With fingernails that shine like justice...

and a voice that is dark like tinted glass, she is fast, thorough and sharp as a tack. She is touring the facility and picking up slack...

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

GIRLS ROCK! Opens March 7th!!!!

Girls Rock! opens March 7th!!

Hey! Thats my kid on guitar!
Blaine has been going to Rock'n'Roll Camp for Girls every summer since she was 9 (she'll be 14 soon) and it has made a profound impact on her life. RRC4G gives girls a safe place to find their voice, raise it up and express themselves in ways that empower them.

As a parent, it is astounding to see the transformation that takes place over the course of one short week. At Camp's concluding showcase, these once shy, little girls take the stage as seething musical behemoths whose hearts and voices refuse to go unheard. It is absolutely beautiful.

Go see this movie.

Oh!....And look what else she's been up to....

Introducing, the world's next best thing to Rock Camp.....JUNIOR ROLLER DERBY!!!

Whamsday Addams

Thats my kid....otherwise known as Whamsday Addams, of the The Kitsap Derby Brats. I'm head coach, by the way.....

Labels: , , , , , ,

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Just to prove I'm NOT DEAD......

click for tickets to The Shootout!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Still busy...too, too busy....

This getting back on the blog horse must be almost as hard as staying on the wagon...One day at a time...

I've got to make time again. This was important to me...IS important to me.

This post is more a reminder to myself that this blog still exists and that I shouldn't ignore it.

I'm working on it....don't give up on me yet.

One thing....
I'm boycotting xmas. But I think I said that already....

Labels: , , ,

Thursday, December 06, 2007

I really need to...

do some house cleaning. This blog is a mess.

Well, no Cake show, but the guy that got the tickets had a blast....I'm glad at least someone had fun.

We were VERY lucky...only having missed a show...the rain, flooding, mudslides & trees falling made the lives of many here horrible. There's a huge sink hole in town. The highway into town, along the water, is closed indefinitely because of a huge mudslide. We drove around yesterday to survey the devastation. Its pretty bad...and we aren't even in one of the places hardest hit. That storm was insane. I almost came unglued when we were in Starbucks...I overheard a guy comparing what has happened to KATRINA...what an asshole. So what if a tree fell on your car...you did not lose EVERYTHING. You didn't get uprooted, you got inconvenienced, you asswipe.

We are deep in the throws of planning our next bout, slated for Jan. 25th. I'm super excited and have a shit-ton(thats a technical term, by the way)of work to do. Friday...thats tomorrow, right? We are having a fundraiser at a local bar. We're collecting toys for needy families...and spreading the derby gospel, looking for new recruits and hopefully making us some $$$.

This derby business has got my head spinning. I never knew it would consume my life the way it has. But its good, I'm busy and active, out & about. It has been a strain on my marriage at times, but from what I hear, its not uncommon...just like wives whose husbands are super into sports like softball...they feel neglected. It's difficult to find that balance. I've tried including Hubs, but he just doesn't seem to be into it...maybe if he could skate it would be different... a lot of husbands ref, or coach. I think he feels even more left out now that Blaine has started Junior Roller Derby(which by the way, I think will be as important in her life as Rock Camp).

"THEY" have bled us dry. We are done. I'm boycotting xmas this year. The last straw was when we were at the mall, in Macy's, on NOVEMBER 2ND...and I heard xmas music. I'm done. The commercialism has RUINED it for me. We are getting a small tree, decorating it only with lights, and only getting gifts for Blaine...and even then, we are not going overboard. Blaine and Hubs both think its a great idea. No gifts for every family member, friend and friend's kids, no cards, no decorations outside(except for a plain natural wreath on the front door) no huge, elaborately decorated tree like usual, just a small, potted tree with lights...we are keeping it SIMPLE...Going back to what xmas is supposed to be about...FAMILY. I'm so much more relaxed...I forgot how FUN xmas could be. I think this will be a good thing. We may even do something nice for a local family...maybe xmas dinner or something.

Anyway...thats it for now. Don't feel neglected if the postings are slow...at least I'm posting, right?

Labels: , , , , , , ,

Monday, December 03, 2007

Well crap on a cracker....

The Hubs and I had tix to go to CAKE at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland tonight....but shitty weather, a state of emergency and road closures prevented us from getting there. I'm SO BUMMED right now. Karma will be good to me, though...I left the tickets(via a lost ticket voucher)at will call for a deserving Cake fan from Craigslist...he is picking them up at no cost to him....that was our only option this late for the tickets to be used. I hope he has a great time. SO BUMMED right now.

Labels: , , , , , ,