Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Alrighty then...

So...

Luckily this week has started to get moar betterer than it was from my previous post. Thanks to a little introspection, talking with a couple of coworkers, and some advisory kickassery from former LA Derby Doll Kid Vicious, I think I've found some temporary coping mechanisms to get my brain a-thinkin' in a more positive direction.

A little non-brain-using work is also helpful.

Below is the result of a quick night's work of making Notorious, the spray I use on my pads to help prevent them from stinking to high heaven and back several times over. This has been a very minor league side project of mine...I first started making this stuff for post-jogging relaxation on me feets over seven years ago. At some point I started spraying it on my pads after skating. It's a well-known fact that the only athlete that smells worse than a roller derby skater is a hockey player, hence the need for such a spray on one's pads.

From there, it's become almost a heroin-esque product within the LA Derby Dolls. I sell bottles of the stuff. When buyers need a refill, I have them give me the bottle to reuse, to help minimize waste. HOW CONSCIENTIOUS OF ME.

But...it sells. Which is good.

Not what I intended on being known for or being in demand for...but I gotta take what I can get, I guess.


Anyway, here is photographic record of me making a decent-sized batch of Notorious to sell at Rollercon this weekend:






























33 bottles of Notorious is now ready to be sprung into the wider derby community. We'll how it sells!

3 comments:

Ernessa from 32 Candles.com said...

Wow, you know you ain't going to have any Notorious left when you come back from Rollercon, right? I just want to make sure you already know that...

Anonymous said...

You'll be a real "roller-derby-pad-deodorant" tycoon! Good luck with the sales. I'm glad things are a little brighter for you.

George

RedDiabla said...

Kid: that's the hope! Though so far interest has been limited to the usual LADD suspects.

George: I have a long way to go before I'm a tycoon. But I gotta aspire(or perspire) to something!