Monday, June 11, 2018

Part II of All Teh Derby All Teh Time, I guess

  • Tournament
  • Tournament
  • Home Game
  • Away Game
  • Tournament
  • Away game (with a Friday night game in Buffalo)
  • Tournament
  • Nothing, but there's a Friday night game in Buffalo I could go to
  • Kid's birthday weekend (he's going to be SEVENTEEN WTF)
  • Tournament
  • Tournament
  • Away game
  • Men's game
  • Away game
  • Home game

I need to make myself new nameplates, and permanently affix them to my jerseys.  The ones I have right now are kinda ratty looking and never quite worked by Velcroing them to the shirt.  

I also need to find my outdoor wheels (they're somewhere in the house) and put them on my old skates, and do some outdoor skating.  It's beautiful weather out now and I need to get extra exercise.


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

ever spinning towards freedom or something

  • Tournament
  • Tournament
  • Home Game
  • Away Game
  • Tournament
  • Away game (with a Friday night game in Buffalo)
  • Tournament
  • Nothing, but there's a Friday night game in Buffalo I could go to
  • Kid's birthday weekend (he's going to be SEVENTEEN WTF)
  • Tournament
  • Tournament
  • Away game
  • Men's game
  • Away game
  • Home game

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

I don't think I ever mentioned (mostly because there was a Cone of Silence that we were never really told was lifted), but the next tournament I'm doing is La Classique Georgia W. Tush, which just, y'know, features TEXAS WHO IS RANKED #6 AND RAINY CITY WHO IS RANKED #8 AND JACKSONVILLE WHO IS RANKED #9 AND MONTREAL WHO IS RANKED #11

noooooooooo pressure there, none at all

(this was another one of those "eh, I'll apply, even though I have a snowball's chance in hell of getting in" tournaments)

At the last tournament I was at (Royal Brawl), I happened to be able to work with a few of the referees who are on my crew for GWT, and our general attitude towards it was absolute HOLY SHIT THIS IS WAY ABOVE MY PAY GRADE

anyway

I got my assignments for ECDX as well - I get to HR a game!  Yay!  This'll be interesting, because the two games I have HRed before were part of a doubleheader, so I kinda let the sanctioned game HR run the captains meeting and the crew meeting and was just like "yeah, what they said" but this time it'll be ALL ON ME

anyway


Friday, May 25, 2018

I'm a horrible blogger and so I apologize


  • Tournament
  • Tournament
  • Home Game
  • Away Game
  • Tournament
  • Away game (with a Friday night game in Buffalo)
  • Tournament
  • Nothing, but there's a Friday night game in Buffalo I could go to
  • Kid's birthday weekend
  • Tournament
  • Tournament
  • Away game
  • Men's game
  • Away game
  • Home game

So I am deep in the throes of OFFICIATE ALL THE THINGS and it's been going well.

I got to HR another game (an away game!) except that when I got to the venue I discovered I'd forgotten to bring my jersey and my black shorts and my gaskets and my socks.  FORTUNATELY one of the other team's skaters refs on occasion and she had spare stripes in her car, and fortunately I'd worn a pair of black pants I could cut into shorts (they were getting too big for me anyway).  No one died, everyone had a good time, and I bought eight cases of Diet Mountain Dew Code Red 'cause you can't find that anywhere in New York State.

The night before the HR, I was scorekeeper in Buffalo, and tried out the finger lights.  The JR said they worked well, so maybe I can incorporate that into my routine (and maybe I can convince an SK while I'm JRing to try them out so I can see it from the other side).

Coastal Chaos (weekend after Siege of CNY; in Maine; flew there) went well; I love Maine and was excited to be able to go there.

My skates are back to normal.  I totally do not get it.

This weekend it's Royal Brawl; leaving as soon as I get out of work.  O CANADA, OUR HOME AND NATIVE LAND!

Monday, April 23, 2018

one weekend down, eighteen thousand more to go

So Siege of CNY went well, except for the part where my goddamn skates were making my goddamn big toenails turn goddamn black again.  The last game of the tournament my toes felt like they were getting smashed with hammers.  The last time this happened, it was because they were really tight on my feet, but this time around, they felt fine. WTF IS GOING ON WITH MY SKATES I'M REALLY GETTING TIRED OF IT.


Friday, April 20, 2018

so holy crow

So I took another look at my weekends.

  • Tournament
  • Tournament
  • Tournament
  • Home game
  • Away game (with a Friday night game in Buffalo)
  • Tournament
  • Nothing, but there's a Friday night game in Buffalo I could go to
  • Kid's birthday weekend
  • Tournament
  • Tournament
  • Away game
  • Men's game
  • Away game
  • Home game
That goes to LATE JULY, PEOPLE


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

it's been a while, again.....

This weekend begins Derby Insanity, where my weekends look like:

  • Tournament
  • Tournament
  • Tournament
  • Home game
  • Away game for league (with additional game the night before in Buffalo)
  • Tournament
  • Weekend off
  • Weekend off (kid's birthday)
  • Tournament
  • ECDX 
  • Away game for league
it's crazy, I tells ya.

Today I submitted my WFTDA Tournament Officiating Application.  Technically (because I am attending a few WFTDA-recognized tournaments), I qualify to officiate at championships.  (Not gonna happen - at least not this year - but it's interesting.)

What else....I'm NSOing next weekend (the 27th/28th) and I realized that my current black NSO polo shirt isn't printed per the requirements (my name is on the left side; it's supposed to be on the right), so I have to do up a new shirt.  OH WHAT A SHAME.  (I also have to make my NSO swing dress - not gonna wear that next weekend 'cause I'm flying to the tournament and trying to pack a swing dress and crinoline is just HI I WEAR WRINKLED CLOTHING.)


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

geez, it's been a while; my apologies

so, let's see!

Dust Devil was faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaantastic.  The crew I was on really gelled from the start, I got a lot of great advice and compliments on my reffing abilities, I ate a lot of great food, I saw a lot of great things (Grand Canyon is insane), I met a lot of great people.  It was good to visit with my aunts and uncles again.

First HR assignment?  Went a lot better than I thought it would.  I need to work on pack definition and giving failure to reforms and whatnot when there's no pack, but I didn't have any brain-breaking issues, or belligerent coaches or anything.  One official review at the very end of the game that went off without a hitch.  I'm quite pleased.

this is on the short list of Favorite Derby Pictures of Me EVAR