Misery Chick #5584
How long have you been skating?
-My sister and I skated when we were kids at home and at the local, weekly skate nights. We also used to skate in our basement while listening to Madonna's Immaculate Collection cassette tape. It.was.awesome but then I took a 20+ year break until February 2016.
Tell us about your derby name and number.
-Remember the cartoon on MTV, "Daria"? Yeah well I've been told for many years I'm a lot like the character Daria-dark hair, glasses, dry/dark sense of humor. "Misery Chick" is the name of one of the episodes.
-My number is 5584, which was my best friend's birthday (5/5/84). She passed away in 2012, so it's for her. She would love derby and love that I'm doing this.
How many pets do you have? What kind?
-I have a beagle-mix named Gus Gus and OMG he is theeeee absolute cutest puppy in the history of puppies. Well, he's actually an old man dog but I still call him puppy. He's my baby boy.
What do you like to do outside of roller derby?
-Read, sleep, watch TV/movies, artsy stuff, sew, watch the New York Yankees, make Gus Gus cuddle with me, concerts, sleep some more, sometimes socialize, go to the art museum, photography, computer stuff
What was your favorite concert?
-All three times I saw Tool but any of the El Monstero or Celebration Day shows at The Pageant in St. Louis. I'm going to see A Perfect Circle in April 2017 and Roger Waters in May 2017.
What are your roller derby goals this year?
-Short term: faster turn around toe stops, control my elbows, bend my knees
-Long term: learn the pivot position, bend my knees
How did you get involved in roller derby?
-I went to college with Lady Tarabelle and decided to check out the January 30, 2016 bout so I could see her face-it was close to my apartment so why not, right? Found out derby was awesome and I wanted to hit people without going to prison, so I went to the next Date the Crush and have been hooked ever since.