Monday, January 9, 2012

Fresh Meat

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

Do you know why this blog has the title of Ballistic Gypsy? No? Well, pull up a chair, my friend, I have a story to tell. 

Well over a year ago, I was reflecting on my life, as I often do. I was thinking about my accomplishments, misadventures, and everything I still longed to do and experience. 
One thing I could not stop thinking about was joining a roller derby team. 
I mentioned this to my BFF and the hubs. The husband, who is often sarcastic and/or condescending, but ALWAYS supportive, started tossing name ideas around. Since I married and left home so early in life, I felt the name Gypsy needed to be in there. Now, Gypsy alone, I like, but it just wouldn’t do, not for this Roller Derby [Wanna-Be.]
We had so many ideas. I even had a poll up on the blog here for a while and let people vote on what sounded best to them. Ultimately, my gun-loving guy suggested Ballistic Gypsy and it stuck. I would say ‘and the rest is history,’ but it’s not. Not. At. All. It is only the beginning for Ballistic Gypsy

Last week I went to check out our local roller derby team. I was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. The girls were warm and welcoming; they exceeded all of my expectations. So much so, I went back for more on Sunday. I laced up my skates and did laps as I begged my body to remember how to skate-then stop. Tomorrow night, I plan on signing up with the team and in a few months I hope to transform into my alter ego Ballistic Gypsy and wreak havoc on unsuspecting derby girls. Muhaha! 


  1. That's so badass! I would love to join a roller derby team, but would never have the guts to. I hope to hear all kinds of stories!

  2. How awesome! I am a terrible skater but have always wanted to do roller derby! I need to brush up my skills.

  3. Cameron Kick'n DiazJanuary 11, 2012

    Girl! You are doing great! And I love your BLOG by the way. Ha told you I was gonna comment :)

  4. So much love for this post! Good idea coming up with a name beforehand...I've been on a team for months & haven't thought up my alter-ego yet hah. Can't wait to hear more about your derby adventures!

    1. Amie- So much fun, right?! Man, we have lists and lists of name ideas. My hubs is a bit of a "word smith" too. Let me know if you need a few random ideas. Right now, I'm having a hard time picking my number!
      ((I over think everything))


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