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December 25, 2006 at 10:00am

Merry boarding

Uuuuummmmm … So, uh, like I guess this is it. Uuummm …  Yeah. OK. What to do now? Clean up wrapping paper? Make up a list of everyone who gave you something crappy so you can forget them next year? Frantically search through all of your gifts to find something to give to that person you forgot? Dread going back to work tomorrow? Go boarding at Crystal Mountain and eat Christmas dinner in the Bullwheel? Catalogue what you need to return tomorrow, the second largest retail day of the year? Pretend none of it ever happened? Uuummm, ski at Crystal today. â€" Suzy Stump

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November 20, 2006 at 5:02pm

Dockyard Derby Dames tryouts

I saw sparkrobot's post via exit133's post regarding the Dockyard Derby Dames upcoming tryouts and that cranked the hamster and wheel in my head.

"I want roller skates!"

Not Rollerblades, which may or may not be "in" anymore for all the attention I've paid to them, but good old-fashioned skates. And I don't want to skate someplace where men are acting extra friendly toward me because they're thinking perverted Rollergirl thoughts, and do remember that a kick to the groin with one of these puppies would do irreparable damage, if it came to that.

Nope, I want to skate for Tacoma's only all-girl, flat-track roller derby league â€" the Dockyard Derby Dames.  The Dames are holding tryouts Sunday, Dec. 3, in time for the spring 2007 league start.  Girls must be 21 and older, and according to their press release, must "possess grit, determination, and derby desire." Me, me, and so me.

The Dames say prior experience is not necessary, just a great attitude. â€" Suzy Stump

[Skate-N-Station, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to noon, 133rd and Pacific Avenue, Parkland, pre-register by contacting Elysia Smith or Jennifer Hirst]

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September 27, 2006 at 2:18pm

Waxing poetic about fall fitness

There is a secret society of fairy stalkers in Tacoma.  They dress in goofy clothes and haunt Point Defiance Park and Five Mile Drive.  They say they're in it for the health, but I know their secret.

Today, on a bike ride, and yesterday, on a trail run, I noticed the people.  I guess I've noticed them other times when I've run the trails or biked Five Mile Drive, but since I've been out of the loop for a while, I've become more sensitive.  The stalkers are generally fit people, generally dress in clothes by REI, and generally appear friendly enough, though individually driven.  They nip quickly across the streets, and dart back into the trails, or they whoosh by on their self-powered machines.

What drives them, as I discovered, is the magic.  This time of year, that magic is a physical presence you can taste and smell; it's visible, tangible, and takes my breath away. 

Today, what mostly took away my breath were those bitch-hills I had forgotten were there, in my car. They took on new meaning when I was powering my own wheels.  But the payoff was big; between the whoosh of the downhill and the crunch of the leaves, and the colors of the evergreen and deciduous trees contrasting with the colors of the Puget Sound and sky, and then all mixed in with all the scents of sweet, Northwestern Goodness, the sensory overload was as addictive as that first sip of a particularly tasty Shiraz, or a hoppy-delightful IPA.

The fairies took over toward the end of my run yesterday, and bike ride today, dancing in the light that dappled and played on spider webs and the undergrowth I'd always taken for granted.  In point of fact, I was probably just oxygen-deprived and waxing poetic because of a tragic lack of fitness and endorphins overload, but that addiction set in.

I can't wait to get out there again, and join the fairy stalkers. â€" Jessica Corey-Butler

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July 27, 2006 at 2:45pm

Pacific Northwest Open Tennis Championships

Tennis2 Tennis anyone?
Forget the movie, video game or restaurant and watch tennis this weekend.  Located in the heart of North Tacoma, Tacoma Lawn & Tennis Club hosts the Pacific Northwest Open Tennis Championships. For $5 a day, you can watch 140+ male and female tennis players battle it out for thousands in prize money.  They've Heineken, pizza and more too.  Nice!  Click here for directions. â€" Michael Swan

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May 20, 2006 at 8:19pm

714th

Barry Bonds has hit his 714th home run, tying Babe Ruth for second place on baseball's career list. â€" Brad Allen

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May 13, 2006 at 5:56pm

Ahoy!

For the third time in his life, Bobble Tiki was shocked when a trusted friend announced his intention to buy a kayak … and use the thing!  Bobble Tiki can only put this down to his friend’s not smoking.  Since a carton of cigarettes these days costs about as much as a kayak, what sane person would want to risk getting them wet?
It’s not that Bobble Tiki doesn’t like the water.  But he likes it even more when it’s frozen into cube form and dumped in a glass with some vodka.
So you might catch Bobble Tiki’s friend at the Puget Sound Sea Kayak Symposium May 20 at Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park. And if you’re looking for Bobble Tiki, he’ll be the one waving to you from the shore, with a cigarette in one hand and a drink in the other.  May 20, 9 a.m., $30-$55, register online at Metro Parks Outdoor Adventures. â€" Bobble Tiki

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April 6, 2006 at 1:22pm

Seahawks schedule

The Seattle Seahawks have just released their schedule for next year. 
Week 1 (Sunday, Sept. 10): Seattle at Detroit
Week 2 (Sunday, Sept. 17): Arizona at Seattle
Week 3 (Sunday, Sept. 24): New York Giants at Seattle
Week 4 (Sunday, Oct. 1): Seattle at Chicago
Week 5: Bye
Week 6 (Sunday, Oct. 15): Seattle at St. Louis
Week 7 (Sunday, Oct. 22): Minnesota at Seattle
Week 8 (Sunday, Oct. 29): Seattle at Kansas City
Week 9 (Monday, Nov. 6): Oakland at Seattle
Week 10 (Sunday, Nov. 12): St. Louis at Seattle
Week 11 (Sunday, Nov. 19): Seattle at San Francisco
Week 12 (Monday, Nov. 27): Green Bay at Seattle
Week 13 (Sunday, Dec. 3): Seattle at Denver
Week 14 (Sunday, Dec. 10): Seattle at Arizona
Week 15 (Thursday, Dec. 14): San Francisco at Seattle
Week 16 (Sunday, Dec. 24): San Diego at Seattle
Week 17 (Sunday, Dec. 31): Seattle at Tampa Bay

Two Monday night games - nice! - Brad Allen

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