Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Dart Night

Tonight is dart night, and I'm looking forward to it!!! Let me share a little with you about our dart night .....

When I first moved into my neighborhood and Schue lived with me, we joined the co-ed dart league at our favorite corner bar so we could make some friends. It's almost 6 years later, and now she's happily married and living in the burbs, but we still manage to make it to dart night once in a while. When we do, it's so much fun!! I can pretty much guarantee, you'll never experience anything quite like it anywhere else. It's a one of a kind!!

First of all, everybody gets a nickname. One summer our team, "Team Four", almost won the championship. We didn't care that we didn't win .... we won the Fun Trophy! Our team consisted of: Lucky Bucky, Michael Motorcycle, Freddy Freddy Put it to Betty, Schue (oh no, I don't think she had a nickname!), and Captain Bubbles. This was the best team ever!!!!

Second ... it doesn't matter if you know what your doing or not. I remember one particular time when Maggie missed the Board about 10 times in a row. Once the dart flew past the board into the kitchen in the back of the bar. Another time the dart got stuck in a budweiser hockey mask hanging up near the ceiling next to a clock (nowhere near the board). I forget how it started, but somehow she ended up with the nickname "Frau Corkenheimer" ... and it stuck! She has gotten to be quite good since those days, but seriously ... it doesn't matter where you throw the dart as long as you don't hit anybody and you enjoy yourself. I love games where everyone is welcome!!

Now, don't let me fool you into thinking I'm not competitive. If I'm gonna play, I'm gonna try like hell to win. Luckily, I don't get upset if I lose. Like here --where The Bucketheads won (led by my friend Bucky.he's the tall one) and my team finished dead last ......


The Bucketheads: The Reigning Champs

Last year during our big Dart Finale Banquet Showdown Tournament, the losing team (my team) was awarded the prestigous Plunger Award. Yes, it was a big gigantic toilet statue. See ....



Michael Motorcycle holding the trophy.

The event digressed, and some paparazzi snapped this shot of Schue and I wearing some stray pieces of the Plunger Award on our heads ....


We can make headdresses out of anything!

Anyway, it's a new dart season and this time I can only do it part time ... bummer. That just means I have to make the most of nights I can make it. Tonight is one of those nights, and I'm ready!!

So all of you neighborhood co-ed dart players, get your pom poms and earplugs ready ... Schue and I will be back tonight!!! We'll be cheering and rhyming in full force!!

7 comments:

Los said...

Any night that you can compete against friends at a local bar is a good night.

I always wanted to join one of those bar softball teams, but was never asked.

Some bar should build horse-shoe pits and have a horse-shoe league ... or maybe a cornhole league.

schue said...

OH NO!!! I can't make it tonight.
I swear I'll be at the next one!
Mood = Sad

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Girl, you work hard, and now I see yo play hard, too. This sounds like a blast and 3/4!! (if I left now, maybe I could make it in to sub for Schue)

Just remember, it's all fun and games until...

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Your life seems like so much fun...way better than nipples and working. I love how you love games. I'm a total gamer and I think you and I would have tons of fun if we lived near each other.

BTW, nice cleavage in that lost photo.

Lisa said...

Los - I'm 100% in support of the horseshoe or cornhole bar. There's a bar in KY that has cornhole. Luckily I'm a card-carrying member of the ACA (American Cornhole Association).

Schue - next time. buckup lil camper!

Baronness -- yes, i do! I've always been one to burn the candle at both ends. And your welcome to join Team One anytime you'rre in Philly.

Scarlett - I am indeed pretty lucky to have a life of fun and games! I agree we'd have a fun time hanging out. Thanks for complimenting my cleavage ... the pic is deceiving as I'm about as voluptuous as a pancake.

carymc said...

I just hope that headdress material hadn't been.. um.. used. =0

Anonymous said...

So good to see you and Schue and the gang in pics, but makes my heart ache because I miss ya so much and of course dodge darts with mags....
Keep on playing and will see you soon I hope. kat