Team Here We Go Again: Bowling Night

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Team Here We Go Again took to the streets of Portland for another adventure together: BOWLING NIGHT!  With a fierce combo of extremely amateur bowlers (lowers head, coughs), complete rookies and others still who grew up doing it all the time, our two teams of four were in for a hilarious night. We seemed to pick the perfect night to be indoors, too, as it was the first night of heavy rain in quite some time.

We also may have picked the perfect night of the week to go to Grand Central, as Soul Night kicked off at 8 o’clock sharp. Every big screen at the end of the lanes promptly switched from advertisements to classic soul jam music videos, and the lights dimmed to reveal a giant disco ball twinkling up above.

All of us being fashion lovers, we had to drop jaws at our favorite video of the night: No Parking (on the Dance Floor) by Midnight Star, an early Eighties video with iconic moves, classic cars and a crowd of smooth operators. With chambray sport jackets, belted sweaters, high-waisted pants and vivid color-blocked apparel, we hinted at a theme night next time around.

Some highlights from the night:

1) Square up your form to center the ball’s path
2) Sometimes, saying “Strike” under your breath just might get you a lucky roll
3) (Other times, nice try, but no)
4) Pizza is the way to our hearts
5) Emily (not pictured, as she left a bit early) had words of wisdom as a former bowling camp attendee
6) Amanda-Jean won both games with some lean, mean form
7) Bowling shoes are actually pretty comfortable; I almost walked out without my new boots, EEP!
8) Terra the “Terror” had an endless list of names for the combinations of pins, aka “Vampire Teeth”
9) Our stylin’ management trio all wore matching denim jackets: Great minds dress alike…
10) Our staff is one awesome group of team players, in and out of a bowling alley 🙂

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So far our crew has mastered roller-skating at Oaks Park, bowling at Grand Central, chowing down Peruvian food at Andina…so tell us ladies, where should be our next spot to paint the town green? Roller Derby, anyone?

Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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