An important addendum concerning roller derby.

January 18, 2010

The latest installment in an occasional series: how I unplugged over the weekend.

As you may remember, last week I explained that sometimes unplugging isn’t about resting. It’s about doing something completely different from what you usually do.

This week’s unplugging post is simply a short addendum to that.

Havi the Pirate Queen is completely correct when she says that roller derby is the best stress-buster ever.

  1. It has all the best elements of sport with just the right amount of theater to make it really fun (and I don’t mean that in a wrestling sort of way).
  2. It has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of your life. It’s not like anything that happens is going to remind you of that thing on your to-do list you forgot to do.
  3. You get to hang out with friends, amidst a crowd of fans that feels like they could be your friends.
  4. The screaming is also good.

I am now a total convert and raving fan. Wherever you live, I encourage you to seek out your local league. If you are in Portland, check out the Rose City Rollers. Havi supports the Guns N Rollers, and therefore so do I. But you are free, of course, to pick your own favorite.

We’ll see you there.

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How did you unplug this weekend?
What are the completely-different activities that refill your well?

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