I had the worst week, like most humans durning winter. My family worries over the isolation i place myself in, so my mom and grandmother excitedly had me to open my birthday gift today. Ever since my mom ordered my present, she said it'd replace hooping, so I had doubts I'd like the present, cause why did my mom just say "replace" hooping? Why replace the most kick ass hobby? A nice small unicycle was what was in the box.
It's a nice gift, but wtf? Maybe my family thinks my depression can be fixed by doing circus things, since hooping has changed my life for the best. It was a costly and highly thoughtful gift, so it sucked calling my mother, thanking her, and pleading we send it back. No refunds on bikes, so I could trade it in for something else i'd never use.
My family felt crushed that they didn't cheer me up, so my grandmother gave me another gift, she handmade a tibetan styled sleeveless coat. Damn, that thing is wonderful, and all the fabric used is expensive. I'll never wear it, but yet I love it. Why couldn't I feel the same with the uni?
The bike is going to my sister for her 12th birthday, since in Portland, oregon, there's classes and other things that'd help her have fun with the unicyle. The bike is too awesome to sit in my closet untouched. But still, replacing hoop dacning with a wheel ride? two different things, but in the eyes of the public, it's all circus.
I feel like a child, not putting it together to try it out, not even wanting to see it placed together, geez I don't even want to ride my bike, let alone a unicyle.
I already made the mistake in trying to have my mother get her money back. I emailed her demanding to be giftless, since it's my issue, and pleading her to maybe visit montana, show her some of my uprising and tiring life of hooping, school, and work.
I made a childish mistake and I just don't know how to make it up to my mother.
What can I do for her?
Couldnt you at least try it out? That part is childish, its not going to hurt you to at least have a go. Actually trying it and smiling and finding som enjoyment in it would probably help make it up to your mum even if you still give it away later.
It almost sounds like youd like it a bit more if your mum hadnt said "It will replace hooping." Your mum was probably just excited about the gift and didnt mean to offend - just a bad choice of words.
Theres always the option of learning to hoop whilst riding a unicycle? (-:
Lol, go you for being game enough to think of trying this!!! :-D
I was actually looking for a different unicycle hooping clip, but I couldnt find it...
If you've got to explain something to someone, I always say "nothing beats the truth," as long as it doesn't really hurt them. I understand you feel you may not have room for it right now -however- I ride a unicycle (for more years than I care to mention(-:) and I'm tellin' you, like Harlow and Voodoo said, it might be worth a shot! I learned in 2 days hanging onto the side of a parked pickup truck! Granted, I saw an older kid do it and I was totally hellbent to do it too but I got it. I figure one could learn like I did on the side of a fence or railing... It really is like learning to ride a bike in that you never forget. I've gone years without riding it and then can just hop right on and take off. So many here do other things like poi (which I'd love to learn too!) but I don't see too many of us unicycle riders ;-) Do what you feel is best for you - it's cool, but sleep on it and if by some chance you do accept this little challenge be sure to let us know! Ok?
Really?! Unbelievable! Sounds like you are on the right track! Keep at it - wear gloves if you need to - it's a whole new world of balance but it's like learning to walk again - only with a wheel. Haha!
And as for me?, combining hoop and uni? OMG!! Voodoo has really earned her name with this one! LOL! ;-)
That actually sounds really fun! :P
Good luck on learning.
Okay, that's it, I'm buying a unicycle.
Reading the posts here has sold me :P
I was watching that hooping unicycle girl, and this one was linked on the side:
wow! That is some inspiration right there :D