Go Skateboarding Day!

June 22nd, 2008 | Category: Marginalia, Me

June 21st is Go Skateboarding Day, so after a month off of my board due to a bum foot, I went skateboarding. It rained all kinds of fierce as it is wont to do in the evenings in the summer in southeast Alabama, but I skated anyway.

This spot is nothing spectacular unless you like to skate whatever like I do. It’s taller than a normal curb, sloped, and irregular, like a tiny bowl. I used to skate here in high school.

It’s also covered on one side, so the session can go on even in the rain.

It may have been raining, but it was still 8000 degrees out.

After a brief break, I decided it was time to head out, wet streets be damned.

Many thanks to Jessy for braving the rain and coming to document my fumbley skateboarding with her camera. It was good to be on the board again.

Happy Go Skateboarding Day to everyone who skates. It’s good.

P.S. Don’t think I got away from the day unscathed. One good fall into that cast iron fence behind the curb yielded the welt below. Skateboarding is strictly pay to play.

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