Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Now I've gone and done it

Pictured on the left is the actual 4-foot longboard that I bought on Craigslist last night. Fine. I've thrown in the towel. I'm in the middle of a full-blown mid-life crisis. But at least I'm not cruising Used Car lots, sitting behind the wheel of blindingly red sports cars, right? Or hitting on the bewildered waitress at our Applebee's restaurant? Cut me a little slack.

And you know what? It really does work, this reverting to your youth thing! Silvi and I drove out to buy the skateboard last night from a guy who moved here from California. It was a dripping wet humid night after a big thunderstorm, just like the ones in Florida when I was young and thin and could ride my skateboard around the deck of our pool for hours in a hundred percent humidity. As Silvi and I drove home in the dark, the music up loud, windows down (out of necessity; air conditioner is on the fritz), the longboard in the front seat next to me, there were exactly three whole minutes, the length of a song, when I felt exactly how I felt on those warm Florida nights.

(For those not familiar with soulboarding, check out this video on Youtube. Or you can look for the fat guy lying in the grass gasping for breath down at Lake Harriet.)

2 comments:

Leah said...

HAHAHHHAHAHHAHA I'm in the midst of my crisis as well. Now I'm on my second motorcycle in 4 months! The first one I picked up in April, a Yamaha Vstar 650 I quickly outgrew. I bought my second a month a go, an 1100. I'm hooked. I'm all for the midlife crisis, just make sure you post pictures about it!

Kim Ayres said...

I thought I was there when I bought a bicycle for my 40th birthday, but a skateboard?

Hmmm... now you've got me thinking...