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Who Shot the Monkey?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

It was another exciting afternoon at the roller rink.

Being that it was such a beautiful day, most people evidently decided to spend time outdoors. It was not very crowded, very few teenagers, mostly small children there for birthday parties. We were skating away, having a great time, when they announced the Limbo game. I THOUGHT that it would be the perfect time to practice skating backwards, which I am just learning how to do. About 90% of the skaters were in the middle for Limbo, so very few were left around the outside edge.

Keep in mind that I have NOT learned how to turn around, or stop when going backwards. I just have to let myself roll until I lose momentum and come to a stand still, then slowly shuffle myself to the opposite direction.

I am going along just great, and hubby is skating close by to make sure I don't hurt myself, and catch me if I start to fall. HA! I'm watching over my right shoulder, when all of a sudden this tiny little girl behind me comes to a dead stop to watch the Limbo game.

I just know I'm going to run over this small child

and turn her into rink kill that has to be scraped off the floor.

About this time, the Limbo bar gets knocked off and his the floor with a super loud C-R-A-C-K! I holler for to my hubby for help as I try to stop, and guess what he's doing??? Turning around and watching the Limbo game. My feet fly straight up in the air

and I land flat on my back

which prompts one of the kids who sees me there regularly to shout out, "Who shot the Crazy Lady?"

Thank goodness for my martial arts training and all of the falling classes I attended!

I tucked my chin to my chest to keep my head from hitting the floor, and landed flat so that the shock of the impact would be absorbed. Master Zach would be so proud. I popped back up and continued skating...forwards this time.

No pain...and hopefully, next time I step on the scales, No Gain.

No small children were hurt in the making of this public spectacle of self. emoticon
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BECKYSFRIEND 4/20/2013 10:10PM

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ROCKINMOM776 4/16/2013 7:45PM

    Oh my goodness, I am sorry to say that I am laughing out loud right now at your misfortune... Truly sorry!! But only because I have been the Crazy Lady so very many times, and I sympathize!

Very proud of you, I am, young Walla. Master the art of falling you have, and master skating backwards, you will. (in my very best Yoda voice)

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LASKIE2 4/15/2013 2:58PM

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LIS193 4/15/2013 11:16AM

    You crack me up!
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DONNABRIGHT 4/15/2013 11:08AM

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REBECCATKD 4/15/2013 10:45AM

    Love it!

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SPARKLISE 4/15/2013 10:11AM

    Wow! Good job!
Your quick thinking saved the kid! emoticon
Seriously, glad you were not hurt. emoticon

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DEE107 4/14/2013 8:40PM

    And All I want to learn is how to stand with skates on my feet with out sitting on my butt thanks for sharing

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HENABELLE 4/14/2013 5:58PM

    wow! you have such fun at the rink that I want to go and try all these tricks emoticon

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 4/14/2013 3:45PM

    Such an adventure, and you didn't even have to leave your home turf!!
As far as I know there are no roller skating rinks in our area, there used to be two many years ago. We do still have one drive-in theater... if it opens again this spring.
Thanks for sharing.

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LESLIELENORE 4/14/2013 1:00PM

    emoticon Only a kid would say that! I still think you are super brave for skating in the first place.

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GAYLE-G-63 4/14/2013 12:08PM

    Too funny! "Who shot the crazy lady?" LOL

Kudos...at least you're brave enough to do it

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LIVINGFREE19 4/14/2013 11:44AM

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I just love the way you told this story!

I'm also glad nobody got hurt.

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GINA180847 4/14/2013 11:42AM

    Who are you? And what have you done with the woman who usually writes this column? Huh?

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_CYNDY55_ 4/14/2013 11:11AM

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No Gain!!!!!
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DR1939 4/14/2013 10:39AM

    Absolutely hilarious, and I'm glad no one of any age was hurt--including you.

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GWTRIKER 4/14/2013 9:26AM

    OMG--that was so funny! Your pictures were cute and really added to your story. Thanks for sharing. I agree you deserve a trophy, or how about 1st place for funniest blog of the day! emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/14/2013 9:26AM

    Excellent story telling skills! Love that you're roller skating, very thankful that no small children were hurt, too!!!

Have a wonderful day!

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RUTHIEBEAR 4/14/2013 9:22AM

    OH my goodness! I did not know whether to laugh or get upset! Love your sense of humor and glad no one wa hurt!

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SHERYLDS 4/14/2013 8:58AM

    brave person.
glad you're having fun

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IDLETYME 4/14/2013 8:19AM

    I think it's great that you are roller skating - let alone backwards! Great work!! emoticon

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KMICHA 4/14/2013 7:57AM

    I love it! I haven't roller skated in years!

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DARJR50 4/14/2013 6:38AM

  You have more guts than I do. I tried skating once way back in the middle of the last century. I spent so much time on the floor I began to feel like a rug.

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CELEST 4/14/2013 6:32AM

    LOL you are such a funny lady, brilliantly written...Im still chuckling.

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DESERTDREAMERS 4/14/2013 4:35AM

    Wow - you're turning sow's ears into silk purses with your (somewhat) improved skills!

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EILEEN828 4/14/2013 3:14AM

    That was hilarious! Sorry you slipped, thank heavens you didn't hurt yourself or anybody else. emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 4/14/2013 2:57AM

    You had me LMAO
What a great blog to read at the start of my day, really have a beaming smile now from ear to ear.
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AUNTHELEN 4/14/2013 2:26AM

    EXCELLENT!!! emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 4/14/2013 2:03AM

  i never learned to turn around either in my roller skating career.

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ILOVEROSES 4/14/2013 1:22AM

    Well done! emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 4/14/2013 1:15AM

    Wonderful you deserve a trophy! emoticon

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