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Archive for August, 2012

My friend just dropped by the office to give me a hug and a present. He used to work hereĀ  as a student, then graduated and got an important job in another state. Tochi was almost through medical school when he broke it to his parents that he didn’t want to be a doctor like […]

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Okay, if you want to get down to it, there are a thousand things that I would’ve done differently if I’d known better or had more clarity/didn’t have my helmet up my hot pants. But for the most part, they boil down to these two things. Given the chance to do my roller derby career […]

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I told the team last week, and most of them knew this was coming for a while, but…I’m not on the Betties anymore. For every skater retirement announcement, I send out a short tweet on the RCR account without any editorializing. Three Betties stepped down today. I went in alphabetical order: Dee Dee Monic, Frisky […]

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First of all – hi internet! I had more 500 more views last week than in any other month of this blog. Are you interested in my feelings about Oly? Come back and visit againĀ for more of my feelings and opinions. (The internet needs more of that.) Are you interested in that AND in manatees? […]

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Now, as a palate-cleanser, let’s look at some awesome things! A dog dressed as a banana: High-fiving a million angels: Manatees (duh): Shark week: Summer: Ice cream: Sandwiches: What else? Have an awesome weekend. I’m going to go see some awesome roller derby tonight: Rose City vs. Minnesota. * *

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Rumor is that some WFTDA team has stacked themselves with talent at the eleventh hour, jilting a team left behind. Since this hasn’t been confirmed by anyone officially, I won’t be the one to break the news. But if you imagine a team that might be willing to do this, you just might be right. […]

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The Rose City off-season drafts are coming up, and I’ve seen that the eligible Meat are starting to get itchy. Maybe this advice is a few weeks too late, but for now: Relax! Derby is fun, right? So, for those dear Fresh Meat: 5 common Fresh Meat traits that feel like they might disqualify you […]

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Do you know what the world needs? More manatee gifs. This is pretty much the only one on the internet you find when searching. Oooh, it smooshed its face on the glass. Funny, but it’s from a video I’ve only seen 345937 times before. I’m over that gif! We need more. In fact, I charge […]

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Bye internet! I’m leaving you for a few days. I imagine and hope it’ll look a lot like this. Enjoy your float, guys! Beer and hat optional. Well: hat optional. There will, at least, be a swimming hole involved. *

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This hardly ever happens, but I had an interesting thought on the bus on the way to work today. People come to roller derby from such a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences – why do we expect everyone on the same team to train the same way? Often, people who’ve been running five miles […]

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