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Old 08-14-2010, 02:48 PM   #5141
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Doesn't everybody have one?

Yes, we do! And yours looks a lot better than mine does!



Tonight is my dance performance during intermission at the roller derby game. We all dress up in funky outfits and such. In fact I just painted my nails black...first time I've ever done that in my life! LOL

This is my first performance in front of a crowd since I was 17. I'm almost sick to my stomach I am so nervous! Hopefully I don't fall down on my face!
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Tonight is my dance performance during intermission at the roller derby game. We all dress up in funky outfits and such. In fact I just painted my nails black...first time I've ever done that in my life! LOL

This is my first performance in front of a crowd since I was 17. I'm almost sick to my stomach I am so nervous! Hopefully I don't fall down on my face!
Ahhhh...c'mon, you're gonna do great!

What's your derby name gonna be?
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Ahhhh...c'mon, you're gonna do great!

What's your derby name gonna be?
Thank you!

About to head out in a few minutes...woo-hoo!
I went with Sugah Slamma...I've been transformed into a punk rock chick, even wearing black nail polish!
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Yes, we do! And yours looks a lot better than mine does!

Tonight is my dance performance during intermission at the roller derby game. We all dress up in funky outfits and such. In fact I just painted my nails black...first time I've ever done that in my life! LOL

This is my first performance in front of a crowd since I was 17. I'm almost sick to my stomach I am so nervous! Hopefully I don't fall down on my face!
Good luck! Treat it like Halloween where you can costume anyway you want to.
Can you provide pictures maybe?
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About to head out in a few minutes...woo-hoo!
I went with Sugah Slamma...I've been transformed into a punk rock chick, even wearing black nail polish!
You GO Sugah Slamma!

If you find yourself getting a bit nervous; look at those nails, remember your 'name', think about my boots and strut your stuff.

It's all in the 'tude......knock 'em dead....
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You GO Sugah Slamma!

If you find yourself getting a bit nervous; look at those nails, remember your 'name', think about my boots and strut your stuff.

It's all in the 'tude......knock 'em dead....

OMG, I had SO much fun! What a blast to take on another personna! I actually WILL post some pics! First the black nail polish (note the skull ring) and then the back of our dance t's we had made up. This was so fun...even though I was super nervous, the whole performance went off great. I didn't end up flat on my face, so it was a success!
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The clutch safety switches are generally designed to inhibit the starter only, to keep car/truck runaway from happening, not ignition. Should be able to roll-start.
Good thought. I'm going to have to experiment again. I thought I'd tried this a number of years ago and not been able to start it.

The idea of my nephew & me pushing the car around the parking lot while his GF worked the clutch... not fun.
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Went biking around False Creek with DW. First time for her since the seawalk was completed for the Olympics last winter. Stopped for lunch at the Dockside waterfront patio (she needs a reward) and then tried some of the new bike lanes in town. Great day!

Came home and our patio was too hot. So sat inside in front of a fan.
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Good thought. I'm going to have to experiment again. I thought I'd tried this a number of years ago and not been able to start it.

The idea of my nephew & me pushing the car around the parking lot while his GF worked the clutch... not fun.
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OMG, I had SO much fun! What a blast to take on another personna! I actually WILL post some pics! First the black nail polish (note the skull ring) and then the back of our dance t's we had made up. This was so fun...even though I was super nervous, the whole performance went off great. I didn't end up flat on my face, so it was a success!
Ahhh...I just KNEW you would do a wonderful job and have fun! I imagine the fellows on this forum enjoy the pics but would love to see the video. .....
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OMG, I had SO much fun! What a blast to take on another personna! I actually WILL post some pics! First the black nail polish (note the skull ring) and then the back of our dance t's we had made up. This was so fun...even though I was super nervous, the whole performance went off great. I didn't end up flat on my face, so it was a success!

What fun ! I want to be your age again for a week or two !
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What fun ! I want to be your age again for a week or two !
You know, when I was getting all nervous about performing I thought to myself..."geesh, the opportunity to shake it in front of a crowd at my age is pretty rare...you better just enjoy the moment girl!" So I did! (and I little drink beforehand didn't hurt either...)

I don't know how much longer I can dance like this, but I'm trying to enjoy every minute as much as possible!
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Thank you!

About to head out in a few minutes...woo-hoo!
I went with Sugah Slamma...I've been transformed into a punk rock chick, even wearing black nail polish!
Could you post a video of the performance? It would be fun to see!

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Could you post a video of the performance? It would be fun to see!

