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Archive for September, 2013

Sorry to be a bummer again, but this week there was an NPR story about how manatees aren’t the only animals dying in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon – pelicans and dolphins are dying too. The problem is that there aren’t very many manatees to begin with. Here’s a cute manatee to make you feel better. […]

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So, you’re headed to beautiful Salem, Oregon for the WFTDA Playoffs! Salem is the capital of my home state, and I’m uniquely qualified to describe its wonders because I’ve 1) driven near it on the freeway several times a year and 2) visited on more than one field trip as a child. ¬†(We sang “The […]

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Remember when we decided to “adopt” Rosie the Manatee? Well, the paperwork has gone through. Yes, I’m sure Jimmy Buffet approves of your parenting. Thank you to everyone who’s bought a Mana-tee from Wicked Skatewear. Christmas is coming, you know. In three months. But still. It’s been a lousy year for manatees, with a huge […]

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Star passes – they’re so hot right now! From what I’ve noticed, passing the star (aka panty passes, aka passing the cap)¬†hasn’t been in vogue for the last few years, but there have been several star passes in high-profile play in the last few months. Bonnie Thunders passed the star to Mick Swagger at ECDX. […]

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You know Manatee loves to party – so he was more than happy to hang out with Baby Sour and I this weekend as we cheered on Rose City at WFTDA Playoffs. (Baby Sour just cheered. He didn’t watch. He’s just a baby.) Manatee’s favorite player is obviously Scylla Devourer. Because he loves the sea. […]

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If ya’ll have been poking around the site, you know that I started my roller derby career with the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls. I’m one of those rare Portland natives (okay, I grew up in Beaverton), but when my husband and I got married, he was in a doctoral program at Indiana University. Of the two […]

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What’s cuter than a manatee? Or a dog? How about a dog hanging out with some manatees? Thanks Leet for the tip!

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