Monday, February 14, 2011


Wow, I sure suck at blogging, don't I? The fact that my blog background is still Halloween-themed (which it probably would be anyway) is just a testimony of how little I have blogged lately. So sorries!

And today is Valentine's. Great day to decide to start blogging again, right? But as we all know, Valentimes is serious times.

But seriously, it's tines. And I'm blogging. Since I have no lover (I was going to link to an SNL skit here, but I can't find the link, so you'll just have to deal with that word all on it's own), I shall talk about other things I love. Like baby animals and licorice. And this list of stuff:

1. Germany. I just went to Germany. It was awesome. I went for 10 days with my brother, Brian, and we stayed with my uncle and his family, which included, among spouses and children, a python, a bearded dragon, and some rabbits that hang out in the backyard.

Germany is beautiful. Between about 5,000 castles, the Alps, the Cyclocross World Champinoships, and Spezzi, it is absolutely amazing. I can talk about it for a long time, but I will not right now and will (fingers crossed) write another post about it with pictures and stuff.

2. Roller Derby. I do roller derby. It rocks. And hurts. And makes me eat like a banshee. I'm sore for days afterwards, I have some permanent bruises on my butt, and I feel quite certain I'm going to die at various times during practice. There are, however, few things I love more. Oh, and I picked a name. Wait for it...

Lil' Dread Riding Hood

A.k.a. Dread and/or Lil' D in the Hood, and looks something like this:

From here:

3. Disco skating. It's a lot like roller derby but with more glitter and Kool and The Gang. What's not to love(well, melted tights and burned skin, but that can be prevented)?

4. BABY ANIMALS! 'nuff said.

5. Costumes. I am currently on my third day in a row of costumes, and it's the third best day of my life. Day 1 was a 1940's swing getup. Day 2 was a mermaid. Day 3 is Ke$ha. Brilliance.

So that's it, kitty cats! Happy Valentine's!


Amandean said...

Okay. We need to see these costumes! And I love that you do roller derby!!!

--jeff * said...

love disco skating (i miss that...) and baby animals stop.

never been to germany stop. but "german day" from the catering crew on movie sets was the best day of the shoot stop.

want to see pictures of roller derbying and these costumes you speak of stop.

blog on stop.

Andrea said...

Check out the photo albums on my league's facebook page:
there should be various shots of me mixed in there.

I'll try and come up with a post with some costume photos, though I don't think I took any of the Ke$ha outfit.

The Former 786 said...

I hope to do/see/try all of these items one day.

Also, what excuses did you have for three costume days in a row?

Andrea said...

The first, Joel, was a ward party/dance. The second was a friend's birthday party (and you know how I feel about theme parties), and the third was the "Dress as Your Favorite Celebrity Valentine's/Oscars Party" at work.