Castle In The Sky

Last Monday at twilight, a large cumulonimbus was hovering over east side of Denver. As an official member of the Cloud Appreciation Society, I went out to snap a few photos of this beauty.

Castles In The Sky

As always, click for a larger photo and more can be found on my flickr page. I wasn’t the only one to notice this castle in the sky though. These other Denver bloggers caught photos too:

  • Cocktail Hour (the best Denver photoblog out there in my opinion)
  • Brofax (another great Denver photoblog)
  • Future Gringo
  • Little Things Are Big
  • Socialist Dilemma
  • Chaos On The Rink

    I guess I’ll try and catch up on some of my recent doings.

    Last Friday was opening night for the Denver Roller Dolls. We got some free tickets for donating to Denver Safehouse which, of course, made the event even sweeter. Dang, roller derbies are an absolute blast. It took me a little while (about one and a half periods) to figure out the rules and how the scoring worked but it was fun to watch even when I had no clue what was going on. It was a home team match with the Bad Apples and Green Barrettes facing off against one another. I was rooting for the Bad Apples which was unfortunate as they lost. I remember the roller derby days of the early 1980’s and watching the bouts on late night television and it is so much more fun to watch live

    DRD’s two home teams will face off once again in September, and it will be interesting to watch such an even-matched game once again. You should go. Donate to Denver Safehouse regardless. It should also be noted that the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls have a bout against the Pikes Peak Derby Dames (Colorado Springs league, these women look like full-on slamazons. Yikes!) next Saturday.

    The Derby Dolls are heavy on the internet which is cool in my book. Just about all of them have a blog or myspace account. Azraelisa and Paisli were a referees on Friday. And Tammytoes retired.

    Cassie at Wayward Panties put together a rough & tumble playlist for the bout.

    Dip And Dunk

    There was a time when they dotted the landscape in five and dime stores, bus stations, roller rinks, and amusement parks from coast to coast. In todays world of digital photography, finding an oldstyle photobooth (original chemical chemical dip & dunk botths, not the digital ones) is like finding a soda fountain shop – I can hardly avoid partaking in it’s nostalgic appeal and usually end up spending a few bucks. Photobooths in Colorado can be located at The Collective in Boulder and at Sputnik in Denver. While you’re at it, go check out the Photobooth Blog.