Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Nana Rolls

Tonight I attended a party at a roller rink in Saugus. It was a birthday party for a local favorite comic, Ken Reid. My friend Korte called to see if I was going and I didn't know anything about it, but it sounded like fun. I thought I hadn't roller skated in about 7 years. It's actually closer to 20. My friends and I used to skate all the time. I am rusty. I fell twice. I got a little sad when I realized that two of my friends that I used to skate with are now dead. I was also keenly aware that I was the oldest person there . I kept looking for people who were my same age or older. Nu-Uh. I skated for an hour and a half. I finally stopped going around when I got thirsty. It was tough walking and I was little dizzy. I am in pain and expect to be so for the next week. But I did it ! I skated ! I fell and I got back up again ! I'm sure that's a metaphor for life. . . .
The Birthday Boy seemed really happy. Every one seemed to have a good time. It was a who's who of Boston comedy. Not everybody was there, but we comics was representin'.
And at work today . . .. .
They were pulling on the door at 8:30AM. We were slamming pretty straight through 2 o'clock. It was a hot and steamy day here in Boston town. "Steamy" in more ways than one. Someone left a digital camera on the counter. It had probably been there about 10 minutes before any of us noticed it. Ashley picked it up and brought it to the manager. She said we should looke at the pictures in case we could remember who it was . It was a bi-racial couple who had bought a trolley tour. There were pictures of them in a restaurant and at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia and him standing naked on the bed with towel tied around his neck like he was a super hero. There about 4 photos of him like that, various poses of him flying through the air and standing super hero pose -like. He's naked. He's pretty overweight. Little Ashley is too young to see that and I think my manager has seen those kind of pictures one time too many . I just thought they were hilarious. We would have just turned it into the Ranger, but there was none on duty yet. We decided to sit tight , in case he came back.
Sure enough , he did ! He was pretty desperate to get the camera back. He even said "There are some incrimenating evidence on there". We all played calm and cool . Not a one of said "Yeah , we know ."
Those wacky tourists ! You never know what they are going to come up with ! I kind of think they did that on purpose. They must have known we were going to look at it ! People are always taking dirty pictures with their digital cameras. It's even dirty in the description of the product ! ""Digital" . ... come on !
So, that was my day. Interesting and challenging all around. And man. .. .Am I going ot be in pain from where I fell . . .


Blogger drobichau said...

I'm impressed. The one time I went to a skate party, I fell. A wheel tore through my navy blue corduroys and revealed to my horror and shame my very contrasting bright yellow bloomers.

Older (and wiser) you may be, but you can skate

Thursday, June 28, 2007 1:10:00 PM  
Blogger bigtiny said...

What exactly does a naked super-hero pose look like?????!!!???

Thursday, June 28, 2007 4:08:00 PM  

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