Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black and Blue 5

...was awesome!

Got there before the doors opened to get a good seat (couldn't go for suicide seating as we were with some under 18's).  Saw a great exhibition by the Cleveland Firestarters - these little ladies (ages 7-17) are amazing and the good majority can skate circles (and figure eights with continuous crossovers) around me. I have a huge amount of respect for them  and it was great to see them bout. :)

And the bout. It was good. It was great. I loved it. Every minute of it. There really aren't words to express it.

Favorite moment of the night was most definitely full contact musical chairs. Here's a link if you don't understand what I'm talking about.  Thank god for roller derby  --seriously, I have not found another place on earth where women are accepted as they are and encouraged to be aggressive (and beat the shit out of each other while wearing fishnets). Nothing could be better.

All in all, it was a great night of fun, friends (love my wRECk girls!), screaming myself hoarse (yes, I did), and even introducing friends to roller derby for the first time.

Here's my one and only picture from that night.

From L to R: Me (Capone), Juju, "S", Batt, and  "I".

Monday, November 15, 2010

This Week

Black and Blue is this Saturday! So excited! Can't wait to go. :)

As for the rest of life... I would really like it if I could just fast forward until New Year's Eve. Holidays are just such a pain and I really don't like the profusion of Christmas music. I know people like holidays, but please, please, please at least wait until Thanksgiving.  They've already started decorating the square. I understand the reasoning that there's so much to put up that they need to get a head start... but really. (And don't get me started on the profusion of "let's just sit and brag about how great we think our life is" Christmas letters. I'd like to see a Christmas letter where someone just comes out and says "I fucked up, my year was a wreck". That would make me smile.)

Other than that, not much happening. Work is good, always busy, always changing. The apartment is still standing (and I cleaned the kitchen, so it is even better). Still skating like crazy (at least twice if not three or four times a week). It's a fantastic way to relieve stress. Whenever I start to get anxious (because goodness knows life, and especially holiday-time life will do that to you), I just lace up my skates and go knock some people over. :)

Also, can I just say that while I understand how uneducated and narrow-minded people can discount a subculture, I do not see how seemingly educated and open-minded people can judge someone by their appearance. Why is it okay to judge someone? I don't hold out much hope for it arriving anytime soon, but I'm looking forward to the day when people are judged by their performance and their attitude --not the color of the skin, the color of their hair, or the type of clothes they wear.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The W & S Words

So I'm studiously avoiding both... Totally not a fan. Trying to stay warm by sitting in Starbucks, enjoying the free wifi and listening to some White Stripes. Thinking about what I'm going to do for the weekend. Was going to try the farmers' market tomorrow, but it's sooo cold... I don't know if I'll be able to handle it.

I wish I had something profound to say, but I really don't. For once I finally am NOT obsessing over every little thing and while I blog a lot less (sorry if you all were actually disappointed), I feel like it's a much better place to be.

Well, I hope you all are having a great week/weekend. What are you looking forward to in November? Here's what I've got:

1) Black and Blue 5

2) Turning on my heat (that is, if my landlord fixes it before the ground is covered with a blanket of white obscenities)

3) Cookie baking (OK, I'm actually not looking forward to the baking. I'm looking forward to the eating).

Um... I think that's it. November's pretty boring and I'm not looking forward to most of it. Black and Blue really takes the cake for November. It will be awesome!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

GO VOTE!

Good morning, citizens! Just thought I'd put my friendly (ok, maybe not that friendly as it's still early in the morning) PSA out there and say: Go vote today (or hopefully you've already done absentee), because if you haven't you've forfeited your bitching rights for another year.  Seriously, people, if you want to complain about the system, you have to participate that way you can at least say that you tried.

I would like to couple that PSA with another PSA which says: please do your research. This does not count reading propaganda leaflets or seeing signs on the side of the road. Please read up on all your candidates, including those without an official party affiliation. Like judges, for instance. Technically, no party affiliation, but terribly important --do your research and then get out there and vote, chicos!

OK, time for work. Happy Election Day!