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Full

I am so full.

I can’t cry. Yet, tears are welled up in my eyes.

There is a lump in my throat. My head is throbbing ever so softly.

Will crying even help?

There’s sure to be a migraine before the night is over. I need these tears to fall.

I am so full.

On This Day – “Obama Elected President as Racial Barrier Falls “

On November 4, 2008, Barack Hussein Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States, sweeping away the last racial barrier in American politics with ease as the country chose him as it’s first black chief executive.

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On This Day – “25,000 Go to Alabama’s Capitol”

On March 25, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala., to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks.

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The Final Jam…

There is a memorial put together every year to honor our fallen Roller Derby sisters and brothers. A special thank you goes out to “Oscar The Roach” of Bakersfield Roller Girls and JRD,  who has the painstaking task of compiling the list. Although I don’t personally know any of the skaters who passed away in 2010 and 2011, roller derby is a family and as such we all feel the pain when we lose one of our own. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who we lost all too soon.

With much love and respect, here are the memorials for 2010 and 2011:

Following, a message from Oscar:

Hello derby sisters and brothers..

It’s that time, the final jam, where we honor and pay our respects to our fallen derby sisters & brothers..

5on5 will publish a memorial on their December/Winter 2012 issue..

Every year I hope and pray that this list will be empty..
Every year I hope and pray that this task will be less painfull..

But this year, in Bakersfield, California
we lost a friend, coach and skater.
I worked side by side with her with our JRs…

and yes there are tears running down my face.

PLEASE PLEASE!!
If you know of any derby sisters or brothers that have passed away.
please contact me directly at:

oscar_the_roach@yahoo.com

please include:
1- one or two high res photos.
2- derby name & #.
3- real name.
4- list of leagues w/dates.
5- DOB & date of loss

thank you everyone
many huggz and prayers and love to all of you..

oscar the roach

HR bakersfield roller girls

HR bakersfield junior roller derby

I absolutely LOVE the Lakeside Lounging Polka Dot suit and the Country Love Halter Suit!!

Where have you been? I mean, where have I been?

Hey everyone! I’ve been so busy lately with roller derby and my photography that I haven’t really updated my blog much. While there has been the occasional “On this day” and photo postings, there just hasn’t been much content. Well all of that is about to change as I am now confined to my bed. I will try to bring you up to speed, starting with my next blog post. Consider this a heads up.

Brilliant designer Alexander McQueen dies at 40

Fashion designer Alexander McQueen was found dead in his home today at the very young age of 40. What a loss for the fashion world! For those that don’t know, Alexander McQueen was the creator of those fierce lobster claw shoes that Lady GaGa sports in her “Bad Romance” video.
Lady GaGa premiered Bad Romance at Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2010 Collection….

A statement from the McQueen Family

Please read the news in it’s entirety as reported by the AP:
Brilliant designer Alexander McQueen found dead – Yahoo! News.