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I Love Roller Derby

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    Derby Has Saved Me! - After moving from my old city, where I had a pretty solid circle of friends and a pretty decent list of activities I was involved in, I then moved and found...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F Sep 25, 2013

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    I Love Derby -  I love roller derby so much. All I have to do is strap on my skates and it makes every bad thing in my just disappear. Its so empowering. I just feel so free...
    bizzarlyfabulous bizzarlyfabulous 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 4, 2009

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    Fresh Meat - so, i am new to the whole derby thing.  but i love it already. i just started skating again. the pain in your muscles, the smell of sweat on your skin. it is...
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2010

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    Long Run - I discovered roller derby back in 2007. I was certainly not in any position to be skating yet though. The town i was in had one rink and was pretty boring in general. So...
    robotrip robotrip 26-30 2 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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    If You Must - If you must know Roller derby is fast fun and sometime out and out sexy. Some body get me my skates and let's have a bit of fun lol
    jadecrow jadecrow 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    Bad Lover -  I have been a bad lover to roller derby. My love for it has not been strong enough lately. i missed the last two practices. Bad me!
    bizzarlyfabulous bizzarlyfabulous 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2009

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    Roller Derby Knockout - I did play derby, I was a B3 in training. However after breaking my wrist and twisting both knees, I have had to retire.My body hates me. A Lot.I miss the...
    AchingBookworm AchingBookworm 26-30, F Apr 16, 2012

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    The Dream.. - Roller derbyyy!!! One of the greatest sports this world will ever know :o For about 2 years now I've just really gotten interested in roller derby. I just believe...
    otep96 otep96 18-21, F Sep 3, 2012

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    Fresh Meat Wannabe - Love this sport I recently stumbles upon. There is a new start up team in my boring town and it just seems thrilling. I am so excited to find something that...
    EmptyEyes123 EmptyEyes123 26-30, F 2 Responses May 22, 2010

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    I Love Roller Derby Because... - i did roller derby for over a year and i loved it. i cant do derby right now due to to the fact teh league i skate with is over an hour away from...
    pleasedrivefaster pleasedrivefaster 21-25, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2008

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    Roller Derby This Weekend - Yeah.... going to watch roller derby on saturday.  and i get to see my ppv on sunday. usually they overlap...but this time i get a double weekend...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F Jul 17, 2008

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    Rock and Roller! - Just ran across  larger version of one of this series. One of my faves.   * * * * * OH NO>>>>> I deleted some...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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    Almost There - Well, I've always loved it. And I fnally found a league near enough I can go. So I began to skate again. Almost got my legs back... been hanging arund a few of the...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    I Loved It Too. - I remember growing up in 1960's California-- Joanie Weston, The Bay Area Bombers, and Announcer Richard Lane and the Los Angeles ThunderBirds. It was fun and...
    paddytram paddytram 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 12, 2012

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    Finally - I wish ... I can meet one of you... That will be especial
    mugavox mugavox 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2010

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    Roller Derby Girls Are Awesome - Since Alysa, a girl whom I cared for and who had all of the qualities of a tomboy (assertive, aggressive, a real grease-monkey, and kind of jerkish...
    zeframcochrane zeframcochrane 16-17 Nov 13, 2013

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    Rock and Roller Derby! - Have you ever attended a Roller Derby? Me either,untill last night. This was fun for sure. The skaters were gracious to me with their time and words...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 30, 2007

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    Shhh... It's a Secret - When I was little my secret past time was watching roller derby. I guess it was supposed to be too much for my delicate psyche or someting, who knows. But...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 3 Responses May 2, 2008

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    Argh! I'm dying to join a team, I love love. Love this sport and although I don't do New Years resolutions I just really wanna join in. I've been rollerblading and rough housing...
    metallheadd metallheadd 18-21, F Feb 5

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    A Question And A Secret - I love skating. It makes me feel so fulfilled and accomplished. When I'm at practice, I forget about all of my stress. The only thing on my mind is...
    silencedsilver silencedsilver 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2011

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    Who Doesn't Like Striped Socks - If you haven't been to one, you should go.  I don't like sports and have never been a fan of any of them.  My father used to take me to...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F Jan 1, 2009

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    I have been involved in derby a couple years now. I just joined the men's team last December
    bendabuilder bendabuilder 41-45, M Mar 31

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    I have a really hard time containing my negative feelings....there are little things that just **** me off about some of my teammates/coaches and I realize this is normal. Here are...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    I like rollar derby bc its a combo of some of my fav things; long socks short skirts skating defienevly racin and fightin its a combo all the way
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    linxiaomo linxiaomo 22-25 1 Response Mar 25

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    It's crazy how "first loves" work. Nobody takes it seriously. Your elders classify it as puppy love, your peers classify it as pure fun, but to you it's the most magical and and...
    loverspoem93 loverspoem93 18-21, F Mar 18

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    Love. Oxytocin. Lust. Testosterone. Estrogen. Attraction. Dopamine. Serotonin. Norepinephrine. Is it all a lie? I believe in extraordinary love. The type of love that will make...
    eliahlior eliahlior 22-25 1 Response Apr 2

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    Roller coasters tickle my tummy. I kinda love that panic and thrill of being high and coming down really fast like there's no control. Adrenaline junkie in the making? Perhaps...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Mar 26

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    I went rollerskating today and had so much fun :)!!!!! But I barely go :( Now my knees hurt and feet and I got a blister
    Jasminehi Jasminehi 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    On My Birthday My Best Friend And I Went To A Rollerskating Rink And I Was Dressed In All Zebra And So Was My Best Friend. And Whenever We Went By A Part Of The Rink They Would...
    KateMost KateMost 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I am DEATHLY afraid of Roller Coasters! I can't even look at one without panicking. I have only ridden one, once in my life that I can remember, I was young, and was at Hershey...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    i go rollerblading all the time:) its so relaxing! and i think its so cool how fast and the amount of distance you can cover being sp close to the ground and using your feet! i...
    bongripper1 bongripper1 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Let me introduce myself. I'm 17th and I'm from Indonesia. Sorry if my English not really good. There's a guy in my school. I know him since we're 7th grade at junior high. He is...
    loveforroyals loveforroyals 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    SpiritQuest2014 SpiritQuest2014 46-50, F Mar 27

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    I have no dreams or desires for castles in the clouds or great wealth or any earthly thing. I only need love. The world seems to be against me. Because of circumstances I only get...
    ModernJob ModernJob 16-17, M 7 Responses Mar 17

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    I've recently found and fallen for who could be the "one", Its a crazy, awesome, heart pounding, scary roller coaster ride of emotions. I love it and it scares me to death at the...
    StephanieDan StephanieDan 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have a great love for intellectual conversation in which you can talk about anything and everything with the one person you feel most comfortable with. To just sit down and talk...
    VasilisaDra VasilisaDra 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Im glad there is a forum like this that you can exchange stories like this. I wasn't aware that there were so many people in the same situation. I am in my mid 50's and in a 10...
    Gator50 Gator50 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Pearl Jam - Getaway Everyone's a critic looking back up the river Every boat is leaking in this town Everybody is thinking they can all be delivered sitting in a box like lost and...
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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
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    I guess I could be a hopeless romantic. When I feel or believe I love someone, I love them and only them. They become a part of everything I do, whether it just be making a...
    Luminae Luminae 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Top 10 Great Movie Scenes for me (not of all time, just top ten): 1. Mad Martigan in "Willow" proclaiming his love to Sorsa 2. Chunk from the "Goonies" doing the Truffle Shuffle...
    lanaturalesa82 lanaturalesa82 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    What a difference a day makes. I'm so over this rollercoaster. :( I'm done with searching for someone to be with. I would rather be alone. By myself. I'm tired of this up...
    chastewhisperer chastewhisperer 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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    I don't wanna wait in vain for your love; I don't wanna wait in vain for your love. From the very first time I rest my eyes on you, girl, My heart says follow t'rough. But I know...
    thedude5600 thedude5600 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    I wanna love you and treat you right; I wanna love you every day and every night: We'll be together with a roof right over our heads; We'll share the shelter of my single bed; We...
    thedude5600 thedude5600 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    Meant for someone else, but not for me. Love was out to get me. That's the way it seemed. Disappointment haunted all my dreams... Then I saw his face. And now I'm a believer...
    ladypirate108 ladypirate108 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I am Honest in Friendship! I love my friends so much that i can do anything for them. i like people without ego.. i hate when people use "I am" in everything...i believe in "We...
    softnspicy softnspicy 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    Look. I wanna strangle you, till you stop breathing Love, love, love spend the rest of my life, looking for air So you can breathe, or we can die together, you and me
    g0ne g0ne 13-15, F 50 mins ago

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    16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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