[28 Nov 2014] What I’m Into This Week

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving, for any Americans out there reading this. I know I did–I have a big family so we had the smallest, quietest Thanksgiving I’ve ever had with only 19 people. The food was all delicious and it was great to catch up with my extended family.

The BBC posted a really cool article and video about the Cairollers, an Egyptian roller derby league. I don’t know which I like better, the name “Cairollers” or the bag that says “Block like an Egyptian.” Now I want one…

You’ve heard of a white Christmas. Well, we had a black Thanksgiving in many parts of New England…throughout Maine and New Hampshire┬ápeople are still waiting to get their power back on. I was complaining about losing power for a couple of hours on Wednesday, until I saw a friend today who didn’t get it back until this afternoon!

Speaking of snow, skiing and snowboarding season has started. I’ve been skiing and snowboarding for years, but since I couldn’t take time off from work to go last winter, I haven’t been skiing or boarding since I started skating. I’m excited to see how skating is going to make my skiing and boarding!

I found a new blog this week called Girls Gone Strong. Since I’m interested in getting more into weightlifting, I signed up for their mailing list and I’m hoping for good things from them.

Diabadass on Tumblr posted this really awesome diabetic DIY just in time for the holidays.

On a much more serious note, the ruling in Ferguson to not charge Darren Wilson with the murder of Mike Brown has been making headlines everywhere this week, as it should be. (Disclaimer: I’m white.) How many more black men need to be murdered by white cops before we all admit that there is a serious race problem in this country?

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[21 Nov 2014] What I’m Into This Week

Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s what I’m into this week:

BBC News talks about how some sports teams may (or may not!) scheme for wins

Sick of inspirational quotes over pretty backgrounds? “Uninspirational” on Instagram made me laugh really hard. And we’ve definitely all been here.

It may be the off-season here, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about injury prevention. I like Hex Chromosome’s Pyro Maim Ya’s article on avoiding shoulder injuries.

My derby name, Dany Stormborn, is a reference to the Game of Thrones character Danerys Targaryen, also known as Danerys Stormborn, also known as the Mother of Dragons. Check out the eyeshadow I ordered from indie make-up company Shiro Cosmetics: Mother of Dragons!

Seacoast Roller Derby will be skating in a couple of holiday parades. I can’t believe the holiday season is already upon us–how is Thanksgiving next Thursday already?!