I’ve been skating with Nampa’s roller derby team, the Beet City Bombers, since January.
It’s been incredible and for some reason comes as a shock whenever I tell people about it. 😉 (ps. they’re always looking for fresh meat and are willing to teach you how to skate if needed!) I’ll keep all of you updated about this whole adventure as it comes, but for now, let me tell you about my skates.
Rebel sure-grip boot with Avenger metal plate, DA45 trucks, Fugitive wheels…if that means anything to you. From what I’ve heard from people and read in reviews, they’re a respectable beginner skate that I can use for quite some time.
The FIRST time I wore them, I promptly scuffed up the toe of my boot practicing a one-knee fall. Until I get some legitimate toe covers, I’m planning to get by with duck tape.
(I found these mini rolls of duck tape at target)
And here’s what it looks like when I strap on all my gear…
Choosing a derby name is the hardest. Turns out I’m not a very creative person when it comes to finding a play on words or being witty, but I finally settled on a name that fits…
10 points and my utmost respect to anyone who knows the reference to that name BEFORE reading the next paragraph!
The Artful Dodger is the leader of the pickpocket gang in the classic novel Oliver Twist. (It’s ok. I didn’t know that until a couple months ago). The name came up at work one day when I narrowly escaped being hit by some form of body fluid… and after multiple brainstorm sessions to think up a derby name, I kept coming back to this one.
So. There it is. Anna ‘artful dodge-her’ Rodriguez.
Thanks to all of you who linked up on Wednesday! I loved reading about your nursing school experiences.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend! I hope you’re getting the same beautiful weather I’m getting here in Idaho. Perfect for egg hunts, bike rides, and picnics. Or maybe roller skating on the greenbelt.