June 2010 - Betty Ford Galaxy

What’s the significance of your derby name and number?
[BFG] – BETTY FORD – like the clinic – I have been sober since 11-25-02
FORD GALAXIE – love that car but spelled like GALAXY because of my teams theme.

Do you have any bout-day rituals, habits, or superstitions? If so, what are they?
[BFG] – I paint my face each bout. That puts me in GAME MOOD. I eat only beef jerky and Gatoraid. And only thin original Oh boy Oberta jerky and the regular Gatoraid flavor. Occasionally I will have a rockstar.

What was the last thing you ate?
[BFG] – A turkey on wheat sandwich.  At my work they have a sandwich bar with donations going to the group here doing the 3Day walk for breast cancer.

What is your favorite thing about Roller Derby?
[BFG] – For Rat City – I would say my favorite thing is a full game or scrimmage where I do not go to the penalty box. You start to think about your penalties a little different when you know there are 20 pairs of little eyes on you that are going to bring them up at next weeks practice when you commit fouls. AND since I coach junior roller derby and my favorite thing about that is when you see the kid have a light bulb moment about strategy or a certain derby skill, and they just get something they have been working on for a while. It is a beautiful thing.

What is your favorite off-skates workout?
[BFG] – I have a weighted hula hoop, 3 pounds. I also enjoy (when I have time) Carmen’s work out video, the Angel City Derby girls work out video and P90X plyos. I can’t do a pull up to save my life but I can PLYO the heck out of P90X. I also love my Wii Fit.

At noon, a train leaves Seattle for Portland while another train leaves Portland for Seattle. It takes one train 4 hours and the other 7 hours to make the trip. Both maintain constant speeds and travel along parallel tracks. If you were on one of those trains, what kind of refreshing beverage would you be drinking in the dining car?
[BFG] – This is like a trick question. I would probably have Iced Tea if it were day time and Earl Grey hot tea if it was night time. If it were a party train. I would have a ROCKSTAR.