Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pizza, Buns, and Roller Derby!

People who know me know that there are three things that I am crazy about: Roller Derby, Ants, and Bunnies. I have finally managed to find a way to combine at least two of those passions:

The House Rabbit Network (HRN) is a rabbit adoption and rescue organization of which I am very familiar with as Mr. Mayhem and I often have them bunnysit our two adorable buns. On Tuesday, October 21st from 4-9 pm they will be holding a fundraiser at Flatbread restaurant in Bedford. Order pizza and Flatbread will donate a percentage of their profits to HRN. In addition, you can buy tickets for a menagerie of auction items including a facial rejuvenation treatment ($450 value), a pair of ski passes good for skiing at Wachusett Mountain ($98 value), Legal Seafood gift card ($50 value), an autographed photo of Kevin Youkilis at bat, and ...... wait for it...... 2 tickets to a Boston Massacre bout! Oh yeah. More info here.

And now I have an excuse to put up some photos of my bunnies:


Boston's own Jeff da Reff explains what a POWER JAM is:

Roller Derby Power Jam Explained

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Not Boston's year for nationals, but stellar nonetheless

Via Boston Derby Dames:
"In the 2008 eastern regional tournament, the Boston Massacre found themselves on both sides of the coin in the two closest bouts of the weekend: losing by two to Carolina only to beat Madison by two later in the weekend.

After rolling over Grand Raggidy Roller Derby 130-32 (holding GRRD to two points in the entire second period and turning in the largest point differential of day one), the Massacre missed a berth at nationals by just two points with a 77-75 defeat at the hands of 3rd-ranked Carolina Rollergirls.

In the consolation bout rounds, the Massacre defeated Cincinnati for the second time this season, sending them home with a 131-76 loss. And in what many skaters called the toughest bout of the tournament, the Massacre turned in another nailbiter with a 90-88 victory over the hosting Mad Rollin’ Dolls to end up fifth in the tournament.

As they did in 2007 with an overtime loss to Detroit, the Massacre turned in the closest, hardest-fought bouts of a weekend that saw many runaway victories. Doubters be damned—Boston is undeniably on the national flat-track map!

Check out archived boutcasts at Derby News Network and check back there later this week for more full recaps of the weekend’s highlight bouts."

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Oh, yeah... did I mention I got teamed?

Queen Kamayhemayhem is now officially a member of the Cosmonaughties!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

new regions!

Next year WFTDA will go from being a 2 region system to a 4 region one. There are a lot of good reasons for this to happen but one downside is that the 12 top teams will advance to regionals, which means (in our region) every single league but one. Sucks to be that league! Although I suspect no league will stand to be in the bottom two years in a row. Should mean some awesome bouts towards the end of the season!

Monday, October 6, 2008

I'm Afraid to Tell my Roller Derby Team

This was spotted by one of my league-mates on PostSecret. I find it rather heart-wrenching and poignant.