Today marks my fortieth birthday. I spent the morning demonstrating blacksmithing to the 4, 5, and 6 grades of Denver Elementary. Miss Judy gave them instructions to wish me a happy birthday and one class even sang the happy birthday song to me. This is the best birthday thus far!
Last night Kevin Burge, Joel Parsons and Leila Hamden joined me at The Crystal Palace Skating Rink on south third street for a fantastic evening of roller skating. The Crystal Palace is the best skating rink I've ever been to, its huge, with a high polish wood floor, at least 10 disco balls, and neon strung everywhere. It was adult night, there must have been 200 people there! The DJ was amazing and thrilled us with a vast array of R&B, Soul, and Old School Funk. I have never seen so many people enjoying roller skating that much! Afterwards, Joel, Kevin, and I went to Ernestine and Hazel's for Soul Burgers.
My dates for skating in front of the Taj Mahal of roller skating:
A quick video I shot during our evening of thrill seeking on wheels:
Thanks so much to everyone for showing their love and appreciation on my birthday. I feel truly blessed to have so many wonderful friends!