February 20, 2005

Girl meets ice

I met the cold, slippery surface face-to-face several times last night at the ice rink. Humbling experience. Yes. Fun. Yes. I counted around 10 times (a much-disputed amount) in a two-hour period that I fell, but thankfully, I didn't bruise.

The last time I went ice skating was for a friend's birthday in sixth grade--I think. So long ago, and I remember a similar experience: chalky ice decorating my coat. This time I had someone steadying me--the majority of the time.

Chris is an accomplished skater, and I was proud to be with skating with him (he knows some pretty awesome tricks).

Although I felt like a bumbling idiot sometimes, others, I felt like I was flying. Then I would promptly sink back on my heels and do a nice arse dive.

Sometimes, I would do my little scuttle dance, and grab for a hand. Thanks for holding me up, Chris.

Maybe with a little more practice I can cut my falls to 8. I am so NOT a perfectionist in this area.

It's a different world (on ice), and I am liking it more and more, especially when I can fall with a smile.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at February 20, 2005 3:06 PM | TrackBack

I bruise easily, so luckily I take ice skatin easy so I don't fall so much... If I didn't, I'd be a giant purple lump. Glad you had a good time out :-)

Posted by: Karissa at February 20, 2005 5:11 PM

I fell on asphalt, felt my arse, and cried.
On ice, I fall, feel like an ass, but slide.

Posted by: Dennis "Blank Verse" Jerz at February 20, 2005 5:43 PM

Yep...sums it up pretty well, Dr. Jerz.

Posted by: Amanda at February 20, 2005 6:51 PM

I really want to go ice skating again, i have only done it once, and i didn't fall once. I think its because i can rollerblade and its about the same thing, but who knows.

Posted by: Lori at February 20, 2005 10:14 PM

Heheh, it was too funny. She blamed the darker patches of ice, claiming they were evil.

But really, you should be proud, Amanda... Considering how long it's been since the last time you went skating, you did great... And I didn't mind holding you up, even if you did kinda choke me a few times. ;P

I'm just glad I didn't get us lost driving there and back.

Posted by: ChrisU at February 20, 2005 11:53 PM

Chris, I am supposed to take your breath away... ;-)

Posted by: Amanda at February 21, 2005 12:16 AM

You do have a knack for that. :)

Posted by: ChrisU at February 21, 2005 9:55 AM

Does this cutesy pootsy talk come with a vomit bag?? JUST KIDDING. You guys know i love you....and that its all adorable...haha :)

Posted by: Lori at February 21, 2005 8:51 PM

Silence, elf. ;)

Posted by: ChrisU at February 22, 2005 12:30 AM

HAHa...you can hear me coming from a mile away cuz of all my jingles..but we have discussed this...i don't have pointy shoes..or pointy ears for that matter.

Posted by: Lori at February 22, 2005 6:31 PM

You have to ask, who decided that humans were meant to glide along a slippery surface on a thin piece of metal? It just doesn't seem natural...haha.

I love to ice skate yet am not the greatest either. I try to go at least once every winter just to remember how to do it. Sort of like riding a bike...ok, bad example. I usually fall once or twice every time too and if I don't I take it as a bad sign. I feel like I *should* fall. Haha.

I don't think I would have gone with Chris (sorry!). I like to do things with people at my level or less accomplished than me. Haha. Kidding.

Posted by: Vanessa at February 23, 2005 4:08 PM

Like I said, it was humbling, but well worth it. :-D

Posted by: Amanda at February 24, 2005 12:47 AM
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