Monthly Archives: October 2011

Keep It Simple, Skater

Big D, the Best Coach Ever, has given me specific items to work on before class on Saturday.  Skating backwards on one foot, one-foot Mohawks, shifting from an inside to outside edge and figure push-offs. Does it sound like a … Continue reading

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I Really Love This Guy

For your viewing pleasure allow me to present this gem.  It is a clip from one of Jackie Chan’s films (What, you haven’t seen them? You should.  But only if you enjoy daredevil action, laugh-out-loud humor and ridiculous plots) and … Continue reading

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This Is How They Get Ya

I was at the rink yesterday, practicing turns and taking note of my tiny bit of progress for the week and I suddenly thought “You know, I should really practice at least four times a week.  Or maybe five, if … Continue reading

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My New Crush

So, I was practicing yesterday and I saw someone I will have to describe as my new crush.  I will call her Flora, because her practice dress had flowers all over it.  Flora was all kinds of fantastic.  She looked … Continue reading

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Always Smooth

No to only do I find the guy playing Keith Stone kinda smarmily charming, this ad was filmed at my home rink, which is where I will be this afternoon, practicing like mad.

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Mad Skillz

I had a long practice on Thursday and class today.  Thursday’s revelation was my Mohawk Turn.  I was working on my figure, especially pushing off onto on outside edge (you remember what that is, right?) .  Can I just say … Continue reading

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Why I Like Living in LA #1

The place I work is in a little backwater of Burbank.  In addition to the usual array of post-production facilities like us, in the nearest few blocks there are also a custom motorcycle shop, a place that trains security guards … Continue reading

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