Monday, March 16, 2009

weekend on wheels

my skates hardly left my feet this weekend, but i didn't spend much time playing derby.

friday was the Electrical Circuit PSA shoot. sixteen hours on wheels, occasionally rolling through water. And I still can't get that Electric Six song out of my head. Fire in the disco, Fire in the Taco Bell!

On Saturday, several Dolls represented the LADD at the Human Rights Campaign's Gala Dinner. We opened the show on stage inside a giant rotating clam with emcee Wanda Skyes in the center. Need a visual? Watch the clip from CBS news here.

We skated on-stage at a couple of different points during the show, mingled with the crowd before and after the ceremony, and even met Dianne Feinstein.

you can't see it, but sen. feinstein's hand is resting on the small of my back!

notice that sen. feinstein is a tall broad. we're all on roller skates and she's still holding her own next to us. the senator's husband, who took this photo, lamented that he never learned to roller skate because size 16 skates are somewhat elusive. he also warned us that we would be paying the price for our rough-and-tumble lifestyle when we got to be his age.

but here we are: still young, agile and looking generally glamorous:

we were on skates for about five hours at the HRC dinner, oftentimes rolling on carpet, which is actually a pretty good workout. not to mention all of the stairs we climbed on wheels.

then on sunday, shannon and i hosted a well-attended brunch at our apartment, which went into the early evening. many bloody marys and mimosas were consumed, and i only had a couple of hours to sober up before it was time to strap on my skates yet again: 8 p.m. fight crew practice.

tonight i'm giving my feet a rest, sort of. no skates! but i will be hitting bootcamp at the Y.

1 comment:

allison orphan said...

bootcamp? i wish i was as diligent as you!!!! you guys look great in the pictures!!!