You Blockhead


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You know, I can be a block head sometimes. Sometimes my lack of attention to detail comes back to bite me in the butt, and not in a good way. Let me explain.

I have had late night ice hockey games the last two nights, and we got beat pretty bad the first game. So bad, in fact, that I decided to go up to my attic and pull out my “broken” skates, just to see if I could try them out for one more game. I figured that maybe they weren’t as broken as I thought. I missed those old skates. My new skates feel like a pair of rowboats strapped to my feet compared to my old ones.

The broken ones were actually not in bad shape. I even made a modification to the one that was “more broken” using a bit of wood from one of those wooden paint-stirrers and some tape. After that I only had to transfer my laces from the new ones to the newly fixed broken ones.

This is where the block-headiness comes into play. As I looked at my new skates I noticed they were size 11.5, a full size than what I wear. To make matters worse, the rule of thumb is you should wear skates a size smaller than you wear in regular shoes. So, I’ve been skating in skates 1-2 sizes bigger than I need. No wonder they feel like boats!

Anyhow, I wound up wearing the broken skates and my patchwork held pretty well.  I even scored a goal, which has been all too rare this season.  My team still lost our game, but it was a much closer contest.

*Sigh*, I can be dense sometimes.