What looked to be a pain in my ass turned out to be kinda sweet. Victoria is a damn-perty place. Dig these pics and vids of my walk back to the boat:
Back on the vomit torpedo. The Captain warned the passengers this time “pop a pill or puke it up people, rough seas ahead.” Most folks took the dose. At 25 cents a pop, it’s a wise bet. And the stank of puke is not assailing my nostrils. We just hit a thick patch of fog and the horn is a’blasting. Assuming we don’t capsize and get gobbled up by orcas, I’ll be back in Seattle and loving land in a few hours.
It’s weird to be moving and not in the wheelhouse, controlling the vessel. But it does allow me time to catch up on the tour journal, email and the like. So that is nice.
Never fear, Ill be rocketing across the highway soon. It’s a short jaunt down to Tacoma for a screening at the Grand with the Dockyard Derby Dames. We got some good press for this one. Both the Tacoma Weekly and the Weekly Volcano gave us some love:
Monster thanks to Amanda and Stephan at the Victoria Event Centre, all the gals from the Eves of Destruction Roller Derby, Dominick from the Victoria International Film Festival and a super-big thanks to Kelly for her super-sweet hospitality. She is fucking awesome!
Cash-wise, it worked out with a few bucks to spare. All in all, I escaped with a profit of about 12 bucks, Canadian. I recouped almost all of my travel expenses with ticket sales and moved a few posters and DVDs to put myself in the black. Not too shabby. And I didn’t even get fist-fucked by customs this time. What a treat!
It was day one in Portland, and I’ve been hanging out with old friends. Sit back and relax as Austin’s own PJ of PJ and the Bear fame serenades you from the sunflowers. Matt Drenick was there, too:
Other than that, I hung out with Rebstock a lot. I’d love to share stories and video of this occasion, but it has been seriously fucking recommended to me that I don’t. You probably think, “Oh, that’s just Chad doing his silly act…” don’t you? Trust me; I saw some fucked up shit….
Holy shit, the Tacoma screening was badass. The theater was packed. I got there an hour late. I thought the bugger started at 8:00, but when I arrived, I realized that the screening was already in progress. But it worked out great. I strolled in during the credits and Rocky Hardplace from the Dockyard Derby Dames helped me with the Q&A. Rocky is a total badass. We chugged beer after. Good times were had.
Help us spread the word!!! We have more screenings coming up and could use your help w/ promo: