Saturday, November 19, 2016

Slip Sliding Away



Skating, I never could skate.  Weak ankles, or weak nerves, and a rational fear of falling, a strong dislike of cold and well winter sports where never my thing. 

Look at the simple physics of a single blade ice skate don't make any sense.  They make about as much sense as 6 inch spike heals, by the way I have never worn cha-cha heals.  I did have a couple of pairs of platform shoes back in the 1970's, but it was the 70's.  

6 comments:

  1. then you must be a nice girl like dr. spo. didn't EVERYBODY wear platforms in the 70s? I tried ice skating once; not my thing.

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  2. My sister was an excellent skater (and athlete). She taught me and I managed to stay upright, but that's all I managed. I had one pair of platform shoes in the early 70s. A friend was getting married and I had to buy a suit and dress shoes. The ONLY dress shoes I could find were platforms. I'm 6'2" and at that time I weighed 140 pounds. The shoes made added about 3 inches. Have you ever seen the insect called the Walking Stick?!?

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    1. The thought of 6'5" and 140 pounds is striking.

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  3. I love to watch skating. It's the thought of John Curry. He was great.

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  4. I've always fantasizes about the thrill of swiftly flying across the ice and always been to afraid to even try the skates on.
    6 inch spike heels? Yes I've done that more than once.

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  5. Never been skating. I have this irrational fear (yes another one) that I'll fall over and someone will skate over my neck and decapitate me.
    JP

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