Wednesday, April 29, 2009
No more jammerless jams, not sure I like the new fix for this. It seems more confusing.
I do like the cutting the track changes. It seems more defined, and less strict, which is nice.
If you want to read the new rules, check them out here http://rules.wftda.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/wftda_official_rules_version_4_0.pdf
And for a really awesome breakdown, check out DNN's post here http://www.derbynewsnetwork.com/2009/04/29/wftda_releases_ruleset_version_40
I am already thinking of new strategies to implement to combat the new jammer rules.
I love when new rules come out, they make me think about the game. How can I play smarter, not harder?
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
This is something my sister and I would have done as kids. We tried saving every animal that crossed our path. My family can't say no to an animal in need. And because of that, we've had a weird set of pets trail through our household. And because of that, I've had to say goodbye to a lot of awesome pets. My mom and I were comiserating the other day about Ginger, the raddest Weimeraner and Chocolate Lab mix. She was the ultimate beach dog and home protector. At her biggest she was 100 lbs of pure muscle. I loved that crazy dog, and only because I can't talk about her without crying, I'll spare you the details of her last days.
I guess this got me thinking. Just like I've had a spattering of weird pets, I've had a spattering of weird people in my life. Especially with derby. People I normally wouldn't be friends with. But just like I learn to love and care for my crazy pets, I learn to love and care for my crazy friends.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Matty and my dad sent me flowers, that was sweet, my office smells nice!
Went to dinner on the wharf, Riva's, it was romantical. Matty and I ate way too much food, it hurt. Walked to the end of the wharf, made fun of the sea lions, bought candy at Marini's!
The best part of the night, PHOTO BOOTH pictures at the Boardwalk. Even though I don't photograph well and I criticized every picture of me!
It was totally mellow, which is how I like it. I don't like when people make a big deal out of my birthday, anything that draws attention to me I can live without.
Roxy made me the BEST cupcakes ever and brought them to practice last night, she even put chocolate dipped strawberries on them. She's so awesome and talented!
I guess I am just tired of being in my 20's! I wanna be in my thirties already. I still feel like a kid, even though for the most part my life is pretty grown-up. Do you think that at 12:01 am on my 30th birthday I'll fell any different?
363 more days to go, and I will be counting them down.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
1. A conceited, boastful person.
2. A selfish, self-centered person.
ego·tistic, ego·tisti·cal adj.
I know, this isn't really derby related, well maybe it is...
Egotistical people really get my goat.
It's one thing to acknowledge when you accomplished something or to be proud of something, BUT it's a whole different story when you're constantly patting yourself on the back.
Me for example, I know when I make a mistake on the track, and I know when I do something that kicks ass. I try not to harp on the mistakes, I'll learn. I also don't wander aound telling people how great I played and how I did X,W and Z. I know what I did right and wrong, and I sure don't need to let other people know. If people want to compliment me, I will graciously take it, but blush and be uncomfortable the enitre time. I'm just not one for tooting my own horn I guess, and I think that makes me so irritated when other people do. What, are they expecting a cookie or something.
There's a difference between being insecure and being humble.
Monday, April 6, 2009
What a game! I thought that I was going to get ejected from the game for my penalties. I racked up 1 major and 8 minors in the first half, yikes. I play hard sometimes. Thankfully I managed to stay our of the box the second half, and don't think I had any penalties.
Recap: 11 girls CAN make a team and kick ass! I'm super sore and tired. Everyone played amazing. We sold out, and unveiled our new NON PROFIT DERBY NAME, SANTA CRUZ DERBY GIRLS, new logo out soon! Mojo's first bout back since her broken wrist, she played AMAZING.
Matty made us a sign!
Raven's dead Bettie doll she flung around and dragged on the ground. I think she was trying to make a statement. I asked for the doll as a souvenier, but I don't think I'm going to get it. Before the bout started, I spotted the doll in the Lost Girls dressing room, mid sentence with Eden, I sprung around, grabbed the doll and started running. Halfway across the civic floor, I hear Raven's voice "Give me back my doll you dirty whore!" I ran to the Betties dressing room, and started flinging the doll around, and jumping up and down "look what I stole!" I was really proud of myself. Raven came in behind me, grabbed the doll out of my hands and stomped off. Ooops! So, that's why I think I ain't getting that doll! I thought it was funny, and a compliment, she went to a lot of trouble to make that!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Its bout week. I could feel it at practice last night. Everyone showed up. The refs, nso's, all buzzing around. I'm nervous and scared again. But it's a different kind of scared and nervous. I know my opponents, I know how they play. I know their strengths and their weaknesses. This is my first home bout ever. I was injured last year for the Dollies vs Betties bout! All three of my wives are the opposite team. When I'm jamming, I'm going to look at the pack and see Eden's evil smile, Brawleys dertermined face, and Candies booty! I am going to want to grab them to help me through the pack, instead I'm going to have to dodge out of their hard hits. AND don't even get me started on Hell Louise, her butt's gonna come flying at me and I will be paralyzed by FEAR!
The Betties might be the undedog in this game. The Lost girls have a pretty good lineup, All Star Jammers and All Star Blockers, we are going to have to step it up.
The Lost Girls
Eden Yourheartout - Captain
Raven Von Kaos - Captain
Candie Hooligan - Co Captain
Hallie Pena Popper
Hell Louise ( Countess Weezy)
Liv N Letdie
Salt Ann Battery
Sheila Princess of Power
The Beach Flat Betties
Lulu Lockjaw - Captain
Roxy Scarmicheal - Co Captain
Blonde Claude Van Damme
Cinzilla - Injured
Kicken Red Vixen
Shamrock N Roller
This totally applies to derby!
Imagine 40+ women trying to run a business!
- ▼ April (8)