I called Jason on Saturday to see if he wanted to go to Roller Derby.
m: Hey! What's up man? j: Well, I just left the new MOMA which was amazing . . . m: So I guess that means it's gonna be tough for you to get to Magnuson Park in the next hour for some hot roller derby action . . . j: um, yeah.
Jas has some gorgeous NYC pictures that are worth checking out.
I was holed up at home last weekend and thus skipped the annual Pride festivities, but Mikelle has put up a few pictures of the Pride party she and Mark held two years ago, which was epic in its random kookiness.
Update: Robby's photoset does a nice job of capturing the spirit of the Pride Parade, including the adorable sign to your right.
This past weekend was just what I needed. Dia found herself in Vancouver on buisness (sneaking in some sushi with Sandy, who we'd just been hanging out with in Kentucky) and so I had the house to myself for the first weekend in a while.
But it was a weekend alone after two preceding weekends that included much relaxing, much reading, and lots of time hanging out with interesting humans. And so I was inspired. And I got to thinking.
Though I did download a copy of the Supreme Court's Grokster ruling via Bit Torrent. I've yet to read the decision or the ruling which will jail journalists who are not conservative tools. Dan Gilmor has the round up:
Last week Dia and I were in the Eastern Kentucky Appalachian foothills to celebrate the marriage of dear friends. Folks came from four continents to bask in the beauty of the Red River Gorge and make a vote of confidence on the union of two amazing humans.
There was hiking, gabbing, eating, drinking, dancing, skinny dipping, and fireflies. All the Kentuckians were as sweet and kind as could be. Everyone attending from outside of Kentucky had dealt with above-average wedding logistics to be in attendance, which meant that everyone there really wanted to be there.
Wow. Just back from this month's Rat City Roller Girls bout and boy have the skaters gotten better. This has been one of the best things about watching hot roller derby action. Each month the skaters are better and more aggressive and the matches are getting closer and closer.
My beloved Throttle Rockets scored a close a win over Grave Danger (57-49) in a match filled with spills and great defense and my heart almost stopped watching the Sockit Wenches come from behind and almost defeat league leaders Derby Liberation Front (49-48). The last jam of the DLF/Wenches match was hair raising. Oh, and several fights, not all of them of the professional wrestling variety broke up the skating action.
There are four more bouts in the season and if you live in Seattle and don't see these badass women do there thing before the season ends, well then shame on you.
Our trip to Kentucky was just incredible. It was an amazing experience all around and everyone we met was thoroughly inspiring. I'm still wrestling with how to explain this whirlwind, but in the meantime I leave you with a gorgeous portrait of the couple that made it all happen.