The Houston Roller Derby Awards Ceremony was Saturday night. It was a formal, at the very elegant Nouveau Antique Art Bar and everyone looked stunning. When you are used to seeing people all sweaty and with helmet hair it's amazing to suddenly see them looking like Ginger on Gilligan's Island. I wish I'd taken more photos. Even the referees wore tuxedos. I was excited to hear the awards, as people I voted for won things. Notably my team mate and pal, Shocker Zulu won most improved. She's gone from not being able to do a cross-over to pure blocking menace. I love watching her play. Shank, also my team mate and friend, took MVP because she is an amazing unexhaustable triple threat. The award was accepted on her behalf as she was home getting ready for a marathon on Sunday morning - yeah, she's awesome like that. Yours truly won the Purple Heart award for getting hurt this season and though it's the part of the ceremony where we give out the not so serous awards for things like Best Rack and Miss Congeniality, it meant a lot to me to know that people missed me and recognized such a tough event in my life.