July 24, 2011
I didn’t work out at all last week, too exhausted from the double whammy of hideous chest cold and brutal heat wave, sleeping fitfully sitting upright on the couch on account of not being able to lie down for coughing. There was some skating, an hour and a half of lazily circling in the schoolyard on Tuesday morning (while chugging a half litre of iced ginger tea a neighbour/teammate brought me), and two more hours on Saturday when another friend booked the arena for her birthday. Peter came with me to that and we worked on my crossovers a bit.
In other skating news, Pennsic is coming up and since it encompasses 5 derby practices and that’s a long time to go without skating, I did a bit of online searching to see if I could find somebody out there who would fit into the slice of Venn diagramme crossover between Pennsic and roller derby and guess what? I found somebody, and after creepily lurking on her twitter and signing up for livejournal only to send her a message, she hooked me up with another person who’s also into derby and going to Pennsic and bam, just like that we have plans for a skateup, we’re email blasting SCA lists all over the Known World and of course there is already a heraldic badge in the works as well as a name (Sisterhood of the Four Axles) because nerds roll like that. And I am beyond excited at the prospect of skating at Pennsic with a bunch of derby people I don’t know even if I am the worst skater. Nerd crossover FTW!
Incidentally. I am not so very down with the idiomatic expressions of this internet, apparently. It recently came to my attention that this acronym, “FTW”, which I have used a bit in the same context that everyone else does, pretty much, means “for the win” and not “fuck the world” as I had previously thought. And all of those people with the faded old green-ink FTW tattoos from the 1970s now have to contend with The Kids These Days thinking their tattoos mean something different. Something perhaps interchangeable in a lot of contexts, but still different. Nerd crossover fuck the world! Yeah!
In actually NEWS news: soon I will be moving my studio out of the front room of our house, FINALLY, and into The House. More on this later as I get down to actually moving, but for now, I’m packing up my pencils and paper and getting ready for “studio” to be a full time job again, with hours and a commute and little opportunity to dick around in the kitchen or on the porch or in the garden during hours when I should be working, when I will now have to be working because I will have some rent to pay. Motivation and work ethic have been a serious problem for me since the end of grad school, and I’m looking forward to a change in routine and a step up in productivity, and excited to be in a new space surrounded by other creative people and activity. If anybody wants to help me move, or paint (because painting and moving are FUN, y’all) then hit me up. I won’t say no.
Posted by jodi on July 24, 2011 at 9.50pm