My friend Merry and I were talking to our friends new girlfriend and started explaining some things that she might expect over the course of their relationship. We decided we should drink wine and write a book. We drank the wine but I wrote the book over the course of a while.
I realize that I have totally brought this upon myself. I have chosen this life. I met Smiley in a time where he had not skated in about a year. Around his birthday we were at a store and they had a pair of Swindlers. He put them on and began to glow. I saw how happy they made him, knew he had skated for many years, and understood it was a part of who he was and would always be...
So, I bought them for him and he began to skate again and I encouraged everything that he did. This has led to all of the things contained in the book happening to me, ok maybe not to this extreme but you get the point. This book will most likely make you think that all rollerbladers are worthless assholes when in fact this group of people that I speak about are comprised of doctors, lawyers, physical therapists, service industry workers, and just about anything you can think of. These people are my friends, my best friends in fact. Basically, all of the good, true friends that I have are because of Smiley's rollerblading. In all actuality, when you love someone you stand behind them whatever they decide for their lives. There are times when you want to kick them in the head for things that they do but all in all it's not a bad life... the life of a rollerbladers girlfriend