Pain N' Fancy #41

Pain N' Fancy

Photo courtesy Rebeca Thomas

Join Date?
June 2011
First bout?
November 19, 2011
Best position?
I like to land a good block and I love to jam. I hope to be a triple threat!
What is your tagline?
Serving it up.... Dutch style!
What brought you to DDR?
I wanted to try out years ago as soon as I heard of the league in Lancaster but the timing was never right. Spring of 2011 a friend was telling me how much fun he had at a bout and how impressed he was with the girls on the league. This was so my kind of thing! The timing was right and I needed something positive and empowering to be a part of. I found it!
What keeps your wheels turning?
Skating fast, feeling strong and watching myself improve. It feels great to be part of a sport that is just scratching the surface. Derby is like the missing link in my life, it's fun, empowering, athletic, social, plus it gives me permission to get a lil crazy every now and then! I really love the look on people's faces too when they hear you play roller derby.
What is your most embarrassing derby moment?
None yet but when a neighbor knocks on your door and your skating around the living room, that can be a little embarrassing.
What is your proudest derby moment?
When I put on that Pain N' Fancy jersey and skate onto the track for the first time, I'm pretty sure I'll be overflowing with pride.
DDR Awards/ Fan Favorite Awards?
To be continued...
Got any injury stories?
Not really. Jammed my dominant phalange once....learned just how important thumbs are.
Impress us with your skating skillz…
I have great balance and don't fall down easily. I'll be impressing you with my skating skills soon enough!
Derby Props?
Skates: Riedell
Wheels: Getting quite a collection
Protective Gear: All the necessary
Must Haves: Water, food, fearlessness and a good attitude
Send out some heartfelt derby love to your peeps…
The group of women who had an idea years ago and turned it into The Dutchland Derby Rollers are pretty amazing! It feels good to be part of this family. Thank you Dani Killafornia for giving this Tot her wings. Merv your a great coach, motivating, perverse and sage-like all at the same time. Love to my family and friends for being so supportive!