Friday, September 25, 2009

Smash! Bang! Crack em up! ..Put em back again...

Ok...that's a line from a different sort of derby...but it fits the incident at practice where at least five of us cracked up into a pile...

Let's go back and start at the beginning, shall we?

Just before practice we received an email from Sheeda Bomb telling us that she will be coaching us for now...She's cool, that's cool and all's cool with that...

I arrived to practice about 6:30 and it's always so fun to see everyone again as they arrive...I flipped on some tunes while we all readied-up and yacked...After my skates were on , I realized I had only put one knee pad on upside down - that's a big improvement from my normal dress-up fiascos... ;) So...skate off, knee pad off and flipped, skate back on and I was ready to roll.

It's still a little slow going for me trying to regain my strength after being gone for only a week, (but that's four practices), so I started off very slow skating and just trying to get the Mountain Pose feeling of stability again. I don't like this unstable feeling at all, totally buggin. I wish I could just lace up perfectly the first time, every time, so my skates feel like part of me. It takes one or sometimes two re-lacings to get them on just right.

We talked a little bit about the new coaching situation, about the possible Nov 7th mud-wrestling fund raiser, (No I will not be mud-wrestling, but I will be doing my part to contribute to the success of this event).

We did some fun drills, such as baseball sliding up and down the arena, up and down up and down - you know the drill-*heh* It's always amusing to see us chop chopping our way off the line..we did that one. I'm trying to recall the rest but as read on, you'll see why it's all kind of a blur...a VERY fun blur though...We did this new one where we stayed in a pack and Sheeda called out one name and that person had to take off from the pack, loop the track and get back in the pack...I liked that one because it's an interesting dynamic to see the balance of the skater trying to get around and the pack trying to stay together...I love the way everyone's bodies and our wheels work in concert so closely, there must be something scientific about this dynamic...all up in each others energy fields...Maybe it's something like a flock of birds flying in a pattern, the wind factor, something interesting happens there I think.

We had about forty minutes left when we suited up in our new blue and black mesh tanks and did some light-scrimmaging...I jammed twice and on the second one was paired up against Gerle Haggard, (first time was with Pollyanna Pitchfork). Gerle and I giggled and bumped fists, (because I saw that somewhere online or something about jammers fist bump and decided to do it too) and we took off, it was a bit confusing because when she went out of bounds I though the jam stopped as it seemed to when I went out of bounds on my first try, but it didn't so I kept going. I really have to practice not "blanking out" when I jam. I just remember taking the outside lane for the first time in my short and lame jamming career and wanting to try what happens to me when I'm the inside lane jammer, I was going to see if I could cut in front of her at the inside line...But no go, she jetted off ahead and I never got near her on the start...(god I'm so sluggish at this point..). Anyway...didn't touch her until *insert duh duh duuuuuuh* sound effect here until something tripped her up and omg five skater pile up! As we untangled ourselves I found my skate basically up Gerle's rear end, I think my toe stop hit her in the chin and I, or someone, who knows, ran over three of her fingers...Fucking A that was intense - So let me say sorry again to the lovely and talented Gerle who I hope isn't hurtin' too bad today.

After practice I learned that RevRa has invented a new system for indulging in libations after practice and prior to taking off to Steve's place. It was so fun because ladies who normally don't hang out too long after practice stayed around, Mermad, Trixie, RevRa, Nikki Spitts, Troubled Rachel, Pollyanna Pitchfork, Sheeda Bomb, Gerle Haggard, Nacho Hunny...(someone tell me if I forgot anyone..)...Rachel put on her car music and we had so much fun together, for like an hour, it was wonderful! Unfortunately, Pinkie Lee had to go....and probably others I didn't catch...I think there were 12 or so us there at practice.

Rachel, the twins and I went to Ed's to see Kimstigator after that. I didn't have to work the next day so I could finally relax. We had shots all around, (Hornitos, a new fave.). We yacked and then there was the coin slot staring us right in the face from a bar stool across from us and yes, when one twin dares another twin to do something, there's no turning back...I don't think coin slot girl will ever know how that penny got into her pants...unless she actually joins the team, which I heard she might...

I saw the bathroom at Ed's for the first time, there's a chalk board on the wall...Man we had fun leaving scrawls for each other on it...TOO FUNNY...I cannot remember what the last one is that I wrote and it doesn't show in the picture, but it was good for a laugh.

