OMG I DIE! Seriously the joy that THIS caused me. I tried really hard not to climb the Ryan Gosling bandwagon, but damn it! I fell off the non-Ryan Gosling wagon right onto it. I need to do some breathing exercises.
I bought new roller skates! And they suck! Which isn't actually a bad thing. See, skates are damn expensive. So why spend a lot of money on skates that you don't like because you don't know what you like? So I'm going to beat these skates to shit and see what I like/don't like. And then buy even MORE expensive skates with that knowledge. Not that the knowledge will pay for the skates, because it totally won't. Knowledge is stingy.
I may however, buy new wheels and bearings for my new skates. Cause the wheels I want are $60, the wheels that came on the skates are $6. That's a bit of a difference. Quality my friends!
Perhaps I should sell my ice skates. I took lessons in high school and advanced... not very far. I blame the rink being 45 minutes away. Or that it cost a lot of money and I didn't love it. I liked it well enough, but people involved were sooooo damn snobby. I put up with that when I was younger, but that shit doesn't fly now. Ew, flying shit.
Subject change! I went out to dinner with my family (minus one sister) and had a really good time. We went to a steakhouse I had gift certificates for. And thank goodness! We racked up a $180 bill. Good for us. And it only cost in really dollars - $38 for tip. I do feel bad for using soooo much in gift certificates in one night, but not bad enough to stop me. I feel for small business owners, so I go back and forth. What tipped me over this time was the fact that they might close. And then the certificates would be worthless.
Anyway, I ordered duckling. And it was literally half a duck. It was tasty, but man it was work. So I switched with my dad who ordered a stuffed pork chop. That was so much better. The sauce was caramelized, by which I mean it was practically caramel. Sugar city, ticket for one.
I'm pretty sure this is why I've gained 5 pounds.