I just went to the gym for the first time in ages.
It was so boring.
So just then I decided that this year I’m going to try out for roller derby.
Not like last year where in the late hours of NYE, @lozowl and I made a deal but then ignored it. (And in 2009, and in 2011 and for fuck’s sake lady just get on with it because this body ain’t gettin’ any younger.)
I need two things:
1. A pre-tryout training checklist so when I do go to the fresh meat tryouts (in September?) they’re all OH MY GOD YOU ARE THE BEST FRESHER WE’VE HAD IN AGES AND YOU SO TOTALLY CAN’T TELL THAT YOU’RE OLD ENOUGH TO COMPETE IN AUSSIE MASTERS EVENTS IF YOU WERE BEACHY AND SPORTY.
2. A really fucking awesome derby name. Go!
Tonight, ManFriend and I are seeing the fabulously deep-voiced Graveyard Train:
I’m not sure they’d like being called fabulous. It doesn’t sound hairy enough.
And last week we saw Mikelangelo and the Tin Star. This is one of my favourites from Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen (especially when you get to 4.39… HOT!):
Which means my birthday has been bookended by two of my favourite live bands.
But now I have a request for you. SuperCat and I went to roller derby last weekend and I want to go to their next fresh meat tryouts. Hopefully I’m not too old to smash tough ladies on skates. But first, I need a crackingly rude name. Suggestions?
Do you have those days where you end up just doing laps of the house?
I’m having one of those days.
It’s like I woke up and forgot what I do all day. And I’m woefully underemployed, so sometimes I do wonder what I do all day.
I got home late last night after seeing Whip It, and was a bit too excited – albeit excited quietly, so I didn’t wake Man Friend – thinking about finally having the balls to join a roller derby team. 1am rolled around pretty quickly. So I slept in this morning, hence the feeling listless. Or is that just me that happens to?
Anyway, it got me thinking about free time and how I’m really good at wasting it. A couple of friends are heading to South America in a few days, and at the pub with them last week Dan Friend was saying how he wished he had all the spare time I do. (I only work part time at the moment.) I said I wished I had enough of an income to save money to go on holidays like he and Jess Friend are always doing. Is it always a trade-off?