Sunday, March 21, 2010

A-Bout

I drove down to Victoria yesterday to watch a roller derby bout and see my Grandma. The highway was a gong show and I'm not sure who lets these psychos out of the hospital. We had fish and chips at Fish on 5th in Sidney...

...which by the way has a teeny tiny parking lot. I overestimated my ability to squeeze into the end stall and try as I might just couldn't get in there! The food was awesome and it's a pretty happening place. When we left there was a line all the way to the street. We did some shopping along main street where I collided with a glass candle holder. Remarkably, it did not break and I apologized profusely for my clumsiness to the stern-faced cashier. Grams and I had a lovely time and she insisted on making dinner for us before I left for the bout, rather late and not knowing where in hell I was going. Having a map book is always a plus though and thankfully it wasn't too hard to find.

When I arrived, one minute to start time the line was miles long & the centre was jam packed. I didn't get in until 40 minutes later and it was standing room only by that time. Luckily, this hot chick (with a new haircut) on her way out for a smoke break spotted me and we zig zagged back to the seat she was supposed to save me which we stole from this guy's invisible friend. The bout was wicked, the Eves of Destruction kicked the Riot Girls asses and all I can say is I cannot wait to get my skates back on.


5 comments:

Allison said...

I know this is so cheesy, but ever since I saw the movie Whip it! I've wanted to try roller derby. I went as far as to look up local clubs in my area.

In the end, I don't think I will - because I don't want to buy the gear incase I don't like it. Sure looks fun though. I'd love to throw some elbows and get out some anger.

Mantramine said...

Was that girl that had a seat for you... was she pretty wicked, too?

I bet she was.

skate or die.

Trouble.Thinks said...

It is a hefty expense up front! But if you did change your mind, someone would probably buy the gear back. Lots of chicks buy it used! :)

She was Pretty Wicked. Pretty Wicked indeed!

Talk Shit Get Hit.

Anonymous said...

Haha..i can totally see you roller derbying! Ya that fish and chip place is pretty good. I went there with my grams as well a few years back. She lives 'just around the bend'...

Trouble.Thinks said...

Perhaps they know each other! Wouldn't that be wild.