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Rose City Rollers

Well Saturday night our group went to watch Roller Derby at the Memorial Coliseum. One of our Members Victoria Sinclair got a bunch of tickets as her daughter plays on one of the teams. Turns out the girls on the teams pay dues and buy all their own equipment and also sell tickets to keep their league going. So about 25 of us from the group each bought tickets so we could go. It was a chance to go out in a very public place with lots of people and also support the teams. Turns out the Rose city Rollers is the league named and they have several teams, Victoria’s Daughter plays on Guns & Rollers. Now I knew nothing about Roller derby but thought it would be a fun night out.

We were all going to meet downtown Portland at 4:30 by Embers as we all know where that is and then go to the game. I left with plenty of time to get there and wouldn’t you know it there was a wreck on the freeway and I got caught in it so I ended up meeting them at the Memorial Coliseum. Cassandra said she knew a place to park for free so we met up and I followed her to where we parked. It was about 8 blocks away and walked. We got to the doors and some of the girls went in, Cassandra had tickets for a couple girls so she had to wait for them so Jan and I stayed out with Cassandra. We were all surprised how many people were there to see the games. I would guess 3 to 5 thousand so they had a good turnout. Finally the last few showed up and we went inside.

Something I had not thought about was that they checked all bags including our purses so this was a first for Susan. Inside we met up with the rest of our group and had to walk half way around the inside to get to where our seats were. The whole way no one really even paid any attention to us. We had really good seats about the midpoint of the track and maybe 30 rows up so we had a good view. Before the start Chris, Bobbie and I went to get drinks and food. They went and got the beer while I stood in the food line. Took about 10 minutes to get up and get the food, 5 hotdogs and a pop for me and no, only 1 of the hot dogs were mine. When I got back in they had already started.

Now it turns out they had 4 bouts or games and each one is 30 minutes long. Now it took me the first bout just to figure out what was going on and how they scored as I said I have never seen a Roller Derby match before. Some of the girls knew a lot about them so of course I was asking questions. By the second bout I had an understanding of it. It was pretty fun and I enjoyed it. The first bout was a blow out as it turns out the team is almost all new members who have only been playing together for a couple months. The Second bout was really pretty close and very good match. The third bout was also a blowout but we were all having a good time. During the fourth bout we decided to leave as Victoria’s daughter’s team had played both their bouts and some of the girls wanted to go out afterwards. On the way out we stopped and chatted with one of the volunteers and she was so nice. She answered all our questions. Turns out the ticket money goes to cover the cost of involved such as renting the Memorial Coliseum. The league only has one paid employee and the rest are all volunteers. Any money they have left after expenses they donate to woman’s charities, every 3 months they pick a new charity. Right now it is the YWCA. I thought this was really a good idea. We probably talked to her for 15 minutes. She even walked with us all the way to the main doors talking to us. In all it was a really fun night.

One other thing I almost forgot. When we first got there some guy from the league came over and interviewed some of us and they recorded it. He said it would be on their web page if we wanted to see it so once they post it I will put a link to it here in my blog. That is if I look okay in it.

January 15, 2011 Posted by | Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

January 14 2011 at P-Club

Well it was Friday night and time to go out again with my friends. I really look forward to this all week so by the time Friday gets here I can hardly wait. We as a group have decided to make the P-Club our regular Friday night spot as we all like it, they have so much to do there and the staff is just so wonderful to us. Even the customers so far have been awesome and as far as we know there have been no complaints about us being there, as a matter of fact some of them know us now and even great us and come say hi to us when they see us.

I took a jacket with me as it was almost 60 when I left and really didn’t need it but thought it might be chilly at the end of the night when we left. I got there right at 7:30 and the parking lot was empty so I had my choice of parking spots. I went in and Chris and Roxy were already there so I joined them. They had remolded the inside of the P-club over the week so it took a little getting used to. They moved the shuffle board game upfront by the windows and put the pin ball machines down in the corner where the shuffle board game was. They also moved the ping pong table down by the dance floor which opened up the whole room so they put both pool tables in there. This really did give you more room when playing pool. Where the pool tables use to be they put tables which I think added tables so there is more seating area. They also put 4 big TV’s on the wall above the bar which had on all the different games going on. It also made it a little darker in the main part.

Any way enough about the remodel, soon girls from our group started to show up and I guess we had 12 to 15 there so it was another good turnout. They also were unusually busy as they had some kind of party that took up the 3 table’s right next to us and must have had 10 woman and 3 or 4 guys there and even the rest of the place was busy. I think maybe the busiest I have seen them sense we started going there. Now for me I am fine if they are busy or not as I do like to people watch and be out in public so the more people is good but also when they are slow it’s not as loud so you can talk easier plus not as many people trying to play pool or ping pong. I guess in the end having them be busy is better as that means we are accepted at least on some point as more people are coming in even with us there so we are not hurting their business.

For the first hour or so we all just sat around and talked and I made a real effort to try to talk a little with everyone as I really want to get to know them all better. Cassandra and I talked some about Diva Las Vegas in April and we are both all set to go. We think we will be the only ones from our group going again this year so at this point we are planning on doing the same thing we did last year, driving to LA first and going out there Saturday night and probably stopping there also on the way home. I got a chance to talk with everyone except Buffy as she could not stay late so I will have to catch her next time. Even Jennifer came out after stressing over her makeup as it was the first time she has done her own makeup and then gone out and she was so worried how she looked, she is such a girl. Anyway she looked great.

Cassandra and I were the first to play pool and I did pretty good as I was having a really good game but of course so was Cassandra so in the end she won but I only had 2 balls left and really it was a short game as I think we each only took 5 or 6 turns. After that I went to get the pucks for shuffle board but found out they had not leveled the shuffle board table yet after moving it so everything would slide off the side so it was out of service which was sad as I was really looking forward to playing the game. So I went back and talked so more with the group

Cass and Maya played some ping pong and Cass won which is rare as Maya is so good at ping pong. Wilma, Barb, Jennifer and Brooke were out on the dance floor having a ball. It was so funny, before they went out to dance no one was dancing but once they got going soon there were 8 to 1o girls out there with them and even a couple men. I guess you could say they started the dancing. It really was a fun night.

At one point I was coming out of the ladies room and ran into to ladies that our group met several months back and the one girl remembered me. Not by name of course as even I didn’t remember her name but we must have stood there in the hall by the bathrooms talking for 5 minutes. She even told me my hair looked great which was so sweet of her as I was wearing my new hair which I am still getting use to.

Later on Cass was up getting a drink and started talking to one of the ladies from the party at the next table. I don’t know how Cass does it but soon she had 4 of the girls up there talking to her and she was taking pictures with them. I really need to learn how she does this. I think she is just so outgoing that she puts everyone at ease around her. Anyway when she got back to our group she was telling us that one of the reasons they kept looking at us was we were all dressed so nicely, almost all of us had dressed or skirts on and heel and makeup. One of them told her we looked better than they did and I think they were a little jealous. That was such a great compliment.

We decided next week when we come back to get the tables up by the pool tables and shuffle board as that is the main thing we do as a group. As it got later people started leaving and soon we were the only ones there as they were putting the chairs on the tables and closing down so again we stayed out way to late but it was so fun. As we left I put my jacket on which turns out I really didn’t need as it was still 56 out at 2 am so different from last week where I had to let my car warm up to melt the ice off the windshield.

Have a great day and will post again tomorrow about the roller derby game we are going to Saturday evening.

January 15, 2011 Posted by | Portsmouth Pizza & Pub | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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