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- February 24, 2009 by rob_blog
- I can't believe I did that
God, I'm blushing just recalling this memory...it is the worst. I was a true child of the 80's. Straight up (Paula Abdul) Different Strokes, Madonna, Bon Jovi, Puffy Paint, parachute pants, Hypercolor, Kid N Play...child of the 80's. Let us not forget the Reebok Pump for guys and the LA Gear high tops for girls. I had the 'coolest' pair of LA Gears. They were white with fluorescent green and pink accents ALL over. The unfortunate thing about these shoes were the laces. Each shoe had 8 laces intricately woven together, all in white, green and pink.
I decided that LA Gears were appropriate for both school and sports, so naturally i showed up to my elementary school basketball game ready to play plastered in LA Gear style. At half-time i must have retied my shoes but because there were so many damn laces, i tied my shoes together! When i jumped off the sideline to begin playing the second half, i promptly met the gym floor face first. Confused, i picked myself up and took another step only to meet the same fate. At that point, the coach (my best friend, Jenny's dad) ran onto the court, scooped me up and carrier me to the sideline where it was revealed that i was a complete moron. As it turns out, i sprained my arm after falling on it twice.
I did return to the game of basketball but never again could stomach those LA Gears.