Monday, December 8, 2008


I've been feeling a bit bleak, cold, gray, wintery of late - kind of like this:
Finally this overwhelming mood of "meh" is clearing and things are looking more positive. Aiding in this upward spiral was a recent visit to the Dorton Arena for a Carolina Rollergirls match (proper terminology: "bout"). Man, that roller derby is fun stuff. I still don't 100% understand the ins and outs of various fouls and penalties and such, but I figure I'll get there eventually. And if not, oh well - I *still* don't understand the various fouls and rules and details of basketball after 25 or so years, yet I manage to be able to get the general idea and enjoy the game.

Mostly, though, when watching the roller derby, it gives me the urge to find some good old-fashioned skates (NOT roller *blades*, tried that, I'm clearly not meant for rolling along "in-line") and skating around on my own. I'm not remotely brave enough to ever try the derby, though, I've already learned many times over that I am a fragile, prissy person, disinclined toward any activity which might risk - or, in this case, openly court - bodily injury.

I'd prefer to skate around solo... that's just how I roll.

P.S. By the way, this sign is still there, intact, saying the same thing. Maybe they really mean it! Enjoy! Enjoy!