hey flatball high-rollers, bluffers, and scamdicappers,
I've heard through the grapevine that people are lost without my weekly email, thanks to the success of my latest project--that is, after a lot mischief and a little elbow grease, I have finally bugged every one of your homes, all the favorite hot spots (the rickshaw bathroom; the pole at the new old black sun; C-dice's bed), and every dimly-lit street corner in sanlitun. Despite the shock felt 'round the Frisbee World caused by my sudden and prolonged absence, the goodies I will bring in my return will impress and astound. To capture these multidimensional feelings in one handy pocketbook phrase, one might dare to call it the Betsy "Shock and Awe."
WEEKLY ITEM #1: The Weekly Schedule
Wednesday October 3rd Pick-up, 7.30 @ BCIS.
For all you sorry folks who have to work on holiday, or didn't plan ahead of time to be able to buy tickets out of the city. We play in a gym, so bring your tennies.
Saturday October 6th Practice cancelled; instead we bring to you Tongzhoupalooza!
Free playing space courtesy of Beijing Communications and whatever University, the school at which Lisa works. The only downside: It's in bloody Tongzhou. Call Lisa @ 137 1897 7857 if interested.
Sunday October 6th Pick-up 3-5:30 @ Happy Valley
We hope to play pick-up regardless of the weather or mind-state (be it bahloon or another other); in fact, having a hangover is mandatory. What we do mind is numbers. Email Sandy with interest, if it works out we will meet at DZM at 2pm sharp.
lunch time poll: who was most likely to go to the after-party at the Hilton after the Talib/Ozomatli show last night, and why?
a) Candice, because, well, she might want to play on their ultimate team sometime in the future…. (banking on the possibility that their team works like Shanghai does)
b) The beihang gang, (Mackenzie, yanhao, speed, yanhao's crazy friend, et al) because after seeing just one show they were so enamored they decided to quit school and become groupies, with the unlikely yet freakishly bright business plan to selling jianbing after every show to sustain themselves.
c) sandy wang, because now that Christian is back in town she's got real competition for next year's piggy awards. She figured there were 8 guys in ozomati, then talib and his dj makes 10—at least she could relax until the weekend, knowing she had a small lead.
d) chip, because after being too damn po' to buy a ticket to the show, he hopped on his giant, guitar strapped to his back, and sped off to the after-party, hoping that if they liked his smooth jams they would play a number or two for him.
WEEKLY QUIZ: for you newbies, the weekly quiz is a game where betsy provides a lyric, and it's your job to provide the song name and artist. as always, googling is prohibited. This week's winner will win a free dance lesson from Yin, in the dance genre of their choosing, with the exception of the horizontal tango, because Chip already gets all those lessons.
this weeks genre: 70s rock
He's called Fernandez
Livin' on a gun
Dreams of Santa Anna
Fighting in the sun
Drums so loud from outside
Makes it hard to dream
A rain is fallin' hard and fast
Makes it all seem real
Mornin' come mornin
A Chico's gotta have his share
Mornin', sad mornin'
Said he must be there
Betsy forgets who won whatever the last quiz'a prize was. To make up for her grievous error, she promises to give everyone a big hug next time she sees them!!
which brings us finally to your moment of zen:
catch you on the field,