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By littlestar (Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 01:08:34 AM EST) Husistock, roller derby, contests (all tags)
 Rainbows and butterflies.

Remember when we used to do contests? That was fun. I liked listening to other people's music, and the cartoons - I like cartoons. ( I'm watching Futurama right now.)
I played a game tonight with my friends team, subbed in, to help out. It was weird. They were not very good. It was a bit frustrating. It's not their fault, they have a crappy captain who doesn't teach them well. I think I hurt my elbow. Well, I did. It'll be fine I'm sure, but it's annoying, I can't use my arm properly. Also muscles in my legs are wacky. I've been pushing pretty hard lately and they've been twinging all week. After this game they may be on strike. My physio may have to heal me.
Lots of shit has been going down in my derby league for a while now (I was nominated for president, in the midst of turmoil- vote was 50-50 I said give it to the other guy-he's a good guy). But, recently it came to a head and presidents were overthrown and teams left the league. Specifically, my team, the leagues A team, left the league. It was fucked up. I was not a part of that decision. Then the league voted to kick out the president, basically because he was a man, it was ridiculous, I did not agree. He was a good guy, he tried hard, I helped him out when I could. So my league has no A team, and I had to make a really big, hard decision. Those suck sometimes. 
I decided to stay with my league, which is a sister league to the juniors league I run, but I miss my team. I told them I still want to skate with them but i can't afford two leagues with two sets of fees, not right now with CBB's newest venture in the works. So I'm still welcome there and may return in the future. But it makes me sad.
The exciting news is that I get to build an A team at my league, cause we need one! That will be super fun. I like being competitive and clearly need that as part of my derby career, I want to be good, I want to get better. It's fun getting better. I wanna be awesome. So, I had a pretty hardcore captain who was kind of....a bitch.. But really got good results, we trained hard. I'd love to get her results without being a bitch. I wanna train hard with the new A team, so I hope that all works out as planned. I think I will get elected captain, or be a coach, (as some girls have asked me about this already) so that should be cool. I really enjoy coaching.
I went to a bar by myself this evening, after the game, stopped when I got closer to home cause I wanted a Caesar and new I had run out of clamato. I ordered too many wings and sweet potato fries. I brought most of the food home, but the drink was nice and spicy as I enjoy. There is no point to this story, it had just been a long time since I was in a bar by myself. It was nice.
I am going out East this summer with the kids. I don't think CBB will be able to come. That's shitty, but he's not allowed out of his cage more then once a month. At least that's what the Chinese guy I got him from said, and something about water...
I mean eastern canada, that'll be your Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland (a lot of "newness" going on) also PEI, though I don't think we'll get there. My cousins live on the rock (Newfoundland) and I'm hoping somehow CBB will be able to magically fly out there when we are there and visit with us all like he has a family and a life. That would be cool.
So are we gonna do HusiStock next year or what? I'm thinking we should. It would be cool. We know CBB will be here.
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+1 many times by johnny (4.00 / 3) #1 Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 10:15:49 AM EST
Respect for your staying with your league.

Cool on the "a littlestar walks into a bar" thing.

Congratulations on keeping CBB in a cage so effectively. Not many of us would be up to that task.

Fine words on being competitive and getting better without being a bitch.

+1 on rambling diary. That's the way we like them here.

+1M on HuSi stock. I haven't been to a HuSi meetup in abt 5 years, (unless you count mini- meetup at Technician's place 2 years ago. . .) Anyway, count me in.

She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)

Ah thanks by littlestar (4.00 / 1) #8 Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 12:20:03 PM EST
That's sweet. It was hard figuring out what to do with the politics. I started a Grievance Committee at the league, within all the turmoil times, to try and help straighten stuff out, but it was too broken. But, I am seen as a neutral party so I burn no bridges, which is a good thing at least. 

That would be sweet if you could come. :) 

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HuSiStock by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #2 Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 10:54:44 AM EST
If you did a HuSiStock next year I would definitely be up for that.

Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
Cool! [nt] by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #7 Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 12:18:05 PM EST

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On your way out east by Driusan (4.00 / 1) #3 Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 11:40:37 AM EST
You should stop with us in Montreal. We have booze and poutine.  And a park for the kids. Also, a spare room.

