Rocktown Rollers's Fan Box

Monday, December 23, 2013

12 Derby Days of Christmas

On the 12th day of Christmas my derby wife gave to me:

12 months of practice

11 cheering new fans

10 bouts to play

9 new freshmeat

8 skate wheels

7 derby bruises

6 scrimmage shirts

5 broken laces

4 new pivot cups

3 pairs of pads

2 skate boots

and a helmet to keep the concussions away

From our family to yours Happy Holidays 
and a safe New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Oh my it's Eff In Aye

Derby Name: Eff In Aye

Derby Number: -1

How did you choose your name and number:
It took me months and months of trying to choose a name, when one night on the phone my brother came up with it.  I'm a pretty crass person (as is he) and it's a cute little warning about the big hits I love to throw and a sort of warning about what may come out of my mouth.  I decided to spell it out phonetically to emphasize my Minnesotan heritage.  My number comes from a song from the band Tub Ring and compliments my name.

When did you join:
I joined on May 1st 2009, the same day as Bam Bam Brawler and A.K.A V, the next practice after Rocktown's first home bout.

Favorite derby memory:
Roller derby has given me so many positive memories that I don't even know where to start!  My proposal to Afro-Die-T was a great day.  She was having a Veteran's Day cookout at her house and invited the whole team over.  I asked her husband's permission and got on one knee and told her what an inspiration she was to me on and off the track.  I'll never forget how happy she looked with those cute little tears on her face.  She has pushed me further and harder than anyone I've ever met and I can never that her (and her family) for everything they've done for me.

How has derby positively effected you:
30 years from now I'll look back on my 20's and my derby career and all I'll be able to think about are the friendships I've made through this sport and what all of these amazing, strong women have done for and taught me in the last few years.

Anything else we should know:
I'm pretty much an open book.  I love my four dogs (but my three legged one is my favorite.)  I love being outdoors, collecting unicorn art, bones, skulls and vintage roller skates.

Favorite quote:
"It's the suppression of the word that gives it the power, the violence, the viciousness." - Lenny Bruce
"Find what you love and let it kill you." - Charles Bukowski