05/14/07 09:53 - 52ºF - ID#39271
The Devil Dollies (my team) had a great practice yesterday, and we're ready to BRING IT.
I'm really excited about this bout, because I love to play derby, and I love to put on a good show. However, there is a little pressure for me to really bring my A game on Saturday. My parents are driving up from Syracuse to see me play! Ahhh!! I'm excited to have them there, but I really really really (did I say really?) don't want to lose in front of them. Not only are my parents driving up to see me, they've also spent money on a hotel room. So yeah, no pressure there. *sigh*
Gah! I can't wait to get out there and play some derby! There are some new moves I've been letting stew in my brain, and I can't wait to bring them to fruition on Saturday. I'm not going to reveal any secrets, but the Saucies are going to have a hard time getting out of bed on Sunday morning. Bwahahahaha....
If you come out to the bout on Saturday night, cheer for the Devil Dollies and me, C.N. Red! Even if you've never seen derby before, this is going to be a great show!
05/02/07 10:50 - 49ºF - ID#39126
Devil Dollies vs. Nickel City Knockouts
I keep trying to write this entry, but all I can think of is the poem 'Casey at the Bat'. It's not that my team lost, but it was just a good fight, and the other team had a lot of injuries, which is a good reason as to why we won. If their whole team would have been playing, I'm sure that they would have won, or that the final score would have been a little closer. Either way, Saturday night was a lot of fun, and I think we gave the fans a good show.
Btw, I don't remember of I've mentioned this earlier, but I skate for the Devil Dollies. My skating name is C.N. Red, and I'm lucky number 13.
And now, for some pictures from Saturday night!
Here I am jamming. A jammer is the person with the two stars on her helmet that can score. There is one jammer for each team, and they're the only players that score points. (I'm in the black uniform)
A little group meeting before we start.
And they're off! If you look closely, you can see B-17 (aka, dragonlady7). I'm behind her with the pink and black leg warmers on. Yes, I said leg warmers.
There aren't any action shots, because they all came out pretty blurry. Maybe next bout! The Devil Dollies are taking on the Suicidal Saucies on May 19th. It's going to be a rather heated battle, so it's definitely worth checking out!
04/23/07 12:15 - 74ºF - ID#39015
Eating Healthy in Buffalo is the Pits!
I guess all of this just means I'm going to have to get even more time in at the rink and larger pants!
04/23/07 09:28 - 58ºF - ID#39012
So many things to get done, and so little ambition to do them all. When I'm not slaving away at my job, I'm putting another forty-or-so hours into roller derby stuff. On top of practices this week (there's usually three), I'm making thirty armbands for my teammates, spray painting some pitchforks for my team's introduction on Saturday night, hosting a meeting at my apartment for the bylaws committee, and doing whatever miscellaneous stuff needs to get done before the bout. Needless to say, I won't be getting much sleep the next few days. It will be *so* worth it though! Skating out and hearing about a thousand people cheer for you is pretty spectacular!
With that said, it's time to get my ass in gear. And I don't mean derby gear, unfortunately.