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2007-11-26 16:36:22.989025+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Concern has been expressed that I may be "growing up". While I don't know if I'm yet ready to ditch the conventional furniture for a home ball pit (thanks, Shadow), I should point out that I've picked up a pair of Heelys, and I've only fallen on my ass twice.

If you're the sort of person who delights in confusing your autonomous motor system and teaching your reflexes how to do new things, I highly recommend 'em. The hardest part so far is getting used to the idea that I have to kick and then drop a heel behind, although there's clearly a lot left to learn. And shopping is way more fun now.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-29 14:19:06.302178+00 by: Nancy

You and the Little Mermaid have something in common!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-29 15:00:24.955938+00 by: JT

I've found that nothing proves you're older than you think like a ripstick. I know how to skateboard, I know how to snowboard, no matter how much people say it's a hybrid between the two... it's not. On the same hand, no matter how much I try to convince myself I'm 19, I'm still in my mid 30's.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-29 16:19:16.39997+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yowza! And they're kick-flipping those things?

I recently tried to juggle again, I can still do it, but I'm realizing that there's just not enough time in the world to keep the neurons tuned to do all the cool things...