I’m allowed to say this now!

If you’ve noticed a lack of quality blogging around here lately, there is a very good reason!
Yours truly did not learn her lesson last time and has signed on to write another knitting book! It’s going to be published through Andrews McMeel whom I’m excited to be working with!

More details to follow of course. Just know that blogging will be sporadic while knit and write, and knit and write, and….

I’m allowed to say this now!

If you’ve noticed a lack of quality blogging around here lately, there is a very good reason!
Yours truly did not learn her lesson last time and has signed on to write another knitting book! It’s going to be published through Andrews McMeel whom I’m excited to be working with!

More details to follow of course. Just know that blogging will be sporadic while knit and write, and knit and write, and….

New Challenge!

In my quest to be in the best shape I can be, I’ve decided to challenge myself! This Tuesday I will be learning how to swim!

My fellow roller girl Racer does crazy amounts of laps at the pool. I asked her if she would teach me to swim so that I can add a new element to my workout and she said yes!

This is going to be a toughie for me. I HATE getting my face underwater! I can sort of tread water, and I can splash myself to the edge of a pool if need be. Actually getting my face wet and doing laps is going to be a whole new level of crazy for me!

BUT I need a low impact cardio workout, and according to Racer this is a great one! So wish me luck! Not only will I be in the water, I’ll be, (horror of horrors) wearing a SWIMSUIT!!!!!

New Challenge!

In my quest to be in the best shape I can be, I’ve decided to challenge myself! This Tuesday I will be learning how to swim!

My fellow roller girl Racer does crazy amounts of laps at the pool. I asked her if she would teach me to swim so that I can add a new element to my workout and she said yes!

This is going to be a toughie for me. I HATE getting my face underwater! I can sort of tread water, and I can splash myself to the edge of a pool if need be. Actually getting my face wet and doing laps is going to be a whole new level of crazy for me!

BUT I need a low impact cardio workout, and according to Racer this is a great one! So wish me luck! Not only will I be in the water, I’ll be, (horror of horrors) wearing a SWIMSUIT!!!!!

Do you have what it takes?

Do you have what it takes to be a roller derby announcer? Know what a pisskey is? Like big weiners?

Check out our announcers in Evansville, cheating on us by calling for the Demolition City Roller Girls. (Naptown Roller Girls are the Wife, Demo City is the Mistress we know about but tolerate)

Get a glimpse at what it takes to be a roller derby announcer, and why you should never, ever, bet against Joan of Dark when there is BEER involved.

http://dillher0.blogspot.com/2010/08/oh-life-of-roller-derby-announcer.html

Do you have what it takes?

Do you have what it takes to be a roller derby announcer? Know what a pisskey is? Like big weiners?

Check out our announcers in Evansville, cheating on us by calling for the Demolition City Roller Girls. (Naptown Roller Girls are the Wife, Demo City is the Mistress we know about but tolerate)

Get a glimpse at what it takes to be a roller derby announcer, and why you should never, ever, bet against Joan of Dark when there is BEER involved.

http://dillher0.blogspot.com/2010/08/oh-life-of-roller-derby-announcer.html

Derby Tights

A while back, I went on a jeans rant. http://joanofdarkknits.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-roller-girl-buys-jeans.html
Lately, I’ve been going on a tights rant. When I skate, I HAVE to wear tights. I used to not wear them. Then I fell on concrete. That lovely screeching sound of my skin sliding on the floor, then the equally lovely realization that some of my skin is no longer on my leg but still ON the floor.
So tights. No matter how hot I am, TIGHTS get worn.
Problem is, I sort of hate tights. I like them on my legs, but I hate how they go all the way up to my boobs. I’ve tried the hip hugger tights, but even when I manage to find them, all they do is give me a glorious muffin top that was NOT THERE BEFORE!

My solution lately has been to fold the tights over my manties (my derby shorts panties things) but inevitably they roll back up in the middle of a drill.

I was complaining about this to the girls, when Ima Hurchu said, “Cut the waistband off”.
What?
Wait… what?

Was life really about to be that simple for me? Seriously?

Next practice I tried it. Cut the waistband off my tights. Holy. Hell. They fit amazing now! No muffin top, they stay up (but not up to my boobs thank you very much)they don’t unravel, I love it! Now, instead of hunting all over for the perfect pair of tights, I’m just cutting the tops off the ones I already have!

How I made it through 5 years of derby without realizing this I don’t know!

Cheers to comfy tights!

Derby Tights

A while back, I went on a jeans rant. http://joanofdarkknits.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-roller-girl-buys-jeans.html
Lately, I’ve been going on a tights rant. When I skate, I HAVE to wear tights. I used to not wear them. Then I fell on concrete. That lovely screeching sound of my skin sliding on the floor, then the equally lovely realization that some of my skin is no longer on my leg but still ON the floor.
So tights. No matter how hot I am, TIGHTS get worn.
Problem is, I sort of hate tights. I like them on my legs, but I hate how they go all the way up to my boobs. I’ve tried the hip hugger tights, but even when I manage to find them, all they do is give me a glorious muffin top that was NOT THERE BEFORE!

My solution lately has been to fold the tights over my manties (my derby shorts panties things) but inevitably they roll back up in the middle of a drill.

I was complaining about this to the girls, when Ima Hurchu said, “Cut the waistband off”.
What?
Wait… what?

Was life really about to be that simple for me? Seriously?

Next practice I tried it. Cut the waistband off my tights. Holy. Hell. They fit amazing now! No muffin top, they stay up (but not up to my boobs thank you very much)they don’t unravel, I love it! Now, instead of hunting all over for the perfect pair of tights, I’m just cutting the tops off the ones I already have!

How I made it through 5 years of derby without realizing this I don’t know!

Cheers to comfy tights!

Some goofy Outfit pics

This isn’t going to be my typical bout recap post. I’m running low on time this morning! But here’s some goofy pics courtesy of Mr. Tom Klubens, our awesome photographer!

Pre skating stretch

Doing a couple laps…

And braiding Brian’s hair. He only LOOKS like a big scary dude. Really he is nice and lets me antagonize him!

A real post to follow!

Some goofy Outfit pics

This isn’t going to be my typical bout recap post. I’m running low on time this morning! But here’s some goofy pics courtesy of Mr. Tom Klubens, our awesome photographer!

Pre skating stretch

Doing a couple laps…

And braiding Brian’s hair. He only LOOKS like a big scary dude. Really he is nice and lets me antagonize him!

A real post to follow!