Saturday, September 30, 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
Pam was my roommate and a fellow ref and one of the best people I know. I remember when she first showed up at SDRD, not long after I did, but immediately was a force to be reckoned with on the track. She is no-nonsense and will let someone know exactly how she feels about playing (and occasionally the reffing). My first away bout, when I was a penalty box timer, was at OC and it was her first bout as a Rockette, SDRD's B Team. Buns is a double threat, as she is a great blocker and also an amazing jammer. I'm hoping she is also still reffing occasionally, since she was getting quite good at that the last time I reffed with her.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
She's been my derby sister since the day I met her. I guess that's really the night I met her, as she bought me my first shot of Jameson during an after party. That was as auspicious as a greeting as I'd ever been involved in, I'll tell you what! I would never have imagined where that would lead, but I'm ever so glad it happened!
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
I got this book as a gift in late 2010, after my first full year of officiating. It was all so new to me then, and I read the book right away. It didn't hurt that it was given to me by Wonder Whoop'em, who was my first ever derby crush. It was a thoughtful present, I'll tell you what.
Apparently I only read it once, as now reading it again I see I should have been more thorough. I got a new copy as I had lent mine out and it will probably never been seen (by me) again. And that's OK, I hope it's in good hands and makes that person smile every once in a while.