|Lexisonfire by Papa Razzo.|
|Hammer and nail by Papa Razzo|
Of course, wishing to knock Lexi down and actually doing it are two different things. I will tell you now, with no small amount of pride, that my very first knock down ever was on Lexi, but it's actually a rather unusual happening. The first problem is that she's a sturdy player and track aware. She also has a wicked hit. I've seen her hit players hard enough to get air time before crashing into the boards on more than one occasion. She also excels at surprise hits towards the center. This is one blocker I'd keep an eye on, even if she wasn't picking on me.
|Yep, there it is. By Richard Lowes.|
Kind of painful. And not smart.
You'd think I'd learn. Or she'd learn. But no. Stupid is as stupid does and now it's gotten to the point that when we lock eyes upon each other during a free moment, Lexi squints her eyes and sneers while she takes her mouthguard down from her Snork parking position on her helmet and I have another ill fated go at her.
Kind of painful. And not smart. But good fun!
So, in honour of Lexissomethingorrather, I hereby am abusing my blogging powers and presenting to you something un-derby that you may not know about Lexi but that may, one day, save you from the same bone jarring slide into the wall that others have suffered.
Got your notebook?
Alright, the goods. Despite her generally great taste in music, Lexi is physically compelled to dance to Metallica. As in, if she hears even a few riffs of Metallica while out listening to a band or in a club, she will rise from her seat like a young maiden under a vampire's spell and waft towards the dance floor to thrash around in a trance until the fit is broken by a change in music.
It's un unusual affliction, but, then again, Lexi is an unusual individual.
So, if you ever see Lexi coming on the track or in a dark alley and she's squinting at your while unhinging her mouthguard from her helmet, quickly start humming the chorus to Enter Sandman to save yourself. Instead of hitting you, she'll be overcome with a fit of head banging and you can safely make you get away.