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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Oh Derby, I love you...but you scare me!

I have not done too much with my "Try new things in 2010" quest that I started in January.  To be honest, I've done next to nothing with the one exception being the Roller Derby.  Again, I want to clarify...I AM NOT A DERBY GIRL.  As previously posted, I am too much of a wuss for that.  I am however, just right the amount of wuss to be a volunteer for the Derby.


The first two bouts that I helped out at were pretty mellow.  The first one I just spent the whole time standing in front of the exit door making sure that in case of a fire...I got the hell out first!  The second one they tossed me in the mix of checking people in and making sure all was right in the world of the VIP.  LOVED IT! is where I have to tell you that on  Monday of last week I tripped over the dog and ate some major door jam with my face.  While not pretty in the normal the derby world it was AWESOME. So much so that when I worked the scrimmage on Friday night, I got asked who I skated for. YES. ME!  Multiple people asked ME that question..HEHEHE.

Ok, back to the derby...

On Friday I worked the scrimmage (black eye and all) and once again had to stand in front of the exit door.  AND ABOUT 100 BOXES OF BACONNAISE!  What may you ask is this BACONNAISE?  Bacon flavored mayo...DUH!  Ok, really my job was to just watch the door, but the boxes were in front of the door and it was not like I was going to move a pallet of boxes, so it looked as if I was there to guard the Baconnaise. TEEE HEEE!  That was a fun night!

I was also signed up to work the Saturday bout the next day. COOL!  This bout had me working the front check in again, but this time outside.  With my purty black eye and jaundice causing yellow volunteer shirt, I was the first thing that people saw when they got to the derby. YOU KNOW I LOVED IT!

I was working for a while and doing my job when some random dude came up to me and yelled out "Hey, you are Baconnaise Girl!"  UM....WTF?  Dude, are you high?  No.  Well, he might have been, but in this case, he was correct...I was Baconnaise Girl.  Turns out that a pic from the night before had made it up on the web of me and my precious jar of Baconnaise.  Who knew that I would be a celeb after a night at the derby?????  Well, not really, but in my little world it was pretty dang cool!

I love the derby!!!!   If any of you get a chance, you should check it out sometime as it is great fun and you never may get some free Baconnaise out of it!      

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The soundtrack to my life

I was browsing iTunes last night in the hopes that I would add tons of great work out music to the iTouch and that would make me want to go to the gym and work out.  No, not so much on the working out part, but I did start to think (once again) about the soundtrack to my life.

This is both a blessing a curse. On one hand, music is a big part of my life and ruler of emotions past, present and future.  And on the other hand (the cursed part) at the drop of a hat, music can stab me in the heart and bring back all the pain that was felt when a song was first heard.

I blame this on being a hopeless romantic and a child that was raised on 1980's movies from John Hughes (may he rest in peace).

Back to the music-

While I was looking around the iTunes store for work out music, I clicked on some Ray LaMontagne instead.  Yes, you are correct if you were thinking "That is so not work out music" but I love him anyhow, so I clicked it.  It being the song You Are The Best Thing. AWWWW....start the montage of the happy couple walking in a park, getting stuck in the rain, making it back home just before hypothermia set in, he wipes the stray piece of hair out of her face....and then it is on to the bed room...end scene.  And of course that girl with the wet hair (and great it is my movie after all) is me...SEE...told you...the curse of the hopeless romantic!

Let me just add that in all of my life, I have never gone out of my way to play any music while "in the mood" or to set the scene such at that, but if I did, I would play this song.

So once I dried my tears and got over it...I started to think about other songs that make the soundtrack to my life.  And this time I am talking about situations that have actually happened and not just made up in my head (yeah, I do have some things in my life that I have not made up!).

Side note about me:  I may not remember a persons name, but if there was a song playing in the back round when something went on, I will most likely remember it.  It's weird, I know.  And for the most part, I can always remember the songs that were popular around the time in my life when I knew a person...I think that we all do that in some way.

Here is my list of songs that I think about and associate with a it good or bad!

It Feels good - Toni Toney Tony
Mercy - Duffy
I love rock & roll - Joan Jett
Home - Michael Buble
Rock with you - Michael Jackson
Tipsy - J-Qwon
Never gonna get it - En Vouge
Shout - Tears for Fears

This is just a starter list really of all the songs that are running wild in my head.  I am sure that I will come back and add more, but my iTouch and Ray are calling my name.