every week brings a new doodle on the Doodle
of the Week page!!
out my almost-daily
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LOURD! I NEVER update this stuff anymore!
keep the almost-daily blog going, so check there for cool stuff!
more cool stuff: more toilet seats:
do I ever update this page?!
not! I've been a-bloggin' on my other blog, so check it out for
more updated stuff. I've been working, skating, winning league championships,
painting and selling toilet seats in galleries, and all around been
the latest flyer for the latest Derby Dolls bout. GO TO THIS BOUT!
It'll be INSANELY COOL. It'll sell out in advance, so go to the
website on the flyer and buy tix ASAP.
been busy. Hellishly busy. RIdiculously busy. Stoopidly busy. Some
of it is day-job stuff. Most of it is derby crap. I've done a couple
of posters, but they won't upload. They're on the blog. Check it
you're in LA, you're required to go to the Quadfather's
Day bout. I'm skating in it. Hells yeah!
the now-dearly-departed Lulabelle. She was a benign tumor that was
attached to one of my salivary glands just below my jaw. She was
taken out surgically on Feb. 16 with no complications, and she was
just bigger than a walnut. Is it just me, or does she kinda look
like a piece of sweet-and-sour chicken? Mmmmm, good eatin'!
New Year, everyone!
don't know how often people check this page, especially since my
updates aren't done very often. I'm still blogging away here,
so for the fascinating minutae that is my life(imagine that I'm
typing that with sarcasm), go check it out.
are going to be starting our first actual season sometime in mid-February.
There's an email list on the website you can join so that you can
find out when and where that'll be happening when we get everything
all set up.
you haven't already, check out A&E's Rollergirls
show. It's a reality show of sorts that follows the
Lonestar girls out of Austin, TX. This is the league that started
the latest round of 40+ all-girl leagues in the US, and they're
a fun bunch of girls.
been painting on a couple of new toilet seats. When they're done
I'll post some pix.
don't know why, but I started a blog. Check it out
I see on the news about what Hurricaine Katrina
has done to New Orleans, the more dumbfounded I am. It's definitely
going to be a different place from what I remember of it when I
visited in the 90's. There's a burgeoning derby league in NOLA who
along with thousands of other locals have lost just about everything
they own, and they're needing help. If you want to donate $$$ to
the Big Easy Rollergirls, go to the Atlanta
Rollergirls website and check out the
Paypal button they have on the left-hand side of their page.
Rollercon 2005 to Lost Wages. What's Rollercon, you ask? It's
a gathering of 400+ rollergirls from all over the country, whose
aim is to meet n' greet, do a little scrimmaging in 109-degree heat,
conquer the local skate parks, take part in a fun scavenger hunt,
get some out-of-town merchandise, arm-rassle, scream important Rollercon
announcements without the benefit of a microphone(my voice is still
trashed), drink pina coladas by the pool, and generally have a great
time. I met a LOT of wonderful women there, and can't wait for next
year! I took a pitifully small amount of photos, but I did get a
shot or 4 of my bitchin' parasol that I painted myself:
I'm a goober...what of it? I'm just glad the fucking thing survivied
the weekend...I almost didn't!
thing's are BUSY. In case you haven't heard or seen, our last bout
on Sat. May 12 was BUSTED by the fire marshall 2/3rds of the way
through the first period. ARGH. So our last bout at our Naud St.
location went down as an affair to remember...cops, cop helicopters,
hook-and-ladder fire trucks, and a bunch of cops and firemen who
looked like they certainly didn't want to bust us up. We expect
to get a new warehouse space SOON so that we can get back into the
swing of things.
the meantime, the Derby Dolls are going to have an art auction Sat.
June 18 here in LA. I'm going to have a couple of toilet seats up,
so come on down and see what's what. Check out the flyer!
everyone, been busy as hell lately, what with derby stuff, work,
and a sick cat going on.
Derby Dolls have been having some exclusive exhibition bouts
at our practice space in Chinatown, but that's coming to an end
this Saturday, as we lost our practice space. Dammit! So if you
know of a warehouse space in downtown LA that could house a banked
track and a crowd LEGALLY, get in contact with me ASAP!
now working on a show called "Coconut
Fred" for Warners. It's a ripoff of Spongebob Squarepants
but it's fun, funny, and silly as heck. I'm enjoying it immensely,
AND I get to work from home. Score! I think it'll be on the WB this
it's back to work for me. Remember, this Saturday my team the Fight
Crew will have a rematch against the Sirens in what will promise
to be a spectacular bout and a good way to end our tenure at our
Chinatown digs. Come on down and see the fun.
