Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Yearly Dilemma

Dear Readers,

Oooo, it's been a while.  I've been off in roller derby land and am just now coming down off my high.  We had a bout this past Saturday, and my team of non-skating officials did a really nice job.  We got all kinds of praise from our head ref, so I've been more than a little proud of what we accomplished.  Most of our officiating team is new this season, and they've really stepped up to become a formidable little crew.  Quite pleased, I am with them.

Anyhow, while I still have derby on the brain, I need a little advice from you.

I'd like to apply to work some of the WFTDA "Big 5" Tournaments.  These are the four regional and one championship tournament that determine who's on top in the women's flat-track roller derby world.  They're a lot of fun to work -- I did the North Central one a couple of years ago, and last year I did Eastern's and the Championship.

This year, I'd like to apply for Eastern's, North Central's (it's in Indy, so it's also an excuse to visit some friends), and the Championship.  However, North Central's lands on my wedding anniversary.  My question is, do I apply to work it?

The Boy says I may, but that gives him more fuel for the fire.  On our 2nd anniversary, he suggested ordering a pizza (it was a Monday; he'd just gotten back from a business trip).  I replied that pizza was for "special occasions."  Yep, I'm never living that one down.  Should I add another to it?

I'm not much of a romantic, and the Boy and I aren't big on celebrating other milestones.  I mean, I can calculate when we had our first date if I had to.  I could probably look up the day we met.  He sometimes has to confirm when we got married, but I don't think too much of it.  Can't we just celebrate the fact after it happens?  Wouldn't a belated anniversary be just as sweet?

A friend in Indy asked if it was an "important" anniversary.  It's not a big milestone, so she basically said to apply and come to Indy.  She's not much of a romantic either.

What do you think?

Weigh in and let me know.  The application's not due for a little while, so I have time to make a good decision.

Your pal,


  1. We believe in making each day count and don't get crazy over anniversaries (or birthdays). The key I think is that you both have to be on the same page. I know if I ask my husband he will tell me the truth of his feelings. In our relationship the opportunity to do something that is important to us trumps a specific day. Good luck with your decision!

  2. Go already! With the cash from your new gig, you guys can go ahead and get TWO pizzas when you get home.