80’s rollerskates, nostalgia nagged at me and I just needed to buy them. I used to frequent Wheelies, the local roller rink, all through my junior high years. And, I was fairly competent… forward, backwards, turns, tricks… I had skilz ;) I haven’t been in skates for many moons, but it should be like riding a bike.

 

The idea

 

Put on your cool new-to-you skates and take a shot. Easy peasy.

 

The reality

 

Putting on rollerskates after a number of years is NOT easy, particularly the second one :) Any abilities I had in my youth have long since faded. The things I do to get a cliché shot that showcases hearts and knee highs … I deserve some sort of merit badge after this ;)

 

Anyway, I vow to get better, just need a "bit" of practice ! :)

  

My fav song from my rollerskating days, Prince’s Baby I’m a Star !

  

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Taken on June 5, 2010