Yikes! Guess what I’ve just signed up to… Go on, guess.
Oh, all right, I’ll tell you. I’m going to the Sk8board Academy – a female only event held this Saturday – to learn the basics of skateboarding. I must be crazy, but I’m really looking forward to it. I bought my skateboard (gorgeous pale maple with no picture and blue trucks) about two years ago and tried to learn for a while, but I fell off a few times and some boys laughed at me and eventually it seemed like too much effort. Yeah, I gave up too easy. But, trust me when I say that it’s pretty hard for a woman in her mid-twenties, with little sense of balance, to learn to skateboard around Waterloo, skateboarding capital of the world. Humiliation abounds. Anyway, I’m hoping that Saturday will give me a bit of confidence to get back to it and maybe this time next month I’ll be skating to work.