There were some nice guys there that I was talking with and there were some enjoyable conversations throughout the evening...At one point there was a scuffle outside between two tall guys, but not bad looking guys either. One guy had his dog with him, a black and white dog of some sort who looked like Helmut, but a dog. So I went out to film a little of that with my camera...No actual fight happened. Back inside let's see, how do I put this...Well, suddenly I felt someone's hand wrapping up in my pony tail and pulling my head back slowly...not like violent or was one of the tall guys who was fighting outside...he just smiled and I just looked at him with that NO YOU DIDN'T JUST DO THAT look...I have to say that is was a strange feeling for a married gal like me to have...Then later on, he actually spanked me! That one was a dare from one of the fun and evil twins I found out at closing time...

Ah, so closing time...I don't think I've ever been at any bar ever in my life at closing time. But in this case, Kimstigator was looking out for me and said to wait until the cops finished nabbing all the drunks off the road til I left for home. I seriously should have been wrecked and puking my guts up after a night of four large shots of this smooth tequila, but I was fine. Not the, "I'm so drunk I felt straight" thing, more the "I was having so much fun that I was immune to alcohol" thing.

Thus ends another Mountain Derby Girl practice night recap.

Oh, and when I got home, there was a baby bat in the
terrarium with the little mouse we already have..another near cat casualty saved...I'll put a pic up of the bat's so tiny...

[It's taken me forever to write I apologize for not crediting all the art work a huge thank you to everyone who makes roller derby art and all RULE!]

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

MISSING: My Sweet Alyce shirt is gone!!

And I think it took my coordination with it!! This is tragic, my lovely black tank shirt for roller derby with my name and black kitty on the back and the Hellcats logo on the front has gone missing...I've looked everywhere...Jodrlicious even reminded me to check under my car seats and all I found were CD covers, (where I found the Jake LaBotz Sing This To Yourself CD cover I've been looking for), but not my favorite lucky best magic Sweet Alyce... :(

BTW..Jake has a new CD out I see....

Salama Derby roller girl V1 by ~Lenneth4

Anyway...we finished up our WFTDA minimum skills testing, and we had a very long discussion about shirts and mud wrestling November 7th...I just feel off somehow without my tank top...I mean yes I missed 4 practices while in Gatlinburg, TN...but still I think the missing shirt has something to do with this funky wonkie skating I've been doing the last two practices...Although the very wise bartendress at Steve's said only belief in superstitions make them I suppose I shouldn't put so much into a mere shirt... *sigh*...

I don't even know by =Candy2021

Spitts, Pollyanna Pitchfork and I went out to eat and be merry after practice...that is all I'm authorized to say about that... *wink*

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Instead of talking about practice..

The Whip-It! Soundtrack


1. “Pot Kettle Black” – Tilly And The Wall
2. “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” – Ramones
3. “What’s The Attitude” – Cut Chemist featuring Hymnal
4. “Bang On” – The Breeders
5. “Dead Sound” – The Raveonettes
6. “Blue Turning Grey” – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
7. “Your Arms Around Me” – Jens Lekman
8. “Learnalilgivinanlovin” – Gotye
9. “Boys Wanna Be Her” – Peaches
10. “Jolene” – Dolly Parton
11. “Caught Up In You” – .38 Special
12. “Never My Love” – Har Mar Superstar (feat. Adam Green)
13. “Black Gloves” – Goose
14. “Crown Of Age” – The Ettes
15. “HighTimes” – Landon Pigg featuring Turbo Fruits
16. “Unattainable” – Little Joy
17. “Lollipop” (Squeak E. Clean & Desert Eagles Remix) – The Chordettes
18. “Doing It Right” – The Go! Team
19. “Breeze” – Apollo Sunshine

Friday, September 11, 2009

5 New Whip-It Clips

[3 missed practices.... :( Attending a library conference in Tennessee....]


  • Clip #1: Being Judged
  • Clip #2: Food Fight
  • Clip #3: Football Game
  • Clip #4: Ready, Set, Go
  • Clip #5: Stalking Me

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Vote for our team picture on our local newspaper site!

Click the photo and when the link opens click the VOTE AS BEST box...I mean...if you think it is the best of the choices you pressure...


