So I discovered during our city's holiday parade recently that we have a roller derby league here. They had a float in the parade and when the girls all skated by one of them came up to me and handed me a card and said "Dude, come skate with us!" I looked them up when I got home and I've always harbored secret roller-derby fantasies so....
You know what? I'm fucking doing it. Well, as soon as I have money for skates, anyway. I havent skated since I was like 15, but I used to be not-so-sucky so *hopefully* some of the not-sucking-so-much has carried over into being 30? The only thing that makes me nervous is a friend's recent warning that if I break a leg or something I'm totally fucked as far as work and making ends meet for DD and I. And it's like....would it be terribly irresponsible of me to start skating around and knocking chicks over for fun? Mayyyyybe. But everytime I get in my car, or cross the street, or walk up a flight of stairs, there's a chance I could end up temporarily disabled, right? Is this reeeeally that much worse than the risks I take in everyday life?
I want a "no" here, obviously. ;)
Truthfully though, I want your honest opinions because there's a little voice whispering "are you suuuuure?" in my ear. I *was* sure until friend suggested that maybe it wasn't prudent, but now I'm all doubty-like, bah. It's not like it's fucking UFC street fighting or anything, it's roller skating with an edge. But am I a moron for risking hurting myself and not being able to work, even temporarily?