My bout was super fun! And I didn't die or break any bones or anything! We ended up losing, but we had a great time anyway. I'm pretty sure it's actually impossible to play roller derby and not have a good time, except for the breaking stuff part. That probably wouldn't be very fun. Luckily I haven't had the opportunity to find out.
Anyway, so I spent pretty much all day doing derby related things. This is actually a super heavy month for me as far as derby goes; on the 13th of April I've got a bout down in Montana and on the 21st I have a bout in Idaho. So I'll be doing quite a bit of traveling! I've never been to Montana before, but I always think about that poignant line from The Trumpet of The Swan, which was one of my favorite books growing up: "What is Montana-- banana, banana?"
Moving stuff, that is. Also if you've never read The Trumpet of The Swan you had a seriously deprived childhood. Go find it and read it. Now.
Anyway, unfortunately I don't think I'll have the chance to visit Louis the swan at the Red Rock Lakes this time around. Oh well-- maybe next time!
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