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Archive for November, 2012

Bashonista owns Left Turn Clothing, the company that you asked about on the internet after you saw how how stretchy the Wheels of Justice’s jerseys were. She also skates for the High Rollers, a Rose City home team. This week she took some time out of making new uniforms for the Break Neck Betties (there are […]

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I stood and watched maybe 15-20 minutes of the Break Neck Betties vs. GNR scrimmage last night under the new rule set.  My first impressions? Messing around with that jammer whistle just seems silly now. One whistle gets you into the action. No dilly-dallying. Into it. Packs went at a decent flat track speed except […]

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Manatee Monday: Go Blazers!

Manatee’s Brian Grant look  Gotta have a headband! Manatee’s Blazers game day outfits are repeated when the Blazers win, and changed after a loss, for maximum luck. Next, I think we’re gonna go for headband only. That didn’t work early in the season, but luck changes! The Brian Grant look, by the way, failed miserably […]

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What do those new rules really mean?

Or, what I learned at our new rules “Town Hall Meeting” last night. 1. No lying down on the jammer line! At least not when that single whistle blows. You can take a knee, but why would you do that with one-whistle starts? 2. If both your hands are down, you are a downed skater. […]

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When the hotel front desk asks you the last name of the person the room is under – and you have to ask them to wait so you can look it up on Facebook. When you have a 10-second interaction with your derby crush and go all aflutter over something like letting them go ahead […]

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Wow, I haven’t posted since I got back, have I? We’ll get back to roller derby and other non-manatee things shortly, people, I promise. As always, drop me a line, a tweet or a comment if there’s anything you’d like to read about! What is there – new rules? New skaters for Rose City? The […]

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It barely even seems real, but I swam with manatees yesterday. We left early in the morning in the sprinkling rain with Captain Mike from Manatees in Paradise, and apparently the conditions weren’t really conducive to manatee-watching. It’s not cold enough yet in the Gulf of Mexico for all the manatees to come into the […]

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MANATEES! YOU GUYS. We saw real, live manatees today, in person, in Florida. Right after Gotham won on Sunday night, I rented a car and skipped town to drive down the road to Macon. This morning, we set off for about five and a half hours on the road on our way to Crystal River, […]

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Yep, Gotham wins again. You are welcome for that, ladies! I’m apparently a good luck charm for them, because I’ve been to Championals three times (2008, 2011 and 2012) and Gotham has won each time. I can’t foresee going to Milwaukee next year, so, sorry Gotham. Looks like your run might be over after this […]

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Good morning, world. I’m sitting here in my bed in the hotel room in Atlanta, while my roommates went to eat at Waffle House. You see what I give up for you? Waffle House! Okay, admittedly, I’ve heard it’s awful and I never ate at the one in Bloomington when I lived there. But still! […]

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