29 April 2013

A father's worries

Has Princess QuiScottie gone a bit funny in the head?


She's 24 for goodness sake.

In a "Keep Calm and Skate On" T-shirt at a "Roller Disco" with her friends from the "Roller Derby" team she has recently joined. I understand nothing of what I have just written...

Then she sent me the photo below asking, "Do I look hard?", to which I responded, "You would have looked harder with the contact lenses in rather than the glasses on my dear, but... that wallpaper!? No... In front of that wallpaper you do not look hard. Nobody could."


Apparently you need to be hard to be a good "Jammer", and apparently she has discovered a talent as a good "Jammer"...

Never have I written so many words but understood so few, and I may have misunderstood everything. What is going on? I think I blame America.

However... if a talent as a "Hard Jammer" might help in the battles of my QuiScottic quests... Hmm...

Late addition: Oh... Another photo has just pinged in... Not at all "hard", but further cause for concern


She offers some "reason" to do with a "hen night" at which self-created novelty hats are required.

I may blame the wallpaper. New flat needed or new wallpaper, surely? Medication might help.

20 comments:

CherryPie said...

Strange fads... She will get over them ;-)

Nothing to worry about, it is a natural process. We have all been there ;-)

Claude said...

Very creative...Both outfits!

Hard and soft!

Elephant's Child said...

Chameleon daughter. Very useful. And are you going to pay for the new wallpaper? No, I didn't think so.

Don QuiScottie said...

"We've all been there" eh Cherie? I can't imagine you Claude and Soosie as three hard jammers rolling around and whacking into people on your skates. The Princess reports it is a good way to keep fit without getting bored witless on a running machine. Hmm... I may have a talent as a hard jammer myself. Perhaps the ladies will let me give it a go. She also does Ladies Aqua-Fit, which reports suggest is essentially dancing around in deep water while being barked at by a flamboyant young gay instructor chappy, at least that's the set-up at her Ladies Aqua-Fit place - I don't think the instructor absolutely has to be a gay man for the system to work properly, but I don't know the rules and regulations, (or whether I'd be allowed to give it a go. Give the Aqua Fit bit a go, I mean, not being a gay instructor.)

CalumCarr said...

No change here. I never understand what you write. :)

Don QuiScottie said...

I may use that as a reviwer comment Calum. Thanks.

Don QuiScottie said...

...and note that I can't spell either (well, I can spell either, but I can't spell reviewer [well, I can, but I didn't])

Craig said...

She seems like quite a character. I wonder who she gets that from?

Don QuiScottie said...

That's a mystery Craig.

susan said...

I seem to remember a movie called Whip It about another sweet young girl who took up the sport. It looked like lots of fun too.

Don QuiScottie said...

Ha ha Susan. I have forwarded that to her asking "Is this your story?" She'll love it.

Syncopated Eyeball said...

I love the wallpaper! The pink thingy is a bit of a worry, hen's parties too.
Being a Hard Jammer sounds good though.

Don QuiScottie said...

I will pass all that feedback on Ashley. The Princess is coming home for the weekend, so then we will find out who is really in charge of things around here... Yes, The Princess. I take my orders, drive Lady & Princess QuiScottie to where they want to go, hope to be able to sneak off to a pub and/or cafe on my own for a while, drive them to the next place they want to go, eat what they want to eat, watch what they want to watch, etc. etc... I could, of course, assume full and masterful command at a moment's notice. Couldn't I?

daisyfae said...

How lovely! i'm a huge fan of flat track roller derby - and at the age of 50 am in (casual) training to become a referee!

Jammer is the toughest job on the team! They must be fast, nimble, quick-thinking and hard! You should be proud!

It took me several rounds of spectating before i had even the slightest clue what the rules are, by the way... hang in there!

John Foster said...

I understand the novel to me idea of a 'Hen Night' to be a female version of a 'Stag Night'. if my understanding is correct, should not the term be 'Doe Night'. 'Hind Night' or, at a pinch, 'Cow Night'? Odd, but by and large they are.

Don QuiScottie said...

Or should a Stag Night be called a Cock Night John? Why should the men get to set the definitions?

Spectating has not been discussed yet Daisyfey. Good to know I have an expert to call on for help in understanding what's going on as she "Jams"

John Foster said...

Absolutely not! 'Stags' were well established before 'Hens' were ever dreamt of and, anyway, 'Cock Night' would hardly be appropriate for the occasion!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hahahaha! Love this post and laughed all the way through your comments above! My daughter is 28 and I still constantly worry (definitely America's fault!) even though she is a total teetotaler, methinks it will never stop :)

'Don QuiScottie' said...

To be fair, I think daughter worries about me as much as I worry about her. She was shaking her head a lot this morning... actually in response to just about everything I say. I have found temporary refuge in a coffee shop, making sure the phone is on loud tone in case my instructions change... "Pick us up at the back of M&S at 5, unless I text you to change that to later, or sooner..." She can be very precise while keeping all options open.

Syncopated Eyeball said...

Oh, I think 'Cock Night' sounds eminently suitable judging by what I've heard.