Our derby group had its first fundraiser tonight (Friday night) and a pretty good group turned out to watch musical chairs and roller gear competitions as well as two live bands, one very loud and very angry (my ears are still ringing). I have some rather trashed old skates so I didn't get out for the musical chairs bit, but I did do the gear off. Didn't even come close to winning! What was most exciting is we all got our team shirts. Hurrah! My next goal is to buy new skates, ones with decent wheels that aren't older than I am.
I'm a native Oregonian who, up until recently, has been reporting on local issues in Portland, Forest Grove and currently Corvallis. I am now an editor of an internal publication at a local university, making the transition from the newsroom to world of academia. I continue to write, photograph and explore the world of podcasting in my work, and am eager to explore my new opportunities.