Monday, January 24, 2011

In Which Connor Continues To Be Better And I Pick A Derby Name

No seizures today!  Connor still had a bit of a fever this morning, but he was obviously doing a lot better.  We're going off the Tylenol tomorrow and we'll see how it goes.  I'm happy that the little guy is on the mend!

We had our team photo for derby today, which was completely awesome.  I've chosen an official derby name-- I am now skating for the Trampires as Gita Kraken!  My number is 20K Leagues.

I was planning on skating under the name Lee Viathan, but there's already a Vitamin V on the team.  "Lee" and "V" sound really similar when you're yelling them in the middle of a noisy bout.  So I went with another gigantic sea monster instead, since I thought the general theme was appropriate. 

After all, if there's one thing more terrifying than a gigantic evil squid, it's a gigantic, sort of promiscuous, evil undead squid on roller skates.

For those of you who have no idea what the heck this name is in reference to (and I know you are out there), it's a play on the expression "get cracking."  And also it involves one of these.  And my number, 20K Leagues, comes from Jules Verne's novel 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, in which not just one kraken, but seven kraken make an appearance.  Which is about seven more kraken than I'd generally care to meet down a dark alley.

So anyway, we had our photo shoot and I was dressed appropriately.  Dressing appropriately for the team picture in my case involved a black shirt and skirt, red tights, hair that was teased about four inches off the top of my head and rolled in a sort of crazy punk rock bouffant style, really heavy black eyeliner and mascara, red lipstick, and an awesome red octopus necklace (made by another derby girl!) to complete the ensemble.  Oh, and my skates, of course.

It felt sort of like I was dressing up as my alter ego.  Who is way, way cooler than me and actually able to pull off four-inch high hairdos, really black eyeliner and roller skates-- something that I would normally never be able to do.  I don't have any pictures of me in my glorious Gita Kraken attire, but when one goes up on the Dockyard Derby Dames website I'll be sure to post a link to it so you can see me in my crazy getup.  Also then you can check out the other lovely ladies on my team, who collectively manage to be gorgeous and unbelievably terrifying all at the same time. 

So from now on, whenever I strap on my roller skates you can call me Gita!



krlr said...

Thrilled the little one is feeling better. And Gita Kracken?! IS AWESOME.

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Very cool! Definitely need to see the picture of the wild outfit.

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