With the gas prices - many people are thinking of alternative ways to get to work. Now lest you be silly and think I'm planning on roller skating to work - let's nip that in the bud right now... NO! I'm not getting my 42 year old chunky butt and weak ankles on those anytime soon. Let alone to get to work 12 miles away.
I used to have roller skates like this when I was about 12 years old. The color blue and the bright yellow wheels are an exact match. It was 1978 and The Donna Summer movie "Thank God It's Friday" was HOT! (side note: rent it, it's funny). There was a local roller rink that everyone went to, ...to fall down. We had fun being foolish and learning how to stand and roll and finally whiz around the rink. I actually did fairly well. My friends and I would also skate around the neighborhood. The rocks were always a bummer however, and we would all go home with skinned knees. Not many people thought of protective wear back then and we were fairly poor.
There were generally 3 guys and 5 girls. And of course the guys were trying to upstage the girls. Even I tried, by being the one to skate the fastest. Well - up until that point in my life, I wore the normal white Fruit of the Loom briefs. But my mother in her infinite wisdom decided one particular week to get me a variety pack of colored underwear. I went skating with two girls in particular and I fell hard on my butt. The shorts I wore ripped on the side and in the crotch. I was left wearing red underwear. That might be funny with my friends, now. At the time - it was really embarrassing. And I received a lot of ribbing from the two girls. Who told everyone.