Friday, May 25, 2007

Pop a Wheelie, Not an Ankle

Thus far... I don't foresee a lot of rollerblading in my future. I had no idea it would hurt in the way that it hurt. No, I didn't fall. Not yet anyway. But my ANKLES!!!! Owie. Owie. Owie.
I thought I was so much stronger than that. Although, I've been assured by a few co-workers today that it's very little to do with the strength of my ankles and much more to do with my skates not being tied tightly enough. I'm hoping that's the case, 'cause I have a feeling I'm going to be discouraged very early-on if it hurts this much every time.

At any rate, I got to talk to a cute guy last night because of my "baby deer taking it's first steps" rollerblading technique. We were on the bicycle path on Eglinton and Ted and Tammy went another block further than I did. (I had visions of walking two blocks home in my sock feet.) But while I was working my way back home, this guy comes skating up the path on his roller blades looking like a pro, and I just spoke out loud "You make that look so easy.", and he wrenched off his headphones to say "What?".... and I was embarrassed that he heard me and that I had interrupted him with something stupid, so I just apologized and said "It's ok. I didn't say anything important." Evidently he was curious, 'cause he skated back to me and said "sorry I didn't hear you." And I just filled him in, and he asked me if it was my first pair of blades and told me about the "bending the knees" thing, and said, "don't worry, you'll get it". Nice guy. Of course by this time I was all sweaty and just standing there like a boob, wishing I'd kept my mouth shut. But oh well. Sometimes strangers surprise you with kindness.... even cute strangers.

Ted and I are going to try again tonight pending the predicted crazy thunderstorms have passed by then. Also on the agenda: Chinese food, and "Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers" (that directors special extended edition thing). We watched the first one a month or so ago, and just want to work our way through the trilogy again. We've only watched the extended versions once each since we bought them, and they're such amazing movies (even though they're as long as a root canal - but infinitely more enjoyable of course).

Lots of family stuff going on with Ted lately. The other night his dad called to tell us he's been diagnosed with colon cancer and is about to start treatment. The good news is that they've caught it quite early and the prognosis is good for a complete recovery. Ted's decided to follow his dad's optimism about the whole situation, and try not to worry too much. He's a reasonably healthy man. Maybe I'll just do the worrying for Ted. I sometimes can't help myself. (Ok, I can NEVER help but worry.) Colon cancer is scary though. My mom's husband Jan was diagnosed with it about a year ago and he's undergoing treatment, but it's progressed beyond what they can stop, so his outlook isn't quite so positive. When last I spoke to my mom, he was feeling pretty good, all things considered though.

Ted's also making the trek to Belleville tomorrow for his grandmother's 90th birthday. He and Mel are going, and meeting their dad there. I would've liked to have gone since I lived in Belleville for 2 years and I'm always up for revisiting old haunts, but it's better that I stay home with the dogs so they can take their time - not to mention - we can avoid all the inevitable "this is Ted's friend John" b.s. that comes with extended family gatherings. In stead Ted will just have to endure "are you married yet?" from whomever he hasn't seen in however many years it's been.

I'll likely just be boring and do housework and add music to my iPod.

On that note... have a good weekend peeps. These are the lyrics to one of my favourite Lenny Kravitz songs.

"Sistamamalover" by Lenny Kravitz.

I've gone from talkin' to walkin'
You touch me deep down inside
Oh can't you see that I'm fallin'
And I can no longer hide

You are my everything
my sistamamalover
You give me everything
I have no need to borrow
And when I think of you
You take away my sorrow
I'll always love you baby
Like there's no tomorrow

When I get up in the morning
I feel like I'm so alive
With you it never gets boring
'Cause you always get me high
High

You are my everything
my sistamamalover
You give me everything
I have no need to borrow
And when I think of you
You take away my sorrow
I'll always love you baby
Like there's no tomorrow

I'll never go with another
'Cause baby you are so fly
Don't have to live undercover
Because I don't have to lie
I don't have to lie baby

You are my everything
my sistamamalover
You give me everything
I have no need to borrow
And when I think of you
You take away my sorrow
I'll always love you baby
Like there's no tomorrow

2 comments:

Misster Kitty said...

Kudos on surviving the first Bladding adventure!!!

And yes it's true, the sore ankles are likely the result of loose laces. You want a nice snug foot..

Glad to hear you're gonna be back in the saddle (as it were) and hope all goes well.

Also soory to hear of Ted's Dad etal and the Colon Cancer, good that they caught it early... My Mom has gone under the knife for CC and is now 8 years 'clean', so to speak...

In 2 years when I hit 40, due to family history, I get my first colonoscopy... CAN'T WAIT!

OK enuf colon-chat.

Have a great weekend guys and dogs...

Cor said...

Stick with it. It gets better and alot more fun.