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On a much, much happier note…
My father and my brother came into town this weekend to come to my birthday party and see me skate in a scrimmage.



My brother got this shot on his phone (why it’s so grainy), and it’s the first action shot of me skating where I don’t hate my form. 

My family got to see my team win, and got to see me execute some jammer takeouts and other effective playing.

It meant so, so much to me to have them get to see me skate. After my Dad came down in April and saw a bout, the first thing he said to me was “When do I get to see you do that?”

When I arrived to pick them up at their hotel, my Dad was wearing a t-shirt that said, “Roller Derby Dad: My Daughter Can Beat Up You[sic] Son”

I nearly burst into happy tears when I saw it.

It was truly a fantastic, beautiful weekend. 

on 2012-07-09 07:19 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] takhisis
I had a crazy dream last night that involved you and Roller Derby. You were a part of a team that all dressed in Halloween-style costumes, and each role/rank had its own associated name & costume. The leader role (which was some kind of Battle Nun costume) had just come open and you managed to kick everyone else's ass trying out for it and won. Then we went out drinking to celebrate while you were still wearing it. It was awesome. :D

on 2012-07-09 05:25 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] imaginarycircus.livejournal.com
Awwwwwwwwww. DAD!

on 2012-07-09 05:38 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] offbalance.livejournal.com
Aw! <3 Yay!

(all I can think of is the dad at the end of Whip It nailing his sign into his front yard, all proud and shit of his daughter.)

on 2012-07-09 05:42 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] redstapler.livejournal.com
The Whip It reference is totally accurate.

on 2012-07-09 06:34 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] alaindan.livejournal.com
Your dad and brother are still awesome.

on 2012-07-09 08:04 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] erratic0101.livejournal.com
That is just awesome

on 2012-07-15 08:35 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] radiantbaby.livejournal.com
Awwness! And that shirt sounds awesome! :)

on 2012-07-15 04:30 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ammre.livejournal.com
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

I don't have anything thoughtful to say other then I'm grinning a lot a this post and the t-shirt made me get a little sweaty in the eyeballs.

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