Ha

Here are two snippets of the performance...the music isn't very loud (we tried to get them to turn it up...). There were about 900 people at the event, but you can't tell the size of the crowd from the videos.



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We have a superstar on this forum by the name of Sugah Slamma!


Lessee...what did I do today. I ran numerous errands for DH as his is leaving on his trip on Wednesday. His partner in crime will be here tomorrow afternoon.

Methinks I'll be invisible tomorrow except at suppertime..
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Here are two snippets of the performance...the music isn't very loud (we tried to get them to turn it up...). There were about 900 people at the event, but you can't tell the size of the crowd from the videos.
Thanks Sugah Slamma, you all are great! Nice sassy routine, what with bumps and fanny slaps and all... Pretty demanding too!

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We just got back from an invite to do a tour of Wrigley Field complements of Fidelity. It was a really great time, I was able to bring the family and my son,11, really, really enjoyed it. They had all you can eat ballpark food and drinks (alcohol included). You could field pop flys in left field, hit in the batting cage, played an informal 16" and 12" softball home run contest. It also included a tour of the things you can't normally do, press box, both locker rooms and both dugouts. Free bags of goodies too, cubs hat, baseball, pencils,paper. Ron Santo was also present to take pictures with and we all got our baseballs signed. My son was happier doing this than going to a baseball game...and he loves baseball! I can tell you my body is aching from playing softball, haven't done this on a regular basis for about 10 years now. I think the heat index was hovering in the mid 90's with stifling humidity at night time.
My daughter and I just got back yesterday from Chicago after spending a VERY HOT AND HUMID few days there. We had a blast. Spent most of Sunday at the Air and Water Show. Watched Sunday's opening from the Hancock building's 94th floor observatory then went down and joined the crowd...and what a crowd!

I've had my city fix for awhile, but I really want to go back, maybe by train the next time.
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I've been pretty busy today.

Today's highlight was my dental appointment. Uhhh, not the cleaning and x-rays, but the flavor of the goo they use when they polish my teeth. They now have chocolate flavored goo.

I was a rebel and tried it...it tasted pretty darn good.

I asked if they thought bacon flavored goo would be available at some point...I got a blank stare.

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Lemme catch up. It's been a busy houseguest weekend.

Saturday:
- Surfing all morning. My nephew the Army Ranger and his girlfriend (an Army field medical asst) confirmed that they're both goofy-footed. He's standing up on almost every ride, she's starting to carve.
- Home show at the convention center all afternoon. Photovoltaic microinverters are really starting to take off, which means that 3000-watt inverter prices should be crashing down any day now. Spouse is starting to get interested in building that PV-roofed pergola sooner rather than later. We also noted that for the first time in five years, a huge number of construction companies are now very interested in remodeling our familyroom (after our bunny goes to his great reward). But both projects are still probably 3-4 years away. At the display of a window-supply store we met a neighbor who's been laid off for several months-- he now has a good sales job with them.
- Evening stroll through Waikiki's International Marketplace (Hawaiian for "kitsch" and "schlock") and dinner.

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- Morning grocery shopping (food goes very fast with houseguests).
- Afternoon polo at Mokuleia, where rumor is that there were actually two separate matches. I'm not sure what teams were playing (I think the scores were 3-2 & 7-5) but there sure was a lot of drinking & talk story and much fascinating people-watching. Between games, Dillingham Airfield's sport jumpers put on a spectacular show of diving toward the ground as fast as possible and then pulling out at the last moment. (Good thing they were using parachutes, although a couple of jumpers must be pretty bruised up.) After the polo matches, for a $2500 prize, the jumpers competed for best freestyle jump. The winner swooped down to the field to land on the bed of a pickup truck that was racing across the turf at about 20 MPH. Timing was of the essence... but for just $2500?!?
- The polo match was originally scheduled to be Army vs Navy, so many of our houseguest's classmates had made long-term plans to attend. There were a dozen or so junior officers milling around in a mini mutual therapy bitch session reunion with slabs of BBQ and gallons of frosty beverages. We left around 6 PM but the post-polo parties were just building up a head of steam.

Monday: My nephew and his GF spent the day at Hanauma Bay, Sandy's, and a Waikiki luau. Us geezers took it easy catching up around the house.

Tuesday: Surfing all morning. Now both of them are carving. It occurs to me that the next time they visit the islands it'll be cheaper to buy a couple of 10'0" longboards from Craigslist instead of renting from the surf shack. Errands and final Hawaii-gift shopping that afternoon.

Today is their last day. South shore is 3-5 building to eight...

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