Monday, 17 December 2012

Monday Makes

Haven't updated ye old blog for a few weeks, however, top of my "to do list for 2013" (not going to do a resolution list, they always seem to fail miserably) is to post on my blog regularly.  Still ironing out exactly what I'd like to put in and what days, etc, but I always get some down time at work to think about these things ;)

One of the girls I skate with, Dita Von Cheeze (love love love that name! Not just because I love cheese....) had a house warming party a few weekends ago.  She decided to make it fancy dress and after a little thought, I came up with the idea of going as Pikachu:

(There was a little post on Facebook about what to go as and somebody mentioned we should try characters beginning with "P", which then got thrown out the window, but at least I knew what I was going as!).
I remembered one of the girls, Rufi, went to the FVRG Halloween party as Pikachu, but she had a onesie, and I really didn't want to have to pay too much for something I'll probably only wear once.  So I looked online and saw some DIY Pikachu ears and had a little brain wave (they do happen sometimes, often scaring me) - I have a pair of devil ears that I bought for our headshot photo shoot, I could just make a pair of Pikachu ears and stick them over the top!  So I headed for Remnant King in the town and found yellow and black felt squares that were perfect and only 70p each!  Sorted!
I've been having a small love affair with Hama beads lately (thanks to the lovely Deep Fried Pixxie who's blog, Skates and Stitches I follow, check it out!), so next on my costume list was a pokeball necklace.  Took all of five minutes to make, easy and cheap!  I bought a packet of jewellery loops from Hobbycraft (love that shop, so glad we have one now!) and my pokeball necklace was complete!  Facepaint later and a yellow t-shirt I bought from a charity shop on my Calendar outing with the momma, here's the final look (which is a little scary, but at least people knew who I was supposed to be, haha! Also why I'm not a fan of posting photos of myself.....):

 (Photo courtesy of Claire Brunton, our Chaos Faerie, Zenspirations Photography)

Oh yes, the lightning bolt earrings - a little gift from our bench team after For Whom The Skate Rolls in November, perfect :)

I've also been busy making christmas presents.  Now, I can't say all of what I've made, but here are a few that I can post.  Firstly, the cross stitch I did for the momma:


It took quite a while for such a small piece, but this is the first one I've done and I even had to do some back stitching (which I'm not 100% sure I did right) but I'm pretty pleased with him :)  It was so relaxing, I'm definitely going to try more in 2013.  Another great purchase from Hobbycraft.

And last but not least, a Zombie Hello Kitty magnet for my secret santa.  I got the pattern from Kandipatterns.com, there's so many to chose from!


I'll post up my other makes after christmas.  Another big item on my "to do" list for next year is to craft more, so here's to more crafty posts in the coming year!


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Tuesday Ramble - The Irritating Man

Have you ever met someboy, one single person, who irritates the complete shit out of you?  Everything they do, say, their mannerisms, just everything, makes you want to punch them in the face?  I am fortunate to have such a person in my life.....


He's there, waiting for me every day at work - it wouldn't matter if I arrived half an hour before my shift, he'd still be there, sitting in that chair, hands clasped across his almost pregnant looking stomach, with that smirk, that arrogant, smarmy smirk that I'd love to throw a chair at.  I always give him a polite "hello", albeit through gritted teeth.  I also politely listen to him drone on about how hard life is for him, having to decide which useless gadget he needs to spend his money on this week.  Some of his sleep inducing rambles must have got through because I know he's going to chose the most expensive one before he's even decided himself.


Then we pick up our patients.  Now, first thing in the morning, they're all that keep me from smacking my head off a wall to end the pain.  I have some really great patients.  Which is why it hurts my head, ears and eyes (from the constant rolling) when he tries a bit of comradery with them.  It's like, seriously, you do not need to kiss their ass, they're not the ones paying you and you have enough fun doing that with the people who do.  Some of them laugh, uncomfortably, others pretend they don't hear him.  I actually have that benefit when sitting in the back because the man mumbles something chronic.  I can't hear what he's saying, but I don't actually care enough to ask him to speak up.  It's even better when he actually puts the radio on.  Of course, with that comes his singing...or cat crying.


