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By M Davies   /     Aug 21, 2006  /     The Pre-Dooce File  /     0 Comment

Rich thinks I'm completely nuts and has all but forbidden me to do this, but I am seriously considering joining the local Roller Derby League.  http://www.myspace.com/coalcityrollers  They are called the Coal City Rollers, and the skating rink where they practice is around 5 miles away from my house.  Most people probably think that I am wimpy and wouldn't be the best person to participate in Roller Derby because of my lack of coordination, but ever since watching Roller Girls on A&E I have been obsessed with becoming a Roller Derby girl.  I have a lot of pent up aggression that I'd love to get out.  I think Roller Derby would be a healthy way of doing that.  I need to find out when they have try outs so I can go and see what it is like.  Who knows, maybe they won't even pick me.  I'd like to try it at least once to see.  I also need some kind of catchy name….I have been trying to think of one since this initial idea popped into my head, but my mind is drawing a blank.  I want it to have something to do with the coal region.  Maybe I can look to the Coal Speak Dictionary for some ideas.  I'm also open to any suggestions you all may have. Rich's brother's girlfriend said she was going to participate with me as well.  Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen.  She's definitely more tough than I am.  Yesterday she picked up a plate with a bee on it and said she wasn't afraid of being stung.  She's definitely much braver than I am (I was cowering in the corner until it flew away).  I'm afraid of bees, but want to participate in Roller Derby.  What gives?

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