How did you get into derby?
I replied to an ad soliciting people to throw money down a hole in exchange for a highly addictive hobby. And there were roller skates. Done deal.
Do you have any other hobbies?
I’ve gotten away from it, but I used to be an avid participant of 18th century Living History events. More recently, watercolor painting.
What is your favorite derby memory thus far?
More recently, when I finally decided to join OHRD and the reality hit me of how stinkin’ cool that was!
Who inspires you?
Any derby referee who lasts longer than 2 years.
How/why did you pick your derby name?
To make you ask questions.
Do you have any pre or post bout rituals?
Twice I’ve gone to bouts and forgot my jersey, so I always check and double check I have my jersey and a pair of socks. Usually that means laying them out the night before on top my skate case, then at some point moving them from skate case to purse, from purse to tote bag, then back to skate case, etc. That way when I get to a bout, I have totally lost track of where they ended up so I can have a micro freak-out in the ref room. Yes, that always helps.
How has derby impacted your life?
Derby provides my husband with something to use against me in arguments.