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I usually have power rankings for you on the first of the month, if not sooner, but look. I’m moving today. And Besterns happened this weekend, with no time for me to ponder those results. SO. You’re getting power rankings later in the week instead, okay? Until then, please enjoy some pictures from Manatee Mondays past. Sneaking a […]

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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. Games happened in April! So exciting! How stupid did I look? Not that stupid! I’m so pleased. Gotham. Playing in a couple weeks. I’ll bet they’re still good, even in thin air. Texas. Playing […]

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  Happy Holidays, from my manatee to yours! Or to you, I guess. Hardly any of you have your own manatees. Thank you for hanging out with me on the internet in 2013 and being a fun group of people to chat with and type to. Here’s to 2014: May your bearings roll true, and […]

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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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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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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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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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Continuing with our frequent Manatee Adventures in Nature series, we took an afternoon to hang out at and near Lake Vancouver in Washington. Mostly, we walked around, explored the park (not busy at all for a Saturday afternoon that started out sunny), and spent some time doing some much-needed nothing. Manatee likes hanging out with […]

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Manatees, like any other animal, enjoy simple summer activities like hanging out at the river and skipping rocks.     Well, that’s a good one, Manatee. Looks nice and flat. But how are you gonna huck it? Those flippers aren’t made for skipping.     This approach didn’t give quite the desired effect, either. The […]

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As you might know, I’m super pregnant. Like, nine months pregnant. Under the “things they never tell you” file, can we just clarify that humans normally gestate their babies for nine and a half months? Why do we round down? Manatee, being a parent himself, has been very supportive and can’t wait to meet the […]

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