AboutI am a work in progress and this is a scrapbook of things that make my mind wander; mostly writing, books, surfing, film, photos, illustrations, music, travelling, local history, technology AND ROLLER DERBY. Some essentials: I'm right-handed, have one tattoo, seven piercings and lots of feathers and beads. My favourite cities are Rio and San Francisco. I live in England and I love to dance. I believe in wearing your dress like a rebel flag, revealing your secrets in your words, standing on the open dome of your heart and living life like this: "Let chaos reign ... louder music, more wine ... The hell with the standings ... The top rung is up for grabs. All the old traditions are exhausted, and no new one is yet established. All bets are off! The odds are cancelled! It's anybody's ball game! ... The horses are all drugged! The track is glass! ... And out of such glorious chaos may come, from the most unexpected source, in the most unexpected form, some nice new fat star streamer rockets that will light up the sky." (Tom Wolfe)
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Inspired by Cherri Blaster some of my team mates have set themselves some derby goals, so before the year runs away with me I want to set my own as a way to measure my progress and have concrete things to work towards in 2012.
I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished in the past year derby-wise considering it was so busy with work and big life deals like getting married.
(That’s me on the left in our first public bout last October)
Here’s my bullet points for things accomplished so far:
And some things that aren’t so great:
Despite those bad points it’s been a great year and we’re progressing fast, looking like a serious team and just about to start another round of fresh meat training before our second public bout - this time a tournament (we’re thinking big) - Demolition Derby. It’ll be interesting to reflect again this time next year.
SO, 2012 GOALS:
I considered very briefly doing the Roller Derby Workout Challenge but I’m definitely not disciplined enough for that; instead, some more general awareness of putting good stuff into my body at the right times.
Obviously sometimes I will break these rules for the sake of sanity and enjoying the deliciousness of life but hopefully all will improve my performance on the track.
I just got some cross-platform, cross hemisphere, reblog love from one of my roller derby homegirls out in NZ, for a Numa Numa tribute to my new colleagues that I did by way of breaking the ice. Here it is:
And here’s what she posted. I like a big virtual embrace a lot, so thanks Toto! Find her on her own blog - The Skater’s Journey - it’s a must read if you’re into roller derby and/or long boarding. If you’re not, read it for the jokes, innit.
-Ed Macauley (via olive808)
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