Wah wah. Lops is off skates for a couple weeks. Suspected meniscus tear. At least this happened during November so I can heal up in December and jump back in when January comes around. Regardless of the meniscus.
I told myself I could handle a week without derby, that I didn’t need to go to scrimmage to NSO. Keeping PJs on until the last minute didn’t help. I ended up grabbing a leftover biscuit from yesterday and running out the door with coffee in hand and NSOing. Punches had to keep me in line as a box timer, due to my forgetting I was not on the red team and yelling that they needed more people at one point. Oops. But it was good to see the faces, and I’ll be back at least one day a weekend to help the NSOs, because they’re rad and I get to see my people.
Just FYI, one biscuit is not enough for the Hummingbird. So we made some ironically vegan cheese-laden ham sandwich melts when I got home and salads on the side.
I had big plans to take care of oil changes, buying a dog poop scoop, make a 3 day meal plan,yada yada yada. Instead Denny played video games and I read for 5 hours straight. But he got inspired at some point when the sun went down to make homemade mac and cheese, which was delicious. How can anything with Velveeta turn out poorly? Don’t answer. I can imagine.
Regardless, a relatively uneventful day. However, on Saturday night, I did get a taste of what would happen should I throw this whole challenge to the wind on a whim. We went out to El Diablo with Sans Sheriff and had a few drinks, and on his recommendation, ordered a Mitchelada. Denny was nearest to the bar so I asked him to order for me. The look on his face was priceless.
It read something along the lines of “I can’t believe you just let me down like this. One night out and you’re throwing our challenge baby out the window. What the fuck is wrong with you?” I, knowing I’d just ordered a bloody beer, was incredibly confused as to why I was getting the worst shame face I’d ever seen in my 7 years with Denny. I had to ask him why to clear up the little hurt cloud forming above his head. Adorable.
I think it’s safe to say I’ll be sticking to this challenge until the end.