The time between patients is my saviour.  I get to read and drown him out.  Although, to be fair, he usually goes elsewhere and does the earlier butt kissing I was talking about.  Sometimes, when I'm feeling generous, I'll actually converse with him.  If it's work related, I'm usually interested as somewhere along the line what he's saying is bound to affect me in some shape or form, especially as I've never met a man (or woman for that matter) who can gossip quite as much as him.  It's 99% of the reason behind us being late picking up patients.  Let me tell you, that's a fabulous time, having to hear patients complain about how long they've been waiting.  It's my most favourite topic of conversation, ever!  Anywhoo, work related conversation type talking.  I find myself giving my opinion on situations, especially his one sided, bigoted, narrow minded blethers.  He argues, his opinions are always right, of course.  But what I especially love about these conversations is getting to hear my opinions regurgitated to others.  It's like watching someone try to do a jigsaw puzzle in the dark - the pieces are all there but you're not sure where they go, and you never will, because it's not your opinion!


This cocky, smarmy arsehole also seems to think he's one of the best driver's in the job.  Of course you are, mounting kerbs, driving OVER roundabouts and going 20 mph over the speed limit are all qualities one looks for in an outstanding driver.  Silly me.....

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Derby Round Up - Scrims

Ugh, last night......

I'd been feeling a little light headed yesterday before scrims, but it passed, and it was scrims. I got there, I kitted up, I warmed up, I felt fine. Then I went on for my first jam. Legs went to jelly. It was  not a great jam....not at all, my legs just wouldn't do what I wanted them to do. I came off and they started shaking, like little spasms, it was horrible. After sitting out a few more jams, my legs started to get that horrible tingly feeling they get when they feel restless. I stayed off until the second half, watching each of my team mates coming back for a drink, tired, and I felt completely useless and guilty...so I decided to try my luck in the second half. Oh boy....went on, legs went to jelly again, I got pushed by a team mate to chase after someone, which made me fall, so I fell small, only to get kicked in the head. I stood up and my whole body was shaking. Not good. So that was pretty much my scrims over. Never have I wanted so much to curl up and cry at training. I was worried about my legs, but more concerned that I'd let my team mates down. It was a really horrible feeling. The only up side was all the hugs I got after. FVRGers rock <3.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Ramble - BOOTCAMP!!



The awesomeness that was the ARRG Bootcamp finally arrived on Saturday!

Got picked up by the lovely Monkey Wench with Camelon Diaz in tow, nice and early at 7:45am, which was actually a lie in for me after being on earlies all week. Not that I got much sleep between the night before's try outs and being excited about the boot camp! :D

We got there in time for registration for the first class. Every person I knew there went to the off skates training session first whilst I headed off to the skate maintenance class. I learned so much! How to clean my bearings properly (which I don't think my mum appreciated, coming home to the pungent smell of white spirit....), how to cheaply upgrade my skates by changing the cushions (my R3's of course come with the hardest ones, nice to know there's a reason I find one foot glides on corners difficult!) and that I should probably look at getting new wheel nuts. Very educational!

Then it was on to the skating! Once we got put into our two groups, it was clear to see I was in the bottom group. I think this was decided based on our answers to how comfortable we were at transitions and backward skating, both of which I'd improved on by the time bootcamp came around, lol. Nonetheless, the drills were fun. We had a leaping dusty bluebells one which I particularly loved! Didn't love the one where we had to skate towards the pace line though....that was a little scary.
We moved on to the second skating session, and this is when tragedy struck. A girl landed awkwardly after a fall and broke her ankle. Pretty scary stuff. We took an early lunch.

After lunch, we headed into a session with Alma Geddon (<3) about training schedules. Pretty safe to say that FVRG have some impressive drills :D After discussing training sessions and drills and trying to fit them into a time frame, I'm more in awe of the girls from Sports and Training than ever. Very much appreciate their time and effort to come up with our training programmes.

Then it was back to skating. We didn't have much time left, but we ended the session practising walls. Fucking noodle, I hate you, lol.

Last but not least, scrims!! Omg, this was such much fun! I found my pivot voice! And everything seemed to click into place, better than it ever has. I was so much more aware of my tactics, and beading, and bridging, and closing that damn door! My positional blocking was good, and I even knocked a few people over, although I really need to stay on my feet after hitting someone....lol. All in all, I must have done good as I got a wee award at the end! :D




Monday, 8 October 2012

Monday Makes

So......last week did not go as planned. There was no soup :( There was no crochet :( Between having to take my car into the garage twice last week, overtime, skating....I need to start planning my time more effectively....

