Saturday, September 19, 2009

Roller Derby....not sure what we were thinking....



So, long story, short....Roomie and I, based on interest a friend expressed, went to watch Roller Derby at the little skating rink by our house.....Hmmm....what were we thinking? Our team was getting killed, based on the little info we had on how the scoring worked, someting like 170 to 8....so, we decided it was time to skeedaddle and we headed home.....some of the fans were colorful characters, but, we'll leave them out of this post, I'm afraid their essence might linger.....eewwww.

6 comments:

otin said...

When are you strapping on the skates!

Pat said...

I just read somewhere that Drew Barrymore is making a movie about the sport of Roller Derby. She and some other movie stars actually took classes and in the film they are doing all their own stunts, skating with actual derby skaters. It got brutal at times.

Brian Miller said...

fun. i remember as a kid when it would come on television. i remember it being pretty intense. as long as you had fun though. have a great rest of the weekend.

An Open Heart said...

Otin, I breifly considered becoming a roller derby girl, but, I wasn't impressed last night with what I saw...I'll just go back to karate

Pat, I think that movie, in part, inspired our friend to consider becoming a derby girl.....

Brian, it was definitely worth the trip to the roller rink to check it out....they even served alcohol to those who wanted to imbibe!

Janet said...

wow! haven't thought about roller derby in forever. had an aunt who was wild about it years ago and used to watch it every week with her. i'm kind of surprised it's still around, but i don't know why i'm surprised.

rxBambi said...

I hear those girls are VICIOUS! I want to hear more about it. Post post post!