Friday, May 28, 2010

S.S. Trixie

This week's update comes courtesy of S.S. Trixie, another ferocious skater from New Hampshire Roller Derby. Trixie is one of the captains of the Skate Free or Die All Stars, and blocks for the newly created Seabrook Meltdowns, one of NHRD's new home teams.

On the track, she's one of my personal nightmares. However, off the track, she's as sweet and kind as her partner, Sin D. Lap Her. The contrast is rather striking, and it's been especially apparent the past few times our respective teams have scrimmaged one another. I remember one particular instance where she hit me so hard I spun 360 degrees before landing face-first on the track. As soon as I got up, shaken but smiling, I heard her shout "oh no, are you ok? I'm so sorry!" She's like an especially cuddly, lovable tank that shoots sunshine instead of mortars.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sin D. Lap Her

It's been a while, and I have a bunch of new contributions to show off. This is the first in a series of posts about my favorite league to the north, New Hampshire Roller Derby. They've been special friends of mine for years, beginning in the Way Back Time when I was just starting with BDD and their league was just starting up. We've all grown since I was showing my friends the plough stops I'd just learned at practice the day before. I can't believe how much we've all accomplished since then.

Anyway, enough reminiscing. On to the square. Sin D. Lap Her is a dear friend, and I'm thrilled to have a contribution from her. She skates for the Skate Free or Die All Stars, NHRD's A team, as well as the Granite Skate Troopers, one of their newly formed home teams. Want to see her skate? You should buy tickets to their bout this Saturday up in Manchester, NH. She's fast, tough, agile, and much better to have as a teammate than an opponent. She's also one of the sweetest, kindest people I've ever met. She even offered to help me move recently, despite the fact that she lives in a different state.

There you have it. A lovely square from one of my favorite people in one of my favorite leagues. More to come next week.