I won a pair of Coraline Nike Dunks!!!!

Whoohoo! So, for those in the know, if you stayed after the credits for Coraline, you could get a code to enter and win a pair of Coraline Nike Dunks
Of course we all stayed, and went home and entered in the codes. Dill and my friend Rusty, being awesome, and knowing how badly I wanted those dunks, entered in their info, but my shoe size. My friend Rusty got an email today, saying he won the Dunks! Yay me! I’m getting Coraline Dunks!

Now the big question…wear them or not?

I won a pair of Coraline Nike Dunks!!!!

Whoohoo! So, for those in the know, if you stayed after the credits for Coraline, you could get a code to enter and win a pair of Coraline Nike Dunks
Of course we all stayed, and went home and entered in the codes. Dill and my friend Rusty, being awesome, and knowing how badly I wanted those dunks, entered in their info, but my shoe size. My friend Rusty got an email today, saying he won the Dunks! Yay me! I’m getting Coraline Dunks!

Now the big question…wear them or not?

Getting in the groove…

So as I’ve been rambling on for months now, I’ve been having a really hard time finding the “perfect” wheel. Right before the last bout, I was in a panic, since my wheels were totally bald, and I was sliding all over the place. I finally bit the bullet, and ordered some white G-Rods. I slapped them on right before the bout, which turned out to be a VERY BAD IDEA. They were totally foreign wheels to me, and really messed my game up. I felt sluggish in them. After a few weeks of practice, they were better, but still not my dream wheel, which was upsetting, considering how much they cost. I felt like I got the same happiness level from my Radar’s, which are about half the cost.
One of our girls, Katya Lookin, is a wheel whore. Which I hope she doesn’t mind me saying out loud 😉 She goes through lots, and lots of wheels. Gets some for different surfaces, is always trying new ones, etc. She managed to score a pretty sweet group rate on some wheels, and I decided to go for the pink G-rods. They are grippy, like the white wheels, but more narrow.
The first couple practices on them were really rough. Inside the pack, I felt waaay more maneuverable. On the straightaways however, It felt like I was working twice as hard to maintain the same speed. My shins and calves were burning in ways they haven’t burned since my first practices three years ago!
It felt like I was having to trade greater pack movement, and tighter turns on the corners, for my speed. Not too sure if that was something I was willing to do. I figured I would stick with them until my legs quit burning, then see how I felt. Because the burn was just building up muscle right?
Last night, I hit the track like normal. We did pyramids, and I was in a pretty fast group. I began to notice, about halfway through, that not only was I passing people, moving fast, and staying right up front with the fastest girls, my legs weren’t burning! Sure my lungs were on fire, but I was going pretty damn fast!
Scrimmage time came, and when I got up to jam, not only was I able to slip through the pack pretty darn quickly, hold my place in the turns, I was keeping good speed on the straights too!
We’ll see if Sunday goes just as well, but as of right now, I’m really feeling these narrow wheels! Maybe, after three seasons, I’m finally finding wheels that make me happy!

Getting in the groove…

So as I’ve been rambling on for months now, I’ve been having a really hard time finding the “perfect” wheel. Right before the last bout, I was in a panic, since my wheels were totally bald, and I was sliding all over the place. I finally bit the bullet, and ordered some white G-Rods. I slapped them on right before the bout, which turned out to be a VERY BAD IDEA. They were totally foreign wheels to me, and really messed my game up. I felt sluggish in them. After a few weeks of practice, they were better, but still not my dream wheel, which was upsetting, considering how much they cost. I felt like I got the same happiness level from my Radar’s, which are about half the cost.
One of our girls, Katya Lookin, is a wheel whore. Which I hope she doesn’t mind me saying out loud 😉 She goes through lots, and lots of wheels. Gets some for different surfaces, is always trying new ones, etc. She managed to score a pretty sweet group rate on some wheels, and I decided to go for the pink G-rods. They are grippy, like the white wheels, but more narrow.
The first couple practices on them were really rough. Inside the pack, I felt waaay more maneuverable. On the straightaways however, It felt like I was working twice as hard to maintain the same speed. My shins and calves were burning in ways they haven’t burned since my first practices three years ago!
It felt like I was having to trade greater pack movement, and tighter turns on the corners, for my speed. Not too sure if that was something I was willing to do. I figured I would stick with them until my legs quit burning, then see how I felt. Because the burn was just building up muscle right?
Last night, I hit the track like normal. We did pyramids, and I was in a pretty fast group. I began to notice, about halfway through, that not only was I passing people, moving fast, and staying right up front with the fastest girls, my legs weren’t burning! Sure my lungs were on fire, but I was going pretty damn fast!
Scrimmage time came, and when I got up to jam, not only was I able to slip through the pack pretty darn quickly, hold my place in the turns, I was keeping good speed on the straights too!
We’ll see if Sunday goes just as well, but as of right now, I’m really feeling these narrow wheels! Maybe, after three seasons, I’m finally finding wheels that make me happy!

