Reggie is to be honored at the Houston Roller Derby this Saturday and presented with a check to aid in promoting awareness of neurofibromatosis. This is the third or fourth year that HRD has done this for the Just Ask Foundation and I can’t begin to tell you what a difference it has made for the success of the foundation and the life of Reggie Bibbs!

Houston Roller Derby freaking ROCKS!!!!

If you ever want to meet the nicest, craziest, loving, kind-hearted, amazingly talented yet somewhat strange, in a good way, people on the face of the earth, go to a Houston Roller Derby match. You will walk away with a new respect for the sport and the women and men who make it happen! We’ve been fans for at least 5 years and it keeps getting better and better!

How can you not love teams with names like the Psych Ward Sirens, Bayou City Bosses, The Brawlers and Machete Betties!

And skaters with such loving, sweet and feminine names like:

Pysch Ward Sirens: Brand-Aid, Candy Codeine, Carmen Geddit, Copperhead, Hot Rod Bettie, Jekyll and Heidi, Kitty Cocktail, Kym KarSmashUin, Lisa Lava, Marianne Morgue, Maulin’ Angel, Mistilla the Killa, Sick Nick, Singapore Rogue, SyRenge, The Angie-Christ and Wicked Sweet.

Bayou City Bosses: Bat Brat, Becky Booty, Bettie WatchIt, Beverly Kills, Big Bad Voodoo Dollie, Blindside, Bloody Hell, Bombadee, Cynder Hellyeah, Goldie Bloxx, Grrl Friday, Kiki Mojo, Little Hurtmaid, Lipstick Assassin, Mary Queen of Skates, Norma Leigh Sane, Rachael Rayge, Rebel Ann, Shaw Shank and Shocker Zulu.

The Brawlers: 2xForce, Bombs Away May , BlueJ , Dutch Destroyer , Flyon Maiden, Leather & Mace, Louisa May Assault, Princess Prozac, Radium DK, Grande Locolicious, Sexy Sniper. Sweetie Todd, Tempestua, The Prosecutor  and Windigo.

Referees: Ajax, Corbin Cojones, Chris, Mikey Hates It, The Prosecutor, Madam M

 

These are our newest, bestest friends in the world!
Lou and I were in Soho and when it was time to get back to the hotel, we realized we forgot the name of the hotel and had NO idea of the address. Luckily there was a Starbucks around the corner and the staff couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful.
Kamilla, the manager,  suggested we use her phone to call the only contact number we had to the production company who promptly emailed the address to us of our hotel, we showed it to the cab driver and we were back to the hotel in 15 minutes!
But here’s the best part, in the midst of this frenzy to get back to the hotel, Kamilla asked us if we would like a coffee or tea on the house!
They were busy as hell but took the time to help two dumb Americans and I think that was a wonderful thing to do. We had gone to three previous coffee houses and stores looking for a phone directory so we could possibly figure out which street it was because there was a Starbucks across the street from the hotel but none of these places either had a directory or refused to help.
Starbucks, you just made a best friend for life! Thank you Kamilla, Wlad (sp?) and Laszlo!
Howard Shultz, I sure hope you are listening, or reading, in this case!
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