Monday, May 25, 2009

Port-O-Let Memorial Weekend fun

A great Splork show last Friday at The Triple for the River City Roller Girls.
Here are a couple of pics:

Then the next day, L & I go to D.C. . We visit my aunt, see Prairie Home Companion, and catch a Nationals game at the new stadium -- they won. A great weekend!

An amusing thing we started to do while traveling through the crazy that is NoVa traffic, is have some fun with the portable toilets that line the endless construction by the highways. The vast army of blue and gray plastic privies are known as Don's Johns and YES, they have a website. In fact, they have NBC coverage from the Obama Inauguration on there too. So my original post was to try and come up with funny slogans for advertisement for this sanitation company, but the obvious winner already speaks for itself: something to the effect of when the government needs to go, they call the best, they call Don's Johns. So anyway, here are the other slogans we came up with after see them at road construction site after road construction site, feel free to join in:

- We won't port-o-let you down.
- Moving your movement, one port-o-let at a time.
- Keeping construction on the go.
- It's everywhere they want to go.
- Slow construction ahead...doesn't mean their behind.
- Because no one like them sitting down on the job.

Reading: A Terrible Glory : Custer and the Little Bighorn by James Donovan
and an amusing urban teen book called The Exorsistah by Claudia Mair Burney.

Watching: Antiques Roadshow.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Plaza Bowl & Triple

Okay, so we played a fun show at the Plaza Bowl a couple of weeks ago. It was great! Here's a clip:

Next on the Splork-deck, The Triple as part of the River City Roller Girls benefit!

Here's the handbill:
Should be fun I know! We totally get to play with Hot Lava and some other cool bands!

Listening: Juana Molina, some of her back catalog stuff...real good. And some kick ass band called The Beautiful Mothers.

Reading: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith.
Book Club anyone? ha!

Watching: Original Twilight Zone episodes from the Volume III collection. Love when Rod Serling zips in on each episode with clever language smoking a cigarette. Very chock full of awesome-ness.