Saturday, December 15, 2007

Hockey skates and new tires

Overheard at our place this morning:

Me: Merry Christmas, Keith. Look, I bought you two new tires for Christmas. Aren't they wonderful?

Him: Oh, Becky, wow... I don't know what to say... that's so sweet. And what a coincidence, because I bought you two new tires, too. And while we're at it, here are those new wiper blades you've always wanted.

Me: Gosh, sweetie. Thanks. I will cherish them for as long as the warranty allows.

Him: Me, too.

The end.


Kind of warms that heart, eh? At least we will be safer when we go skiing and mountaining and stuff. Apparently when your tires have almost no tread, that's not a good thing.

It's freakishly cold here today. At least it was sunny. And at least we're not supposed to get 20-40 cm of snow over the next 24 hours. At least there's that.

And at least we got to go skating for free, with two more firsts: Kai's first time on single-blade skates, and my first time on hockey skates. Free skating with free skate rentals seemed like a good opportunity to try out hockey skates. They're not too different from figure skates, but with that added front to back rocking thing that tends to send you unexpectedly onto your backside. Kai had the same issue with them, so we swapped his skates for figure skates half way through. Shhh.... don't tell his 15-year-old self.

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