Monday, May 24, 2010

One Thing - Courtesy of Fresh Blood Lisa

Unfortunately, there has been a bit of bad news in our derby world. First and foremost, one of our teammates Chest Blockwell, suffered a broken ankle last week. She spent several days in the hospital and finally had her surgery. She is thankfully now home recuperating. We love you Chest and wish you a speedy recovery!!

In addition, our ref Jimmy Rage's mom was the victim of a hit and run. She suffered knee and leg injuries, but thankfully will be ok. And, teammate St. Zombie's Fire had her car windows, along with the windows of 49 other cars in her neighborhood, smashed. While trying to clean up the glass from the vandalism, her brother broke his leg.
While all of this news is unfortunate, something good came out of it. The bad news inspired Fresh Blood Lisa to turn things around. After reading all of these posts on our message board she started a new post asking everyone to list one good thing that happened to them or a loved one today. It was refreshing to read all of the positive responses. I feel like so often we lose sight of the good things that we have and all of the great things that happen to us on a daily basis.
Lisa, thank you for starting this! Not everyone got to post an answer yet, but I'd like to share the responses she got thus far.

Punky Boobster – Took my last EVER Spanish final

Needlz Chick - My sweetie and I had a lovely breakfast on our porch. And tonight is my 2nd Roller Skating Lesson!

Ninja Starr - I am participating in a community beautifying project and helping to build a day care center for the under-privileged.

Jimmy Rage - I took the Ronkonkoma train today. It's much, MUCH better than the Stony Brook train

Missy Nigma - I danced to the Beatles with the babies i nanny for during lunch today. So fun!

Mr. Bangs - I'm off today after a long week at work...And I painted a backboard for the team.

A.Lee.S - I am getting my hair cut for the first time since last summer, so I am super psyched about that :-)

Fresh Blood Lisa - told the director of the facility where I work, to remember me when it comes time for transfers so that I can move ahead and heal in a healthy environment.

AEnemy of Daylight - I got to spend way too much time daydreaming about a boy I have a super crush on----
I think I figured out what's wrong with my motorcycle (finally) & was able to find the parts I needed.
I offered a teammate a ride home--- Yeah, that's some good stuff for today ;-)

Mega Watts - I matched a shelter dog up with it's owner today by cross checking intakes and missing classifieds. I do this daily and it's always a rush when I get a hit

Miss Murderheart - i took a minute out of my 9 hour work day to stare at momma and poppa geese walking their baby geese across the street. it made my heart swell...
and i love that you started this discussion <3

Young Stunna - had my first day at Estee Lauder :)

Etta Jams - I went running for the first time in months and my knee didn't hurt!! Lisa, I LOVE this and want to post it on the blog.

Please feel free to share your one good thing in the comments field.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Spoken Like A True Captain

Yesterday, The Rebels Played a bout against our friends, The Hudson Valley Horrors and this is what Captain Morgan had to say about it:

"The Long Island Roller Rebels All-Stars have won their 3rd bout in a row! 120-69! All the bouts we have won so far have been on the road...all the bouts were played against teams in upstate NY, and they were all season openers for their respective home teams...

this is what is known as....A WINNING STREAK!!!!!!"

Congratulations to The Roller Rebels' travel team!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Have A Look

Just a handful of the wonderful images taken Saturday night, by our friend Krystyna Dunalewicz. For more photos, click here.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Wonderful Beginning

The Rolling Thundercats did it again, but not without a fight! Though the Cats were the winners on Saturday night, it wasn't an easy win for them. The Ladies of Laceration had some very impressive grand slam jams, powerful hits and solid walls. Both teams worked really hard out there. But alas, congratulations go out to The Thundercats!!
I had a great night announcing with Jake (as usual), and it was great to see some old fans, meet some new fans and reminisce with an old friend. Susan if you're reading this, it was great to see you and talk about Grandma's iced tea and of course, Rich.

