Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Sunday was my first practice after our long off-season (plus being sick for a week), and I had a blast. It felt so weird to be one of the strong skaters for once (since it was a newbie practice) and that's still messing with my head... I can't shake the mental image of being physically larger than the new skaters... Not in a fat-ass way, but in a "little kid drawing with the adults being HUGE" way. Was this how last-year's vets felt?

I think a sad, broken little piece of me is falling away like old skin. Well, at least I hope so. I dragged myself through the year and, from an emotional standpoint, finished the season running on fumes. By getting teamed right at the very end, I didn't have time to adjust to the status of being a teamed skater, and I was still carrying around the "I'm unteamed and everyone is better than I am" mentality. That definitely left scars, but being in the "giving advice" role was extremely healing for me. 

I hope that continues, because it feels so good.

-- Post From My iPhone

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Vitamin awesome

Being sick is horrendous, but the new skaters are pretty fabulous. :D

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Home sick, day 2.

I made the right decision in staying home. I feel like donkey poop. I'm still going to the Freshmeat and Greet tonight because that doesn't require nearly as much activity. All I have to do is talk about non-skating BDD stuff, smile, be friendly, and drink lots of water. I can handle that.

Since this has taken all of my available energy, here is a photo from Halloween. I wore this to work, and felt pretty cool:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

What an eventful couple of days.

Between tryouts, the tryout decision meeting, emailing the new skaters, and the election, I've barely had a second to myself. I'm currently at a small election party at Rumble Pie's house, and while I'm so tired I could cry, I'm also having a lovely time.

I hope the election goes as well as choosing the new skaters did. Fingers crossed...

The quilt so far:

-- Post From My iPhone