If you live in San Francisco, you may know about the roller skate park in Golden Gate Park. When I learned that my friend Jessie’s mom, Laura, is a huge part of the roller skating community and has been skating there for 20 years, I knew we had to do an FWB. This FWB has been years in the making and I’m so happy it finally happened!
As you can see, I am terrible at roller skating but I learned so much this day including the definition of a true committed community, how important it is to find your joy and the fact that it’s never too late for anything! I’m so impressed and admire Laura for her willingness to drive down from Petaluma most weekends to be a part of this community and do what she loves.
The story of how she got started is the best. Laura loved watching the roller skaters when she visited Golden Gate Park with her kids when they were younger. On her 50th birthday, her husband got her a pair of roller skates and she’s been skating ever since! Laura is one of the main choreographers of the group and, when we were there, she got a shout out for her commitment to the community
The community was started by the Godfather of Skate, D about 40 years ago. Since then, many people have been coming to skate on Saturdays and Sundays as well as attend his Church of 8 Wheels and roller skating rink at Burning Man. I had so much fun with the most welcoming community. I suggest everyone rent a pair of roller skates on Fulton and 6th right outside the park and give it a try! Make sure to stay to watch at 3p on Sundays. You won’t regret it!
Well I love when situations like this happen. My friend Joe came over with his friend, Bryan, who was visiting from DC. We were chatting when FWB came up in conversation. Then Joe mentioned that Bryan is an awesome breakdancer. Within two minutes, we were rearranging my living room to make a dance floor which of course had to include the epic party light to set the scene. It was so much fun to learn a new dance move and hopefully one day I’ll be able to do it and actually look cool. Thanks Bryan for being such an awesome teacher and willing to jump right in there and Top Rock it out with me. PS-Please take note of the Canton sweater I am wearing for it was part of my 4th grade Pop Warner cheerleading uniform that I never returned. Whoops.
This past weekend I celebrated my friend, Lisa’s bachelorette in Napa with my college friends. Of course, I had to do some FWB episodes. Emily volunteered but had a hard time deciding what to do. I wanted her to do her infamous “walk into a pole” move but as it turns out she was a little rusty. What she wasn’t rusty at was becoming Britney. So after a fun night out with maybe a few glasses of wine, we embraced Britney.
Em and I met in college freshmen year and discovered that we grew up a town away from each other. She is one to always bring the fun and never a dull moment. It was such a great weekend hanging with my friends from Maryland. Even though we don’t see each other much, it’s always a guaranteed good time!
Thanks Em….I mean Britney.
Please forgive the shakiness and blurriness…it’s essentially seeing the night through our eyes.
Flash Mob. Probably one of my new favorite past times. My very talented friend, Stephanie Carino, is a pro at choreographing and executing a perfect flash mob. In this FWB, she teaches me and the rest of the ladies of LSA: NYC dance moves for our latest flash mob to surprise the guys at the ECAs. And yes, I am a bit toasty in this video and the day long hangover was totally worth it. Thanks Carino for introducing me to flash mobs as well as always bringing your positive energy. I had the best time! ps-The sweatband was the party favor for the evening and had to be worn.