Unless we're out east, in which case, we should meet out east. They have beer and seafood. And I guess probably parks.

Vive le Montréal libre.

That would be neat! by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #5 Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 12:15:10 PM EST
 I would love to do that if it worked out for everyone. Maybe you could show us some secret cool spots in the city.

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Caesar by LoppEar (4.00 / 1) #4 Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 12:04:38 PM EST
Had one yesterday with smoked gouda, realized what to do with all that clamato juice I have at home..

Husistock next year, yes please! We are currently making extravagant summer trip plans for next year through the midwest and west, would thoroughly plan TO into the loop. Current vote would be for late June.

Here's hoping CBB will be more free-range and housetrained by then!

Mmmmmmm by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #6 Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 12:17:21 PM EST
Goudaaa. That's a yummy cheese. Ceasars are delightful. I quite enjoy a nice spicy, seasoned tequila ceasar as well. Yum!

It would be SO neat to see you guys. 

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hells yeah by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #9 Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 10:05:44 PM EST
I was thinking on driving the Trans-Canada to Alaska ( I know not a direct connection) but Husi-stock sounds more exciting.

Down East road trip by clover kicker (4.00 / 1) #10 Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 10:13:22 PM EST
Sounds fun, if you like I could suggest some things to do, and other ones to avoid.

Sure! by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 08:45:23 AM EST
 I've been getting info from anyone who has something to share. I'm happy to learn from your experiences. :) share away!

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alright by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #13 Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 01:54:30 PM EST
Can't tell you anything about The Rock, never been.

Cabot Trail: A+ must see

Nova Scotia south shore - Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove etc: A- it's a landscape you won't see in Ontario.

PEI - pros: beautiful rolling farmland, oceanscapes/beach. The bridge is very cool. Some people dig the Anne of Green Gables thing.
cons: you just drove through lots of beautiful rolling farmland in ON, PQ, NB to get there, and the oceanscapes/beach in NB/NS are just as good.

beach - although the tourist literature shows beaches along the whole coastline, some of them are muddy, some of them are frigid, and some of them are both muddy and frigid.

The warmest water and best sand is probably Parlee beach NB but far too many people for this clover kicker. Might be OK for you guys, probably more used to crowds. Might not be too bad on weekdays.

I'd instead try Aboiteau or the Bouctouche dunes in that area, same nice sand and nice water, less crowds.

Cavendish PEI also has great sand but the water is colder.

NB/NS/PEI urban centers are utterly forgettable. The waterfront in Halifax is probably the highlight.

To my mind the nicest attractions in NB are the national and provincial parks.

Hiking Mt. Carleton with kids would be crazy.

Kouchibouguac and Fundy are both nice. Fundy has seascape trails and forest/stream/lake trails, stick with the seascapes because there's nothing inland you couldn't see back home.

If you can spare a couple extra hours you might consider getting off the 4-lane in New Brunswick and travelling the old highway along the Saint John river, a beautiful drive. If you're interested I can give detailed directions.

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Awesome! by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #17 Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 11:51:19 PM EST
 This is great. I love have personal perspectives, worth so much more then guidebooks. :)

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husistock by aphrael (4.00 / 1) #11 Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 07:19:10 AM EST
if you do a husistock while i'm still on the east coast, i'd almost certainly (work timeoff permitting, yadda yadda) be down for it. :)
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
so NYC is still only for school by garlic (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 11:44:05 AM EST
for jared? still missing CA?

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who knows. by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 01:59:20 PM EST
i don't think we can predict yet what happens when he graduates.

i'm loving NYC. Jared is more meh on it. This may be a problem in three years.

Part of what's happening is i'm integrating pretty tightly into a social group of people who are (a) good people and (b) MY people. Jared is much less integrated than I am.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.

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I'll keep some Aeropoints in reserve by MostlyHarmless (2.00 / 0) #16 Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 08:21:52 PM EST
I'd totally be up for another HuSiStock, been far too long since I've seen y'all.

I think some of you folks might even remember who I am :-)

[Mostly Harmless]

Oh yes. by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #18 Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 11:52:13 PM EST
 I remember. 

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