A long weekend in October full of fun and excitement thanks to one Christopher Columbus. Action packed, in fact. On wheels. Drinks, merriment, roller derby, bookcases. And not in that order. Rather, in this order:
Fairy-Princess-Purple-Tutu-Carpenter showed up to "help" her dad build my gigantic Ikea bookcase to store my crazy craft supplies, photography equipment, and assorted baubles. Not only did we all manage to survive a holiday weekend shopping trip to Ikea, but Mike magically made the bookcase appear with his helper in no time flat and with very few cuss words.
And then, drum roll, Eva showed up and we went to see the Boston Derby Dames 2009 Championship Bout, in which we screamed out heads off for Ruby Khan (and Coco and Mal . . .), tailgated with Papa Fevah, danced in the Fez Room for the after-party, and just generally caught up on all sorts of good girl talk.
The Nutcrackers won the season, which was great, yet strange to cheer for, since I'm a Pissah fo' life. But all the same, well deserved. An early lead, some great jamming by all the Nuts, and solid defense all around. The second half was an entirely different match. The Cosmos were hungry and steadily gained points, holding off the Nuts from taking off again. Penalties, some sloppy packs, and more penalties made it a pretty close game in the end. I was so happy to witness it, see some of the girls I started derby with in their final bout, and really just proud of the whole organization, as I always am at the end of a good night of derby. I'm going to hold off on anything more about roller derby, my relationship with it, all that, because I was very content to say goodbye at the end of the night, observing how happy everyone was to be in it, doing it, dedicated or done now. I want to leave it at that.
So leave it I will. Also, no more pictures because I'm missing my card reader for my other camera. So let's visualize, shall we? Pumpkins, cleaning, a quickie meal with Deb and Cara at Sophia's, more cleaning, Beatrice learning to ride her scooter, Josie climbing the stairs, and wham, weekend's over.
Felt good to be a free lady for awhile. Thank you Mike. Thank you Christopher. Thank you October.