Sunday, December 02, 2007

V on Ice


This picture was from about two years ago. But it's where I ended up last night with a couple of friends. Yesterday was one of those days where you leave the apartment during the early hours and not come back till after midnight. I started by going to the theater to see a friend perform on stage at a kid's show which was OK. I mean it was for kids but fun to watch all the same. My friend did quite well. We sat through it twice! Two hour show each.

Between shows, we went for a quick bite. After the second showing, we headed uptown to a friend's apartment and then headed for some Italian food. Nice place, can't remember the name but will come back to whenever in the area.

After dinner, we took a cab over to central park and headed for the ice skating rink. At first, I thought about how much a fool I was going to make of myself cause I've never ice skated before. And I didn't want to embarrass my friends either. But I went anyway and guess what? I only fell once! I started off pretty slow and kept near the wall of the rink but I was able to glide along most of the time. It was when my friend held my hand and we headed off near the center of the rink that I took that fall. The other thing is that the skates do not come in 1/2 sizes and even going up a size, the skates seem to be pretty tight. I have wide feet. So if I'm ever to skate again and feel comfortable, I'd have to buy my own skates. Well, I tried something new and after taking pictures of people skating, I can say that I have actually done it. So after the skating, we went over to a coffee shop to meet a couple of friends and hung out there for a while then headed home.


And I finished the scarf! Since the fabric came out pretty thick and it's kind of wide, I didn't feel it necessary to make it so long. Just long enough to wrap around the neck once.

10 comments:

steve said...

Yes V, way to go man! My first ice skating experience was about six years ago and while i can't say i did as well as you, it still wasn't so bad. You know, I remember when ou posted this pic, and I remember how down you were back then. Looks like things are looking up for you! Anyhow, glad to see you had fun and the scarf is amazing!!

V said...

Thanks Steve! Ice skating was fun and I hope I can return soon and get better at it. Wow, can't believe you remember that far when I first posted that picture. You are right that things weren't that great at that moment, but being with friends last night made all the difference. Thanks for the scarf compliment. Hope you had a great weekend.

xolondon said...

You've gone as Christmassy as Paul from The Zapping!

That pic makes me want to be in NYC.

V said...

I might even get a tree this year. Though I better decide that pretty quick.. Must check out Paul then.

Angela said...

Wonderful post! Theatre is an fun learning experience for most children. What was the title of the play?
It look's like you had a wonderful time on the ice! I can't say that I am into ice skating myself...but others are! Your scarf is outstanding! Thanks for sharing all of this with us! *HUGS*

V said...

Hi Angela, the play was "Robin Hood" oddly enough, Robin Hood was also my very first theater experience when I was in 6th grade.

Webgrl said...

hey v i love the scarf!I just learned to knit and made steve a scarf too.
I am gonna check out the pattern you linked to and i hope u can take me to a knitting store when steve and i visit ny. this is steve's girlfriend kris by the way :D

V said...

Hi Kris and thanks for visiting. It's a nice pattern. Let me know how it turns out. I would love to show you around to the many cool knitting stores we have here. Take care! :) And make sure you have Steve stay clear of any poison ivy before the visit. :)

kilgorsky said...

I haven't gone skating since I was ten.

xolondon said...

Okay, NOW I have new reason to realllly like that scarf. And I can attest it is well-crafted!