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Archive for January, 2012

Once again, I tried out for travel team, and once again, I didn’t make it.  For the most part, I’m disappointed, annoyed, hurt, and embarrassed. And a little panicky, thinking how good the chance is that I’ll never make it. All that with a good layer of just plain sad. I feel kind of like slipping a note to […]

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…and posting pictures of myself. By Masonite Burn/Sharkey Thanks Sharkey!

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We lost on Saturday. It was a close, fast, tight game, but we lost. I hate it. But let’s talk about me, okay? I did fine according to my teammates, but not according to the stats: Total over/under: -5 Per jam over/under: -2 That means that in the lineups I’m listed in, the High Rollers […]

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Bout week to-do list

Clean out gear bag Buy knuckle bandages so I don’t lose this scab Plan and buy gameday meals and snacks Fill flask Find checkered shorts, nude tights, fishnets with feet cut out, socks Double-check Betties ticket deposit checks Get tickets to my parents Bettie spaghetti Plan afterparty outfit Find a ride to Coliseum, plan how to […]

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Since we talked last, I’m feeling more confident. At scrimmage, we played the High Rollers, who we beat for 1st place last year and who we’ll play next weekend in the season opener.  No “new wheel” excuses. No worrying about how often I was in lineups. I just concentrated on talking to my teammates and doing […]

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The Fear

Last week, a couple of Fresh Meat who weren’t drafted in the last round asked me for a pep talk. At first, I wasn’t sure what to say. Keep going, rah rah! Skate more! When I started, I couldn’t skate at all, and now I just fall down once in a while! You, too, can […]

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Okay, internet and real-life running friends: What are your goals? State them here for the public so we can shame you into keeping up. (Partially kidding.) My goals are: Run a 7-minute mile by September Finish the Shamrock Run (5k)  in under 30 minutes Both of these have been kind of goals for a while. In […]

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I know you didn’t ask, but I have a little roller derby culture lesson for you, just because I’ve heard a lot of “but what’s your real name” or “I like your nicknames” lately. Ain’t mad about or anything, but let’s get the semantics right: A derby name is not a nickname.  Your derby name […]

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