Today I went to Venice Beach to meet up with a few of the Derby Doll Fresh Meat for a beach skate. We congregated near muscle beach then skated to the “end of the world” (Santa Monica) and back. It was fun, exhilirating, energizing and freeing. There were five of us all togehter:
L to R: Buttersnatch Sundae, Gritty in Pink, STEPHCON1, me (Gal VanIZed), Jess (still waiting on a skate name, would love one that is somehow related to a douche bag), Lusty Loveless (I probably totally got that wrong, school me fellow freshies). Also, if you want me to add your myspace links, make sure I’m your friend and/or send me your link.
Now here’s something pretty cool. I was rolling around, sorta in my own world when I hear someone calling my name. First I hear “Sheri” then I hear “Gal VanIZed.” I know for sure, this is a person who knows me. I spin around, fall to my knees and there stands Wendi Friesen. She was spending time with her son on a beautiful Southern California Mother’s Day.
What you have to know is, Wendi and I have been Twittering and G-mailing about a creative marketing idea. It’ll have to do with food, with hunger, and with hypnosis. You will actually come eat with us! You’ll love Wendi, she is great.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that here we’ve been brainstorming this idea pretty consistently for like 2 days and then boom, there we are. Me, her, Venice Beach, 2:36 p.m., in a precise area of a sprawling landscape of choices. Add to that, it was really her son that spotted us. If it wasn’t for him, well, who knows. He told his mom “look at those roller girls” and Wendi thought, “I wonder if one of them is Sheri.” There I was, a glowing beacon of pinkness standing before her.
Thousands of people are milling the aisles of the boardwalk, catching the mime show, chillin’ with the guitar guy on roller blades. You know the scene. You’ve been there or you’ve seen it in a movie. So how did it happen and why? Is it just “coincidence?” I think you’re gonna have to wait and find out.
P.S. Can I just say, I am getting a distinct vibe of L.A. Story happenin’ here.