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It’s a longstanding tradition for me to grouse about how much fun other people are having at RollerCon. What Happens In Vegas leaks out all over your stupid Facebook feed. Maybe a better person would be happy for their friends, but not me! I’m a regular, jealous person who’s greedy for fun. So. Not all […]

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Per request, I’ve covered the cold truths about ice cream (hahahahaha) with these definitive ice cream power rankings. Eating ice cream every night for a couple of months has prepared me for just such an undertaking. I can, and will defend these positions if necessary. Peanut butter cup Cookie dough Salted caramel Cookies and cream Mint chocolate […]

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Before last week, the last time I had played roller derby was a bout in August 2012. Just as I’ve been threatening to do for months, I finally made to Wreckers (Rose City rec league) practice last week. I had no idea what to expect out of myself or out of the practice, but I had already made up […]

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Headed to The Big O tournament next weekend? That’s super cool. I wish I was, but Baby Sour puts a cramp in my style. I don’t want to brag or anything, but I lived in Eugene for just over a year in 2002-2003. My now-husband got two degrees at the University of Oregon, and we have still […]

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Things are changing around the Sour house. After five years at a secure but unchallenging job, I’m leaving security behind to be a freelance writer. * I would never have done this if not for Roller Derby for Beginners. Not that it’s making the rent – beer and ice cream money more like it – […]

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Sooo…you guys heard about this fantasy roller derby? Sorry, you can’t join. It’s exclusive. Sorry to be a jerk, but we just needed to get that out of the way first. A couple of weeks ago, Mike Chexx (who you may know as an announcer) casually mentioned on Facebook that he was thinking about starting […]

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Popular posts from 2013

Well, I wrote a book and had a baby, so I feel fairly accomplished for 2013, but 2014 has more in store. More blog posts for you. More actual roller skating. It’s gonna be great. Just you watch and see. Here’s the most popular stuff we chatted about last year: Mental toughness with Scarlene (seriously, […]

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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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I’ve working on a post about making game rosters – I’ve asked some captains and coaches to share how they do it, and how skaters can improve their chances of making the list. So look out for that next week. While I was thinking about it, though, I was chatting a bit on Twitter about […]

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Remember a couple of years ago, when I did the Total Body Transformation thing? I wanted to lose body fat and add muscle, for a combination of vanity and sports performance. Though it wasn’t necessarily my intention, I was focusing a lot on how my body looked instead of how it performed, and joined in […]

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