Starting this week, we have another place to pickle in Victoria. Many players went there last summer– it was a well attended and popular venue…  Below is the info: Location – Victoria Curling Club  1952 Quadra St. Time – Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am – noon Charge – $5 drop in fee, everyone welcome. Bonus – The Good Fellow Cafe is in the same building. It’s open Mon-Fri 8am-3pm…you can have a snack, brecky or lunch before or after your game. … Continue reading

Outdoor Play at McMinn Park

Pearkes is closed this week, so there should be lots of picklers doing their thing at McMinn Park. For anyone who hasn’t already done so, please take a look at this site: They talk in there about pickleball. One of their complaints was about PB playing for hours at a time when there are tennis players waiting for court time. Let’s all remember our etiquette when we are at McMinn. CHALLENGE COURT is on hiatus for a little while, … Continue reading

Spanking the Competition

THE END OF ELVIS? The party was rocking…Elvis was singing his hits, and people were dancing and singing along, but when the sun started to head down the King held up his hand to quiet the crowd and spoke to us. “I want to thank you all for making me feel so welcome here on Earth. On the planet Zweegh I used to watch other entertainers other than my namesake. For my last song of the evening I would like … Continue reading

Here I Go Again

ELVII After lunch the next day, Elvis and I went for a walk on the grounds of Yujoil’s country estate. I asked him how he liked the idea of being a clone. He shrugged and sang, ”That’s All Right now DJ, anything you do…” We walked along and worked out some details about how he was raised by Zweeghians. Since the planet was many light years away, he was receiving TV shows, and radio broadcasts, from the 1950’s and 1960’s. … Continue reading

The Puckering Pickler

ESCAPISM I have just as much desire, as the average person, to want my summer entertainment to be on the ‘light’ side. When the weather is warm I would rather read a ‘People’ magazine than Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’. This time of year is conducive to watching a summer movie with a facile plot, special effects, and a happy ending. Is anyone up for ‘The Avengers’ or ‘Mission Impossible’ sequels? Then there is easy listening music that sounds just right … Continue reading