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Archive for November, 2011

For yours truly: Axle Adams’ book, No Mercy.  He’s taken a lot of photos of me that I’ll treasure for a long time. This is a great way to give support back. New wheels.  New pads. My velcro is so worn out. Arm numbers. 2012 RCR Season ticket. I usually buy one so I can […]

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You need: Whole wheat gnocchi. Trader Joes’ takes two minutes to cook. Chopped broccoli florets, bite-sized (Get it pre-chopped: I don’t judge. Or you’ll have time while the water boils.) Jar of cooked gigante beans Sauce of choice Set a bunch of water on to boil. When the water boils, plunk in the gnocchi and set […]

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Man, packing is TIME CONSUMING. We’re moving next weekend, and the house just looks like a mess with a bunch of crap strewn around. Plus boxes.  Aaaggh. I squeezed in a 2-mile run tonight for a break. Knee felt good, but I need to get my ears/nose/throat issues in check. The ears tend to flare […]

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My teammates are awesome.

Case in point: Winnie the Pow. She’s a childrens’ book illustrator, and recently did a couple of derby strips.  How cute is this? You’ll be great, Pow!

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Happy Thanksgiving, Internet!

My husband and I are some of those rare Portlanders who are actually from around these parts – both raised in Beaverton, to be exact – so we’ll just be running around the suburbs seeing family today. We are bringing wine and ice cream. Pretty straight-forward and stress-free.  The plan is to eat rolls and snuggle babies. […]

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We survived! This pretty much sums up how it went for me: So, in short, it did not go so hot. At least points-wise. We lost by a lot of them. As the bout went on, I actually kind of got the hang of things and was able to hit people, and overall it was pretty […]

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Things to do before I die: Jet boats See a sea turtle Opera at the Met Karaoke duet with husband Have a baby or two Build my own company Write and record a song on recorder Swim with a manatee Make a really good pie Edit 11/8/2012: Manatee swim – check!

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All of the sudden it’s Thursday, and I haven’t written here since before the WFTDA Championship game. It’s tough to wrap your brain around expressing your experiences in a weekend like that, which was so bittersweet, crazy, maddening, and inspiring. I don’t think we need to go over the bittersweet part. My team lost, but […]

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Today wasn’t all bad

Do you like my positive attitude? I got VIP tickets and got to sit on the floor. Kansas City put a scare in Oly, and Kelly Young (formerly Snot Rocket) is pretty much the most fun to watch. I went to my first-ever official WDTDA tournament afterparty. Line dancing is better than expected. Watching JK dance […]

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Okay, I’m in Denver, and my favorite team is out, but we still have a lot of awesome roller derby to watch. Right?  Gotham and Rocky Mountain play in a couple of hours. I’m rooming with Avalanche, who has never seen Gotham play in person. This must be rectified. When I first saw them at […]

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