Roadtrip to Dodgeball City

I’m out of practice; I’ve been staring at this blank post for about a half hour[ now three days] without the faintest idea of where to start. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, it’s that I have so much. It’s been a very long winter, with heartbreaks and laughter; A winter with lots of time and no motivation; It’s been tumultuous but I’m better for it. I’m just not sure where to start.

Here’s the most recent. I’m so very sore, I played for the second time in a local fundraising tournament, technically The 3rd Annual Bikini and Speedo Dodgeball Tournament sponsored by Good Morning Gloucester . It was cold, very cold, around 37 degrees cold. Now, 37 degrees F may not seem bad if your from the northeast but when you’re rocking a bikini and there’s a nice breeze it gets a bit chilly. If you’ve been a follower your may remember this tidbit from last year, I got a bit banged up.


Well this year went a bit differently. I was the last man standing.


I’m beyond a bit proud of this considering last year I literally had to be carried off the field due to an injury.


[Nothing like a little pregame stretching]


The original face book caption for this photo read something like:

“If I have to play dodgeball in a bikini in under 40 degree weather you damn well better believe I’ll be drinking at half past ten in the morning”


My magnificent team!


Everyone needs a little attitude. [BTW I got those dudes out on a double elimination. It hit one and it bounced off him and hit the other. I wish I had seen it but I was too busy whippin dodgeballs around the court.]

Needless to say, bikini dodgeball can get weird:


Action shots don’t always provide a great angle, as proven again:

holy awkward jo

The last three photos were taken by the magnificent Jason Ouellet Photography! You can check out more pictures of the event on his FB.

And more awkward angles ensue:


let’s just call this a bikini bottom “adjustment”

[although we all know it means I had to stop my butt from being exposed to 100+ people, and yes, this occurred while I was the only team player left on the court, so all 200+ eyeballs were on me; don’t you just love the video camera pointed directly at me. Yup it was caught on film, I’ll now be known as the notorious adjuster…new superhero anyone?]

What’s the fun if you can’t laugh at yourself? And seeing as I’m constantly and inadvertently putting myself in awkward laughable situations why should strangers be the only ones who get a good chuckle out of it?

Regardless of the dodgeball debauchery I had a fabulous time and can’t wait until next year; Until then, I’ll go on a roadtrip!

Yup, you heard it here. I’ll be taking a roadtrip from MA to TX. I’m going to Dallas ladies and gents! I leave on Tuesday and will be posting probably just a few pictures here and there but I’m sure I’ll be blowing up my instagram, so check the link at the left and get your follow on!


Me and my lady friend, one Miss. E, shall be braving the open roads together to get her and her belongings to new job in DALLAS TEXAS. Holy cannoli that’s a hike. I’m still a bit in shock that I’m actually leaving the state of good Ole’ MA [please ignore any VH1 sponsored shows when thinking of my beautiful home state, wicked single my ass]. I’m very excited and a bit nervous but I’m leaving and not even I will get in my own way this time!

So glad to be back with all of you!


  1. says

    I am so glad you came back to post!! MY HOW I HAVE missed you. Thank goodness I can still stalk you on IG though!! I loveee this post, you are such a badass!! Way to redeem yourself! Have a great time on that road trip!

  2. says

    Good for you for writing still — I hate the feeling you described so well in the first paragraph about having too much to say and not really knowing where to begin. I just have to share that I really enjoy your writing style, and sense of adventure! Good luck with the road trip and definitely continue to avoid watching wicked single.

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