Frisky Business, #222


Name:  Frisky Business
Number: 222
Age: 26

What do you do for the league?
I schedule the food truck for our bouts.

What is your skating position?
Little bit of blocking, little bit of pivoting... Mostly jamming.

Where did you grow up?
Tustin, CA

What do you do for a living?
Various retail stores and customer service. Still figuring it all out, honestly.

What are your favorite hobbies (besides derby)?
Writing, video games, movies, and art. I like growing plants and flowers, and I am recently interested in homemade bath and beauty products.

What are your pre-derby sports, if any? 
I played tennis in high school for a year or two.

Did you have any skating experience before joining derby?
Very little. Mostly just skating wobbly circles at Holiday Skate.

What is a fun fact about you?
I have a cat named Sharon. That's kind of fun.

Favorite food?
Butter. It makes everything better.

If you had a secret power, what would it be?
Any time I need to pay for something, I reach into my pocket to find exact change. Need $3.27 for coffee? Bam! it's in my pocket. $156.78 for a posh dinner? I got that too!

How and why did you get involved in roller derby?
I kind of just decided I wanted to do it, so I googled, and found OCRD.

How long have you been involved with derby?
My 2nd derbyversary will be in February.

What’s the story behind your derby name? How did you pick yours? What's the meaning behind your number?
I felt like I wanted to go by "Frisky," cos I feel like it suits me. So I thought up a pun that went along with it. I originally picked 2222 as my number, because my favorite number is 22, which was already taken. However, I quickly found out that 2222 is a difficult number to say in any situation for EVERYONE, so I dropped it to 222. And I think everyone is pretty happy about that.

What is your favorite derby story so far?
Probably the tournament we played in Fontana. It was my first bout(s), and the floor was way more slippery than anyone was used to. Stopping was hard, stopping other people was hard. And then everyone got sick a day or so after we got back.

In what ways has roller derby changed your life?
I feel more confident pretty much everywhere.

What advice do you have for someone new to derby?
Commit. In all things derby, you have to commit. If you don't commit to be at practice, you won't get better. If you don't commit to stop the jammer, she is going to get past you. And if you're going to hit the wall as a jammer, pick a legal target, and commit to that hit, or you're not going to be moving anyone.