Pack 'Em Up!
The Valentine's Day Rumble Is On- It was as close as I could get to being a Roller Girl. And so I took the Cha Cha Challenge, and ye shall witness my part in the blood and thunder.
Starting Saturday, Mommybloggers.com will roll with The Valentine's Day Rumble. Beginning at 8 am, CST, they will be posting an entry every hour, until 8 pm, CST. They will do this each day for the next four days, beginning Saturday, February 11th, and continuing through Tuesday, February 14th. My jam is on Sunday at Noon, CST. Which means I have no idea when it's posted EST, where my pack might care.
I had two or three or fifty possible entries in my head, but the one that clawed its way to the front, though sloppy, was heartfelt. Especially the threatening once again to do away with the cat's nuts part. Boo Boo's appointment is on Monday at 11, for a little consult in Spank Alley.
Thanks for giving the whip, Mommybloggers. Those chicks are solid.
Talk the Talk:
Blood and Thunder: Practice drill in which all skaters take the track and proceed to knock the hell out of each other until only one skater remains standing.
Cha Cha Challenge: Anything offensive and hard to accomplish, especially in public.
Clawing/Swimming: A jammer pulling her way through a tough pack.
Give a Whip: An assist move in which a skater extends her arm and whips her jammer around the track, propelling her with momentum and quite possibly taking out unsuspecting blockers in her path.
Jam: A single play in roller derby, usually lasting 1-2 minutes.
Pack: The defensive skaters, including three blockers and a leading pivot.
Pack 'Em Up!: Fight yell by Ref Masterblader before jam.
Riding the Lip: One skate on, one skate off the track - now illegal for jammers.
Solid: A great compliment about a skater's stability and toughness. i.e.: "She's solid."
Spank Alley: Where you go when you've been bad.