Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Some of my loves

I can't believe it has been almost three months since I've blogged. So much for sparking interest among those that might visit this.

It's the beginning of August, which means back to school time for most. It seems like this summer has flown by, but I also feel that I've done something with these past few months. Like my last post, this one also includes a fair amount of roller derby talk. Since then, I have acquired all of my equipment (skates, pads, etc.) and have been attending regular practices. I even got the chance to skate with my friend back home who is also doing the derby thing. Our derby league is still in the beginning stages, but it's progressing. I've realized that no matter how tired I am or if I'm in a not so great mood, going to derby practice makes everything better. I know that may seem cliche, but it's true. I'm really feeling good about this whole roller derby thing.

Enough of the mushy stuff and on to the links! Within the last month I've come across some more blogs of note. Some pertaining to derby, some not, and some that mix my love of derby and other interests.

This first one I found via my friend "liking" it on Facebook. It's called Yo, Roller Derby. The creators of the site write that the site is "not awesome yet! But, it's going to be.!" Being a beginning roller girl (Fresh Meat, as it's called), I already find it to be awesome. As of now, this website is a collection of articles from different roller derby bloggers. I really enjoy reading what other roller girls have to write about derby and their experiences. One thing that I'm finding about this sport is that everyone is so willing to share what they know, and I love that.

This next blog mixes two of my loves - knitting and roller derby. Joan of Dark not only is a roller girl here in Indiana, but she also put out a knitting book. I don't want to say that I'm surprised by the number of roller girls I've met that are also interested in knitting, but I am. In fact, some of the Cornfed Derby Dames get together to knit, drink coffee, and occasionally talk derby. I even found a roller derby group on Ravelry.

Props to you non-derby readers if you've made it this far! This last blog I found by accident has to do with some of my other loves/interests. I first stumbled upon Always Order Dessert while browsing on Flickr and found photos of a 1960s themed cocktail party this blogger hosted. She was inspired by some vintage cookbooks and by the television show Mad Men. I believe I have a slight obsession with this show. Beside the fact that it is well written, I love that it is set in 1960s New York City. Why? I'm not sure, but I do. Well, I stumbled upon this blog and found that not only does this blogger also love Mad Men/1960s retro, she loves food! In fact, she has some very appetizing recipes that I can't wait try.

And, just because I want to, here are a few photos from the last few months.

Day 154 Day 206
Day 186 Day 196