Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi... I recently signed up for a roller Derby wait list and I was looking into what clothes/equipment to buy. I know you probably get this question a lot but were you able to find a sport skirt to wear in derby? also what equipment do you recommend? :) big fan btw
daphnedoesderby daphnedoesderby Said:

Hi!

You signed up for derby!! That’s awesome, go you!

People tend to have loads of different preferences when it comes to clothes/equipment. It depends on your situation but I think it’s good to hold back and try out as much as you can before you buy. If it is possible to borrow kit when you start, I think that’s the best way. You can ask what is popular in your league and what works with your floor skatewise. Additionally most leagues have affiliations with skate stores so you can find out how to get the best discounts. 

My personal suggestion for a starting skater would be to get Riedell R3s once they are sure they want to commit, and also a good pair of knee pads! 

I’ve seen people wearing kind of lycra sports skirts over leggings, but I just got a regular skirt, since I wanted a super swishy one, not the tight sporting kind. Most probably the internet is the way to go if you’re looking for the former.

I hope this is helpful! 

sometimes when you plug your phone in to charge and it doesn’t charge do you ever feel like you’re trying to feed a baby but the baby won’t feed?

I would really like to know if other people feel like this because I mentioned it at work and everyone looked at me like I was mental

maybe it’s just me but i find it very unnerving when a derby person calls me by my real name. I’m like dude be cool you totally blew my cover!!!!

If anyone knows how to wear glasses and a headscarf and not look like you’re ninety,  please contact me ASAP

daphnedoesderby:

Ways that dinosaurs could be incorporated into the curriculum:

art - drawing pictures of dinosaurs

history - studying historic evidence of what things were like for dinosaurs

chemistry - how dinosaur fossils were made

biology - dinosaurs as reptiles (laying eggs omg)

I agree with all of these

does anyone know what to do when you lie on the bed to take a nap but then you get cold but you’re too sleepy to get up and get inside the bed properly and you just lie there being cold and sleepy?

This is an amazing achievement and a beautiful example of how eastern and western cultures can be compatible without either side compromising their beliefs. Shirin made her own position and dedication clear and worked with both the Iranian authorities and the organisers of the triathalon to find a middle ground.

Ways that dinosaurs could be incorporated into the curriculum:

art - drawing pictures of dinosaurs

history - studying historic evidence of what things were like for dinosaurs

chemistry - how dinosaur fossils were made

biology - dinosaurs as reptiles (laying eggs omg)

creative writing - ‘if i were a dinosaur’

Also, I saw the friendly guy who took some of my hijobfit pictures at the bus stop. He asked me about my blog, and then we started talking about dinosaurs. We realised that dinosaurs are a really broad topic and not only should feature more highly in the curriculum, but also we should talk about them more.

me when i was a child: omg when i’m a grown up i’ll be free to do whatever i want whenever i want to!

me as an adult: i am constantly exhausted and never have time to cut  my nails