I gave shelleycat a call around 10 and we talked for a bit, and as she does every so often she encouraged me to talk to the cute girls who were there, and after promising her that i would i managed to strike up a conversation with the girl who i'd coincidentally seen at AX last week. It actually turned out to be easier than i'd intended since i just happened to end up right next to her and a friend of hers in the taco line. It turns out that they both volunteer at AX. (it's kind of sad though, i already had an excuse to talk to her because of AX, there were several other cute girls there that i would have been happy to end up in line next to and have an excuse to talk to.)
After getting tacos i also happened to start chatting with the cute photographer and a random guy because i was trying to figure out what song was currently playing. They didn't know, so after i finished eating i went and asked Xian, so i have a new favorite song of the moment now, Aesthetic Perfection - The Ones.
In less cheerful news, about 30 minutes after i started skating i noticed that my left foot was suddenly feeling kind of wobbly. When i got off the rink and checked it turned out that one of the bolts keeping two of the plastic pieces connected had snapped :( After some experimentation i managed to tie the shoelaces in such a way and tighten the ankle-strap enough that it was still reasonable to skate, though i wasn't able to go quite as fast and recklessly as i would have preferred. Still got a fair bit of skating in though, including about 10 minutes of backwards skating at the end. I'm definitely getting _better_ at that, but it's still a slow process =P
In any case though, i'm going to have to go by the rollerskate place to see if i can get my rollerblades fixed. I really hope i can, i don't want to have to spent $100-$200 on a new pair =/