Posted by Ren McCormack on May 23, 2006
I consider myself a fairly creative guy (although, the personality test I just took for a work training says otherwise). Halloween has always been my favorite holidy because I absolutely love dressing in costume. Still do to this day. And Halloween is even better now that Snickers bars have been replaced by cold beers, but I digress.
We started Footloose in 2001 with a vision. A vision of of the days of yuppies, when Burt still loved Lonnie, when everyone wondered who shot JR. To take the 80s theme to gnarly new heights, I bought 200 wristbands on e-bay (no, I'm not joking), a gross of jelly braclets (again, not kidding there), and hunted down the old school tube socks with the stripes at the top (I really wanted to buy team leg warmers, but the guys on the team refused to wear them. Putzes). In 2002 I bought the boom box and the tunes helped set the scene. In 2003 we added the name tags with the rotating theme (80s movie characters, toys, etc.). In 2004 we added the hair ties and clips and Metal Mania made it's first tour stop on the National Mall–and will have it's 3rd stop this summer this June (so hit up the local Goodwill).
But I feel like we've become stale. We need to add a new element to our garb, but my creative side letting me down here (maybe that personality test was right). So here is what I'm looking for: fresh ideas. Do you have any? Post a comment and let me know.
On a related note, this stuff ain't cheap. If you re-read my first post, I asked everyone for a few duckets to cover this stuff (I spent $52 on tube socks 3 weeks ago). So far I've received a grand total of $0. I cordially request that each person give me $3, $4, $5…whatever. It's much appreciated.
See everyone Thursday for our practice/intra-squad scrimmage. Let's say, 6:45? I'll have a bag of equipment. I know of at least 5 other teams that plan to go to the X that night, so it should be a fun night. Plus, I'm taking Friday off to beat the traffic to Dewey, so you know that I'm going to be in fine form. I still have 4 openings in my beach house that I need to fill…let met know ASAP if you're interested!
– Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.
ps- If you want to read my personality assessment, let me know…it's pretty spot on. Do you think that I have a dominence style, influencer style, supportive style, or compliance style?
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Posted by Ren McCormack on May 17, 2006
It's 4:33 pm and tonight's game is still on. Plan to show up as usual. Worst case scenario– we get a little wet, play some slip n' slide, then go to the X and play flip n' slide. Come ready to play. Call only if needed.
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Posted by Ren McCormack on May 15, 2006
Who on Footloose received the division's newsletter, the Ghost Man on Third, that was issued last Wednesday, May 10? Please respond by posting a comment.
View the Ghost Man on Third here!
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Posted by Ren McCormack on May 1, 2006
The fields are the same as last year, and are located near the Viet Nam Memorial. The nearest intersection is 21st and Constitution. The X, our sponsor bar, is located at 17th/G Streets, a few blocks from the fields and Farragut Square (and the Metro).
Click here for a Field, Bar, and Metro Map.
The nearest Metro to the fields is Foggy Bottom (Blue line), and is a 10-15 minute walk. Parking along Constitution Ave opens up at 6:30. Please take Metro and parking time into consideration. Remember, games start at 6:30 and 7:15.
Because permits are not issued for the fields, we fight for the space with softball and anyone else who wants to use the space. Therefore, we are required to “squat” the fields. What’s that mean? At least one person needs to get to the fields early to save the space. Coming from Alexandria, I can’t do it. It should ideally rotate duties when we have the early (6:30) game.
Squatting is no big deal–you just arrive early, chat with other kickballers, have a drinkee-poo, set up the equipment (if it’s there), and sometimes tell softballers “uh, sorry, kickball has this space.” If the person taking the equipment can also squat, that would be ever so nice.
Only 9 days and counting until the start of the 2006 season!
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Posted by Ren McCormack on May 1, 2006
We have one remaining spot on the team because someone needed to drop out at the last minute. My qualifications for joing the team are: 1) fun peeps; 2) partiers; 3) people who can make the games (taking travel time/Metro/parking into consideration); 4) people who want to come to the pre-, mid-, and post-season parties; and 5) one flip flip-cuppers.
If you know of someone who wants to play, let me know.
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