I have a younger sister who is 13 years old. She loves Kingdom Hearts, roller derby, anime, and hates homework. She’s a lot like most kids her age.
In the midst of the recent suicides due to bullying, I have thought even more about my sister. And i’m clumsily trying to construct a post to say just how incredibly proud I am of her.
My sister doesn’t identify as L, G, B, or T, or W , or X, etcetc. But she IS an ally.
Her tumblr proudly displays badges that say “PRIDE” and “LGBT Friendly”. She questions her peers if they say “that’s so gay”. And my experience coming out to her was one of the most positive and engaging discussions I could have asked for-even more so than ones with several people my own age.
My sister gives me hope. And i’m sure i’m not the only one. <3
Why do *you* like being asked things? I know why I do, but I don't know about other people.
I like that it gives me an opportunity to contemplate ideas/subjects that I might not ordinarily think about. I think this is especially true when you’re getting questions from relative strangers via a site like Tumblr.
Plus, it gives me something to do when i’m bored at work haha
Let’s face it, if you play a sport or you’re just working out your gear gets drenched in sweat several times a week and after a little while gets kinda stinky.
Do you lysol it? Are there any other ways you care for it?
I’m new to sports and looking to make my protective gear last as long as possible so any help is appreciated.
After every practice I spray all my gear with Febreze Sport. As soon as I get home, I take all my gear and lay it out on the deck to dry (obviously you don’t want to do this if it’s raining). Every other week or so, i’ll throw my pads into the washer on the ‘delicates’ setting and then take them out and let them air dry. They still won’t coming out smelling like flowers or anything, but they’ll be far less offensive haha.
If you’re feeling lazy then at the very least let them air out. Don’t ever leave them in your bag (unless of course, it’s mesh/breathable, etc.)
Additionally, there are several other methods i’ve heard of…using a dishwasher, soaking them with vinegar/vodka, etc. I’m sure you can find a thread about it on Skate Log Forum (www.skatelogforum.com) -and on that note, if you’re new to derby, you might also find some other useful info there.