Jul. 27th, 2009

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I played a Nintendo game called California Games when I was a wee thing. It was the only game for which JL and I utilized the NES Advantage, a large and unwieldy joystick-based controller that proved awkward for the fantasy-adventure games we usually preferred. The turbo setting was invaluable in California Games.

There was a roller skating event. JL and I always scoffed at how the tiniest crack would send the character sprawling ass over teakettle.

This weekend, I pulled out some recently-purchased roller skates and attempted to skate outside on the sidewalk.

I should not have laughed, because when you hit a crack, especially when you are going swiftly?

That is exactly what happens.

Major ass-busting wipeouts: three (all on the first day!)
Major hilarious bruises: one, and it looks like a stigmata.
Major thanks given to the wrist guard gods: one, see above.

The second day I totally did not fall though. AT ALL.

Today I have brought the skates to work to see if the path behind my workplace is smoother going, since it's a single path without panels like sidewalks.

Tune in later for additional developments in New And Exiting Ways To Kill Yourself.

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