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Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge, one day early because no one reads blogs on Saturdays. I can’t do this without singing “tri-an-gu-lation” to the tune of “Anticipation” in my head. Maybe I was forced to listen to too much […]

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I’m looking to find a few readers for my upcoming roller derby book. What do you get? A preview of the book, a shout out IN the book, a free copy when it comes out, and an internet high-five. What do you have to do? Read the book and provide some basic feedback by June […]

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The rules aren’t working for me. First of all – football.  Ideally, football should be a fast-moving game with lots of offense, hard-hitting defense, challenging throws and catches, and quick footwork from running backs (with flips and jumps when possible). Sometimes it turns into a slug fest. I hate watching teams go three-and-done over and […]

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A couple of weeks ago, a one-day-old manatee calf washed up on the beach in Puerto Rico. Luckily, she was found and taken in for rehabilitation, with the hope that she’ll be able to be released in two years.  It’ll take about $17,500 to feed her for those two years. Per the Save the Manatee […]

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If you’re regular readers (hi, friends!) or you’ve poked around a bit, you probably know that I played roller derby for a while. In August, I stopped, with the intention of getting knocked up. This goal has been achieved. This August, if all goes according to plan, I’ll be birthing a future roller derby player, […]

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What’s chasing the jammer? It’s running behind or next to a jammer who’s in the process of clearing the pack. Most of the time, it’s a waste of your time and energy. Jammers are fast, and if they have an extra step on you, you’re not going to get an advantageous position on her. You […]

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What derby did you watch this weekend? What are you seeing out there? Anything new? I didn’t plan my weekend around derby, so I only got to watch most of the second half of the Rose City home game (Guns N Rollers vs. High Rollers) and a little bit of Victoria at the Big O. What […]

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Good job, Florida lady! If you see an orphaned manatee, call someone, okay? This little guy needed help. This was kind of a stubborn baby manatee, though. It didn’t especially want to be picked up, and then it was a little confused about breathing. Babies sometimes, am I right? The little buddy is now at Sea […]

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This has been a hard week for me. On Monday, I found out I have gestational diabetes. It’s not that terrible, really, but bad news is not easily taken when you’re pregnant and hormonal. In my mind, I had this wonderful, if uncomfortable, summer all planned out that had included a lot of ice cream. […]

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So, if Bonnie Thunders is the LeBron James of roller derby, who are you? I like to think of my skating self as the Luke Babbitt of roller derby. (If you are an NBA basketball fan, this will make sense to you. If not – he’s a bench player for the Blazers who gets made […]

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