I'm sure many of you have experienced involuntary salsa interuptus. Mine comes from an untimely accident that'll keep me off the floor for a few months while I recooperate. While I am, I have a chance to reflect. I hope you all don't mind me sharing my thoughts...... Isn't it sad when you see people who just can't accept their age. You know, that older guy with the comb-over and an earring. Or the older woman in the leopard-print mini. Well maybe there's a little bit of that in all of us. Let's face it. No fun getting older. I was just reminded of that when I donned a pair of Heelys, you know the shoes with the wheels in the heels. You can't go to a mall without getting cut off by a kid cruisin' by. Actually, they seem kinda cool in an efficient sort of way. Hell, until they put people movers in the malls instead of just airports, perhaps they're the way to go. Well my kids are not immune to trends, so they both have a pair Heelys. Now some of you may be suprized to know they come in Men's Size 11. Though I'm sure they weren't intended for Men's Age 40. Now, I could lie to you and say I bought the Heelys so that I could be an involved Dad. But truth be told, I've had mine longer than my kids. I don't know if a 40 year old guy on a pair of Heelys is on par with the comb-over and earring, but I can attest it's a lot more dangerous. While my nine-year old and his friend zoomed safely down my driveway into the cul-de-sac, my trip took a different route - one that began in the driveway, passed through a really clean ambulance, and ended in an operating room at County General. To remember the experience, a souvenir I'll keep with me always is a plate and several screws holding my ankle together. (And I thought airport security was fun before.) So as I convalesce at home, I feel a little foolish. But looking on the brighter side, although this injury is not age appropriate, at least I'm not suffering from other inflictions that are age appropriate: male pattern baldness, heart disease, ulcers.......erectile disfunction. Things could be worse.