Thursday, October 22, 2009

I dedicate today to Roller Derby Bruises & Humas

I can't describe how much fun I had last night! It was my first roller derby practice with the Harbor City Roller Dames! I was entirely enjoying myself even though I probably hadn’t been on skates since I was 12. I’m a little sore today, the back of my left thigh is a bit bruised after a baseball slide fall gone wrong by landing on top of my skate wheels. But, I haven’t had that much fun in a long time, and on top of it I totally got a work out. I had some major stank going on when I got home and it was fantastic! The dames were super nice and inviting. They borrowed me enough pads and a helmet to get me out on the floor with the other “fresh meat” group of about 5 beginner skaters. They had us practicing falls, stopping, cross-overs, pacer line drills, hopping and more. They showed me how to stretch right before and after practice and were super welcoming. I was a sweaty, exhausted mess and I can’t wait to go back next Wednesday!

When I got home, after picking up Q at his first night over at his new babysitter’s house, hopping in the shower and getting the baby to bed, I was ravenously hungry. The night before I attempted to make humas from scratch. I soaked the chic peas, added twice the recommended amount of garlic, and decided to use lime juice instead of lemon only because I love lime more. Initially the concoction was ‘so-so’, but it must have been either the full day of fermentation in the fridge, or my insane hunger, but that was the best humas ever, I put it on toast, settled down to hit up the Headless Horseman boss in WoW with the boys, popped some Advil and went to bed early.

Oh, and on a side note, just for the one person that wants to know…My all-time favorite zombie movie will always be Romero’s Night of the Living Dead...It was the first zombie movie I ever watched. I was maybe 14 at the time, my mother had signed me up to help supervise a kids’ overnight at the Children’s Museum in the basement of the Depot in Duluth. One dark room was set up with a tv and sleeping bags and it was a fun night, kids were running wild all over with barely any sleep or adult supervision. It’s probably the only time I’ve seen that movie in its entirety and I’ve loved zombies ever since. I like them all; the slow dumb ones, or the fast screaming ones, even the ‘smart’ zombies that seem to retain some knowledge of their past lives. Oh, and based on your recommendation, I’ve got my own copy of World War Z. I started it this morning, while Q was in the tub.

Did I mention I can’t wait for next Wednesday? ;)


CitizenBen said...

Nice! I told you it would be fun, sure your sore, but it's a "good" sore.
As for the hummus, here is a couple humble suggestions from someone who rocks out a LOT of hummus. Tahani OR some greek yogurt, a dash of W.-Sauce (Worchestershire or however the heck you spell it!), a shot of Sarachi, a pinch of fresh Orageno, & paprika, lots of paprika.
Night of the Living Dead is the pinnacle that all other Zombie flicks aspire to be, but will never truly touch. Dawn is great, and my personal fave, but it can't touch Night for the pure dread and visceral feeling. Night STILL scares me to this day, and I love it so.
By the by, I'm sure I'm no the only one who cares, I'm just the only one who asked.

Heidi said...

I totally need a hummas coach, thanks for the tips. I'm off grocery shopping tonight, hopefully, and I might pick up some of those goodies to play with.

And it's totally a 'good' sore. I was so glad I went, amazed when I saw a couple people I knew and was super glad it was so easy to approach the others and make some new buddies. Plus, it's an excuse to buy more cute tights!

What the hell is Sarachi?

CitizenBen said...

I'm all about it being like a Hummus Frankenstein. I'll roast some veggies and throw them in, maybe a dash of liquid smoke, there are NO RULES when it comes to Hummus THUNDERDOME!
I miss 'good sore', but now all sore is 'BAD' sore. It ain't the years it's the mileage. Enjoy it!
Sarachi is a hot sauce in the asian food isle with a rooster on it. It's devilishly hot, but insanely good.