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cathy


I want to drive it all night long...

Monday, January 02, 2006

Chloe, this is a Zamboni, the vehicle that cleans the ice rink. One day you will come to Canada and see one in real life. And I will come to Athens and see the ancient ruins in real life. Such a fair trade.


And so we went skating today.


Followed by an evening at my mother's, which was one of the most relaxed I can remember in...ummm...ever! Great day. And then I come home to reconnect my e-mail to work again and received 1082 messages. Welcome to my roller-coaster.

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    When you go visit Chloe...would it be possible that maybe I could sneak along?? I promise I won't be any trouble. lol. Sounds like you might have a good deal going there.

    Very nice pictures. Ice skating looks fun. Glad you had a relaxing day.

    Connie

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    Zambonis rock! There were invented by a Canadian too. I think his name was Zamboni. Isn’t that a coincidence?

    I am a bad Canadian. I can't skate. I have an atrocious sense of balance once my feet are separated from solid ground by anything—blades, wheels, skis etc. Yet I can run on ice in my everyday shoes.

    Hope you had fun on the rink today. The table seating was calm, but was the meal good? I'll wish a great meal on (almost) anyone, anytime.

  1. Blogger Jase said:

    Lovely photos Cathy! Nice seeing you at peace and happy!

  1. Blogger Anhoni Patel said:

    Skating hurts my ankles. I used to skate though. I actually went skating this summer with one of my nieces. I *love* fresh Zambonied ice though.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Photos are fabulous! I miss skating so much. When i was a teenager lving in the southern states i used to go every friday and saturday nights :)

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    what a funny name Zamboni. Zambon is what we call luncheon meat here.
    Nice pictures. Your new camera is really fantastic.
    1082 messages? you are veeeery popular it seems. I'm sure Madonna doesn't get that many in a day.
    I am certainly coming to Canada and you are coming to Greece. Connie you don't have to sneak along. You can come as you are. I'd love to meet you all. Babies, husbands, dogs, too.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Cathy - That does sound like a great day! I may be going in to work today to about that many messages. I'm not looking forward to this work week at all. Last year I took lessons, but I've only been skating once this year. Must go more often!!!

  1. Blogger No_Newz said:

    I love the reading together photo! I'm glad you had a relaxing time with your mom.
    I'd ride a zamboni all night long too! Love those things! Just saying Zamboni makes me happy. :P (yes, I am a dork thankyouverymuch)
    Lois Lane

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    Freshly Zambonied ice is the best, so clear and flawless. I like to see the skaters cut new lines in it.

    You wouldn't mind if I followed you and Connie to Greece, would you? I'm a wealth of useless travel information, and I don't require large amounts of food.

    We could form a "See Chloe in Greece" travel group, probably fill up a whole plane.

  1. Blogger vani said:

    i heard on the news somewhere a zamboni exploded right on the rink-something about a propane tank? no one got hurt, even tho part of the roof caved in!

    i've never been ice-skating, but would love to go sometime, maybe when the kids get a little older...love the pics!

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    Ah, skating is so much fun. The pictures are fabulous. I always loved how the Zamboni would make the ice like glass.

    So glad to hear that dinner at Mom's went well. A great way to end a great day.

    Be Good!

  1. Blogger Dirk the Feeble said:

    That's a lot of e-mail. I'd just delete them all and start over.

  1. Blogger angel, jr. said:

    hello! I loved ice skating as a child. It was and still is awesome.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Connie;
    I think we should make a trip together!

    Blackcrag;
    Maybe your New Years' Resolution could be to learn to skate!

    Jase;
    At peace, yes. Here's to maintaining the peace and contentment, friend.

    Anhoni;
    It actually hurts my ankles as well. I sprained my ankle sakting when I was a kid.

    Michelle;
    Sounds like it would have been fun!

    Chloe;
    Connie and I may be planning a trip shortly :) I will forever see the Zamboni and think lunch meat truck from now on. I didn't get all those e-mails in one day; but over the course of several months.

    Stephanie;
    I hate not looking forward to work weeks; yuck. I hope it all goes well for you.

    Lois;
    Well, we're both dorks, then :)

    Eric;
    I love this idea, please do come along. We will rent a jet.

    Vani;
    Oh my dear, no I hadn't heard that yikes! And your eally must try some time.

    MomyBlogR;
    Two good days in a row; I'm on a roll.

    Armaedes;
    I did. :)

    Angel;
    Then we would all like to see some ice skating photos of yours!

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:

    When I was a kid we'd race to the Wollman Rink in Central Park (before it closed for years) to skate till dark. About three hours, if we hurried. Renting skates was $2.50 and admission was $2.50, so as an 11-year-old this was no cheap date. I remember the skates being those comfy well-used brown suede ones, not the creepy blue rock-hard plastic ones the have now. And the hot chocolate was the kind that comes from a machine...delish. And we dreaded the Zamboni because it stole 30 minutes of skate time! But, then again, it was always such fun to watch. I think it even had a theme song, but I can't remember what it was.

    Oh, I want to go skating!!!!

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