Friday, March 6, 2009

I'll stick to ice cubes

Last week I dragged my half-dead self to the local figure skating club carnival spectacle thing.

Despite my initial dread of leaving my cozy apartment (and more importantly, my pjs, Neo Citran and ten boxes of kleenex) to stand in a crummy arena watching little girls skate around to Lady GaGa, I actually wound up feeling kind of charmed.

I'm not sure if it was just the tiny tots dressed as wizard of oz characters and holding onto one another for dear life while taking turns falling all over the ice, or the fact that someone bothered to make giant Oscar cutouts and paint a strip of red carpet on the ice, but I'll admit, they got me. My resolve to feel cranky and maintain constant eye-rolling at the shmaltziness of it all failed me briefly.

For a minute, I wanted to be the girl in the red fringe costume, freezing my ass off and breathlessly waiting for my cue to glide and shimmer around the rink.

Of course, a minute later some 13-year-old skated to "Barbie Girl" and I just wanted to go back to bed.


quarter-life lady. said...

Barbie Girl! I remember that [horrible] song. Did they do hand motions too? I used to do hand motions to the words. Probably not an appropriate thing for a thirteen year old to be doing...

Mari said...

Wow, I had forgotten all about that horrible song. Of course, last week in Utah there was the "Hammer Pants and Ice Tour", a one-time show with, get this, M.C. Hammer and Vanilla Ice. Maybe you are too young to realize the horror of such a bill? How the hell they picked Utah instead of California or New York is a very good question.

Elle Bee said...

Haha. Oh skating carnivals. *sigh

Good times.

Sarah said...

For some reason this posted twice, so I deleted the second one, but not before receiving this lovely comment from puddnhead nathan:
puddnheadnathan said...
A humbling experience. You're brave to admit that you enjoyed it, even for a fleeting moment.

What the hell is it about kids taking skating around or Christmas pageants so seriously that makes us look like idiots for taking things like our jobs and our blogs so seriously?

March 6, 2009 8:38 AM

Sarah said...

Quarter-life lady: Ha. No, thankfully she didn't do the hand motions. It was still fairly disturbing though.

Mari: hahaha. I think I'm just young enough to think that would be AMAZING. Or at least, really, really hilarious.

Elle Bee: Were you a child figure skater?

Puddnheadnathan: I know exactly what you mean. Plus seeing how serious and excited they were made it completely impossible to sneer and roll my eyes!

insomniaclolita said...

LOL I remember Barbie Girl times :P SO WRONG. ;)