This practice was again led by Sheeda Bomb. Again with a surprise...not just endurance high (heart-attack-watch-like) endurance....Skate 5 minutes, break for 1, skate for 3 minutes, break for 1 (and a 1/2 ;), 25 modified push-ups, hold your body up on elbow and skate toes for 60 seconds, hold yourself up on elbow and hip, tricep muscle push-ups, 25 knee-drops across the arena, 20 bear-walks across 1/2 the arena....

I'm pretty sure I got some of everything done...maybe even most...Which would explain the lightning in my body two days later....("Are you having any pain?" "Yes I am." "Are you having any lightning with the pain?")

After this practice, and the usual hang out out front for a bit, commenced a WAY FUN-ASS-FUN WEEKEND....Spitts and I went to Steve's and Ed's. Then we decided to try the new restaurant within walking distance of Ed's which is now called Lupita's Eproson House...Excellent Mexican food, and graced by the charming Pablo who I just think is such a cool person...(and he smells nice...that's big in my book)...Plus he was so kind and all on my first visit..thanks to Pablo...!! We had a great time there...

Then we went to an undisclosed location to meet Rachel Trouble and Gerle Haggard....We all ended up at the twin's house trying on clothes and listening to much fun!

I was home at a decent hour and got enough sleep to have more fun on Friday and Saturday nights..I laid low on Monday and also managed to get all my homework done..making me very ahead of the syllabus...gotta love that....!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Passed everything up to blocking which we'll do next time..

That's about it from that night...Had everyone sign the Sierra Mountain Times...

Went out with the girlies afterwards...Steve's is fun....!

Awesome pics in this article

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 8:30 AM on 04th September 2009

Drew Barrymore brings sexy back into roller-skating as she poses in this risque magazine shoot.

To promote her directorial debut Whip It, inspired by the true story of a Texan roller derby league, Barrymore and her co-stars showed off their skating prowess in a sexy feature for Vs magazine.

Wearing skimpy outfits and roller-skates, Barrymore joins Juliette Lewis, Ellen Page and Zoe Bell as they recreate the action scenes from the forthcoming movie.

Hot Skates - Drew barrymore, ellen page, Juliette Lewis and Zoe Bell photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for Vs Magazine

Get your skates on: Drew Barrymore shows her form as she promotes her directional debut Whip It for Vs Magazine

Barrymore, 34, shows off her slimmed down figure in a variety of sexy, punk outfits as she dresses like a raunchy roller derby girl.

The film stars Juno actress Page as misfit Bliss Cavender, who resists her mother's attempts to force her onto the beauty pageant scene.

Instead, she joins the Texas Rollergirls and becomes Babe Ruthless.

Roller derby is an American contact sport, in which opposing teams try to score points by overtaking each other on a circuit track.

Hot Skates - Drew barrymore, ellen page, Juliette Lewis and Zoe Bell photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for Vs Magazine

Girls on top: A scantily-clad Drew crashes on top of co-star Ellen Page

Hot Skates - Drew barrymore, ellen page, Juliette Lewis and Zoe Bell photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for Vs Magazine

Wild thing: Drew substitutes her skates for a £895 paid of leopard-print Christian Louboutin ankle boots with a 5 1/2 inch killer heel

In one shot, a scantily-clad Barrymore - who plays Ruthless' teammate Smashly Simpson, crashes on top of Page on the roller rink floor.

Wearing a pair of pink hotpants and a leather basque, Drew feigns shock as she sits astride her floored co-star.

In the colourful photos, shot by acclaimed photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, Lewis flaunts her slender figure in black bra, tutu and transparent body suit as she 'hangs out' in the locker room.

Hot Skates - Drew barrymore, ellen page, Juliette Lewis and Zoe Bell photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for Vs Magazine

Girl power: Barrymore, Page, Zoe Bell and Juliette Lewis demonstrate their prowess

Hot Skates - Drew barrymore, ellen page, Juliette Lewis and Zoe Bell photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for Vs Magazine

Hanging out: Lewis flaunts her slender frame in a transparent bodysuit

Enlarge Hot Skates - Drew barrymore, ellen page, Juliette Lewis and Zoe Bell photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for Vs Magazine

The full photoshoot and interview is in the new issue of Vs magazine

In the film, singer/actress Lewis plays rival roller derby player Iron Maven.

