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ECDX, you guys! It’s starting today! And I can actually watch part/most of Texas vs. Gotham, yaaaaay! Texas beat Rocky Mountain by 150 points last month. What does it mean? We’ll see when Texas plays Gotham and Philly. I think I’m most excited about those games. What about you? You going? Skating? Watching at home […]

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Aw. Manatees have big hearts, literally! That’s according to a new study from the University of Florida. Happily, this news led me to google image this manatee art.   Aw.

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Rose City’s Fresh Meat are having a bout tonight. Yay! Our Meat is tough! They deserve a little bit of the spotlight from time to time. This will be a first-time bouting experience for most of these ladies. Since it’s already game day, here are a few quick last-minute tips for your first roller derby […]

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Earlier this week, things weren’t looking so great at the Sour House. We’d been informed by our landlord that he would be raising the rent. The next day we got the letter: as of August 1st, the rent would be increased by $380. My husband is a musician and teacher, and summer budgets are tight […]

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This Manatee Monday, we have some brand-new adventures for you! My husband and I took this weekend as an opportunity to relax before I finish my book and birth our baby. Naturally, our manatee friend loves the beach, so he came along for the ride. Manatee is pretty content to hang out and look out […]

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Let’s rate the new WFTDA rules.¬†What’s your favorite? Roll with me, nerds, as I pass judgement on rules by assigning them numerical scores.   1.1: Teams shall consist of a maximum of 20 skaters [FULL STOP] They removed the part that says you have to have passed the minimum skills. The rule didn’t change, but […]

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As you may already know, I wrote a guide to starting roller derby. I think it’s going to end up being pretty good, because almost 20 of you (!!!) volunteered to read it and give me feedback. Thank you for that! After some research, I learned that self-published books really need two things to be […]

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What does your dad want for Father’s Day? He probably doesn’t want a tie, and who knows what else he has, but I’ll bet he doesn’t have a manatee. You can’t buy a manatee (can you buy the wind?) but you can adopt one for your pop. Do that or get him some nice bourbon. […]

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Hey guys! You watched that Rose City vs. London game, right? What did you think? I got to go to this bout because Chrome Molly is super nice and gave me her extra spot. Thanks Chrome! This “closed” bout had a limited number of attendees for permitting reasons, so they let people in based on […]

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Here are all my roller derby strategy posts, for your clicking and reading pleasure. I’ll add as time goes on. What else would you like to see? Chasing the jammer Potential anti-sausage techniques Turnaround blocking/blocking facing backwards Get your points and call it (quickly) (don’t wait) Stop knocking your points out of bounds Watch the […]

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