AM's Derby Post
A few things have to be said about the derby.
a) I am so proud that AM went to the derby to support her husband and to introduce little E to the mud and noise and magic that is a demolition derby. I know that it meant A LOT to R to have his wife, son, and daughter (in utero) in the stands cheering him on. Little E has recently learned his parents' first names and could be heard yelling his dad's name (not yelling "Dad," mind you). AM did have to insulate little E from the noise (think "earmuffs"), but it was obvious he had a great time.
b) In a huge show of support, and love of R and C (who was pit crew) and AM, me, and little E, my parents and C's parents showed up and we all created a little R cheer section. Again, I have a small idea what my parents and C's parents mean to R, so I have to think that it was important to him that they were there.
c) R had some fancy fancy moves in the consolation heat (he struck out in his heat, made it to the consolation, won top two in the consolation heat, made it to the feature, and struck out in the feature). You need to see the video and I'll try and get it up here. Every time he was about to be slammed, he just barely escaped and then laid some crash down on someone else. He did great and really, DDs are only going to get better for him with his type of experience.
d) Sno cones are good for the heart and the soul and the heat and the dust. They just need to put hard liquor in them at county fairs.
e) I caught a huge toad at the fair and showed it to E. He was not impressed.
There's more because there is always more to Demo Derby, but if you really want to feel like you were there, you need to stop by next year.