Playing up to the violent injuries players can often end up with in the game, Barrymore and Page pull their saddest faces as they hold ice bags to their 'bruised' face and ankle.

Barrymore admitted making the movie was a painful process and she regularly ended up with skating injuries while shooting the action scenes.

She told Time Out New York: 'What I love about the sport is that it’s real and high stakes. And by the way, it’s scary as s**t to do.

'I wouldn’t have guessed that the first film I directed would have a sports element, but then again it doesn’t surprise me, because I love girls getting to do what boys do.

'I love when [women] get to be women and not feel like they have to become a man in order to play in a man’s world.'

Hot Skates - Drew barrymore, ellen page, Juliette Lewis and Zoe Bell photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for Vs Magazine

Playing tough: The group grapple on the floor

Hot Skates - Drew barrymore, ellen page, Juliette Lewis and Zoe Bell photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for Vs Magazine

Battered and bruised: Roller derby is a messy game, but someone's got to do it

After 26 years in the film industry in front of the cameras, Barrymore admitted it was difficult to be the one in charge for a change - especially because she naturally rebels against authority.

She said: 'I wanted to throw myself in there so I could really go through what the girls were going through. I didn’t want to be that guy who said, “Just get in there.” I hate that - I hate dictatorship, I hate hierarchy, I hate sideline.'

Meanwhile, as well as promoting the film, Barrymore has also been filming Going The Distance with on/off boyfriend Justin Long.

Hot Skates - Drew barrymore, ellen page, Juliette Lewis and Zoe Bell photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for Vs Magazine

Team work: The girls have a good hug

Despite splitting last year, the couple have frequently been spotted together in recent months, prompting speculation they have reunited.

Coy Barrymore told Time Out: 'We’re friends, and we love each other, and that’s all we know.'

To see more of the Whip It photo shoot in Vs magazine, visit the publication's website

Whip It is released in the U.S. on October 2.

Hot Skates - Drew barrymore, ellen page, Juliette Lewis and Zoe Bell photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for Vs Magazine

Flexible: |Bell warms up with some stretches

...stumbled on a Whip It widget today

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My Left Skate...How I Survived a Surprise WFTDA Minimum Skills BLITZ!

Pretend you just heard me telling my best friend about my entire day yesterday on the telephone.... Then add this..

I was answering a myspace request and passed the awesome
REVRA's update..only to find (dot dot dot)...

can't wait to take out my aggression at derby!!! look out ladies, i've had a hard day!
at 3:37 PM Sep 1

I scoobied to the shower, gussied up, and went to 'roll it out', (as Rowdy to Ra to me said)...

When I DID get to practice Coach-Q tells us we're doing the WFTDA (Women's Flat Track Derby Association) Minimum Skills tests to see if we're ready to at least scrimmage...

OK. Fine...we'll pretend that I haven't been CONSCIOUSLY skating with BOTH feet and that I DID NOT NOT PASS 1.2.2...Ask Sheeda we both KNOW we know and do that ..umm..yeah...I'll see you at the do over, skill 1.2.2...ya rat bastard! ;)

The main thing is that we're all half way done and Thursday night will be the second half of the tests...

I would like to give AMMO a hug or two for her
"DON'T GIVE UP, ALYCE!!" that she shouted during one of my last 20 laps in five minutes laps...Man was I tore up at that point..but it could have been way worse...I really started slowly so I didn't burn out like the quick-out candle that I can be sometimes..I paced myself...what a concept...

The most challenging part to me was the hopping. Keeping two feet together and hopping over an obstacle...

Thanks to
RachelTrouble for this viddy link!

Coach's dad was there and made me laugh when he said that I "looked at him like he was a pervert when he was in the library last time.." - I kind of remembered that when he said it...I saw him and was wondering if that was her father but not knowing his name...Now I know his name.. :)

After practice some of us not to be named roller ladies went to Steve's where we met a local woman, (who happens to be distantly related to the authoress Eudora Welty), we signed another Sierra Mountain Times and we five talked about so many really groovy topics last night it's hard to choose one...books, lesbian experiences, music, (I dug imagining seing Dick Dale and the Del Tones as Nikki described there being two drummers playing at once), all sorts of fun we had..

In fact it's almost criminal how much fucking fun roller derby is...

"JOIN US".... (LOL!!!!!)