Tag: Fresh Meat

  • moving up

    Whenever someone from my non-derby life starts to ask me questions about my derby life, I inevitably immediately disappoint them. Quick aside: I feel the need to explain that once you join roller derby your life splits right in two. You have the life you know, the one with your friends and family and loved […]

  • I love my team of old lady skaters.

    Here’s the promo for my upcoming Baby Doll Brawl (this Sunday!!). Fun fact: during “and fight their way…” that’s me and my Meteorfight teammate Risky a Go-Go taking out two opposing team members, including their jammer, using her arm and my ass. (And then a few seconds later you can see me fling myself onto […]

  • Go, Meteorfights!

    Go, Meteorfights!

    “Yikes, Holla. That’s a bruise.” “Yeah, I know.” “Have you taken a picture of it yet?” “No.” “You need to. And put it on the Internet and tell people to come to the bout.” “Okay.” Right now I’m staring at my uniform which is hanging from the doorway to my kitchen. My gear is by […]

  • Called Out (or: soup and Vicodin for breakfast)

    I am hurting. Hurting, people. My body is bruised and contused. I am kind of a hot mess, and I think I have about ten minutes before this Vicodin kicks in proper, so let me try and get these stories out. Our little rookie game needs ticket sales. It’s a cheap game, it’s all ages, […]

  • Next Bout!  (featuring ME!!)

    Next Bout! (featuring ME!!)

    Saturday, June 27, 2009 — Beginning at 3 p.m. Double your derby! Double your fun! L.A. Derby Dolls host TWO bouts in ONE day of all-girl banked track roller derby action! Buy Tickets Online Now!! The day explodes at 3 p.m. with an exciting exhibition of LADDs newest skaters, known as the Baby Doll Brawl, […]

  • Tales From Fresh Meat: the time I almost died in Historic Filipinotown.

    Tales From Fresh Meat: the time I almost died in Historic Filipinotown.

    This is a reprint of an essay I sent to the Derby Dolls and Fresh Meat mailing lists back in early August. Back then, Helen Surly Frown didn’t have her awesome Derby name, so I’m putting it in here to protect the innocent. Allison? Well, she’s just stuck being outed with me. Razorslut posted many […]

  • This is how I roll.

    This is how I roll.

    For almost four months now, I’ve been living a bit of a double life. It was a secret at first, mostly because I didn’t want to talk about it, I wanted to just do it. Plus, a lot of people weren’t going to understand. They were going to judge me. Not that I care about […]

  • Why I haven’t been updating my blog often enough: good excuses.

    There’s no order of importance here, but in the last week or so I’ve had a package lost at the post office, a letter returned because it didn’t reach the recipient in time, my computer stolen, and my tailbone broken. I’m not sad or pissed off, but I am getting impatient with living my days […]