So I took Jackson to a roller rink with some friends to celebrate his birthday. Yes, his birthday was last month. Yes, we had a birthday party for family weeks ago. It's a never-ending extravaganza.
Anyway, he and a couple friends went roller skating last night. Most everyone wore their inline skates. Except for a couple people on the rink who were wearing roller skates. You know - 4 wheels not in a line. I didn't even know they still made roller skates! Actually, maybe they don't. These looked like they might have been around since 1970. Anyway, this one guy, wearing roller skates of course, was doing some sort of, hmmm, I don't really know how to describe it. At first glance, I thought he was having a seizure in the middle of the rink. On second thought, I decided he wasn't actually in need of medical attention and was moving that way on purpose. OK, what on God's green earth is this guy doing? The chicken dance? Is he trying to march? Maybe it's the macarena? What the crap is he doing? Oh my gosh! He's dancing! I think he's trying to dance! Is he doing the... is that the... why, I think he's doing THE HUSTLE!
So Disco Bob (I named him Disco Bob. Catchy, isn't it?) is out there stayin' alive and I'm standing on the side lines trying to pay attention to Jackson and gang, but I'm somehow mesmerized by Disco Bob. What makes a grown person want to devote his free time to the lost art of roller disco? I was just waiting for some girl in leg warmers (perhaps Olivia Newton John) to join him.
Ahhh yes, Gene Kelly on skates again, a veritable circus sideshow in the middle of a roller ring complete with tight rope walkers, an Evil Knievel-like jump over a bunch of snazzily dressed skaters, Olivia Newton John blasting off to her home planet, and more big hair than my high school yearbook. What? It could happen. Just be thankful I didn't share the long version where she changes clothes like 24 times! That's 8 minutes and 3 seconds I'll never get back.
You'd think I'd have a point after all that. Hmmm, note to self: make sure your stories have a point in the future.
HERE'S a link to my review blog where I've got a couple giveaways and HERE'S a link to Michelle's blog where she's got a contest too! Check them out or I'll post the long version of the Xanadu grand finale!