Saturday, October 30, 2010

In Which I Am Megathrillated!!!

I MADE IT!!!!!

I'm officially a New Bruiser for the Dockyard Derby Dames!  I can't even tell you how ridiculously excited about this I am because it's so much excitement that I'm not sure there's a word for it.  I'd have to make one up.  Like "megathrillation" or something.  That's a pretty good one.

Don't ask when you'll be able to see me skate my first bout, though, because it will be a while.  I am currently the lowest on the totem pole when it comes to derby, and I have to go through a bunch of steps before I'll be on a team.  First I'll be training for a while-- learning all the skills I'll need to go head-to-head in a roller derby bout.  Then when the coaches think I'm ready I'll take a scrimmage test to become qualified to skate in full-contact practice bouts.  Next they'll have a draft, in which I'll have to undergo more tests and interviews.  If that goes well I'll (finally) be chosen for a team!  So it's a long process, and it will take several months at the very least before I'm actually to the point where I'll be bouting in public. 

I'm still megathrillated (ha!) about it though, because I'll be learning with and from a fantastic bunch of women and it's exciting to think of myself as having a kind of alternate persona!  Also it's a great excuse to buy more knee high socks.  I love those things.

I'll do my very best to not let roller derby take over my entire blog; let me know if I get too long-winded about it and I'll tone it down, I swear!  Or make up a second blog devoted to derby-- one of the two.

Oh, and we had respite care today, and we went and saw a movie, and Connor is fine and whatnot.  You know-- all that non-derby related stuff that I usually talk about when I'm not squealing about the fact that I made it through tryouts and that my first practice is on Monday and it will be AWESOME.

Ahem.  Anyway, tomorrow I'll be returning you to your regularly scheduled programming.  In tomorrow's case this will include the hotly anticipated pictures of Connor dressed up as quite possibly the cutest yeti in the history of the universe.  I'm warning you right now; his cuteness will be right off the scale.

And did I mention that I MADE IT???



*Tasha* said...

WOW!!! Fantastic, great job! BIG congrats, for sure! Thanks for detailing all the steps as I'm sure we're all curious what it means for you and the process.


leah said...

Congratulations! I can't remember- do you have a Derby name yet?

I can't wait to see pictures of Connor the Yeti. Though I might faint from the preciousness of such a cute Yeti.

Happy Halloween!

lisa said...

Congratulations! Awesome!

Greymare said...


Mary said...

YEEEAUH! That's my sister. My %#@$ing awesome sister! <3

Julia said...

Congratulations!!!! And just imagine how well those personas will complement each other -- Connor's Mom and Bruiser.

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you! Feel free to ramble on and on about derby all you want. As I sit on my couch, I can live vicariously through you. : )

xraevision said...

Congratulations Jess! You worked hard for it!!!

Hope you all have a great Halloween!

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