I’m getting a seriously sizable tax return this year. Like, a tenth of last year’s income, serious. THE GOVERNMENT IS TITHING TO ME.
But I’m unemployed, so I should sock it away for bill paying and not asking my parents for money.
BUT I WANT/NEED NEW SKATES. See, I have high arches, which means that the middle of my foot cramps up when I skate. So (right before I broke my leg) I bought some lovely inserts from Sin City Skates that are supposed to help. AND THEY TOTALLY DO. THEY ARE FANTASTIC FOR MY ARCHES AND I LOVE THEM. I am seriously considering dropping the cash to buy two more pairs to wear in regular shoes, they are that amazing. HOWEVER! They take up some serious real estate inside my skate boots. My toes are mashed up in the toe box now, so instead of pausing to uncramp my feet, I’m pausing to wiggle some non-pain feeling into my toes. *sad trombone* Very few skate boots are sold in half-sizes, and the ones which are tend to be the higher priced ones. I’m considering getting some Antik MG2s, because they also have ankle support, which is good for me and my wussy little ankles. But I can only justify buying the boot, not the skate package (boot, plate, wheels) so I’d have to buy a set of plates as well (I’m good on wheels FOR NOW, though of course I’d love to have many more sets and have had some on my wishlist for FOREVER) The least expensive plates that are not nylon (I don’t want nylon plates) and which are by a reputable company have the trucks set at a different angle (45°) than I’m used to (10°) and I am not really sure how that will affect things.
Plus I should really save that money.
BUT OH GOD, I WANT TO SKATE FOR LONGER THAN 30 MINUTES, TO SKATE WITHOUT HEAVING SIGHS OF RELIEF WHEN I REMOVE THEM AFTER.
In other derby news, there are new minimum skills requirements. I’ll probably talk about them tomorrow.