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Episode 127: 93 06 [Mar. 5th, 2006|07:26 pm]
Ben
[mood |determineddetermined]
[music |Dust in the Wind by Sarah Brightman]

December 24th, 1993.  I received a dark green bath robe from Target as a Christmas gift from my parents.  It started out being worn as a house coat to keep me warm when I got out of bed, but it eventually graduated to being utilized for what it was made to do - an after shower or bath cover-up.  March 5th, 2006.  Robinson's May is going out of business and everything is on sale.  A dark green bath robe hangs under a sign that says 60% off the original price.  I examine it, and notice the length of fabric.  The sentimental side of my brain kicks in...what about your robe at home?  It has been with you for over 12 years, and has done it's job well.  Yes, I've outgrown it physically, the color has faded, and the color and softness was no longer original.  But I could still use it.  But I had say goodbye.  It's weird to feel sad over something like a bath robe.  This bathrobe has been with me both through the completion of high school and college, all four different jobs since I began working, my long coming out process, seven Olympic games, and the birth of my two nephews.  I said goodbye to my old robe this evening.  And for all that I stated above, I think it deserved this eulogy.

I will be starting ice skating lessons soon.  I just ordered my figure skates, and they should be arriving by the end of this week.  Then I start my weekly basic lessons at the East West Ice Palace (home of Michelle Kwan), which I discovered is only a 15-20 minute drive on surface streets from my house.  I visited the rink last week and saw two Olympic skaters there (the American pair skaters Inuoe & Baldwin) that seem to just be finishing their morning practice for the World Championships in two weeks.  I will be watching that and cheering for Jeff Buttle of course!  But I am really excited about taking these lessons.  I will consider it an accomplishment to become comfortable with the ice.  My two visits to the Anaheim Ice Rink this past week showed me that I still have a long way to go before I become familiar with the ice.  I hope these upcoming lessons will do the trick.

CUTE!


SWOON!


Again, hit me before I start stalking.  :)

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From: ex_drizzy
2006-03-06 10:23 am (UTC)
Neat, you are going to start ice skating! When you start competing in competition, you will give me free tickets, right, hehehe...
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[User Picture]From: mister_benny
2006-03-07 01:36 pm (UTC)
Everyone I told that I am going to start ice skating has said the same thing: free tickets. Hmmm... we'll see if I get that far. My class is an 8 week run (one Saturday a week).

Yesterday, I went to familiarize myself with the ice a little more. After 20 minutes, I got a better grip of it. I ended up skating for 1 hour and 45 minutes. If I keep this up, I'm going to look HOT! :)
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