Too long for no lj-cut?
Man, this post would've been too short at twice the length. Awesome all around! :D
where's my "like" button?
No pictures of Lorraine? :(
Great pictures, mind. Roller derby is also all about the pack and I love that Lorraine finally found hers. It really changed her life.
I need more Lorraine and cat pictures! Also, my Nike Fuel app thinks I ran a 5k today. It's because I forgot to turn it off after my morning jog as I was driving home. I drove a 5k, though.
glad minneapolis is treating you well. next time, honest, drop me a line and i will show you the oddness that is ice fishing. i grew up in the midwest, and i still do not get driving vehicles in excess of a ton onto a lake and then drilling a hole in which you might catch a fish, and sitting in a stinky, well, glorified outhouse on a cold lake in zub zero temps(it is colder in the north west burbs) and drink beer. maybe it's the whole i don't like to fish unless i am doing population counts. but out here is amazing- we are on the general pelican migration route, so there is a favorite cafe hidden away across from the aptly named pelican lake(our neighbor is the chef) and the right time of year? the pelicans are so thick on the lake boats can't move. it is absolutely incredible. we get stray ones in our yard, leading to a very confused deaf boxer.
minnesota is full of amazing things. you just have to know where to look. i even know where to go harvest your own wild rice in canoes/kyaks. the owners of the land owe my family all we can haul for our life times. please, take me up on this sometime. it's fun to show off the other minnesota, the wild and fun part.
Tangent: I don't know if you saw it, but Eliza Rickman, who ended up doing two house concerts in my living room because you posted something here long ago
, has a Kickstarter up
to pay for a new video.
And I'd like to thank you again for that long ago post. Since I took Eliza up on that I've hosted her twice, Jeremy Messersmith once, and I'm wrapping up negotiations to have another artist play my living room in May.
It's your journal, you get to decide to cut or not. Personally, it doesn't bother me that there's no cut.
What a lovely way to end your trek to the frozen north--more frozen north, with much better amenities ;^)
And wasn't that Lojo Russo playing guitar in the background in one of the photos from the bout?
2013-02-18 03:37 pm (UTC)
Having Kyle (And Joan and Dill and Elyse) here for my B'day weekend made it the best B'day ever! Ok, so the fact we had a Bout (And yes, that was Lojo Russo playing pre-bout!)was icing on the cake (as it were)
LOVE YOU BUNCHES KYLE!
I'm still here!
I have no problems with the lack of LJ-cut, personally. But then I already have LJ set to use placeholders for photos until I click through to them, which speeds up page load time considerably.
Very glad to hear Princess is still with them. I remember Mr. Gaiman bemoaning the lack of new cats wandering in to the house/heart, because the dogs (well Cabal in particular) scared them off. Please give Lola ear-scritchies from me. Not that she's ever actually met me, but what dog wouldn't love more ear-scritchies.
More and more people I know are getting in to roller derby, either as players, avid spectators, or other forms of participation. I have no problem with this either. ;) One of my best friends in NY started "helping" as an announcer and is now also a referee.
Edited at 2013-02-18 03:50 pm (UTC)
I shall indeed give lola some love for you.
I love the idea of the skaters hanging around with the fans after the show, especially to meet some of the young girls who so taken with them. Cheers all around.
Great action shot in the next-to-last image. It almost looks like you should have been bowled over, sitting so close to a curve in the track.
Hey Kyle, thank you for the very generous words, my friend; just what I needed today -- dealing with the demons, you know? It's strange to feel a twinge of homesickness every time I see an image of The Castle or one of its denizens, considering I was only there once ... why is that? And seeing your great pics of the Roller Girls caused a surge of guilt, as I shot some fun footage of them as well during my visit, and have been meaning to put an edit together for Quiche (btw, any theme song suggestions?). You are the best, Sir K!!! :)
I click through anyway, who wouldn't want to see the gorgeousness! Still, a cut can be a kindness for those of us who don't have pictures set to load only when selected
Love the pics with the little fans, so adorable and inspiring.
I played roller derby for 5 years. My absolute favorite part was when young fans said they wanted to be just like me when they grew up. It made it all worth it.