Hopefully, It Won't End Like the Summer of George
If you're a Seinfeld fan, you know what I'm talking about.
Disappointing birthdays seem to abound this season for different reasons. An important someone seemed to have forgotten Rachel's for the second year in a row and I spent part of mine in the ER after a stupid accident (details here). It's been a while since I've done anything really fun, with the exception of the Saturday night when Dangerblond, Rachel and I formed the Big Easy Bowler-Girls. (We let Renard be an honorary Bowler Girl that night, too.)
Anyway, we know what all work and no play does to a person, especially anyone living in our little dystopia. So I declared this weekend my mini version of the Summer of George. (I've already got the mid-morning nap thing down.) No work, just fun and indulgence. So yesterday, my only chore was to vote and the rest of the day was for letting that eternal kid inside me play with my other little girl, the one who says we don't do enough fun things together like we used to once-upon-a-different-life when we lived in our own house.
And play we did. I bought us both birthday presents: roller skates and Heelys. (If you don't know what Heelys are, you'll see in the video. I couldn't find any links that I thought would stand the test of time.)
I had to have Heelys after seeing Ray's son Liam gliding around in them. I have absolutely no regrets about this purchase. After skating on the levee, Rachel and I tried the Heeleys out in the safety of my mom's den with pillows strapped to our butts, just in case. At first I couldn't glide around on them without making a goofy face and putting both arms up over my head like I was a flying superman. (I didn't even realize I was doing this until my mother started cracking up every time I went by.)
Thanks to this neat little iSight webcam built into the MacBook Pro, I captured video of our first round on the Heelys. We were supposed to be dancing, but it looks like I was the only one who remembered this. These videos will probably be very boring to anyone but Rachel and me, but maybe one day we'll be glad they're here for posterity.
The first video was taken once I kinda got the hang of it. Rachel played her choice of music.
The following video was taken after I lost my groove and had to resort to my superman approach again. (I actually put a cape on after this, just to amuse myself.) By the way, it was my choice of music this time and I'm being deliberately goofy, in case that's not obvious. I can't wait to get those things on my feet again.
I just had a premonition of someone saying to his/her self, "this girl, who accidentally rammed her head into a tree stump, went and bought herself some Heelys? " The mini Summer of George isn't over yet and I guess if I'm not careful with these things, it could still end up like his did. But I'm betting against that outcome.