Sunday, March 1, 2009

So Close

I've come to realize that our trips to Morristown just don't disappoint. There's always a warm welcome at the door of the rink, and things just get warmer as the night goes on. I'm typing today with a sore right arm and a fishnet burn covered bruise on my left thigh and both were worth every minute of skating last night's bout.


To start, the skaters donned theatrical outfits that were a show of their own. Crinoline layered white skirts, silver halos, glitter painted arms, face stickers, wings of all colors and some of the cutest little boy shorts I've seen.
To add to the theatrics, a barber shop quartet, The Four Old Parts, sang the national anthem. A nice change from the traditional "one singer behind the mic performance". It was a fun bout for a good cause (portion of proceeds benefited Habitat For Humanity Of Morristown) and it was the best kind of action because the scores were so close for pretty much the entire two periods. In the end, the Angels were triumphant with a 3 point lead over the Cupids! GO ANGELS!! Each skater played well and if everyone had 1/2 as much fun as I did, which I'm pretty sure was the case, the bout was a success.

Madams, thank you so much for having us for this fantastic event. We look forward to seeing you next week for the big scrimmage!

xo
Etta

6 comments:

Roger said...

This bout was a blast, I hope we can do something like it again.

Video replay is up here. After you click on the link, click "on demand," and scroll to the game:

http://www.mogulus.com/morristowngreen

And a slew of pictures are being posted to the Flickr group:

http://flickr.com/groups/morristown-madams/

Hope to see you guys soon!

Morristown Madams said...

We've also revived our blog:

http://morristownmadams.blogspot.com/

Captain Morgan said...

I had sooo much fun skating in this bout! Wanted to thank the Morristown Madams for having us!

The Long Island Roller Rebels said...

Thanks Roger and Morristown!

Morristown Madams said...

Dee Licious was profiled in the Star-Ledgers, and many LIRR folks are featured in the article:

http://blog.nj.com/iamnj/2009/03/dee_licious.html

Morristown Madams said...

One last link, the bout is up on Google Video:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8620640491313235706