So, I became a little obsessed with the sport of Roller Derby some time ago, when I read this YA novel:
My fiance then fed my addiction by giving me this book for Christmas (which I've read about 3 times since then):
So, I was of course very excited to attend a screening last night ("attending a screening" sounds much more impressive than "going to a movie", doesn't it?) of the documentary "Hell on Wheels", complete with Q&A with the filmmakers and the Gotham Girls Roller Derby members. Pretty awesome. Anyway, I do plan on making this dream a reality... Look, I've got the skates already:
I just need the time to start practicing (in other words, June, when Bea is finished). In the meantime, I've been entertaining myself by trying to come up with kids book-related derby names! Here are the ones I've come up with:
#1: J.K. Brawling
or alternatively: J.K. Rolling (although, I prefer the fighter aspect of the first, I think)
#2: Margaret Wiseacre Brawn (but a bit too long, and a bit of a stretch)
#3: Georgia O'Teeth (I'd also be willing to go the artist route- although this name doesn't actually make any sense. It just tickles me somehow).
Any other suggestions?!??