Fall is in full swing and the leaves haven't been the only thing that are changing. This has been the season of new interests. I feel like every weekend I'm getting hooked on some other sort of activity.
First, it was roller derby-ing and roller skated. Now, granted, I still haven't gotten to skate in a roller derby game, but I'll get there! I had seen roller derby bouts online from time to time, and I really enjoyed the sport, but it wasn't until I saw my first LIVE bout down in Northampton, MA with Colleen, Betsey, Beth, Mo, and Carol that my love of the sport was really cemented! It was so exciting to watch! Shortly after, me and the girls honed in on an actual, honest-to-goodness skating rink in Enfield, NH, the Great View Roller Skating Rink. We've been going there pretty much every week, and it's been a blast! This weekend there's a bout up in Burlington, VT that a bunch of us are going to! GO GMDD!
Second, last Sunday Collen, Ryland, Emily and I went out my co-worker, Val Fleisher's house to watch her and her husband homebrew a pumpkin beer. Emily and Ryland are HUGE beer aficionados, so it was really great to hang out with them and taste some really amazing beers. I know this sounds really "frat-y" of me, but I really want to get into beer, and have a more discerning taste in beer. I can't stress how awesome Emily and Ryland are. They even clued me and Colleen in on a secret micro brewery in Waterbury that we're going to check out and report back on. Read Emily's blog on beer; it's AMAZING.
Obviously, I've been riding the wave of pinballdom for awhile now, but some pretty exciting things are happening right now. If you've been following the Drop Target Zine site, you know that our first issue has been done for a couple weeks now. Last weekend Alec and I sent out a couple comp issues to some of the Pinball Illuminati that have been really inspirational to us. We've been hearing back from some of them, and it's been really encouraging / exciting as all heck! On my own personal pinball front, I might have some news for you guys in a couple days. Until then, let's let this tempt your palette: