Do your non-skating relatives and friends give you a hard time (even jokingly) whenever you turn down social invitations due to skating? I have 6:30 am lesson/practice on Saturday mornings so I almost always say no to going out Friday night because I know I need a full night's sleep for the next day. Or I only stay out till 10 pm. Hard to do since I'm in my late twenties and it seems like the only Friday/Saturday night activity my friends are familiar with are going out to the bar or going to see a band in a bar. I have gotten my share of ribbing from them over skating but for the most part they think it's cool, even admirable that I can get up so early Saturday mornings for an athletic endeavour. Any experiences you guys wanna share? Did you even make up an excuse before jut to say something different other than skating on why you are not going somewhere?