While the hubby is away…

The wife will…

Clean out the closet and dye yarn!
Yea, about as fun as it sounds. Dill headed to Evansville Saturday morning to call a double header bout for Evansville. Circle City Socialites vs. Evansvilles B team (their first match!) and NEO Rock n’ rollergirls rematch against the Dynamite Dolls. I believe Evansville beat the Socialites by about 160 points (whoa… that is a good B team)! and the Dynamite Dolls lost to NEO by ONE POINT! So close! Our Belles are heading to Evansville next month. Should be a good game!

With Dill gone, I worked at the shop for a while, than ran a bunch of errands to get ready for some group events we were having at the shop on Sunday. I got home, and with nothing better to do, cleaned out our sadly neglected closet. We’ve been trying for some time to turn one of the spare bedrooms into a closet. I am very motivated for this project, as I have so many clothes… it’s just insane. There is no way to fit them all into one closet. No way at all.
After that was done, I still had some excess energy to burn, so I decided to try out some dye. I was watching the sun set, it was a beautiful, warm day.. had to do some warm colors right?
I ended up with this:

Pretty huh? I did discover that red dye is a bit of a pain in the ass. It was hard to get it to dissolve, and to get the right shades. It involved a little more work on my part. Still, the end result made me very, very happy.

Since it was time change night (BOOOOOO) I lost an hour of sleep. Dill and Brownie decided to drive back that night and lost TWO hours, since Evansville IN, is on a different time zone than the rest of Indiana. He was literally coming home at 6am as I was leaving for work. Poor guy. He napped for a couple of hours, then came in at 10 to help us out at the shop, since Sunday’s are always so crazy.
We were both so exhausted by the time we got off work, (after 5pm, since we had groups renting us out after hours, including my derby girls.. yay!) that we decided to just grab a pizza. We usually don’t get pizza, since I get no cheese, and Dan thinks I’m insane. We both prefer to make our own at home. But, since we were exhausted, we grabbed it, and I splurged on a little cup of cheese sauce. (yea, I know, I make no sense with my eating habits)
So we get home, settle in to catch up on battlestar, I balance my little cheese cup on my plate while the dogs bounce around the couch and *plop*! cheese cup falls off my plate! But wait! Not only did it fall of my plate.. it fell on Hillbilly the cat, who was NOT AMUSED. I wiped him and the carpet up as best I could, but he was still cleaning himself and glaring at me for hours.
I know retribution is coming. Remind me not to set water by my bed for the next couple of weeks!

While the hubby is away…

The wife will…

Clean out the closet and dye yarn!
Yea, about as fun as it sounds. Dill headed to Evansville Saturday morning to call a double header bout for Evansville. Circle City Socialites vs. Evansvilles B team (their first match!) and NEO Rock n’ rollergirls rematch against the Dynamite Dolls. I believe Evansville beat the Socialites by about 160 points (whoa… that is a good B team)! and the Dynamite Dolls lost to NEO by ONE POINT! So close! Our Belles are heading to Evansville next month. Should be a good game!