So, this week, I will be trying to start the granny square, and also make that dang soup, probably on Saturday as I have a free day! I also have this adorable cross stitch to make for my mum's xmas :)


Sunday, 7 October 2012

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Derby Round Up

Try outs were last night.....

After the first lot of skills, I wasn't feeling too confident. Every time I did a transition, somebody seemed to be right behind me, ready to knock me down. And my right footed glides just completely failed me, which I don't understand - I've been practising one footed jumps on Thursdays and my right foot is my strongest. Happy with my backwards skating though - nobody overtook me at least.

Then it was on to scrims. If I make the team, this will be why. I think I did pretty good. I was more vocal, really working on my pivoting, although I find my pivoting is more confident when I'm in a group of newbies - for some reason, telling the more experienced girls what to do is kinda intimidating, and usually they end up taking over, I lose my pivot voice completely. My positional blocking is coming along, but I've recently taken a different approach to it, seeing it more like basketball and marking a player. And my jamming was pretty good although I need to work on my endurance - power jams are killing me after about the 3rd time around the track. Not that I think I'll jam if I get on the team, but it's always good to be available as a fall back.

We won't find out until next Friday who's on the team, so I'm not going to worry too much about it. And at least it means I can enjoy bootcamp tomorrow! :D

POSITIVES: Better backwards skating, good positional blocking, good jamming.

WORK ON: Right foot glides, endurance.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Derby Round Up

Last night was an.....ok session for me. Lots of recycling and kill boxing. And frustration....

For some reason, I was extra fouly last night. I heard a few of the girls say the same thing, but still, it makes me feel like I'm losing it. After scrims on Friday, I was on a high - I only got sent to the bin twice and got best jammer for my team! :) But last night almost sucked all that away. I'm not usually bad with fouls. My main problem is my forearms and elbows, but lately I've been keeping those minors down. Last night I got a major for clockwise blocking, WTF! I've never got one of those before....I know I probably don't give as much at training as I should - it's not a realistic situation for me, I can't seem to get my brain to register that I need to treat training as I do scrims.

When I was the person on the outside of our wall, and I got to knock the jammer out of bounds, I felt a little better - I was pretty much knocking the jammer out with one hit. The running back to the wall wasn't so great, but I got great advice - positionally block the jammer all the way back to the wall, EXCELLENT! Worked a treat. So at least I can say I learned something, lol.

Our very last drill was....meh. I recycled a little, switching positions to help the wall. But as jammer, I felt useless. It wasn't necessarily a jammer drill, but I like to try and it feels good to break through a strong wall. Not that I think I'll ever be picked to jam in a bout. Which reminds me, try outs are on Friday.....

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Tuesday Ramble

Basically, I couldn't think of anything to write about for a Tuesday, so it's just going to be a good old fashioned ramble about anything and everything!

Firstly, I am slacking on my Photo A Day challenge.....
From August, I still have to do:
22nd - Home
24th - Path
26th - Dream
27th - Tap
30th - Card
31st - Hidden
From September...:
8th - At night
9th - Most weekends
16th - Strange
17th - In my fridge
18th - Price
19th - Underneath
21st - Sometimes
22nd - Up
23rd - Before bedtime
24th - 3 things
26th - Near
28th - A Good Thing
So far for October (only 3 days in mind you, lol), I've managed to do a photo for every day. I need to get my finger out! My "to do" list is growing....

Another thing to add to my "to do" list is scan all the books I've read! Or at least the one's I've read since moving back in with mum and dad. I got this app a few days ago called Goodread - you scan the book you're reading/have read and it adds it to your profile. You can give reviews and see other people's reviews on the books. Sounds fab as I'm slowly running out of books to read. Mainly because I've devoured all the books written by my favourite authors! And the plus side is, if I can't remember some of the books, it's a perfect excuse to re-read them ;)

Today was also a bad day for my poor wee car :( The purple pest failed it's MOT...the guy at the garage (who's done her last 9 MOT's) said I'd be spending more to get her fixed than she's worth. But after much deliberation (and panic, and anger, and tears....), I've decided to take her in on Thursday and get her fixed up - as long as she does me for another year, until I'm a little more financially stable, that's all I need. She's a good wee car and I would have been really sad to scrap her.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Monday Makes!

