p.s. between boxing, roller derby, and watching the movie hanna, i think you should just steer clear of me for a while.
the most wonderful thing about this project is bringing two friends together! my friend lisa jarvis (okay, put a number on her and it’s 91) is a regular at derby lite–an oak park roller derby squad that is the feeder system for the windy city rollers derby team. i thought, hey, why not get her together with jeffrey weber (f2fb #67) who trains many of the girls on the four squad teams (hell’s belles, manic attackers, double crossers and the fury). oddly, the rollers recruited me about five years ago. i declined. they do not carry broken fingernail insurance.
we met at the uic pavilion. jeff was wearing his hell’s belles t-shirt because that’s the squad that the majority of his gals train with. jeff and lisa might make a really good trainer-athlete team. lisa has the name foxy balboa as her game name. you can find her on http://www.facebook.com/pages/Foxy-Balboa/142329419156989?ref=ts
and she suggested that i take the athlete name scarlett o’scara. i’m on it.
tomorrow! me belly dancing? i want to HIDE the video of that. . . l
for more on the windy city gals, go to windycityrollers.com
this morning i received a facebook request from julianne couch who lives in laramie, wyoming. she is friends with the inimitable and quite dead Mr. Clark (don’t tell him he’s dead, it just makes him fret). in any event, i asked her if she understood that i’d have to meet her this year if we became friends. she agreed and allowed as how she might be moving to iowa to make seeing her easier. what a sweetheart!
1. working out with winston chang–this west point grad is show this old lady how to make good on the new year’s resolutions (those five pounds) that i’ve never managed when they were really my resolutions.
2. my hair done by rena leonard. she’s a barista at caribou and i get my coffee there every morning. . . but i’ve never spent any time with her at all.
3. running with lisa jarvis. i see her every morning at the winnetka community house fitness center. but maybe we should really be friends.
and i’m mapping out the grand midwestern tour. . . . i leave in a week and a half. what happens if i don’t recognize people because i haven’t seen them in so long? i think i have to develop a nice, vague pretense of being farsighted.