Meatwad Skates

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Picture meme from stealthsass

Go to your Flickr, click on the third to last page in your album, select the third picture on the page. Post and explain...


This is the Gotham Girls vs. Windy City bout at the 2007 East Coast Derby Extravaganza. These two teams are now the #1 and #2 teams in the country, respectively. ECE 2007 was one of the first times I'd seen teams other than Charm City play, and it really cemented the desire in me to play derby myself. It was also my first time seeing Beyonslay from Gotham play, and she quickly became a hero of mine. I aspire to her devastating booty block.
Sleep, Ralph

To prove I'm not dead... a quiz!

And an accurate one at that!

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What Is Your Battle Cry?

Zang! Who is that, sprinting on the fields! It is Cynicalscribe, hands clutching buzzsaw hand extensions! And with a bloodthirsty scream, her voice cometh:

"I'm going to flog you until armored tanks pull us apart, and dip you in uranium!!"

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I went in for my surgery follow-up and an evaluation with the physical therapist today. Per my doctor's request I moved and worked my fingers as much as possible during the two weeks I was in the cast. I approached the exercise like a typical overachiever--set little goals for myself every day, pushed myself to the point of pain and exhaustion, etc. Today I walked into the doctor's office able to throw up rock horns, flip the bird, and make a fist. My doctor was thrilled. He said my finger mobility has put me way ahead of the game in terms of rehabbing from my injury, and thus I was sent off to the physical therapist with his full blessing to be fitted for a removable wrist brace.

The physical therapist was equally impressed with how much mobility I already have in my wrist and hand. My fingers won't need any PT at all beyond keeping them moving as much as I am now, and other than improving the already halfway decent movement I have in my wrist, I don't have a ton to work on. The only things that have been a challenge thus far have been tilting my hand back at the wrist (supination, I believe) and turning my hand over so the palm is facing up when my arm is extended out (also supination, I think). And even that isn't pain so much as stiffness.

I was extremely curious as to how my wrist would look after the cast and surgical dressings were removed. Honestly it didn't look that bad. The forearm has lost a little muscle tone, but it's hardly a chalky, withered dead arm. There's still a little puffiness around the incision site, but the incision itself is practically healed (yay absorbable sutures!). I complemented my doctor on his artistry--not only is my plated bone looking awesome on x-rays, but I should end up with just a thin two-inch scar for my trouble.

Naturally, I took pictures of the unveiling that I'll get posted on Flickr soon. We all love a good horrorshow.

So now it's four weeks in this removable brace and then I'll be able to get back on skates. Even if I can't do any contact, at least I can get back up to speed in terms of endurance. Maybe I can help coach the new girls we get after the league tryout next weekend or help out the refs (need any bodies jazzometer, textureslut?) until I'm cleared for contact and falls again--in June, most likely.

Incidentally, whenever someone asks me about my wrist and how I hurt myself, I tell them and then I flyer them. My physical therapist was my latest victim. Got to get butts in the seats at Du Burns on May 3!
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Bionic Hand

Wrist Hardware
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My doctor said I won't set off metal detectors, more's the pity.

I'm not at practice and that depresses me.

Strangers come up to me and ask me what happened to my arm. I didn't think a grown woman in a cast and sling was all that unusual a sight, but apparently it is. I wonder if people think I fell down stairs or got in a car accident or got beat up by my boyfriend or something. I think I probably look too proud of it and that's why they stare. It's a war wound after all, and a pretty good story.

My manager doesn't like the fact that I'm being stubbornly self sufficient. I don't ask anyone for help with anything at work. She thinks I should be asking coworkers to write e-mails for me. I say I can do most anything, it just takes me a little longer. About the only thing that consistently foils me is tying shoelaces, but my work shoes are slip-ons. So there.

Percocet is pretty sweet. I'm taking some then going to bed.
Meatwad Skates

Oh hell yeah!

I could be wrong, but I think we may have pulled off the single most epic roller derby bout Charm City has ever beheld.

I don't think I'm wrong.

Onward to March!

P.S. If you see fightscrime, give her a hug and buy her a drink. This bout would not have happened without her. The woman can move mountains.
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I have arrived...

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Your bandwagon, let me jump on it

Sucks to you, 2007! Herein is the your-LJ's-first-sentence-from-every-month meme all the kids are doing:

- Blarg.

- Yeah, yeah... I shouldn't care what other people think of me or what they say about me.

- In an effort to find myself some desperately needed intellectual stimulation, I've taken to reading classic novels that I probably should have read a long time ago, but still haven't managed to do so.

- I was tracked down via Myspace by a guy who wrote columns for our college newspaper while I was an editor there.

- I'm still recovering from the bout on Sunday.

- I've been hella busy since this time last week.

- Yesterday was my last day as a traffic reporter.

- I've been quite lax in updating lately.

- I was tagged by asavas.

- I so want to sit here and write and write and write.

- Your Cynical Scribe is not dead!

- I totally had the identical look on my face when Coach Ballbricker was about to hit me during a blocking drill at practice last night.
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