Saturday, February 26, 2011

A little happiness in an otherwise crappy week...

You know what makes me want to go to Skateway, slip on a pair of these: and skate around backwards while listening to "Walk Like an Egyptian" by the Bangles?


These:


For those of you who aren't from southern California, Skateway was the rink to get yo' skate on in the mid to late eighties. Until it burned down. At least, that's the rumor I heard. You know how skating rink rumors are. Two words come to mind when I think of Skateway burning to the ground: foul and play. Or maybe four words: vicious elementary school gossip.

I guess I'll never really know the truth.


In closing, I'd like to share a video of my niece, Paige. She is a rockstar. I watch this video when I need to have my faith in humanity restored, which has been quite often of late. It's a real picker upper.




("Gave you all I had, you tossed it in the trash! Tossed in in the trash...." I love you Paigie!)

(Gah! I forgot to mention from whence I received the lovely leg warmers! For shame! They were a gift from Naomi, my Crafty Friend. If you like what you see, go to her blog and tell her to start selling them on etsy.)

6 comments:

The Paxton Family said...

Seriously. I think we're soul mates. Would you be my soul mate?
I am SO in love with the leg warmers on Tess! Yeah! Score! Hope your weekend gets better and we'll get together in the week :-)

Hurst Family said...

That. Was. Beautiful. Definitely picked me up for today. We had a roller rink in our town growing up (I think it's still there)-- head out to Visalia California and you can still get your skate on. It'd be worth the gas money and the trip to nowhere.

Jenn said...

Do you remember my goal for my etsy shop...yeah those were the days.

Nice leg warmers, great wubbie!

Oh, I should be cursed because I can't remember the name of my local roller rink... but oh, do I have memories baby! neon lights, speed races, red light-green light, slurpies, and couples skate. Ahhhhhh those were the days too!

Marie Says Yes said...

i miss roller skates.

i really, really do.

Marie Says Yes said...

dear elise,
it's just me.
you should really post soon so i can have my elise-pick-me-up.
love,
marie.

Connie said...

I remember Skateway! We went to the one in Cypress. That was the ONLY place for cool people in SoCal to have a birthday party.