What’s the significance of your derby name and number?
[PD] – When I first started skating, I was concerned about having too tough of a name since I couldn’t stand up straight. I wanted something that would be cute and funny…yet could be tough later–“Who’s yer daddy??”. As for my number…73 is the year I was born and the year old-school derby died.
Do you have any bout-day rituals, habits, or superstitions? If so, what are they?
[PD] – When I braid my hair it’s business time. Also, I put cedar oil on my skates.
What was the last thing you ate?
[PD] – A veggie burger on a pita with cheese and hummus with chips on the side!
What is your favorite thing about Roller Derby?
[PD] – I like thinking about the strategy more than anything. Derby is like really fast chess and football combined!
What is your favorite off-skates workout?
[PD] – Drinking cocktails for an arm workout! Ok for real exercise? I like to run outside and these days I don’t get to do that as much because we have so much derby practice!
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?
[PD] – This question is scary I just had a very bad flashback to college physics! My answer? I’d go with the 7 hour train and have them serve Patron margaritas–rocks, no salt.