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$400 roller skates

July 3rd, 2008 at 09:02 pm

Yes, I own a pair of $400 roller skates. Did I mention that I play roller derby with the Ohio Roller Girls? Hence, the skates.

I'm normally pretty frugal with the cash. Sure, we buy what we want. The trick is we don't want much.

I was thinking about the skates today, because I really haven't used them as much as I would have liked. I played one game in them, then got pregnant and couldn't play anymore. I have skated maybe 30 or so speed skating practices in them. I just found out today that our league is restructuring and in such a way that a player like me, who has been on maternity leave for 10 months, will have a hard time getting any playing time on game day. My heart is a bit broken.

And, of course, I want to get my money's worth on those skates.

So what do I do? Do I stick it out, go to practices, etc. and risk not getting to play? Or do I leave the league?

I just don't know.

6 Responses to “$400 roller skates”

  1. JanH Says:

    Would you enjoy the practices as a way of staying in shape and getting exercise? I used to enjoy practicing tennis a whole lot more than games. Go figure.

  2. klbb90 Says:

    Stay for the practices as long as no one hassles you in a major way. Have fun, fun, fun!

  3. aevans1206 Says:

    I would agree that staying with exercise that you love, especially having a baby, is important. It's not a bad idea to keep them and just practice.

  4. compulsive debtor Says:

    I say keep the skates and keep up the practices just to see what happens.

  5. compulsive debtor Says:

    And now I have to ask you what your roller derby nickname is.....

  6. compulsive debtor Says:

    That's funny....

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