Today was going to be the start of my crocheting! However, between one thing or another, I have yet to actually pick up any wool.....I was hoping to start small, on a granny square pattern that the wifey gave me (the Wiggy wifey, I have two now, haha!) on "About.com Crochet" (How to Crochet a Granny Square). I have soooo many different colours of wool to pick from thanks to me not attempting any of the projects so far from the four "Let's Get Crafting! Knit and Crochet" magazines I have lying around the house....Couldn't decide what colours I wanted my first granny square to be, so I've gone for FVRG colours ;)


I'm also planning on making another batch of the butternut squash and garlic soup I made a few weeks back. This soup turned out so well considering it was my first attempt, and it was so yummy! Hopefully this time, my mum will actually get to try some of it....lol.


I think that's a pretty good aim for the week, considering I have a busy week ahead and I'm not too great with schedules.....my weekly planner has died a little inside, so much to do!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Roller Derby Round Up

Last night was all about aggressive jamming! After a little warm up (we had to skate 6 laps in 5 minutes, which I managed! I focused on one person who I knew was fast and chased them! Haha!),  we moved on to some drills.

The first one involved the jammer starting from a lying down position. On the first whistle, the jammer had 4 seconds to get through the two blockers approx. 10 feet away from her before they walled back up. 4 seconds was pretty easy, 3 seconds was harder, but I managed it the first time :D I also managed an epic fall on my left arse cheek after my wheels got clipped, lol.

For the next round of drills, we had to practice getting through a tight wall as a jammer or blocker who had been herded. We were shown some techniques such as wiggling your shoulder through or hip checking through. I mainly tried these two as I seemed to be getting some success using them, depending on who was in the wall. However, when my time came to block....oh dear...I really need to work on my anchoring and small plough stops. I was getting better towards the end of the session, but it's something I really need to work on if I want to be a better blocker. I also fell backwards AGAIN when my wifey clipped my wheels...I need to keep my weight more towards the front, or I'm gona need a new helmet soon...

POSITIVES - I think I'm getting quicker :D
WORK ON - anchoring, small plough stops.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Positive Pictures


How is it Sunday already??? Ugh...

Time for a pick me up with some positive pictures:






Friday, 17 August 2012

Week of Photos

As always, let's start with my Photo A Day August pics:


11th - purple - Matt bought me this when I was last in the States :)


12th - spoon - random spoon image, I was going to try and get a spoon full of yummy pasta salad or something from Frocky's bbq that day but forgot....


13th - simple - tis the simple things in life that put a smile on my face, like my new helmet decals! :D


14th - arrow - from the front of The Hunger Games. I just finished reading it. Excellent book.


15th - ready, for....? lol


16th - food. Om nom nom grapes.


17th - faces. Random funnies.


And last but not least, the new helmet :D


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Scrimmy Scrims

Scrims was last night! Mixed with 3 lovely ladies from Dundee - Carnage, Gadget and Roal Dahling (love that name). I was on Team Black with Jen, Maz, Dita, Max, Lila, the gorgeous wifey (who's back after 2 weeks away, I missed her!) and Roal from DRG.

It was so much fun. The atmosphere I've been feeling since we got back from Belfast wasn't there, and when I messed up, I wasn't getting so annoyed at myself. I just picked myself back up and tried again. I jammed a couple of times. The first time, I thought I was going to be sick, lol...I was definitely working my agressive jammer skills last night. Team white had amazing walls, but I just got stuck in until I found a gap, or at one point, I held onto Dita and snuck through xD I definitely felt like I contributed more, but had I not felt so tired before I got to scrims, I might have thrown myself on track more.

