It's Monday! That means it's the time of the week for YOU to meet the many faces of HRD and learn a little about the skaters you want to cheer for in 2012!
This Monday, check out Carmen Geddit and Lipstick Assassin!
Team The Valkyries, The Houston All-Stars
Position Pivot, Blocker and Jammer
Years Played 7 years
Height 5'4" (on a good day)
Occupation Cyber Security Specialist, CISSP (Digital forensics, Vulnerability Assessments, cyber threat analysis)
How did you get into derby? I went roller skating on a random Sunday with a friend and ended up being at the first roller derby practice in Houston. I had no clue what I was doing :)
How did you pick your derby name? When selecting my derby name I wanted something witty and clever.
Likes Dachshunds, miniature items, wine (not miniature kind), reading, and moose hunting.
Dislikes Never finding a moose. Low Five's and licorice.
Favorite thing about derby Everyone involved works to make this sport successful. The DIY movement has really liberated women who participate in many fashions. We are building, creating, and making this sport happen without experts or suits (management).
Fun Facts Hippo milk is pink. More than ten people a year are killed by vending machines.
Number 56 Shades
Team Bayou City Bosses
Position Blocker 1 and 2
Years Played Rec League + Home Team = 4 years
Occupation Front Office Medical/Personal Assistant to doctor
How did you get into derby? My son took me to go see Derby up in Washington state where he lived. I fell in love all over again. I remember it on TV when I was young and wanted to go up to play derby but then it when away.
How did you pick your derby name? I had a contest with all my friends to help me pick a name but didn't ever come up with one until I was watching Monk on TV with hubby and they had a serial killer who took his victims lipstick tubes as trophys. They needed a name to call him so they came up with Lipstick Assassin. My husband and I looked at each other and at the same time said "That's it, that's my name". Called my son asked him what he thought and he loved it too. So the rest is history.
Likes I like to outdoor skate while hubby rides the bike with our two dogs, sew clothes, watch a good movie at night in bed, ballroom dance with hubby in the empty dining room, gorging on a large bag of popcorn and not sharing it.
Dislikes Getting up early on the weekends, Lima Beans, flavored coffee in the morning, playing the same songs on the radio over and over and over again.
Favorite thing about derby My favorite thing about derby is the connection with all these wonderful women. Secondly, I really like the fact that you can get all your aggression out on the track and then go have a beer with everyone. It also keeps me in great shape so that people have a hard time telling how old I am.
Fun Facts I am the oldest HRD skater ever! I am also a mom of a 31 and a 27 year old. I was in the US Navy for 4 years active duty. I have been married to Mr. Stick for 17 years. I had a Great Planes rat snake for a pet for 14 years.
Tune in next Monday to see our next set of featured skaters for the week!
Thanks to everyone who came out to our season opener this past Saturday.
Get ready for our next bout April 21 - tickets are now available at our website, so get them soon!
Get Your April 21 Bout Tickets Right Now at Our Website!
Come see the debut of our new home team, The Valkyries as they go up against the Brawlers after the Bayou City Bosses take on Alamo City Rollergirls from San Antonio, TX!
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