Ice Skating
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First watch, 4 bells (10:22 pm)

Wow, what an experience! I just got back from ice skating for the first time. I only fell once, just after I got in the rink for the first time. My feet started to hurt and I had trouble standing on the skates, but I switched them for a larger pair and that made a world of difference. (pause while I feed Mr. Pookies some catnip—he's tearing at the container). I didn't fall again (though I did come pretty close several times), and LH was a dear and stuck with me even though she skates much better than I do. She helped me out when I was about to fall a few times, and set me straight when I seemed to be turning for no reason.

It was really cold out, but the skating rink had a roof over it (though it was open all around the sides). The walk back to the car was much colder than skating on the ice was. My feet are a bit sore, but not too bad.

LH and I ended up talking in the car for another hour after we got back. It's almost scary how many things we have in common, even our like for Bruce Campbell movies. (That was a surprise). We're going out again tomorrow to dinner and to see the Return of the King.

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Ice Skating
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Forenoon watch, 3 bells (9:45 am)

I'm going ice skating tonight with LH (she talked me into it, it's a branch activity that she got guilt-tripped into attending). I've never been ice skating, but I'll give it a try. MP told me to videotape myself, because he wants to watch it. What a chump 🙂

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Cold Weather Moving In
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Forenoon watch, 3 bells (9:43 am)

Well, it's already here. Right now, it's 19F (-7C) outside, and it will drop to 10F (-12C) tonight. Did I mention it gets cold here?

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