I hope the atmosphere has gone for good. I know I'm not the only one who felt it. The thing is, other people's emotions tend to mess me up - if someone is angry, it rubs off on me, and I hate it. I've left training the last few times feeling really shitty, and not because I thought I'd messed up, just because some of the girls have been really frustrated since Belfast and have almost taken it out on the rest of the team. I know we can't all have great days, every day of the week, but training is my escape. So I'm going to continue to turn up with a big smile on my face, and hopefully that'll rub off on people instead :D

And the wifey was back last night. OMG, I've missed her! Training isn't the same without the 20 minute talk after, lol. I missed just having her there, even if we don't get to talk much at training, I know she's there. She is an awesome wife :)

And as of the beginning of September, we'll have an extra training session - YEESSSSSSSS!! So aswell as Tuesday and Friday, there'll be Wednesday training too, and I think an optional Sunday session after Fresh Meat to practice anything we need to work on. So much skatey time! So much time to work on those skills! :D

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Positive Pictures

Just back from an awesome BBQ at Frocky's :) Was great hanging out with the girls and guys, talking derby, filth and joking around. I might even have a little play pal for Bailey - Sue and Avril have a working breed cocker spaniel too, so I'm hoping to meet up with them after an early shift and let the two dogs have a run around together :)

And on to this week's positive pictures, before work tomorrow.....lol.



















Saturday, 11 August 2012

Derby Round Up

Last night's training consisted of some endurance (1 minute sprint followed by 1 minute of squats followed by 1 minute of sprinting followed by 1 minute of small skull crushing followed by a 2 minute sprint, then all that in the opposite direction), catching our partner (do a four point fall then try to catch up to your buddy within 10 seconds) and catching lots of goats!

The endurance part was fine, except my skull crushing seems to have gotten slower....might be the poisons, and the fact that my left knee and right thigh have been a little painful all week.  But it's something to think about working on.  I think I'm quite good at endurance - you notice other people slowing down half way and I'm still giving it almost as much as I did at the start, passing them.

Catching your partner was fun.  I was with Erin, one of the intermediates, but she's quite fast.  We didn't have to go into the middle for a plank once because we always caught up with each other.  Until Max changed it to 5 secs and in the opposite direction, lol.  I think this has been a training exercise thought up after Belfast.  They kept the pack pace quite fast, faster than we're used to at scrims.  Although last scrims, we had Alma and Teenie, and the pace was faster then.  I prefer that.

Aside from training, I've put my name down for Dundee Roller Girls "Cherry Poppers" team.  It's going to be a mix of girls from FVRG, DRG, Perth and Aberdeen who have only bouted a few times, part of their double header in September.  I hope I get picked.  I would really like more experience, especially playing against other girls - when we do scrims, I know who to avoid, who's the big hitter, who's the fast jammer, I think we rely on that too much sometimes.
There's also an ARRG bootcamp coming up in October.  Alma is going to be one of the coaches, I'd love to do this!  I'm hoping to start going along to her Saturday sessions every now and again, more experience, again.  I need it!
And then we have our home bout in November.  I changed my holiday plans, just in case I get picked (I was originally going over to the US that week to see the boy).  I really don't think I will.  I need to improve a lot on Belfast.  But I'm working on it ;)

Thursday, 14 June 2012

A Week of Photos

I'll start with my Photo A Day June ones:

8th -  6 o'clock - this was a flower at one of my patients houses. First thing I saw when I realised it was 6pm and I hadn't taken my photo yet.


9th - your view today - boooo, at work on a Saturday....


10th - best bit of my weekend - lazing away on the couch cuddled up with Crazy


11th - door - one of the many doors I come across in my job


12th - from a low angle - this was lying in the station....reason enough? lol


13th  - art - food art! The cake my sister made for my brother's birthday, which was today :)


14th - time - a few of the time pieces around my home


Bailey is featured again, this time sleeping up against his momma's smelly derby kit bag....that's unconditional love for you right there, lol


And speaking of derby, I of course got my new wheels :D


And the Olympic torch came by Falkirk yesterday. Only got this photo because some lovely woman decided to abandon her car in the middle of the road to take a photo herself.....


Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Derby Round Up

Training was a mixed bag last night. My plough stops are improving, my t-stops have gone wobbly....probably because of the new wheels, however, at the session in Camelon before training, I was plough stopping no problem. Damn you Grangemouth floor!! On the other hand, my transitions are loving the new wheels...lol.
I need to go over the hand signals for fouls...we did a little drill where the refs would shout out a minor/major - if we got sent to the "sin bin" for a major, we had to show Fun Ghoul what the foul was using the hand signal. It was a good communication drill. If our bench manager wants to know why we were sent off, just in case they want to contest it, we need to be able to let them know what it was for.
We practised more walls - I'm learning to stay up a little better, although my one footed ploughs aren't so great. And when I do fall, I'm recovering quickly, with little impact on my wall. My hammer and nail technique is also improving, I really felt like my hip checks were actually effective :D
My jamming....I'm still finding gaps and moving quickly, and I am staying on my feet better when I get hit, but my aggressive jamming really needs some work. To be honest, I'm too worried about getting 4 minors for my elbows....

