Tuesday, July 14, 2009

collage: roller skate girl and bird

One life skill, if you can call it that, that I have never properly learned is how to roller skate. As a kid, I remember going to a few tortuous birthday parties at the local Stardust - an old roller rink here, that is now long gone. I would spend most of the time on the floor and very rarely on my feet, while everyone else seemed to do loopy-di-loops in crazy circles backwards (yes, at the time I was sooo jealous!) Fast forward a decade when I briefly tried rollerblading... um yah, not for me... I never learned how to stop properly and managed to injure myself on a small handicap ramp... enough said.

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19 comments:

Audrey said...

I don't think I will ever try on a pair of roller skates again. Did go roller skating when I was younger, but also know how to ice skate - which helps.

Very cute collage.

Beth said...

Great collage! ...and I'm in the same boat. Never did learn to roller skate. Lots and lots of bruises, then I gave up and played skee ball ;)

Kate8085 said...

Ooh, I remember the "moonlight skate". It was always Journey, and with some creepy boy that had sweaty hands.
Love the collage!

Felix and Jayne said...

i used to love roller skating when i was a kid, but now i'm more into activities where there is little chance of me eating concrete. adorable collage!

our little love nest said...

I so relate with this adorable girl. Wonderful collage! xo

Lauren said...

I could never roller skate! I don't know how to stop!

CAPow said...

I could NEVER rollerskate, and my elementary school used to bring in a company about once a month and turn our gym into a rollerskating rink. All my friends would get to stay after school and rollerskate and have fun, and I would have to go home becase I couldn't skate. I did however, take very nicely to rollerblading because my father taught me how to ice skate when I was REALLY young. Yes, I'm still bitter about rollerskating!

courtney said...

i managed to break my arm while rollerskating, too. i feel your pain.

Darling Dazzles Bowtique said...

Ah yes.... rollerskating... That I used to be able to do. Enter the realm of rollerblades... FORGET it!! Now I could never do crazy circles on a pair of skates, but I could get myself around. Ice skates I can't do either. I think my ankles are too weak for that whole "in line" thing. Your post definitely brought back memories, both good and painful!!

Grace said...

Haha, aw, I actually had my birthday party at a roller rink one year (my 12th birthday, perhaps?) and ended up staying the whole time with the one girl who couldn't skate because i felt bad for her!

found paper co. said...

I always love your collages, especially one that involves roller skates!

Chrisy said...

Me too! Never quite mastered it...and just love the pic....nostalgic yet modern....

Sarah said...

oh i love the gingham! very nice

Sharon said...

I was never great with roller skates, either, but ice skates were fine! This collage is very sweet!

By the way, I tagged you over on my blog to tell us readers some more things about yourself (if you have the time and are interested.)

Hey Harriet said...

Love your collage! Oh rollerskating! The memories! Mostly bad and best forgotten ;) I've never tried rollerblading. I tried ice skating and it was a complete fiasco. I think I'll now stick to my pushbike only!

ARTISANNE said...

Ha ha, I tried Ice Skating once, still not recovered!!!!! :0)

SavageBabble said...

Skating down the sidewalk on roller skates,at breakneck speed when I was a kid, was great fun.
Trying to learn roller blades was not.

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

:)
Lovely

KnockKnocking said...

Oh gosh, I just love this collage! SO cute and accurate!