It was a great start to our intra-league season. Thanks to everyone for coming out. Can't wait til next time!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sitting here, Waiting

I'm really excited about tonight! I knew I would be happy to be back announcing with Jake and especially for our first intra-league bout of the season, but I didn't anticipate feeling this excited. I am of course a bit sad to not be skating, but honestly even if I was on the roster this season, I don't think my knee could handle a bout right now, after my recent fall. As it turns out, a doctor's visit may be in order as my knee was left a bit disfigured. I am not certain if I have a build up of scar tissue, or a possible chipped bone, but whatever the case, it doesn't look good. In addition, I still can't fully put pressure on it. But enough about me!

Tonight is going to be fantastic!! Derby, music, beer, merch and an all around good time. I hope you've all purchased your tickets and have your rink side seats dusted off and ready to go. I'll be there next to my co-announcer, the wonderfully funny Jake, cheering the girls on.

See you all later!!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Wall's Got Legs

Tonight I came across one of the coolest houseware items I've seen on Etsy and I HAD to share it with you all. Check out these legs and lots of other great wall decals at Beep Art.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Feelin' The Facts

I'm happy to say that the first 25 Random Facts post was a huge success! I received a lot of positive feedback and people want to see more, more, more! I'd like to run a little contest of sorts. Maybe present a question to the league and feature the first person to answer it correctly. What do you all think of that? Fair deal?

In the meantime, if you haven't already heard, we've got a huge thing happening this Saturday. It's the FIRST intra-league bout of the season. The Ladies of Laceration are up against The Rolling Thundercats. Now I'm sure all of you fans out there have already purchased your tickets, but for those of you who haven't, simply click here to buy them.

With some new skaters on each of the teams, this should make for an interesting bout. Can't wait to see all of you screaming fans there!!

25 Random Facts

Some of my more popular posts on The Rebel Yell, are the ones where one of the Rebels is featured and so I thought it would be fun, not only for you, but for me as well, to learn more things about the girls (and boys).

Today I bring to you my newest column, 25 Random Facts. Here you'll learn some interesting info about your favorite roller girls.

To start, I had each person in the league nominate someone they would like to learn more about, with the intention of featuring the person receiving the most votes.

And the winner is..................Captain Morgan! So without further ado, I give you the down and dirty on our one and only Captain.

1. I was born 1 month premature; my mother had her appendix taken out 2 days before I was born.
2. I broke my foot on a fun slide in 2007.
3. My 3rd, 13th, 23rd and 30th birthdays all land on Friday the 13th.
4. My family owns a lemon farm in Italy, so the lemons in southern Italy are stamped “Madonia
5. Jefferee is my younger brother.
6. I held the highest batting average in my H.S. until someone broke it in 2003.
7. I went to 3 different colleges, all in NY State.
8. My original derby name was “Queen of Clubs”
9. I’ve performed in the Tilles Center.
10. My tattoos are done by Sunday at Lark Tattoo.
11. I received a scholarship to play Tenor Saxophone at C.W.Post.
12. I played bass for an all-female indie punk band called Kiss the Bottle.

13. I have an extensive horror movie collection.
14. My first pet was a rabbit named Freddy
15. Freddy died after 3 weeks from eating houseplants.
16. I have the word sweet tattooed inside my lip
17. I have 2 cats named Maverick and Goose.
18. I have a B.A. in Women’s Studies.
19. I can play the clarinet
20. I played the bass drum in the marching band in H.S. Go Rams!
21. I went to dance school for 10 years.
22. I broke my collarbone when I was 11 by falling off a swing set while hanging upside down.
23. I’m allergic to shrimp
24. My name is on the Wall of Tolerance in Georgia.
25. I was in Model Congress and Key Club in H.S.

Stay tuned for more 25 Random Facts posts.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

And Away We Go!

Last month, The Long Island Roller Rebels traveled up to Albany and won their first away bout of the season against The Albany All Stars. J

Just last night, The Rebels traveled up to Rochester for their second away game of the season, against ROC City Roller Derby and they won that one as well!

Congratulations Rebels on a victorious start to a great season!

Click here for more details and news about our all star team.