Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fast forward to the beginning of a Novel

Since my birthday...
Elle and Trouble at Elle's BDay party!

I saw Rat City beat TXRG, then Kansas City beat Rat City in Austin at the WFTDA Roller Derby Nationals. It was amazing.

Texacutioners Flag at Nationals.

Crispix & Elle at Nationals.

The next weekend was my best friend, Jurate's birthday party. She got drunk and made us each say something nice about her into a video camera. And as if that wasn't hard enough, half an hour later she made us say something we didn't like about her into the video camera!!

The next weekend was Crispix's birthday. We had a great time. Brought a dj to a sports bar and pretty much took over. It was also Trouble's going away party. She's moved to Cali now. We miss her already!


And finally, the piece de resistance... the Championship Bout. It was amazing. My team played great. It's like we all were clicking and understanding the directions we were sending each other with our minds. Unfortunately for us the Sirens were also in synch with each other, and knew what to do to take us down. It was a tight game, and we fought it as hard as we could. We lost, but we held our heads high because it was a good defeat. They outplayed us, and hit us a little bit harder than we could hit back. It really was an amazing game. I am so lucky to have had the chance to play with such an awesome team against such an awesome team.

Timber!!

Run, Elle, Run!!

Bosses 2007
And the Brawlers and Betties bout... wow. The Brawlers have been beat by over 60 points every game this season. But they were in training. This rookie team needed one season to catch up to the level of the rest of the league, and on Sunday they proved that they've done just that. In a nail biting hour of derby, which was neck and neck the whole time, we saw some impressive derby by both teams. It really was a close game, and honestly could have gone either way... but the Brawlers wanted it more. They would not settle for less. Catazon came into the second half with a fire, pulling out two 9 point jams to seal the win for her team.

The Betties fought hard, and played well. Beverly Kills was amazing as always, and her team was blocking as hard as they have all season. Their loss is not a sign of the team weakening... not at all... it's a sign that the entire league is improving. I can't wait to see the opening bout in March. It's going to be hot!

Now I'm retired from derby. I've hung up my skates and am trying to find my normal routine. I still want to be involved with HRD, and help where I can, but I will not be skating again. I'm not sad about it, yet. My body is still too thankful... no more getting beat up three times a week!

We went to a halloween Pirate party at the GRAB bar on Saturday... it was fun. I went shopping and overhauled my waredrobe for work... that was a lot of fun :)

Now it's Halloween day. I don't have a costume... well I can be Peg Bundy again (that's what I dressed up as on Saturday), but I do have plans. Tonight at Midnight I'm going to meet a group of people I barely know, and we are going to start writing our novels. It's http://www.nanowrimo.org/ and if you don't know, go check it out. I have successfully removed one obsession for my life, and immediately replaced it for another. Ha. I've signed up to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. That's a lot of writing. A lot. I don't know what I've gotten myself into, but I'm excited. Shit, if I can do derby I can do anything. For realz. January I'll start taking night classes (paid for by the day job, yeah!). I'll probably start taking Viola lessons in December too (Just did some research and found that it's affordable and convinient).

So... I'll be busy being a total nerd and writing my very first novel. Yes it will have derby in it. No it's not about me. It's completely make believe, but some characters will be loosely based on people I know. So be nice to me, or I'll put you in my novel, and you'll be twice as ugly as you really are. Buwahahahahahahahahaha!

2 comments:

Chrissy said...

I'm doing NaNoWriMo, too! I wrote a derby-themed novel last year (fiction, naturally) which also incorporated lesbian love triangles and dog fighting rings. It was fun. Not sure what I'm going to write this year, but I have until midnight to figure it out. Good luck!

Oh, and my NaNo user name is evil_olive - add me as a buddy!

Catazon said...

Good luck on NaNoWriMo! I've always wanted to write a book, too, but it will be many years down the road, not done in 30 days, and about my basketball adventures instead of derby.