Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Last Saturday I was a bench coach for the Sirens for the first time.

How is that different from a team manager? Bench Coach keeps track of penalties and can call for points or penalty challenges. Team Manager arranges the skater lineups for each jam. I personally think I do better as a team manager than a bench coach, but what the hell? I'll try most things once.

I tried to go for "comfortably pretty". Did the hair and makeup all girly-like, but wore comfortable shoes to run around the infield screaming, HOLD THE INSIDE! LOOK BEHIND YOU! SLOW THE FUCK DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The hair was a total fluke. I set it earlier in the afternoon, but it didn't take fully, except for my bangs. CRAP. What to do? I quickly added about 50 lbs. of hairspray and made victory rolls. A tornado could've hit my hair and it wouldn't have budged. I got a lot of compliments on it, which surprised me.

For makeup, I had a lot of glitter added around my eyes. The funny part about that was having people get distracted when I tried to talk to them about VERY SERIOUS derby stuff. Apparently it's the little things that can throw people off.

Oh, and guess who's the captain of the all-star Ri-Ettes this year? Yeah, ME!

OH CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Troy said...

That first pic is really cool to me for some reason.

It reminds me of an in-show pic from a Broadway playbill.

Ken Mitchroney said...

Area 51 all thought you purdied up real nice. I was just amazed the curl stayed in after all that bellowing.

RedDiabla said...

Troy: so, I'm the Ethel Merman of derby?

Kenny: I TOLD it to stay. It obeyed!

Troy said...

Nothing wrong with that!

Cagey said...

I was one of your coif-admirers.