After watching Whip It, I was so excited when my friend Erika told me she'd be buying us tickets to see a roller derby bout between two local teams. It wasn't exactly like the movie, but the roller derby was thrilling, nonetheless. A little girl who was a daughter of one of the rollergirls explained the whole roller derby thing to me. She was so excited about everything, it make the experience that much more thrilling.
p.s. here's Erika! Isn't she gorgeous? For all you who don't know... I met her when I went to Thailand and Cambodia on the Raddest Photo Trip Ever led by Bobby Earle. Bobby assigned us together to be roommates, and we were a perfect fit. I found our room a little haven from the heat and the exhaustion of traveling for three weeks. We were a good combo... I credit it to the youngest child + oldest child syndrome... without fail she woke me up every morning and left the light on for me if I was getting back late. And even though I kid that we barely know each other... hanging out with her this weekend feels like I'm spending time with an old friend! woohoo.