Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Skateboarding Trio

Hello future readers!

I can't believe the groovy weather we've been having here in Springfield. Even though it's still February, it almost feels like summertime! When I finally got dressed after the Saturday morning cartoons were over, I put on a t-shirt and a pair of shorts. I thought maybe my mom would think I lost my mind and tell me to change into some jeans, but she didn't! I guess she wants it to be summer, too!

Anyway, I hopped on my bike and rode down to the school playground. I went in the entrance on the far side, where there isn't any playground equipment. That's where we sometimes run relay races and play ball, and stuff like that.

Up ahead of me, I could see Jason, Danny and Sunny all coming towards me on their skateboards. Far out!

Sunny and Danny were doing tricks like popping wheelies, and "walking" on their boards. Jason came up to me and asked me to tow him behind me. Was he kidding? I told him "No way...what do I look like a tow truck?" Haha!

Jason went off with Danny to ride some more while Sunny came up and offered me a turn on her new skateboard. I'm actually too chicken to ride those things, so I told her "No thanks, I'll stick to my bike."

After we rode around the playground for awhile, we were getting kinda hot. I told everyone they could all come back to my house for something cool to drink! They were all for it! So we headed back to my house.

When we got to my house, I went inside, panting with my tongue hanging outta my mouth. My mom laughs and says for me to grab some sodas for me and my friends waiting outside. How did she know anyone was waiting outside? I guess when women get to be moms, they just know stuff!

So we sat around drinking sodas, rapping and seeing who could burp the loudest!  (Danny can!) Jason wanted to do some more skateboarding and challenged Sunny to a race! You think he would've learned his lesson about challenging girls to any kind of a race from summer camp last year. I guess some people gotta find things out the hard way!

I wonder if I'll ever be brave enough to try skateboarding. Danny said he'd teach me, but I don't know. I guess I'm just too scared I'll fall down and crack my head open  or break my leg or something. I've never broken anything in my life, and I don't wanna start now! Besides, I still cry when I fall down and skin my knee. I wouldn't want the other kids to think I'm a cry-baby when I fall off a skateboard. Oh well...maybe someday. I wonder if kids still ride skateboards in the future. Maybe you guys ride "space" boards! *giggle*

Until next time, future readers,
Your friend.
Julie Newman


  1. Good morning Julie,
    While you were outside getting overheated we were getting six inches of snow. Yes, skateboarding is still popular in 2015, and in fact, will be an official Olympic sport in 2020.

    1. Wow...skateboarding in the Olympics? I hope they wear padding!

  2. Send some of that sun to the east, we sure could use it! Looks like you had a lot of fun with your friends. I could never get the hang of a skateboard, but I could ride my bike with no hands!

    1. Gee...I thought that scientists in the future could come up with a way to control the weather. So it doesn't get too cold or too hot anywhere, and so countries who don't have enough food can get more rain and grow things to eat. It's weird that they haven't.

      And I'm a good bike rider, but I keep my hands on the handlebars! I'm no Evel Knievel!

  3. Molly: your future ideas seem crazy to me and I'm from the future, or what you call the future... I thought that by 2015 there would be talking cats. Sigh. Maybe next year.

    1. Well, stuff I see on TV that's supposed to be in the future is crazy, too! (like "The Jetsons", or "Lost In Space").