grrfeisty: August 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

your ports are so hot

we formed a little geek squad at my middle school. with budget cuts and all, we have to help our tech specialist by covering some of the simpler things :)
and i am making us buttons!
yay geekzz!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

what i wore to one

as many of you know, around these parts, the new school year has begun! this is my first year without the comforting familiar faces of students past. i will need to make much more of an effort to befriend these kiddos and build relationships...but it will be a lot of fun. i gotta make the time! i miss hearing "hi, ms. rodriguez!" in the hallways and laughing at silly jokes. :)

daniel's got some back to school style goin' on, as well!
he refused to let me get a photo of his face :)

good luck to everyone experiencing day two today!

disclaimer: all photographs were taken during lunch break. you can never be too safe. thanks!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

nerd alert

these past couple weeks have been pretty intense. between new challenges at work and new challenges in roller derby...i have been kind of exhausted! but i just need to find the balance again - like i have in years prior. work, sewing, derby, life.
the squares vs greasers scrimmage dressing room

returning to grrfeisty will be "what i wore to work," which i love because it motivates me a bit more in regards to "fashionable" professional attire ;)
i also have some crafty goals i hope to meet - like a return of sewing! i have ignored my needle and thread for far too long! and hopefully we can get some DIY posts in the mix :)

and to end this "return to normalcy" post...i dedicate this 3 minute clip to all of y'all educators, students, parents, or anyone who could appreciate the teaching field a bit more...

happy 2011-2012 school year!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

date night

when daniel and i were in our first year, we went out a lot - just the two of us. he and i still do go out alone...but it's usually to eat or see a movie. and if we go out out, it's with a group of people.

the other night we hung out in a very first-year-together way. pool hall date! :)
 sorry for the blurry photos...but i really liked the crazy lights. :)

i had a blast. and it reminded me so much of the early stages of our relationship. things certainly change a lot in 6 years!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

the dogs of derby

i co-photographed a roller derby fundraiser event. [seen here]
my favorite part, of course, were all the dogs the ladies brought.
 oh yes, harley totally went down an inflatable water slide.

thor!! so adorbable :)

 rockett. friendlist lil' guy ;)

i wish i could have spent more time on the dogs...but you know, i was there for the laaaaaaadies!
there was more than just a giant water is just the most fun to share :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

happy anniversary

one year ago,
i joined the houston roller derby. :)

it all began at rec league. nine months later, i made the league.....
and a few more months later, i await the draft.

my friends and i have come a long way, and we have a longer way to go. but it will be amazing. :)
artwork by Samara Banks

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

teenwolf!! [sans michael j. fox]

anyone else as obsessed as i have been???
my fingers and toes are crossed that they put the first season out on dvd soon.
i want :)

check out my favorite song of the first season.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

lookin' good!

One of my derby friends started a hilarious blog called My Morning Hair. You can submit photos of your morning/hat/bad hair via the facebook page - such a great idea! :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Double Winner Giveaway WINNERS

Giveaways are so bittersweet! I love having them but I hate choosing such a limited amount of winners... Alas, has spoken!

Winner #1
Mary Rebecca :)

Winner #2
Abi-Gail Force :)

Congrats, ladies! Please contact me with your shipping address :)
Thanks to everyone who participated!
And thank you to July/August sponsors RoboRoku and This Creative Life!

Make sure to clickyclick to the right and check out this month's sponsors!

Friday, August 5, 2011


 before tropical storm emily started raining down on us, we had some underwater camera fun :)
my favorite part of this entire trip was the banana "boat" ride. once i can access the video i will share. it was uh-mazing!

 p.s. what up, last week's derby bruise!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

walk it out

And what is a nice walk without some technology? :)

Can't forget the sad cable robot planking :)

Last fad of the walk - jumping! :)

ze end! fire ze missles!

p.s. this is before we left for punta cana :)