Sk8er Girl: CANCELLED

 it was like a movie. It was horrible sleety rain outside, but I was going to brave it anyway — the path to the Skating Rink is a side road, straight shot, so it would have been fine as long as I took it slow. I checked — yup, still rain. I got my towel and camera and cell…

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Sk8er Girl: Week Six: Skategossip

Miss Kitti Sunrise lends me her shoulder I was exhausted yesterday. Black Wednesday came and went, and it was a horrible freaking day. I had stayed up into the wee hours curled up in a blanket on the couch, watching Season Two of Dexter. I knew I wasn’t going to get much sleep, and I preferred to wake up…

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Sk8er Girl: Week Five: New Skates

…and a new lj profile pic to go with them! Yay! It was like magic. I was the wind on magic skates. My new skates weigh about 50 lbs less than the house skates, the ankle support is amazingly stiff (I look forward to breaking them in), and THEY HAVE PURPLE WHEELS. How can you not be magic with purple wheels?…

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Sk8er Girl: Week Four: Roller Girls

Roller Girls: Missy, Kitti & Lillie I’m not quite sure what was missing last Thursday night — whatever it was, I certainly didn’t Bring It to the skating rink. My energy was in the toilet. Happily (happily?) I had a manuscript in my bag, so I edited a few pages…and then a few more pages…and then a few more…

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Sk8er Girl: Week Three: Little Devil’s Night

Sk8er Grrls: Kitti, Lee, & Lillie In hindsight, I should have thrown my wings in the backseat. At least then I would have been prepared for Halloween Skate Night! I figured it would be our usual crowd of nobody–and less than nobody because Cherie and the gang had popped off to the Brentwood Roller Rink for the evening. Turns…

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Sk8er Girl: Week Two

Wobbly Jenny tries out the speed skates I had been looking forward to last night’s Skate Night  all week long. By Monday at 4pm it had already been a helluva week. We invited about a billion people to come with us, but in the end it was just me and Jenny (a.k.a. "Jenger Snaps"). Not that we minded too…

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Sk8er Girl

Lee on Wheels I was thirteen the last time I went roller skating. It was the summer before high school. My self-esteem was so low that I forced my parents to sign me up for summer school gym, so that I wouldn’t be forced to get undressed and shower in front of other girls like we were supposed to…

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