Friday, August 28

I Am an Idiot

(And there's a GnR car wash on Sunday the 30th from 11-3 at Andy & Bax.)

So I don't know how many times I've seen the GnR car wash flyer, been Twittered about it, or received facebook invitations to it, but I am an idiot.

All along, I've been thinking that it was on Saturday the 29th rather than Sunday the 30th.

(In my own defense, I've spent far too much time trying to figure out what exactly the clip art rollergirl is doing to that Challenger. And is that a piece of gum stuck to her hip?)

Here I'd been getting excited, looking forward to an afternoon of dirty cars, soapy rollergirls, and fistfuls of cash donations. But now that I know that the car wash will actually be on Sunday 30 August (I've always been right about the location—Andy & Bax on the corner of SE Pine and Grand—and the time—from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), I have nothing to look forward to this weekend at all.

Because I won't be able to be there, you all better provide me with all the details and many most excellent stories of car wash shenanigans (true or otherwise).

(And there had better be a dirty, dirty ice cream truck to clean up. And pictures.)

"Dirty cars, and they're done washed clean!" \m/

Thursday, August 20

Welcome To The Jungle

Congrats to Mercyful Kate and Suki Hana who were drafted from Fresh Meat onto GnR on Tuesday night.

GnR couldn't resist picking up a skater with a rocking derby name like Mercyful Kate. Originally a Rainy City Roller Doll along with Napalm Beth, she's a regular with the Axles of Annihilation and a former High Roller who decided that sparkly green and purple didn't go well with her red hair. Making an unorthodox choice in the roller derby world, she decided to change her uniform rather than her hair. Don't you think she'll be stunning in black? (And pink? And leopard print? And tiger? And rainbows? And all?)

Suki Hana
Suki Hana

Suki Hana is rumored to have played for a league far, far away, so we'll have to check into that and see what cheap tricks new tactics she's brought along with her.

I don't know Suki yet, and her pic was shamelessly fished out from the modern inter-webs (discuss: "google" vs. "creepy"), so if you do know her, tell us more in the comments.

Former GnR captain Viva Vendetta and Fresh Meat skater Penny Dreadful were picked up by the High Rollers at Tuesday's draft. The Breakneck Betties drafted Frisky Sour, and the Heartless Heathers added Hard Candy and Knotty to their roster.

Be sure to congratulate the former Fresh Meat and free agents who've found new homes. A good place to do that would be at Saturday's Wheels of Justice bout with the Muñecas Muertas of Duke City (for which very, very few tickets are remaining).

Friday, August 14

GnR Car Wash!

Come show the rockers your love (and your dirty cars and bikes) at the Guns n Rollers car wash fundraiser. Spandex ain't cheap and we're going to need quite a lot of it for our new uniforms for next season! Sunday August 30th from 11-3 at the parking lot of the ever-so-generous GnR sponsor Andy & Bax (324 SE Grand Ave). (No wit. But see new post for my idiocy. [Edited by Grant, Friday 28 August 2009.])