The Springfield Roller Girls headed to Rockford, IL over the weekend for our first tournament: the Screw City Smackdown. We were one of eight teams that came from all over the Midwest (Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky, and Illinois), and despite the fact that I was smack-dab in the middle of a nasty sinus infection and … Read More
It was 75 years ago today that roller derby was born in the amazing city of Chicago. After dreaming of playing for years, I finally joined late last year and will never look back. I’m proud to be a part of this sport’s history. It’s definitely not for everyone; but for those of us it … Read More
I’ve felt this way quite often recently, since I’ve had to Google several of the subjects that have popped up in recent conversations with some of my über brilliant friends. This is also why I loved the iTunes U podcasts from the University of Alabama: “Zombies! The Living Dead in Literature, Film and Culture”. I … Read More
Screw Inception. Banksy‘s Exit Through the Gift Shop was by far the best thing I’ve seen this year. I’m forever blown away by the creativity of the street artists that are featured in this film—particularly Banksy because of the tremendous political statements he makes. This movie is a must-see for any art lover. Now I’m … Read More
Thank you, Troy, for giving me the head’s up that there was a van with the word “restaurant” misspelled on the side. And thanks to Kattie and Chris for helping me fly incognito to shoot a typo.