Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Derby Dolls

I just came across this and had to share!

These incredible magnets created by Rose City Roller Girl Victoria Jamieson, just gave a whole new meaning to dressing up for derby! 

For more information on Victoria Jamieson and to purchase, click here .

Monday, April 23, 2012

25 Random Facts

Erotic desserts, motorcycles and hot air balloons.  Those are just a few things you will read about when you learn the facts about this next skater.  This derby girl possesses a true passion for speed, adventure and letting her (singing) voice be heard.  Ladies and gentlemen, I give to you, Off 'em Annie!
1 - I lived in Boston MA for 5 years of my life.

2 - St. Zombie's Fire is my cousin, but we're close like sisters.

3 - My worst derby injury has been my broken Tib and Fib in my right leg.  I want to be called The Bionic Broad when I start skating again.

4 - When I was between the ages of 14 and 16, I used to rock a kick-butt trihawk (it's like having 3 mohawks).

5 - My nickname is The Broad
6 - I have two motorcycles; A 2002 Harley Davidson Sportster 883cc and a 1997 GSXR Suzuki Shrad 750cc.

7 - I am a self-employed pastry chef at Adult Sweet Treats copyright 2009.  It's an erotic pastry company.

8 - I was born in Queens Village, New York and grew up in Bethpage, Long Island.

9 - I have 8 tattoos (so far).
10 - I became an Avon Sales Representative back in 2011 when I broke my leg.  Feel free to talk to me if you would like to buy or sell Avon. Http://www.youravon.com/beautycare

11 - I am currently writing my first cookbook.

12 - My derby name is a take on the Broadway play, "Annie Get Your Gun".

13 - I used to sing in an all girl punk band called, "Vaginal Discharge".

14 - My two favorite things to eat are Indian food and sushi.

15 - I thought the Dos Equis guy in the commercial was real and not an actor.

16 - I attended Tufts University and The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA.

17 - I'm a bit of a beer enthusiast and my father and I are brewing our own beer and hope to some day own our own brewing company.  It's kind of in my blood.  My grandfather was a brew master for Rheingold Beer.

18 - I dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro one day.

19 - I have a foot long stained glass window that I made in college under my bed.

20 - I used to sing in an 80s new wave band.

21 - I traveled the world at 21 in a hot air balloon.

22 - I had to perform the Hymllic Manuver on my boyfriend.

23 - I went swimming with sharks once.  It was nuts!

24 - At age 17 I almost became a pro BMXer, but I got a flat tire and it ended my career.

25 - Facts 21, 22, 23 and 24 are not real facts.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

For Your Island

The Roller Rebels are featured on the first 2012 spring episode of For Your Island.  There are some really great interviews with Shadow BoxHer, Captain Morgan and Breakneck Brie.  Be sure to check it out here!

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Terrain

Hello Dear Readers!

It's been a while, I know.  I've been away from the derby world for a bit, but trust me, it's always on my mind and of course in my heart.  Due to my absence, I thought I would check in with all of you and let you know what's been going on.

While the Roller Rebels have been working hard and skating their butts off, I've been up to some things myself.  Work, which includes opening a new online vintage shop and exercise have kept me quite busy lately. A recent move has put me at a close distance to Eisenhower Park and I'm taking full advantage of that.  I've moved my running routine from the local streets, to the paths at the park which are surrounded by lush green grass and trees.  It's a nice change to get away from the chaos of the roads where I hear the sounds of honking horns and running engines. But enough about running, this is after all a roller derby blog. 

While I've been benefiting from my runs there, I've also been enjoying skating there as well.
Once a week, Roller Papi and I skate in the park together.  I highly recommend this for those of you who have never skated in the park before.  Skating outside and up and down hills is a great challenge for your muscles.  You will be putting in some extra effort, but enjoying the outdoor views and fresh air makes it all worth it!  The park features both a fit trail and a (makeshift) outdoor rink.  Both can be accessed through field 3. The fit trail is mapped out with white arrows which are painted on the pavement.  The trail is approximately 1.5 -2 miles long (good to know if you're trying to fit in a certain amount of millage).  The rink is close to the end of the parking lot (The Roller Rebels used to hold summer practices there - they were some of my favorites!).  It's a good stop after you have made your lap(s) around the trail to cool down or work on crossovers.  One downfall, the ground at the park is not the smoothest terrain, so just be sure to gear up!

I'm hoping to make it back to practice soon, but in the meantime, I'll be at the park!

Oh and be sure to stay tuned - I have a long overdue 25 Random Facts post that will be up on the blog in the near future.

- Etta