March 29th, 2014

Le Tired

Sigh

I keep thinking "Oh! I should post! I have so many things to say!"  but I just can't get the energy to do it for some reason.

Rehearsals are going well. There as some drama with one of the actors, which led to him being replaced after only three rehearsals. lonelydumptruck was called about taking the part but turned it down.  I haven't met the new guy yet.  I had my first (and only) focused rehearsal on my big scene/monologue today and I feel pretty good about it.  I hope the audience gets what we are trying to do is my only concern, it's pretty internal and a lot of visualization rather than externalized acting.

We finished the crawlspace this morning!!  Mommie, Lori-O and Jay came over to hangout and help and we were able to knock out hanging the last of the insulation in the old part of the crawlspace and even got to move a few things back to storage.  We wrote the check to get the furnace replaced on the 10th, so we are nearly there!  I think the plan is to spend the refund money from this project on new lighting and have someone come in to look at the plumbing in the guest bathroom.

That's about the non-derby news.  That entry is going to be long, so it should probably be it's own animal. 
Rollery Derpy

Derby Derby

Thursday's scrimmage was...interesting...

Only Bro, Re-Pete Offender 0014 and I were there to ref so we were all on the inside.  I jam reffed for the first half which was mostly Orange Crush (the B-team) and Rookies.  I've never jam reffed for Orange Crush before!  It was so much fun to see some of these girls I was Fresh Meat with getting to jam!  Poor Zombie took a bad hit to the face and, I think, broke her nose.  She was on the outside edge of the track, so I didn't see exactly what happened.  I actually sent my jammer to the box for a penalty, on a lighter note! I was so proud of me.

Then the second half came.

0014 and I were moved to being Inside Pack Refs.  I haven't done that since the boot camp last Summer, maybe not since Bro yelled at me for screwing it up so badly at the Solstice Scrimmage last year.

Lemme tell ya, Ducklings and Swans, I have not improved.

The first jam I had such laser focus on what was happening with the jammer at the front of the pack, I completely forgot to watch pack definition and make sure the pack stayed together.  The front kept moving forward, the back stayed where it was dealing with the other jammer, a gap wider than what is allowed opened up in the pack, with me standing RIGHT THERE! in the middle of this gap.  At the end of the jam, 0014 just clapped me on the shoulder, "When those No Packs happen?  We do call those!"  And I did it again the second jam *facepalm*

I also broke my three scrimmage streak of Deuce not correcting me.  I failed to see a girl "bridging" (standing between the front and back of the pack to keep a No Pack from being called) and called an out of play on Deuce.  At least she was nice about it,  I did finally get my head out of my ass towards the end of practice and correctly called a few out of plays.

I'm kind of excited to try it again, with less suck.