Dear constant reader: if you skimmed my last post you'll recall that I seemingly can't remember to bring all the required gear to a practice session (and no, I haven't caught myself putting the car keys in the sugar bowl or my wrist watch in the freezer--yet). Your diarist has no interest in a repeat performance and to that end has been racking his brains for a solution. Not being clever enough to invent something on my own, I did the next best thing: I stole someone else's idea. I now pass it shamelessly on to you. I stole this idea, as well as the accompanying photo, from Bill Schneider's Skating Web Site. (thanks, Bill if you ever read this; I looked for your contact info but didn't find any. Your idea is too good not to share).