So, in conclusion:
NEED TO WORK ON: T-stops on new wheels;
                                       referee hand signals;
                                       one footed ploughs;
                                       agressive jamming.
IMPROVING ON: Plough stops;
                                transitions;
                                staying on my feet/skates.

And here's a funny little photo someone posted on Facebook tonight. This is me xD


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Smiles

So yesterday seemed like it was going to be one of "those" days. Started out with two crabbit patients, I was so ready for the next one!! However, turned out a complete opposite. I had the joy of taking two of the loveliest patients to and from the hospital. One of them called everyone Angel, which I love. She seemed like such a kind wee woman. The other was so anxious about going out but soon settled, enjoying the fact that we had to detour so much before we got home! It was one of those "I've seen places I've not visited for many years" kind of patients. You actually feel nice for taking them to the hospital, lol.
Today has been a tying-up-lose-ends day, which as incredibly boring as it sounds, actually gives me a little bit of peace and well being. I finally got my log in and e-mail sorted out at work (yes, apparently ambulance staff on the ROAD need this....) thanks to a lady in IT who spoke plain English and not the IT version of it. I also had a lovely day out shopping with my momma. Got a few other things sorted, but also had to buy a shit tonne of cards this month! I even treated myself to a new dress - yes, me, a dress.
And now I'm off to an extra wee skatey session before training at 9pm. Hoping I'll get to help out some of the girls and meet the Fresh Meat again :D

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Positive Attitude

I "like" a lot of pages on Facebook who post funny pictures, inspirational pictures and some really good positive pictures. Some of them hit home and help me get through a bad day. So I've decided to post a collection from the week up here. Ideally on a Sunday, before work on Monday.... lol.





I'll have a quick peek at these every time I'm feeling a little low. Here's hoping they work! ;)

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Derby round up

Last night I got to wear in my new Poisons! :D And wow, did I get a work out. We did two endurance sessions - the first being sprinting with skills in between (like jumping :D), the second being shopping trolleys. I found myself getting lower than I usually skate, which is good, means more speed. However, my back hated me for it! I'm sure I'll get used to them, hopefully before Belfast, lol. I also managed a Dusty Bluebells without falling! It wasn't until I was talking to the wifey after training that I realised I hadn't fallen. I don't know why, but for some reason, that seemed to be my nemesis. Always near the end, my legs would just seem to go like jelly and down I'd go. I won't contribute it completely to the new wheels, I'll say I've improved my skills too xD.
We also did some positional blocking, which to be honest, outside of a pack, I just don't seem to do so well with. It's not very accurate, we were only doing it in pairs, but I understand why we practice it that way. As with everything else, it's like a jigsaw puzzle. And when I get into scrims, it all just clicks into place.
Still having issues with numb feet, which was really bad last night. So I've taken some advice and added two sets of laces to my skates - the set at the bottom being more lose so I'm not cutting the circulation off to my toes! Fingers crossed this works!


Friday, 8 June 2012

Smiles :)

So, on Wednesday, my new outdoor wheels arrived! Yay!! And then boooo.....it's pretty much rained since, lol... I was hoping to get out on them at the weekend if the weather stays dry, but Elton John has pretty much scunnered that idea by deciding to play a gig at the stadium where I skate. I'll have to ask around about some of the Helix footpaths I think. I've got 300 laps to practice for!!
This day was pretty awesome as I also won free cinema tickets :D There was a competition on Central FM and at about 4:45pm I heard the question - pretty easy, "who sang the main theme song for Top Gun". We were even given a clue, it's the name of a German city. Well duh, lol. Showing my age, I text in, Berlin of course. 10 minutes later, I get a phone call asking me to repeat my answer and bam! Tickets won xD So, now I have to find a few scary films to drag Mike to, bwuhahahahahahahahaha >:D

Thursday saw the arrival of more wheels, this time Atom Poisons after my wee shot with Fun Ghoul's. So this morning, I got stuck into my skates, taking the bearings out of the old wheels and cleaning them, then popping on some speed cream.