Sometimes you just get inspired....

I was sitting at work today reading/looking at the poem that Neil Gaiman had created for  Burton Olivers new backpiece ("Tattoos are only for the committed..." which I find incredibly poignant) and listening to Massive Attack on my spotify, and for some reason I got the urge to paint.

I found this urge incredibly interesting because not only did I not want to paint anything in particular, but I also dont paint. At all. Except maybe a little on T-shirts (more on that later).

So in an effort to pass on my weird moment of inspiration, here is the beautiful poem and artwork done by Neil and artist David Mack...

Check out the story Here
And Teardrops by Massive Attack (a: the video is a little weird. b: you may recognize the song as the theme from "House")

Hope you feel inspired too now!

Much Love,


10 Mile skate-a-thon and things I learn when I skate outside

Hello guys and gals!

On Saturday, April the 14th I am doing a Skate-A-Thon to get some funding for our league. Its a 10 mile skate (ack!) on the West orange trail (Heres the route we'll be taking) and we're looking for sponsors to donate per mile (like a marathon. If you're interested in donating, please comment with your name and email address and I'll send you my paypal information. Anything will help!).

Because I really dont skate outside very often and thought it might be a good idea before I try to do 10 miles, I decided to hit up a local trail this afternoon for my lunchbreak. The trail is about 1.6 miles one way, so roughly 3 miles there and back.

While doing my little skate, I came to some realizations, so I thought I'd share them :D

  • It is totally possible to put a car key, a drivers license, an ipod touch and a cell phone in my bra without looking like a mutant.
  • If you are of the pale-skinned persuasion like me, its probably a good idea to put on sunblock
  • People seem intimidated by a chick on skates
  • Skating on concrete is very, very different than skating in a rink (duh right?). There are things like small hills and wind. Fun, but exhausting.
  • That even though Im not in practice, I need to work on my derby stance. Standing straight=Falling over for me.
  • That it is really nice to skate outside like I used to do as a kid, enjoying the sunshine and my music. It was a really fun experience.

This was the beautiful view on the trail
Updates tomorrow on if I managed to make it into the league!!

Much Love,


Recruitment is over, now the real fun begins!

You may recall my post from a few weeks ago where I mentioned starting roller derby recruitment. Well last Wednesday was my final "skills test" and today I find out if I've made it into the league!

Our league logo. Click to head to our website

I'm feeling pretty confident about making it in and I got a lot of encouragement and tips from the Psychos (the girls already skating on teams).

I feel very lucky to have gotten in with such an awesome group of women. There isn't really any of the petty bitchiness that tends to happen when you get a group of very outspoken girls together, and everyone is very supportive and willing to help.

Our awesome group of recruits. Im the tiny one in the middle with the purple helmet.

(Yeah I know this probably sounds like I'm pandering but I'm really not. The girls are just that awesome).

Ill leave you with a video of us doing the cupid shuffle in the middle of Ale House after wednesdays test. And this is before we started drinking.

Derby Girls Cupid Shuffle

Much love,