With Dill gone, I worked at the shop for a while, than ran a bunch of errands to get ready for some group events we were having at the shop on Sunday. I got home, and with nothing better to do, cleaned out our sadly neglected closet. We’ve been trying for some time to turn one of the spare bedrooms into a closet. I am very motivated for this project, as I have so many clothes… it’s just insane. There is no way to fit them all into one closet. No way at all.
After that was done, I still had some excess energy to burn, so I decided to try out some dye. I was watching the sun set, it was a beautiful, warm day.. had to do some warm colors right?
I ended up with this:

Pretty huh? I did discover that red dye is a bit of a pain in the ass. It was hard to get it to dissolve, and to get the right shades. It involved a little more work on my part. Still, the end result made me very, very happy.

Since it was time change night (BOOOOOO) I lost an hour of sleep. Dill and Brownie decided to drive back that night and lost TWO hours, since Evansville IN, is on a different time zone than the rest of Indiana. He was literally coming home at 6am as I was leaving for work. Poor guy. He napped for a couple of hours, then came in at 10 to help us out at the shop, since Sunday’s are always so crazy.
We were both so exhausted by the time we got off work, (after 5pm, since we had groups renting us out after hours, including my derby girls.. yay!) that we decided to just grab a pizza. We usually don’t get pizza, since I get no cheese, and Dan thinks I’m insane. We both prefer to make our own at home. But, since we were exhausted, we grabbed it, and I splurged on a little cup of cheese sauce. (yea, I know, I make no sense with my eating habits)
So we get home, settle in to catch up on battlestar, I balance my little cheese cup on my plate while the dogs bounce around the couch and *plop*! cheese cup falls off my plate! But wait! Not only did it fall of my plate.. it fell on Hillbilly the cat, who was NOT AMUSED. I wiped him and the carpet up as best I could, but he was still cleaning himself and glaring at me for hours.
I know retribution is coming. Remind me not to set water by my bed for the next couple of weeks!

While the hubby is away…

The wife will…

Clean out the closet and dye yarn!
Yea, about as fun as it sounds. Dill headed to Evansville Saturday morning to call a double header bout for Evansville. Circle City Socialites vs. Evansvilles B team (their first match!) and NEO Rock n’ rollergirls rematch against the Dynamite Dolls. I believe Evansville beat the Socialites by about 160 points (whoa… that is a good B team)! and the Dynamite Dolls lost to NEO by ONE POINT! So close! Our Belles are heading to Evansville next month. Should be a good game!

With Dill gone, I worked at the shop for a while, than ran a bunch of errands to get ready for some group events we were having at the shop on Sunday. I got home, and with nothing better to do, cleaned out our sadly neglected closet. We’ve been trying for some time to turn one of the spare bedrooms into a closet. I am very motivated for this project, as I have so many clothes… it’s just insane. There is no way to fit them all into one closet. No way at all.
After that was done, I still had some excess energy to burn, so I decided to try out some dye. I was watching the sun set, it was a beautiful, warm day.. had to do some warm colors right?
I ended up with this:

Pretty huh? I did discover that red dye is a bit of a pain in the ass. It was hard to get it to dissolve, and to get the right shades. It involved a little more work on my part. Still, the end result made me very, very happy.

Since it was time change night (BOOOOOO) I lost an hour of sleep. Dill and Brownie decided to drive back that night and lost TWO hours, since Evansville IN, is on a different time zone than the rest of Indiana. He was literally coming home at 6am as I was leaving for work. Poor guy. He napped for a couple of hours, then came in at 10 to help us out at the shop, since Sunday’s are always so crazy.
We were both so exhausted by the time we got off work, (after 5pm, since we had groups renting us out after hours, including my derby girls.. yay!) that we decided to just grab a pizza. We usually don’t get pizza, since I get no cheese, and Dan thinks I’m insane. We both prefer to make our own at home. But, since we were exhausted, we grabbed it, and I splurged on a little cup of cheese sauce. (yea, I know, I make no sense with my eating habits)
So we get home, settle in to catch up on battlestar, I balance my little cheese cup on my plate while the dogs bounce around the couch and *plop*! cheese cup falls off my plate! But wait! Not only did it fall of my plate.. it fell on Hillbilly the cat, who was NOT AMUSED. I wiped him and the carpet up as best I could, but he was still cleaning himself and glaring at me for hours.
I know retribution is coming. Remind me not to set water by my bed for the next couple of weeks!