Sunday, April 24, 2011

One of my favorite views of home. This weekend has been jam packed full of seeing friends and family. I don't know how I have managed to see so many people in such a short amount of time, especially now that I have finally come to the conclusion I am coming down with a cold. In a word, I am exhausted.

Recently I decided that I was going to take up running. My first step is to read a book called "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall, which was suggested to me by my friend Erin ( and also by my chiropractor. I am going to save up enough money to get a pair of sneakers that my chiropractor recommended (Nike Free) and then start running. Hopefully this will all take less than a month before I can actually start running. The goal is to start small and then be able to run a few miles at a time. I feel like having a small goal of a few miles is reasonable, since in the past I have not enjoyed running. Perhaps since I will be on my own and not being yelled at by a field hockey coach it will be more fun this time. I like to move my body and want to be able to enjoy running. So I shall start small and see where it will take me.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I took a walk at lunch with my mom and I brought my camera along with me. I'm not one to edit my pictures at all, so i try to take as many pictures as I can to make sure that I can get one that I like. Plus, it's hard to see what it even looks like on my camera screen outside. I am pretty sure I have dropped this old canon just a few too many times. There is also a nice layer of dust between the image screen and the protective glass over it. I keep thinking about upgrading to a fancier camera, but in a way I like to be limited in this way. I feel like it forces me to be a little more creative with my shots, since I know that most of them won't turn out the way I want them to.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sometimes I really love looking through old pictures. This one was taken last year at the Hate the Love event for Maine Roller Derby. It was Lady Gay Gay's (on the right) and my (on the left) coming out party for the derby world, as well as the rest of our newbie group at the time. I am no longer involved in derby as a skater, I volunteer when I have the time, but I still love going to watch my friends do what they love and have such obvious passion for. Roller Derby requires an enormous time commitment and passion is required in order to become highly skilled at this sport on skates.

Speaking of which, there is a bout coming up this weekend at the Expo. If you have yet to go see a roller derby bout here in Maine I highly suggest going to see this one. It is our local girls the Port Authorities versus the Boson Massacre. My roller derby nerd skills are putting the win on the Boston Massacre, but I think that the Port Authorities can really give them a run for their money. The Port Authorities recently acquired two skaters from Gotham (ranked number one in the East) and additionally have a really solid lineup of veteran skaters, with a few very skilled newish skaters. The Massacre seems to be in a rebuilding year and possibly suffering from a few injuries with key skaters, which could give the Port Authorities the slight edge that they might need to take a win.

There is even an after party at the Empire.

Even though my weekend will be dominated by:

those cuties and the rest of my family for Easter fun, I am definitely going to this bout to cheer on some very talented ladies and to the after party to get my dance on with them.

Monday, April 18, 2011

There is nothing super special about this picture, but I really love having Oakhurst as my neighbor. There is something about the building and the trucks that I find magical. I know that is probably a bizarre thing to say, but to drive past it at night and see the building with it's lights on really stirs some sort of emotion inside of me. I don't drink milk any more, but I still will only have Oakhurst whipped cream.