Hotel Paper Ticket Pass

17 contestants posted on the blog.

I printed out the comments,

numbered them in order of posting.

Created cute little paper numbers and picked one out of a bowl.




Michelle Branch Ticket Winner: #12 Bethany

Congratulations to our winner: 

Contestant number 12!


I love that I am sharing with someone who has never seen this artist but has LOVED Michelle Branch for years.



Hopefully we can have a nice follow up to the concert from her!

Stay tuned for more contests!  I have some gift certificates from Wicked Skate Wear. I hope to give away in the next couple weeks.


Mouthing Off

Mouth Puppet @ MSI

I ran across the museum shop as fast as my robo-boot would carry me.  “Oh My God, this is awesome!  It’s so early Manic Attackers.”  Of course my second thought was that it would’ve been an excellent thing to sell for merchandise back in the early Windy City Rollers derby days.

What am I talking about?  I am talking about the 2005-2008 Manic Attackers logo of course.  It featured a mouth with the team name being shouted out of the mouth.  Here in 2011 I ran across a puppet mouth at The Museum of Science and Industry.  Although I loved the puppet it remained in the gift shop, right after I captured it’s greatness to share.

Manic Attackers Logo 2005-2008

In 2009, The Manic Attackers rebranded their logo.  However the older fans will always remember the wacky “Mouth Logo.”  I scanned the internet for a digital image of the logo but came up empty.  Quickly I found my shirt that was given to me to welcome the second season “tots” to their new teams.  Here you can see the mouth logo still in tact.  I’m not a big fan of the fit of the T-Shirt but I can’t let this small piece of history out of my closet.

If you want to know more about the current logo please check out Vengence Industries.

2009-Present Manic Attackers Logo

As noted before the next Windy City Rollers game: July 30th

The Windy City All Stars (10) face Steel City Derby Demons (17).  The Windy City Second Wind will bout Gotham Girls Wall St. Traitors.

Everything Comes and Goes


Michelle Branch


I just won 2 FREE tickes to see Michelle Branch on top of the swanky downtown Chicago Wit Hotel!  I jumped up and down for about point three seconds before my husband Todd notified me that a) I have plans on Saturday with his parents and that b) I am hanging out with his mother while c) Todd and father-in-law are attending Harry Potter.

I really like Todd’s parents but Todd says the hotel concert isn’t his mom bag.  Not even to hang out on the Wit Hotel rooftop?  Oh well, it’s not like I am a huge Michelle Branch fan, but guess what?  I now have 2 tickets to give away!!

Leave a comment below with your e-mail and I will randomly give them away on Friday, July 15th at 10.00am.  You will have until 2pm on Friday to pick them up from me downtown in the Chicago Loop. 

Actual concert day/time:  Saturday, July 16 @ 2pm.  Wit Hotel Rooftop.

Cordially Inviting YOU to Google+

I like Google!  You Like Google!  Want a Google+ invite?  I’m now a member and can invite YOU!!!

Here’s how:

Link to me on my other social media sites found at Flavors Me.

Ta-Dah!  We’re pals all over!

Then keep reading my blog, making valid comments and sharing with me on various media sites you are more likely to get an invite.  I will add the maximum I can daily, but I want my connections to be valid and vital.

Obviously I have a lot if interests.  So tell me what interests you in my comments section below.  What blogs you love to read and why.  Help me build my site so I can help you get a Google+.

Interests: All things related to food/cooking, travel, everything that has wheels and straps to your feet (roller derby, speed skating, street skating, etc), museums, MATM2… and on and on.

Emma Provement #5 (WordPress Rollers)

101 Tips to Improve Your Web Presence #5

Create a Technorati account and “claim” your blog.


Jul 07, 2011. Technorati will need to verify that you are an author of the blog by looking for a unique code. Please put the following short code ZTH4ZMRWMQCJ within a new blog post and publish it. Once it is published, use the “Verify Claim Token” button to tell Technorati your blog is ready for verification.

Guts For Flavor Adventures?

Taste me July 16 & 17

Miracle Fruit:  Makes lemons taste like lemonade!  So deceptive and delicious 
Find out more at my Miracle Fruit Meetup Saturday, July 16.
Skunk Spray Jelly Belly? – Try some odd Jelly Bellys at my Bean Boozled Meetup Sunday, July 17..
Look for coverage of these events The week of July 17-23 here at House of Dawl.

WCR Falls Down a Slot

Jackie Daniels, WCR All Star Captain by Gil Leora

The Windy City Rollers fall to #10 according to DNN.  They’ve only begun their travel season, so these rankings mean very little. 

You can check them out July 30th in Chicago at UIC Pavillion when the first string travel team, The Windy City All Stars (10) face Steel City Derby Demons (17).  The Windy City Second Wind will bout Gotham Girls Wall St. Traitors.

Before the July ranks The Windy City Rollers were ranked 9th in June and faced recent opponents that were ranked Montreal (18) and Charm City  (11).  Scores follow this paragraph.  You can see that only so much wieght can be put in these ranking because Montreal (14) and Charm City (12) are ranked at 14 and 12 for July.

WCR (144) vs Charm City(126), June 25: DNN Recap

WCR(130) vs Montreal(105), June 26

From DNN:

WCR ventured out of their region for the first time this year at ECDX, and had a ferocious battle against slight underdog Charm City to barely win a no-minors beta test 144-126. However, they then had to turn around and scramble hard to avoid being upset by significantly larger underdog Montreal the next night before coming out with a 130-105 win. They remain in the top ten but are nudged down a slot by Kansas City’s entry; WCR will have 7 games in the next two months, the last of which will be a clash with KCRW in Chicago.