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“Congratulations! You have been approved and are now officially an MRDA OFFICIAL!” Sweet! More faciliating of men’s derby.
Men's Roller Derby Association: MRDA Officiating →
merbyderbyschmerby: WHAT UPPPP. Filling out my application now
Things I’ve done in rollerderby: Referee Non Skating Official Bench Manager Raving Fan Next week I’m going to try out for something new: Announcer One of the leagues down the road is having tryouts for a new Announcer, so I’ve scheduled to hold a microphone at one of their scrimmages. I’ll still be refereeing for our home bouts and MRDA tournaments and ECDX and the...
About a Name: Why Dr. Spankenstein Now Skates as... →
merbyderbyschmerby: Anyone who knows me knows I chose a name closely aligned with my real name because I am still on the fence with this discussion. I don’t anticipate changing any time soon unless I skate with a team that requires it because I’ve established myself in the community, but this change is very interesting to me from a man I respect a lot. I’m always torn on this one. Alter...
only in the country...
emilytheslayer: peecharrific: will you hear folks at the bar discussing “sharons law” or “sharen law” and how we need to KEEP AMURICAH AMURICAN! - and it takes you 5 minutes to realize they are talking about Sharia Law. Oh, Oklahoma. I love you. I hate you too, but I love ya. Lol, I left for a reason! Although granted I grew up in the bouigie suburb outside OKC, but it was still pretty much...
Sometimes love is a terrible idea, except that it’s not an idea. Sometimes love...– Stephen Elliott in today’s Daily Rumpus email (via sarahspy) I’ve often fallen in love with way less preparation than every time I’ve packed my parachute to jump out of a plane or off a bridge.
Wizard of the Coast ask for players' input on how... →
chrisreblogs: Ah yes. This is end well. So many mocking things I want to write about this. Then I remind myself that my best friend’s wife still holds a grudge from a D&D gaming session from 15 years ago. I told her to quit trying to pick pocket me! Well she learned her lesson. Grand Master Slash taught her that lockpicking would be much harder with only one hand.
[Got all skydiving nostalgic for my old blog, here’s one of my favorite entries from back in the day] 3 years ago (now 6 years ago in 2006) a woman in her mid-fifties came out to learn how to skydive. Sweet personality with a genius level mind that just didn’t work the same way as any other student I’d ever encountered. Teaching methods I’d been using to explain skydiving concepts to...
Smile Because It Happened: another myspacer →
girlfawkes: (Filthy- this one isn’t scary! Coincidentally, if I remember correctly this was also ECE weekend where I met you officially!) from June 23, 2008 Ode to the boys Roller derby boys are a dirty dream come to life. They’re hot athletes but without all the jock stupidness. Kind of like… Ref stalkers welcome.
Dear Skydiving, With such a busy rollerderby season last year I almost forgot how much I loved you. Jump # 2651 today reminded me how how much Freefall is a wondrous place. I promise never to neglect you again.
Daphne du Gorier: What do refs do at half time?
Penny Block: They do the secret ref handshake and the secret ref chant, and then they sacrifice a small creature. Usually a lion in an ironic turn from reality (where it is the lions that kill zebras)
NOTE: Penny Block has violated the Ref code of secrecy. Commence retaliation.
Why fundraising for Rick Santorum is so difficult
Mr. Smith: Hello, this is the Smith residence.
Santorum Fundraiser: Hello, I'm reaching out to you for the Campaign for More Santorum.
SF: Yes, Santorum. Maybe you've heard of Santorum? We are raising money to send Santorum to Washington.
Smith: [Googling Santorum to find out what the heck they are talking about] Um..
SF: Yes, with your help we can send beat Obama with Santorum.
Smith: [Still Googling] I'm uncomfortable...is this rascist?
SF: Not rascist at all, sir! Do you believe that Santorum us better than Obama?
Smith: Hey, I'm a member of the NRA and all, but are you really comparing our President to Santorum? Isn't that going a little far?
SF: Not all sir. We believe when you look at Santorum and compare to Obama, the contrast is clear.
Smith: Are you with some weird fetish offshoot of the KKK? This is bizarre?
SF: Sir, I'm not sure what comparison you are making here. Santorum will be in your neighborhood...
Smith: Hey hey hey, I don't care whats going on in my neighbors bedrooms.
SF: ...and if you would like, I could even arrange for Santorum to be in your living room...
Smith: My what?!? Is this a joke, you sick pervert?
SF: Would you like to shake hands with Santorum?