Tag: Derby

  • Pun Masters! Help name a derby team.

    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 […]

  • How Roller Derby Prepares You For Motherhood (The Crossover)

    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, […]

  • Places Where My Face Is

    It’s gearing up to be book tour time, when I leave the house to get in front of you and then I can’t stop talking because I don’t leave the house enough. Here’s the schedule so far.

  • It’s Dewey Donation System Time!

    It’s Dewey Donation System Time!

    Hello, fine people. It’s that exciting time of the year when we put on our do-gooder hats and go send some books to some strangers. The Dewey Donation System is open for business, and this year we’re sponsoring two libraries in need brought to us by two very special pamie.com/Dewey fans.

  • Calling Off the Jam

    This weekend my league is holding try-outs for subpool, the tiny team of no-longer-rookies who practice with the team skaters and sub on bouts in hopes of getting drafted to a team. It only happens about twice a year. It’s the first time there have been try-outs since I came back to derby last winter. […]

  • Please Help the Bay Area Derby Girls

    [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 […]

  • here is a test | come try to break pamie dot com

    here is a test | come try to break pamie dot com

    Ever since the shiny new redesign, whenever I let you guys know I have a new post, we somehow succeed in crashing the server. The guys at the help desk are watching right now, so feel free to click a few things. Like, did you know I have tags? You can read all my posts […]

  • I Survived Eat Through Austin

    I Survived Eat Through Austin

    …and then this morning I Googled “master cleanse.” ooooooohhhhhhhhh man, I am full of food. This year’s food-trip with Tara and Dave was shorter than the last time, but I managed to get an extraordinary amount of eating in. I started strong and ended strong, you guys. I had ice cream for dinner last night. […]

  • On the Neon, Neon Side of Town.

    On the Neon, Neon Side of Town.

    So the last time I had a chance to update I was in Athens, GA, closing out the book tour for Going in Circles. The book reading was a complete blast. The place was packed with both pamie.com (well, TelevisionWithoutPity.com) fans and derby girls, and it was one of those events that makes me miss […]

  • so much derby, not enough skating.

    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 […]