ASK BIG MAMA
WHY ROLLER DERBY?
Short Answer: Because roller derby is badass!
Long Answer: Because roller derby is badass and I think it's cool!
Real Answer: Because roller derby is badass and I think it's cool and I wish I were in it but I'm too old to get my butt up on roller skates & and too chickenshit to get in the mix with a bunch of crazy bitches who are trying to knock my teeth out & and spill my guts. So I just pretend!
HOW DID YOU GET THE NAME BIG MAMA?
I bet you were expecting me look like Bjork, the short chick from Iceland who wore that crazy swan dress to the Oscars. Am I right?----Maybe not.
My husband gave me the nickname Big Mama because of my larger than life personality. I dream big, live large and have a gigantic heart, so when people heard him call me Big Mama, it just stuck. (Are you buying that sugary bullshit?)
The truth is that my husband started calling me Big Mama when I was hugely pregnant, looking like I belonged on that TV show, "My 600 lb. Life." The name stuck and 20 years it's still going strong.
Fortunately for me, the Big Mama nickname came in handy when I decided to develop my roller derby queen persona. All of the derby babes have bad ass nicknames like Darth Skater and Pam Slamwich. So for me, Big Mama was a much better choice than say...Scary Carey.
The Yo! seemed like the perfect salutation to bring in my Philly flavor to the blog. Let's face it, "yo yous guys" is part of my normal vernacular so it seemed totally appropriate to include it. And besides, would you even be here right now if it was called "Hello There Scary Carey?"
HOW DID YOU GET SO SALTY?
Most of my saltiness is "literally" just from the sweaty hot flashes & uncontrollable crying bouts related to the peri-menopause. But the rest of it is the result of throwing away my "giva-a shit" meter and surrendering my need for Facebook likes.
Although in this instance, even if you don't like me personally, can you do me a favor and go like our Facebook page anyway. Awesome. Thanks! Very salty of me to ask right?! Did you see how that worked?
A “salty” by our definition is a woman, generally age 35-50+ who is direct, mature and confident. A salty doesn’t sugar coat her feelings and she also doesn’t whine. She's not a bitch, but she may bitch sometimes, which is acceptable in certain instances.
LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BITCHING AND WHINING:
Bitching: "Pinterest is a suck hole and I'm over it." PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE
Whining: "I waste so much time on Pinterest and it's not fair because every picture on there is just so perfect and no one ever re-pins my pins because everyone is so mean and blah, blah effing whiny blah." NOT COOL
WHAT IF I GET MY FEELINGS HURT BY YOUR HUMOR AND HONESTY?
Thank you for noticing the humor and honesty expressed on the blog and in our cards. The last time I checked (and it has been a while so forgive me if I get this wrong), humor and honesty were not on the “do not use” list for kind people. If you want to hang around but are concerned about getting hurt, I suggest that you get yourself a helmet. xo Big Mama
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