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That's right! After YEARS of hard work, missing out by ONE STINKING POINT last season, this season we have finally made it! Naptown is NUMBER 9 in our region and going to Wisconsin to duke it out with the top ten teams in the North Central Region!

My fellow derby girl Strawberry Jam summed it up best. "Dammit, I know there is no crying in derby, but I am crying right now!!!"

We have worked SO HARD this season. There are no words for how hard we worked. As an individual, I lost 50lbs in the hopes of being a better skater. As a teammate, I listened, I obeyed, and played harder and smarter than I have every other season.

Our girls, and ESPECIALLY our awesome coaches and support staff, put in so much work this year, and this year it finally paid off! Here we come Wisconsin!!!!

And many, many thanks to Mr. Neil Gaiman , The Fabulous Lorraine and Cat from Neverwear for being my good luck charms and not having me locked up in a ward when I started pelting them with Octokitties for good luck. You guys are freaking awesome! More octokitties to come! (I wonder if there are enough to build a fort yet?)
*Also a special thanks to Amanda Palmer for telling Neil to hang with us. She rocks, and you should buy her new album!

So now I am off to run around the room and scream some more, maybe shed another tear or two. Then I will work out, go to practice, work out some more, rinse and repeat until September, when we go skate with some of the best teams the derby world has to offer.

If you would care to help send us on our way and fill our locker room with healthy pre and post bout food, you can do so by chipping in here. Derby travel is not cheap, and we bunk up 2 to a bed. (which actually is not so bad. *nudge nudge*) But our bus driver needs to be paid, and food needs to be bought, etc, etc. Here is a linky if you care to chip in!

To all you fans and friends that have supported us these many long seasons, thank you. You mean the freaking world to us.

10 Responses to “WE MADE REGIONALS!!!!”


  2. I am SO PROUD OF YOU and THE SIRENS!! This opportunity is so overdue; you ladies deserve all of this!! I'm so happy for you all; congratulations and KICK ASS!

  3. Woohoo! That is so awesome!!! And 50 lbs? wow. Good luck sparklesnatch!!!!!

  4. YOU and all your teammates inspire ME! I know how hard you work, how long it takes, how hard you fight. I want some of that, and look up to you.

    Please kidnap me soon.

  5. Congratustinkinlations!

  6. Oh Lorraine, your kidnapping is so coming!
    (though I might make YOU kidnap ME and let me play with kitties and steal your honey...)

  7. Woo hoo! Can't wait to meet you in September and then see you again in Oct! Then hopefully again at Nationals in Nov!

  8. Congratulations! Great stuff.

    The 50 lbs? Do you think it helped your skating? I was thinking I could drop a few to become zippier.

  9. Vegbee, it was a night and day difference! I'm way faster, stronger, and a much better skater! I can skate every jam in an hour long scrimmage without a break now. No way could I have done that before!

  10. Thanks for responding so quickly!

    I could stand to be a better skater :D I want to quiz you endlessly about how you did it now, but I will go back and read some archives before I bug you too much.

    Though, if you've got a Joan of Dark diet book out, let me know now :D

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