Londo Mondo Wednesday Night Skate Reunion

July 20, 2205
Yes it rained, no it stormed, and yes I had to switch out bearings the next day, but the reunion skate went off on this hot and humid July night. Old friends and new skated the old paths, drank old... wait that's not right, drank like old times and danced up a storm. Thanks Kristina for starting the wheels rolling. Here's how I saw the night go down. But first let me apologize now for all the inside jokes. You may only get a few, but then there are so many people with whom to be politically incorrect. Have fun.


Almost thirty skaters made it through the storms to show up at Londo; though only about 20 where hard up enough for a skate to lace 'em up.
Almost thirty skaters made it through the storms to show up at Londo; though only about 20 where hard up enough for a skate to lace 'em up.
Skin-suited wonder Jan Kopis and mongo mango margarita maker Herman made it down
Skin-suited wonder Jan Kopis and mongo mango margarita maker Herman made it down
With this group so long off their skates we took the first blocks on the sidewalk
With this group so long off their skates we took the first blocks on the sidewalk
That's me, in front not in, the spandex for a change.
That's me, in front not in, the spandex for a change.
JoAnn makes it out to skate once more, also showing up here Kristina, Brian, Terry and Jim
JoAnn makes it out to skate once more, also showing up here Kristina, Brian, Terry and Jim
Funny, we used to call him
Funny, we used to call him "Big Steve," but now he looks more like a bug or an Umpa Lumpa.
Oak Street beach; pick up spot for more than just late comers
Oak Street beach; pick up spot for more than just late comers
This fella's looking sharp in black high tops and white socks pulled up tight
This fella's looking sharp in black high tops and white socks pulled up tight
That wind is really blowing! Oh they're posing for the guy in the socks
That wind is really blowing! Oh they're posing for the guy in the socks
Never could just let someone else take a picture
Never could just let someone else take a picture
Thar she blows!!
Thar she blows!!
Jan going the downtown thang
Jan going the downtown thang
Philip and Rick in his 1994 Wednesday Night Skate shirt
Philip and Rick in his 1994 Wednesday Night Skate shirt
Buddies from years back Kelly and Joel
Buddies from years back Kelly and Joel
How dare she! Penny takes an excellently framed shot of Rich, Joel, Judy, Sherry and the dog
How dare she! Penny takes an excellently framed shot of Rich, Joel, Judy, Sherry and the dog
And Kristina was worried about how her <i>hair</i> would show up; don't worry nobody will notice.
And Kristina was worried about how her hair would show up; don't worry nobody will notice.
Did she know that Marcel had walked away, or was she dreaming about those old days of us dancing together?
Did she know that Marcel had walked away, or was she dreaming about those old days of us dancing together?
That smile on Sherry's face says,
That smile on Sherry's face says, "Bobarazzi, I'm going to get you for that last photo caption."
Ralph's better half, sorry I've forgotten again, reacting to the picture of Philip at the stopping clinic. It must have happened when they were both single.
Ralph's better half, sorry I've forgotten again, reacting to the picture of Philip at the stopping clinic. It must have happened when they were both single.
Who's got my camera now?
Who's got my camera now?
Judy in an old familiar pose
Judy in an old familiar pose
His wife and Ralph
His wife and Ralph
And now to make her very happy, :: Wendy :: (I've finally remembered her name) and Dawn
And now to make her very happy, :: Wendy :: (I've finally remembered her name) and Dawn
The Zen man dancing with the ladies
The Zen man dancing with the ladies
Marcel warding off the paparazzi, or maybe just the bobarazzi
Marcel warding off the paparazzi, or maybe just the bobarazzi
Debra dancing disco
Debra dancing disco
Dawn again; you'd never know she drove in from MI just to party with us
Dawn again; you'd never know she drove in from MI just to party with us
Dancing in skates will always draw a crowd. We still got it Merry Lynn.
Dancing in skates will always draw a crowd. We still got it Merry Lynn.
Dancin' with Mrs D. My once a year Rolling Stones reference
Dancin' with Mrs D. My once a year Rolling Stones reference
Ladies and gentlemen, straight out of deepest, darkest Hangge Uppe; It's the wild men of the dance floor
Ladies and gentlemen, straight out of deepest, darkest Hangge Uppe; It's the wild men of the dance floor
Nothing clears the floor faster then these two spinning out of control
Nothing clears the floor faster then these two spinning out of control
Yes Tungee (sp?) and once again Big Steve, are a real circus act
Yes Tungee (sp?) and once again Big Steve, are a real circus act
Capt Mike finally sails into a photo
Capt Mike finally sails into a photo
Marcel and Sherry doing the bump and grind...
Marcel and Sherry doing the bump and grind...
until Marcel goes flying once Sherry puts her hips into it
until Marcel goes flying once Sherry puts her hips into it
The winner and new Chef. OK, that's it. Kristina, I hope it was worth it .
The winner and new Chef. OK, that's it. Kristina, I hope it was worth it .




Copyright 2005 Bob "bobarazzi" Ryan