Of what? The week, of course!
And we’re doing it with video!
And I’m about to get as uncomfortable as possible–
Get ready for some derby talk!
And getting and being there. Before I left:
A couple of shots on the way down using my voice-controlled GoPro:
Geared up and ready:
This is Wonky Donkey, the woman who broke her ankle playing against us in 2017:
Laci and me.
This is our group photo. I’m just to the left of the sign, in the black hockey helmet with a white jersey.
And at the end of the night I was there–through all three fucking hours. And I survived!
Well, I hope you all had a good Second Civil War Day!
First off, I didn’t have a good day yesterday. In fact, it was one of those “My Brain Wants Me Dead” sort of days and I spent most of it in bed crying–when I wasn’t sitting around crying, that is. I cried so much yesterday by 9 last night my eyes hurt.
Today, however, I’m better. Much better. And I started out the day right by doing something I’d promised to do: be in an Independence Day parade with my teammates. Not only that, but I said I would skate. That’s right: skate on the street and hand out fliers.
That was the “before” shot. It was hot out today and it got hotter as we skated. Even though it was a mile, we had to go up one small hill and then come down a bigger one–and I did this with my other teammates without going on my butt. Yay!
Since there is a “before”, that must mean there are “afters”. Yup. Here they are.
And a few hours ago the skies opened up and it began raining. Which means I needed another picture:
‘m loads of laughs.
Also, the piece I was interviewed for by The Central Voice, an online LGBT publication, finally saw the light of day, and you can read that right here.
Now, one thing I alluded to in my video the other day… since I’m on a derby kick today I may as well tell everyone I’m going to attend another clinic, this time on the evening of the 13th of this month, which is a Friday if you didn’t already know. It’s one being given by Laci Knight, a player who gave a clinic back in February and of which I was an observer.
So what’s the big deal about this one? I’m not going to just watch–I’m gonna skate! Yes, I decided to up my derby game and this time, with the approval of coaching, I will strap on my skates and be my own hero. And at some–probably an hour into the clinic–I’ll also probably go, “What the hell have I gotten myself into?” But those be the breaks. Beside, if you’re gonna skate with the big girls, you may as well take a lot of hits from them as well.
That’s all I have. Enjoy the rest of the day and if you can, get your drinking in before the aliens arrive, because–