Dear Pregnant Derby Girl: Much like roller derby, you probably approached motherhood as something you’d seen before, mostly on TV or the movies, and you felt like you’d be pretty good at it. It does look like fun. But then you went and did it and just like during your first week of roller derby, … [Read more…]
I got so excited about this I screwed up the update twice. When times get tough, tough girls get rolling. At least that’s what Pamela Ribon says. The author of Going in Circles (which she affectionately refers to as Eat, Cry, Shove) extols the virtues of roller derby, why it worked better than therapy when … [Read more…]
[scripty] PAMIE A quick impression of the lady who just gave me a pedicure. She was like, “OH.” Held up my foot. “OH. THIS. OH. YOU NEED. OH. YOU WANT. OH. CALLUS. OH, CALLUS. I CUT, YES?” JASON That poor woman. PAMIE I know. She put on latex gloves. Nobody else was wearing gloves. It … [Read more…]
Recently honored as a Treasure of L.A. by the Central City Association, the L.A. Derby Dolls prove their worth with another spectacular evening of music, mayhem and, of course, banked track roller derby at the Doll Factory (1910 Temple St., L.A., CA 90026) on Saturday, May 9. The L.A. Derby Dolls (LADD) all-star team, called … [Read more…]
Something fun for your Sunday night: [readermail] Pamie, So, you’re the main reason I started playing derby. I’ve been following your blog for 10 years or whatever, and Going in Circles happened to coincide with a Derby league forming in my area. Fast forward almost two years later, and I was just named captain of … [Read more…]
[readermail] Dear friends: Saturday, July 9, was an evening of mixed blessings for the B.A.D. Girls. After a successful Championship event at the Craneway Pavilion on the Richmond Harbor, league members who were transporting the money raised from the event were robbed at gunpoint. Thankfully our league members were not injured. However the robbery was … [Read more…]
Okay, so maybe I’ll just be writing every weekday. It was just about impossible to get to this thing over the weekend. Sorry about that. Even Dewey got a little quiet after that late-night dance party fun. We’re almost at 100 donations, so please continue to spread the word. I think this book drive will … [Read more…]
The nationally renowned L.A. Derby Dolls, Southern California’s premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league, terminate their summer hiatus on Saturday, August 29 with a sure-to-be brutal brawl between the Fight Crew and the rookie team, the Varsity Brawlers.