Over the weekend, Sebastian convinced me that I desperately needed to increase my vocabulary. Why he thought it was necessary I’ll never know but he began with a simple test.
S: What is a pivot?
Me: Excuse me? A pivot? Why it’s the thing that something turns on.
S: Uhm, no. That is incorrect. Now what is a blocker?
Me: Oh, that’s so easy. A blocker is one who blocks.
S: Okay, so you know that one. How about this one? What is a jammer?
Me: Isn’t that someone who makes jam?
S: See, you definitely need to increase your vocabulary and I know just the way to do it.
Had I only known . . .
Sebastian really just wanted to go and see his first Roller Derby.
Of course, I had never been either or else I could have answered his questions easily.
Now my vocabulary has increased by at least three words.
Here he is proudly displaying his Blue Ridge Rollergirls badge.
Now he’s busy thinking up a new roller derby name for himself. I’ve heard Clawsfor Concern, Maul Feesance, and Dees Tressed among others.
I took this photo of him being ‘put out’ because our jammer was in the penalty box. Poor Sebastian.
None of those names seem to be just the right fit. Not that I think he’d make the team but if you have suggestions please pass them along. I’m sure he’d appreciate the help.