S.S.D.D (Same Stuff Different Day)
It really is a challenge for me…to come up with a topic for each of my rants. Let’s see…what’s new and exciting? Not much of anything…although it is snowing here….that’s unusual. Some places north, south and west of me are expected to get up to two feet of the white stuff….lol. Better them than me! We may get 2 to 4…and it’ll be slush by morning. *Phew*
Hubby and I went down to Hyde Park the other day for my daughter’s roller derby bout. Unfortunately, my daughter’s team, the Empire Skate Troopers lost. It didn’t have to happen the way it did….our girls need more practice in the art of blocking and the strategy behind it. Cripe…I was watching a couple of our girls just skating around and around…not blocking…not helping our jammer get through so they could score…or blocking the other jammer to keep them from getting more points. I think the latter is why the Horrors had so many points…they met with no resistance. Geesh.
The Hudson Valley Horrors were the host team. My daughter played on the Hudson Valley Horrors for a while. She was on the team when ABC Nightly News did a spot on the ressurgence of roller derby…and she played roller derby outside, under a bridge in February one year. That was kewl…freezing, really….haha. She liked the girls on the team. I don’t know what happened, but when I heard that the Horrors on the bench were saying things like “Dotty Sucks” and “Hope you didn’t break your back” when our team members happened to take a spill nearby…I just had to shake my head. I’m disappointed in my daughter’s former team. Rugby girls wouldn’t talk smack on the sidelines…where they’re protected, and out of reach from repercussions…they’d do it on the pitch…face to face…haha.
While I’m on the subject or roller girls….There’s a new team in our area…the Hellions of Troy. The co-founders are former members of my daughter’s roller derby league, the Albany All Stars. Depending on who you talk to….they were either thrown off the Albany All Stars league, or started their own. It’s a timing issue from what I can gather. There is one thing I can’t figure out about this new team…they’re called the Hellions of “Troy”….yet…they want to have their bouts in Albany…at the very same venue that the Albany All-Stars call home. Ummm…hello? If you call yourselves the Hellions of Troy…shouldn’t you base yourselves “in” Troy? I think the RPI Fieldhouse would make a great venue…how about renting the gym at Catholic Central High School…they could use the money, I’m sure. There’s the Boys and Girls Club by the Police Station on 5th Avenue….I bet they have a good sized gym. I have some advice for the new team….you need more fans to spread the word that you’re in town (Troy), and invite them (the residents of Troy) to come out for a good time at a very reasonable price. The more supporters in the Capital District, the better. Geesh.
I think I’ll close this post with a few cards:
And last, but certainly not least….I altered an Altoids chewing gum tin. Sorry they’re such lousy pictures. This is the first tin I’ve altered. It’s advice for my daughter…the crazy rugby roller girl. The outside says “Have fun. Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think.” Inside…”Nothing is so strong as gentleness…and nothing is as gentle as real strength”
Until next time,,,,Peace
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