Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Billiards Bash!

Hooray! Something to do with all the pre-bout energy!
We're holding monthly fundraisers-- building a travel fund to get our players to away games. This one is hosted by my very own committee--Spirit! Fresh Meat Franny, one of our dedicated newbies worked out the details with Surf City Billiards and it's on! This gorgeous flyer was produced by one of our newest deckhands--Thanks Cailin! Come on out and play pool and/or eat and/or drink:15-25% of what you spend on any of these activities will go to our hard-workin' girls. Yeah!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Let the Bouts Begin!

The theme for the night is Red Carpet!


Tickets for SCDG's bouts can be purchased online at: www.santacruztickets.com, by phone at (831) 420-5260, or at the Civic Auditorium's box office, located at 307 Church Street in downtown Santa Cruz.
Box Office hours are:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The Box Office will open 90 minutes prior to events for event sales only.

Advance-purchase, general admission tickets are on sale now.
Doors open at 5:45, Game starts at 6:30
Adults $20.50 (advance)
Adults $24.50 (day of event)
Students (under 18) $13.50
Kids (under 13) $7.50
Babies in arms free (under 2)
A limited number of season tickets are available. Sales of season tickets will end May 1st or when available season ticket bundles have been sold out, whichever comes first. Season tickets are non-replaceable. Cost of season tickets are $140.00. Season tickets cover eight scheduled home bouts at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, including the double header on October 23rd.  Service charges included.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

To and Fro

At my last practice I realized the importance of security.  That is, the security of one's self in one's sports bra.  After a desperate search for the aforementioned athletic garment in the clean clothes pile and a realization that all were buried deep within the dirty pile, I decided not to wear a sports bra.  It wasn't like I thought we were going to be jumping up and down at practice,  which is, in my estimation, the major reason for tethering oneself in restrictive undergarmentry, so I decided to risk my security -- I  grabbed the first thing I saw, a soft black nylon number lacking in underwiring and strapped in.

I realized the error of my ways even before I had made it out onto the floor.  On my walk from the house to the car and from the car to the Palladium, one of the girls had become unleashed.  Through my t-shirt, I discreetly tucked Miss Lefty back in her place and went out onto the floor.  Maybe it wasn't even the best choice in normal bras!

Not long after skating a bit, I again cursed my foolish thinking.  It doesn't matter that they do not bounce up and down as they would if one were out jogging, because in skating they sway from side to side; it's sort of a swish-swishy-swish movement.  After the pace-line, I made a dash for my bag.  I knew I had an Ace bandage and some sticky athletic tape tucked into one of the pockets.  I had visions of a Just One of the Guys/Boys Don't Cry wrap-job.  As soon as I found them, I ran to the bathroom and started picking at the tape with my fingernail.  It would not peel away!   Time was running out, because we had only been released for a quick water break.  Ugh!  What to do?!?!

I ended up skipping the tape and finishing the rest of practice with lots of adjustments, maneuvers, and shimmies to keep my girls in place.  Never again will I be without security whilst on skates!