Thursday, September 01, 2005

Roller skating...

From Trivia no Izumi:


When the inventor of roller skates tried them out for the first time (at a masquerade party in the early 1700s), he didn't install brakes and ended up crashing into a mirror.

And my own little story:

The one and only time I ever went on roller skates was with the service frat (or sorority, depending on who you talk to) I was in my senior year in college. We went out to the beach one month before I was to graduate--I lasted all of 1 minute, fell down, twisted my knee and couldn't walk until two weeks before the graduation ceremony.

I refuse to go on any sort of roller skates, roller blades, etc. ever since.

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