Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Gauntlet


So as described in my last post, I've been doing a bit of skateboarding lately.  In that vein, I've been thinking quite a bit about skateboarding, and had recently come to realize that I'd like to learn a trick or two.  Nothing too fancy, just something to play with.  Kind of like my juggling.  I don't need to be able to keep five balls in the air - I'm comfortable with an ability to keep three up there.

Last night, Mrs. TSMK agreed to watch with me a few Internet videos of tricks I might want to learn.  After less than five minutes of viewing she turned to face me - and these are the words she spoke:

"I've never seen you do anything that agile in your life."


So now the gauntlet has officially been thrown.  I will learn to perform the shovit.  I will learn to perform the G-turn.  I will even learn to perform them in sequence.  And yes, I will fall down.  But I will get back up, take several ibuprofen and continue on learning.  Oh yes.  I will.



  1. Are you really sure about this? Do you have accident insurance? (c: