Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pants, Derby and Zombies, Oh My!

I've been having Pants Issues lately, you may have heard. All of last years pants have long gone, being too big, and with winter coming, the summer workout carpis are not going to do it much longer, so I nipped out yesterday with DJDayZ to acquire a new pair I could wear on my Holiday, this weekend.

And I found the BEST PANTS EVER. I love these pants, no clue why, they spoke to me. (ok, not really, the drugs I am on for my Death Plague are not THAT powerful) but I really really needed these pants. Clearly. Bought 'em. That's Freaky Venus sitting on them there. (It's not possible to lay clothes out and NOT have Bengals claim them within seconds)

The only small problem with them is that they are in fact, too SMALL. They came in S, M, L and XL and even the XL in this style ain't happening. The legs are fine, but doing them up? Not near.

Yet. So now we have a goal. I say they'll fit by Xmas. If you're betting amongst yourselves, put your money on me. I will wear these PANTS. They're too stylin not to. Trust me. Pink Camo pants simply SCREAM Xmas.

Onto this weekend, I am off to Indy and Joan of Dark to watch the North Central Region Derby Tournament. Three days of Bouts, with the best teams in the region! (I did also buy pants that fit, so no worries, I won't be doing this in my undies) Very excited!

For the non-Derby folk here, I am not SKATING in this. They would, quite easily, kill me. Going to learn a lot tho, watching them. And I'm really, really proud to be able to go to this and say, yeah, I'm a skater too. Means a lot. It was only 10 months ago I saw Naptown, one of the teams who IS skating this weekend, skate in the first Bout I ever saw. There's such beauty in skating.

Speaking of beauty and first Bouts, here's the poster of OUR first Bout of the season! I can say honestly and truly, I have never felt so beautiful or had so much fun at a photo shoot in my LIFE! (My Dad saw this and asked why I wasn't wearing a helmut, had to tell him first of all I was wearing a helmut, and second, we weren't exactly SKATING there in the grass. Not sure which Zombie he thought I was, lol!) (Second from the right, if you aren't sure either)

If you look closely, you can see the Zombie Arm from Boss's yard there in the background. Photo and Poster by Kimm Schroeder.

I love this. All of it. And I think, you do too.

Love, Pants, Derby and Zombies,
Lorraine aka Quiche MeDeadly


At 09:58 Blogger vampi said...

shambling on skates seems like it would be tricky ;)

i like your goal. have you hung them up somewhere inspiring?

At 09:58 Blogger dabbler said...

I do indeed love it! And the pants are terrific. My money is on you wearing them before Christmas...might be Christmas Eve, but before for sure! (Assuming Venus will let you...)

At 10:02 Blogger Laura B said...

My bets are on you. The pants and the poster rock! You've inspired me to the point of getting a treadmill so that I'll finally get off my chubby butt.:)

At 10:07 Blogger Jess said...

So boss's zombie arm follows you, is what you're saying. It does! There is the proof. Look at it! Look.

I am glad you have pants. I bought some pants. They are made for someone much, much taller than me. But I'd been hankering after them for months and couldn't do them up the first time I tried them on. Then one glorious day last month, I could do them up, AND they were marked down to six bucks. Six! So now I just have to get taller.


At 10:24 Blogger vampi said...

box of tickles

At 10:26 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Of course! What's not to love about it all?

And I believe you can totally wear these pants for Giftmas.

At 10:34 Blogger Kitty Cat said...

yes to Christmas fitting, i bet even sooner- coming to you next week to help in this quest and to take a photo of these pants NOT under a Bengal.

I am glad you addressed that you did in fact find some pants that you will be wearing, as i thought, hmmm, maybe the pantless look for your vacation...
it would go over in Indy, i guess!
thanks again for the pep talk last night, sometimes i just have to have a listening ear....an ear that understands. love you, sister.

At 10:37 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Always, my Kitty, I do know.

And yes, I do believe I will be wearing these pants by Xmas! If not before, tho the gap is a little wider than I would wish. Can be done. Must be done. Eat right, get tot he gym. AIn't rocket science.

This Zombie is off to WORK!

At 11:39 Blogger phdaisy said...

This shopping trip was so much fun! Can you zumba tonight or still icky feeling? And 1000 hurrahs to Kitty visiting! --dayZ

At 11:45 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Dagnabit. Blogger ate my comment. In summary:
won't be at derby tourney *sigh*
pants by Xmas? absolutely!
won't be at Rhinebeck *sigh*

At 11:46 Blogger Vinity said...

I have no doubt you will wear the pants by Christmas. Have a great time on your holiday :)

At 11:57 Blogger ariandalen said...

It occurs to me that you could still have gone pantsless this weekend and still not be parading around only half clothed. You could have bought skirts and/or dresses.

Not that I've ever seen a picture of you in a skirt or dress.

At 12:08 Blogger Phiala said...


*has nothing to add*

*wanders off, trailing check marks*

At 12:27 Blogger Marjorie said...

I share the general confidence that you'll be in those pants by christmas :)

At 12:28 Blogger Chantrelle said...

If I keep saying YOU ROCK, does it eventually lose it's meaning?

I don't care. YOU ROCK!

Can't wait to see your nice ass in those pants.

At 12:28 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Rock tick.

At 14:23 Blogger Ali Trotta said...

YAY for awesome pants -- and goals! Plus, a Derby weekend with awesome company? Full of WIN.

My money's on you, Q. You will best the pants.

At 15:16 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I will wear the pants!!!!

No dresses or skirts, so not me, lol! And wouldn't fit in real well with Derby either...

CAMO pants. Pink camo pants, did I mention that bit?

At 15:52 Blogger Cecily said...

I love camo of all sorts. And I love my camo shorts and pants that I got from the mens section of the store, but I also love my skirts too. I wear them a lot.

Have a great weekend!

At 16:09 Blogger vampi said...

i consider the choice for skirts to be similar to the boxers/briefs argument. i prefer the freedom that skirts provide.

are skirts forbidden in derby? because i would imagine a cheerleader or tennis setup would work with matching panties that are made to show.

At 16:16 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Oh no, lots of girls wear skirts to skate in, I was thinking about sitting suicide on a floor that's on top of an ice rink for 3 days, skirts aren't the way to go, lol.

And they're not really me these days...Tho I think lots of girls look lovely in them!

At 16:19 Blogger Cecily said...

I used to wear my big flowing hippie skirts with steel toe combat boots. I really am a very strange woman...

At 16:34 Blogger vampi said...

yeah, i can see it not being a personal preference. also, it didn't occur to me that some of the rinks were set up on top of ice rinks. makes sense, not a lot of places big enough for a track. multipurpose.

At 16:38 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Rocking pants, oh yes.

I am giggling at the idea of your father not recognizing you in your zombie get up - which is full of awesomeness. How can one get a copy of that poster QuicheMeDeadly?

Is it strange that at 49 I have been getting the itch to poster the walls like I did as a teeny bopper?

At 17:52 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Sally, your'e on FB, go to the Chippewa Valley Roller Girl page, or our website and pull it off there...

Just realized it's going to be in the mid 80's all week in Indy. EASY pack, couple T's, couple tanks, couple shorts, I am SET. Hoodie for the evenings.

Can't WAIT for this holiday!!!!

At 20:01 Blogger LihuaEmily said...

Oh Fods, pants are always so very difficult to find in the right size. For ANY woman! And I know you can do it ... naturally. If I gambled I would totally gamble here.

At 22:29 Blogger Jane said...

Hello tick and good-bye.
Bed is calling.

At 06:54 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

WAKE UP!!!! I am going on Holiday RIGHT NOW!!!

Well, soon. But I am UP!!!

And have COFFEE!!!!

ANd I am REALLY excited for this!!!!!!!

5 Hours and I will be with Joan of Dark and the fun will begin!!!!!

WHy yes. I am excited.

At 07:03 Blogger Phiala said...

Excited? Are you sure? I can't tell.

At 08:06 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Excited? Really?
Could it be all this CAPS talking?
Have fun.

At 09:02 Blogger Arwenn said...

Have a wonderful Holiday!!

In the meantime I shall ponder situations in which pink camo would be vital. I mean, it's awesome and all but you may as well get some stealth use out of them. So far I've got cherry blossoms......

At 09:25 Blogger dabbler said...

Azaleas! Rose colored glasses. Um...the cotton candy stand at the fair?

At 09:34 Blogger Cecily said...

I'm up! I'm up! But I am not going on holiday, and don't much feel like being up.

At 11:05 Blogger vampi said...

*squee* have fun on hols! i can't wait for the pictures of the debauchery...i mean fun

tomorrow i'm playing hooky and going to the tim burton art exhibit at LACMA. not as cool as roller derby field trips, but still a break from monotony

At 11:07 Blogger Pi R Squared said...

Whoa Lorraine! Pink cammos? Yup. I'm sure you'll be in them by Crimble. Glad to hear you are feeling better and enjoy your vacation!

Cecily, I'm an old school skirt and steel toe boots girl myself!

At 13:43 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Wow, Vampi, that looks brilliant too!

At 14:38 Blogger vampi said...

:) yeah i'm stoked boy is taking me. Tim Burton Retrospective

of course, he wants to go see the Eames house on display, so it wasn't entirely a selfless gift.

At 14:44 Blogger Cecily said...


Vampi, that house looks awesome.

At 23:27 Blogger Beez said...

Pink camo by T-day!

Hey! I get to feed DERBY ZOMBIES!

You do know your mixer is vs. Duluth, yes?

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At 22:27 Blogger Jess said...

How Derby?

How pants?

I demand answers.

At 06:56 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Well now, the Derby is right fine, yesterday was the first day and I did get to see WIndy CIty skate, they're going to win this weekend so their first game wasn't real tense, poor Arch RIval, but still liked seeing them skate.

Naptown won their first round, and have a shot for third place, tho they'll have to fight for it. (actually they are in the RUNNING for top three, but I'm thinking it's unlikely, tho anything can and does happen in Derby)

There, was that what you wanted to know? LOVE THIS!!

Oh, got new skates yesterday, hate my old ones and needed better, go tthe Reidell 965's, with reactor plates and lowboy wheels (for those of you interested in such thins, hee hee)

Mostly just having a fine time. LOts of coffee, lots of Derby, what more could a girl need?

(ok, yes, LOTS of beautiful women, they're all OVER the place)

At 16:34 Blogger Jess said...

Hurrah! Sounds like a mighty fine time indeed.

You neglected to mention the pants. They go down well? Wait, that's not what I meant.

At 16:59 Blogger Cecily said...

"You neglected to mention the pants. They go down well? Wait, that's not what I meant."

I love you.

At 09:51 Blogger Fablo said...

Still in Indy but hoping to get back today, plane got rather delayed, which is frustrating as I need to work, but nice as I am in Joan's shop, and not TOO bad as I am working away on the laptop.

I may die of coffee tho.

BEST derby weekend ever! Bouts started early and went all the way into evening, Naptown (my Derby COusins) pulled out a huge win in the semi finals and they're going to Nationals!

This makes us happy, it's their first time.

Saw some amazing skating and bought me some new skates which ought to improve things quite a bit. Met so many new friends and got screen time on DNN, was pretty fun getting texts from teammates saying I SO SAW YOU!!!

(bouts like this are streamed live on Derby News Network)

Soooo tired. But sooo worth it!

At 11:45 Blogger spacedlaw said...

That's great!
I am so happy that you can get away every now and then.

At 13:51 Blogger Jess said...

Woot! As the kids are wont to say.

At 14:44 Blogger vampi said...

does this mean there is webcam spying available? of am i way too late and you have returned home...

At 14:08 Blogger Cecily said...

How is everyone?

I'm just over two weeks out from the current show I'm in opening. My house needs a serious cleaning. Our new kitten, Tristan, is doing very well in our household. And, what else, Oh I got this sketch book for this art library project and I am super duper psyched about it.

If you're interested it's www.thesketchbookproject.com

At 17:17 Blogger Marjorie said...

I seem finally to have got over the DeathPlague which caught me when I got home from Italy, have had a hectic week and now have wonderful house guests for the weekend (oldest bestest friend & her partner) to celebrate my birthday.
Had a lovely evening of cooking & wine & catching up, tomorrow we have thatre tickets & I suspect that at some point, there may be Cake.
Oh, & did I mention I bought a Dave McKean picture which arrived this week, & my signed copy of PTerry's new book, 'Snuff' came today?

At 17:54 Blogger dabbler said...

Hippo Birdies To Ewe, Marjorie. Sounds like a lovely way to spend a birthday weekend. I too have received Snuff, though not signed, but am not letting myself start it yet. having a giant fabric swap at my house tomorrow with a bunch of sewing friends, with the intent of clearing out some space so I can actually ply with making stuff.

Of course, everyone who is coming has asked if they can bring things to spread around...we'll see if I can manage a net loss.

At 17:55 Blogger dabbler said...

OY. ply=play

At 18:23 Blogger Cecily said...

That sounds like a lovely way to spend your birthday! And very happy you are over your death plague and not dead.

At 19:01 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Happy Birthaversary Marjorie.

Ceci - that scrapbook project looks fabulous.

At 00:21 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Have a great birthday, Marjorie! Sounds like it's going to be one.

At 21:18 Blogger ariandalen said...

Happy Firbday, Marjorie!

At 23:14 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Happy Birthday Marjorie!!!

In a sushi coma here. nom.

At 00:54 Blogger spacedlaw said...

And a very happy birthday to Kitty too!

At 05:56 Blogger Marjorie said...

thank you all! I did indeed have a lovely day.

Happy Birthday today to Kitty - I can't wish you better than to hope your day is as good as mine was :-)

At 12:35 Blogger LihuaEmily said...

It was Cat's birthday? Whoops. Happy birthday, Cat!! I hope it's lovely.

At 15:47 Blogger ariandalen said...

Happy Firbday, Kitty!

At 15:53 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Happy birthday Kitty Cat!

Spending the day on Halloween costumes, laundry, dishes and errands...and fighting a cold, I will win this battle.

At 17:12 Blogger Cecily said...

Happy Birthaversary Kitty!

At 20:14 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

New blog is up.

Oh yes.

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