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Category Archives: roller derby
So apparently there was some kind of race going on this weekend? I dunno. All I have on my mind is roller derby.
My third season kicked off this week and already I’ve garnered a new badge of honor:
We also got a small batch of fresh meat to add to the mix. Their first league practice was not unlike this.
So to all of you race fans sitting at home with a weekend’s worth of bad tan lines and bad decisions- take a deep breath. Roller derby season will be here sooner than you think.
last weekend, I was up at 4:30am. I packed my bag the night before. Here’s what it contained:
Our team assembled and packed a Jeep full of the day’s necessities.
What kinda trouble were we getting ourselves into? I’ll let the DWD website sum it up for me:
I’ll tell ya what it aint’, it aint’ no place for wimps and it aint a place for pansey, “don’t get my shoes dirty” runners afraid of a few roots and cliffs.
We got our hands dirty…
OK, so not just our hands.
By the end of the day, I was tuckered. out. Bruised, scraped, soaked to the bone… I’d run more miles in one day than ever before… up hills, down hills, through woods, mud, streams, rain and altogether treacherous terrain.
Was it worth it? Hell yes. The hardest things always are.
It must be the pink tights. I thought I’d share with you the adventures of my derby persona via kick-ass art. Thanks to the awesome artists who made my life-long dream of being a comic book heroine come true.
Here’s the latest one:
And of course, don’t forget this one by the lovely Danica McKiller:
And this bout poster from intrepid guest blogger Aaron:
We are driving up to Chicago this weekend to see Atoms for Peace. Hell yeah.
But I haven’t really traveled anywhere since I went to L.A. for business a year ago. This summer I’ll be going to Philidelphia for ECE and Kyle and I are talking about planning a trip to Colorado while I’m on furlough in late June. I’ve never been there, but Kyle used to live there and it seems like a place I’d be totally into.
If you’ve been or lived there, I would love some advice on what to see while I’m there. The culture and active lifestyles of the people there really appeal to me.