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Black and White Scrimmages, You have my heart. When I was younger, I was scared of the feelings you engendered in me. I was afraid to rise to the occasion, intimidated by the experience I saw all around me. I was scared to jam, and scared to say no to jamming. Now I’m older, and I’m […]

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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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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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Hey, we won! We avenged the loss on the banked track on Leet’s birthday! I spent five minutes in the penalty box (which is really really weird for me)!  And it was fun! My parents came to the hangar for the first time to watch, and at halftime, they pointed out how much time I’d […]

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If you’ve never spent time in Portland in summer, you are missing out.  For nine months a year, the weather alternates between mostly cloudy, drizzly, and rainy. It’s depressing. Literally. But the summers are almost perfect – fairly dry, not humid, and not too hot. We’re conditioned to make the most of the good weather […]

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In my Rose City Rollers skating career, I must’ve set some kind of record for number of times trying out for travel team without making it. Four? Five? Enough to have lost track. This time, I had very low expectations. I seriously considered taking my name off the tryout list a few times, just to […]

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Once again, I tried out for travel team, and once again, I didn’t make it.  For the most part, I’m disappointed, annoyed, hurt, and embarrassed. And a little panicky, thinking how good the chance is that I’ll never make it. All that with a good layer of just plain sad. I feel kind of like slipping a note to […]

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And they’re baaack! Since Rose City passed a new Returning Skater Policy, three people have returned to home team rosters: Napalm Beth and Sully Skullkicker joined the High Rollers after being travel team only last year, and Megahurtz came back to the Break Neck Betties after a couple of years of civilian life.  You could say […]

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Retirement anxiety

No, I’m not planning to retire this year.  The current plan is to be work hard, play at my peak this season, make travel team, repeat as champions with the Break Neck Betties, and bask in my triumphs for the rest of my days while pumping out beautiful babies. Reading this post by a retired Charm City skater made […]

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