Yes, Andy, I was trying to make you feel guilty so you could at least join us for the dinner ;)
Ok, Since I'm driving up on Saturday, what time is everyone heading into the show? I'm guessing I"ll be there around 11. Or better yet, what page on this thread is the official run down on times for the fun stuff on Saturday? :)
This was on PBS when I was a kid, so around early 80's. It always scared me. A few years ago I found the Laserdisc at a record sale, borrowed my friends LD player and burnt a copy to DVD. I don't think it's the complete series, but a big chunk of it. I re-watched it while burning it, and it's not as great as I remember, but still a fun watch. I've asked plenty of people through out the years if they remembered it, and not many people do. I'll probably feel obligated to watch the movie when it comes out... And I'll bet money it will be in 3-D....blah
I've been busy working, housing, and derbying, if those last two are even words. I thought I'd drop in and say hello to everyone. Haven't had much time to even look thru the forum more than once or twice every week or two, which stinks.
Anyway, to make a long story short, I am on the one and only Peoria IL roller derby team. The league name is The Peoria Push Derby Dames, and as of last night, we split up into 3 teams. Amazingly, I was wandering around the park when the other girls on the team came up with our name....which happens to be THE POLKABOTS! Yes, I am on a bot-related team. And a fellow team members name is M'Atom Bomb. I couldn't be happier with my new extracurricular activities! Played my first bout last month in St Charles, Mo. And our first ever home game should be in October (or should I say OC-TOBOR....).
Again, just wanted to check in and say Hi! Hope all is well with everyone!
Signing off, Buzzkill Aldrin #U-235
Picture taken Sunday at our draft party. Toby is such a camera hog.
Thank you Ken, Leon, Joe and everyone else who contributed to my swag pack I got last week! I will upload a photo of my painted bank when I get done with it :) And Leon, as always a stellar embroidering job, and the shirt fits perfectly!! Wish I could have been there to sing the Andyman song :lol:
If anyone needs any extra Alphadrome decals, just shoot me a message, I'll send one to you.
Well, since we can't actually go to space any time soon, this might be the next best thing:
NASA Face In Space
I am completely doing this But I may have to upload a picture of my faded HAL film, just so a picture of a picture of HAL will be on board :D On second thought, maybe that wouldn't be a safe thing to do :blink:
Unfortunately I can't make it this year. To much house work + job + derby - money = no go :( I was planning on going a few months ago, but now that its getting closer, I just don't have a chance to. I hope everyone has a blast though, and drink a (few) beers for me hehe
To many good names, brain is overloading! AHHHHH!! Thank you for all your input! I might just have to draw out of a hat which name I'll be when the time comes!!
Yes, derby is one helluva sport. We've only been a team for one month, we have a looonnnggg way to go. Hopefully our first bout will be in fall. No throwing punches, no throwing tables, but the bumping and falling are still involved. We have practice 4 times a week, with one of those days pure conditioning (running, stretching, etc). Due to my 10000 jobs I have, I can only make it to 2 of those, but I'm coming along just fine. Next week we start learning how to hit each other :)
Here is a link to an article our local paper wrote about us last week: Link
As it states, we got REALLY lucky, and our coach is a semi-retired derby girl who played for one of the St Louis teams