It's the new year!
I went to Tejas and back. Had a GREAT time with the folks at DNA
and met some hella cool derby chicks in Austin. Also had more fun
than humanly possible at the Texas State Fair.
glad to be back in Hell Lay with my derby girls and my husband
and even the damn cats that keep waking me up early in the morning.
I'm unemployed but am extremely busy preparing for the upcoming
Derby Dolls season which will start in late February or early March.
Keep checking the Derby
Dolls site for the latest info on that!
I'll have some of the derby stuff I've been working on up for your
viewing displeasure soon. Check the Thumbnail
Page 2 for that.
I'm done with Duck Dodgers and am now packing up to go back to Texas!
Woohoo! I'm going back to Dallas at the beginning of October for
a seven week stint at DNA Studios. I'm taking my skates with me
so that I'll hopefully get to catch up with the Austin leagues and
skate with them. That would be HOT.
week I and my fellow Derby Dolls saw the Datsuns play the Troubadour.
Whatta fantastic show! Mucho better than just listening to their
cd's. These guys are gonna be huge. Catch 'em if you can.
lapse in updates. Silly me. What's new? I'm now team captain for
Crew with the Derby
Dolls. Amazing how I went from totally being lame skate-wise
to screaming at a bunch of ferocious derby chicks! The league just
did a video shoot for a kickass band from New Zealand called The
Datsuns. The song's called "Girls Best Friend" and
it's fun. The shoot was GREAT, the band were REALLY good sports,
and you can see pix from it here.
now working on the Duck Dodgers tv series. Quite a change from Scooby
Doo! It's fun and short term, so I'll be back out on the streets
in October. Hopefully I can get some kind of road trip in there
at that time.
this out...I broke my damn skate at practice!
I already went and bought new and improved skates that are giving
me blisters from hell.
time goes by, so does life...
looks like no return trip to Tejas for feature fun pour moi. Grrrr!
So back to Scooby-freakin'-Doo I go. On the plus side, I'll be able
to continue the roller derby thang for the foreseeable future. Speaking
of which, my trading card is UP and ONLINE! Go look! NOW!
other news, since I'm back at Warners, I got the chance to throw
three of the painted terlit seats into the employee art show for
the month of April. How cool is THAT? Well, it may not be earth-shattering
but hey, I'm easily amused.
I put up some new links on the LINKS PAGE.
They consist of the new roller derby section and giving some props
to the fun, funny friends at Gallery HorseCow. Check 'em all out!
yeah! This weekend was the first fundraiser for LA's roller derby
league, the Derby Dolls. The purpose of it was to raise money so
that the league can get a warehouse and build a banked track for
future matches. The turnout was FANTASTIC despite the rain, the
music was great, the decor rocked, the mud wrestling was fun, the
raffle prizes were cool, the shirts and other Derby Doll goodies
are the hippest merchandise anywhere, and the girls were HOT HOT
HOT. Speaking of hot, I was corralled into working hot dog duty
for part of the night. Even though I didn't have proper utensils
to handle the food, the guys didn't seem to mind too much, especially
when I told them that I cleaned my hands by licking them. I also
pulled merchandise duty and cigarette girl duty. Business for the
cigarette girl stuff dropped off dramatically when the jello shots
ran out. Overall a great time was had and it's well worth the hangover
I'm nursing today. Oh yeah, did I mention my o-fish-all Derby name?
"Tara Armov". Gotta love those puns!
I was in Texas, a friend of mine told me about the new fun thing
going on in Austin...womens roller derby. I missed seeing either
of the two Austin
leagues, but guess what? There's now an LA league. Isn't THAT cool!
You know what's even more cool? I've been going to the practices.
Other than a nasty landing on my tailbone(OUCH!) it's been a lot
of fun. Check out their site here.
another year come and gone...welcome to 2004. As a whole I'm glad
'03 is in the can, and I'm looking forward to doing more stuff in
'04. I've started by adding a couple of pix on the Thumbnail
page, so go check out Brigitte and the Bikini gal!