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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Speedy Retaliation!

THEA QUEEN AKA "SPEEDY": I can't believe it, Roy.
Most of our customers have deserted us.

Word around Starling City is that Riley's Rave
is more fun and plays better dance music.


Tomorrow night we're gonna show Riley Blue and
her crew what a real rave looks and sounds like!


Join Thea Queen and the gang from Arrow...

tomorrow night... Friday,

September 9, at midnight,

at Star City's premier nightclub, Verdant,
for a cool crush you'll remember forever!

See John Diggle to the beat!

Watch Felicity
Smoak the competition
on the dance floor!



FINE PRINT: No one under the age of 40 will
be admitted unless accompanied by an adult.


  1. Ha!-- another Arrow promo? You're crazy!

    I forgot that Thea’s nickname is Speedy. I can’t wait to see John "Diggle" to the beat— and Felicity "Smoak" the competition on the dance floor! lol Bring it on, Shady!

    1. Hi, Kathryn!

      Welcome welcome welcome welcome welcome! :)

      Yessum, this third promo in five days is my subtle way of reminding folks about the A to Z Challenge and also remind them about the main event, Thea's Rave, looming tomorrow night at the stroke of 12 eastern time (check your local listings). I might point out that Thea's Rave will be simulcast on the orbiting International Space Station and the soundtrack will be launched into deep space inside a time capsule to let other forms of intelligent life know that earthlings take their partying very seriously.

      Yessum, tomorrow night at midnight you will see John Diggle to the dance beat and Felecity Smoak the competition on the dance floor. I hope to see your face in the place (club Verdant, Starling City, Arrowverse).

      Thanks again, Kathryn, and have a great day!

  2. Uh. Will I get fifty lashes with a wet noodle if I'm not there? ;)

    Have a great week, my friend!

    1. Hi, Sherry!

      Welcome back to SDMM, dear friend. You've been missed!

      If you aren't a night owl and cannot attend Thea's Rave in real time tomorrow night, I promise that you will not receive 50 lashes with a wet noodle. The party runs a full week, giving you plenty of time to put on your dancing shoes and drop by.

      I hope to see you there, dear friend Sherry!

  3. Good Morning Shady. I've never been to a rave, so this will be interesting. The only thing is my concern over the time. I don't know if eastern time would be midnight in Texas, 11:00pm or 2:00am! Pardon my air headedness, but I've never been able to get it right. I think we're eastern time, just not sure! I will be logged on throughout the evening tho-hope to see you sometime then!♫

    1. Hi, Suzanne!

      Thanks for hopping over for promo #3, dear friend!

      To answer your question, Texas is in the Central Time Zone. It is an hour earlier where you are than it is here where I am. Therefore, Thea's Rave begins at 11 pm your local time. If that's still too late for you to stay up, don't worry about it. The dance continues for an entire week and I'll do my best not to run out of refreshments. :)

      Thanks again for dropping in. Have a happy Thursday, a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend, dear friend Suzanne!

    2. Well, then, I'm usually still up at 11:00pm and sometimes past midnight, so I'll plan to be present. Thanks Shady! Have a great day, and weekend!

    3. You too, dear friend Suzanne. It will be fun to have you join me for my second midnight special.

      Take care! :)

  4. Hi Shady!
    Your exuberance is infectious! I'll certainly keep my eye on the Arrow and because timing is everything I too, am curious as to the actual hour this event will take place. Have you fallen back? Or are you still in forward time? I've often wondered how an internal clock would deal with this conundrum ;-)
    Have a sunny day, my friend!

    1. Hi, Diedre!

      Thanks for coming, dear friend! How's the weather situation out your way? I hope you didn't have any flash flooding in your area. I've been thinking about you!

      Yessum, this is the first time in the 8+ year history of SDMM that I have posted this often in a single week. I do not intend to make a habit of it, just having a little fun with the Arrow gang because Mrs. Shady and I are captivated by the series. I forgot to mention Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., another comic based TV series that has us hooked.

      When Mrs. Shady and I drove out west two years ago, we ran into some confusion over the time of day as we traveled through Arizona. I just looked at the time zone chart and saw that it is 8:30 am in both Phoenix and Los Angeles, even though Phoenix is in the Mountain Time Zone. Given that info, I believe that Thea's Rave will begin at 9 pm your local time.

      Thank you very much for your return visit and sweet comment, dear friend Diedre. I hope to see you tomorrow night or sometime during the 7 day run of the party.

      God bless!

  5. What a super fun post!! I will try to make it tomorrow but no promises. I may be in bed by then or i can be living it up with wine in hand. Have a wonderful day my sweet friend Shady!!

    1. Hi, Holliwood!

      Thank you very much for stopping in, dear friend!

      If at the stroke of midnight eastern - 11 pm Texas time - you are living it up with wine in hand, then by all means go straight to Verdant. Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200. Say the word CANARY, enter the club and dance till you drop. Bring your dogs, too! :)

      If you are unable to attend tomorrow night, you still have a full week to check out Thea's Rave. I hope you enjoy it!

      Take care of yourself and have a wonderful weekend, dear friend Holli!

  6. I'll be there...although I may arrive a little late, like "speak-easy late"... :)

    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. Hi, Michele!

      Thanks for popping in, dear friend!

      AOK, Thea's Rave is an all-nighter, so the party starts whenever you get there. You also have a full 7 days to come and go as you please. :)

      See you at club Verdant, dear friend Michele!

  7. Looking forward to this, dear friend! I'll drink lots of coffee so I can stay up. :)

    1. Hi, JM!

      Thanks for coming, dear friend!

      Yessum, you'd better start pumping black coffee hours in advance so you're sure to be fresh for the kick-off dance. You'll need the energy!

      See you at Club Verdant, Star City, dear friend Jessica!

  8. Looks like you are havin so much fun with this !
    I will miss it but sounds like fun.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

    1. Hi, Gayle & thehamish!

      Don't fret, dear friend. There's no need for you to miss the fun because the post runs a full seven days. You can swing by any time next week and the party will still be going strong. :)

      I hope to run into you on the dance floor at club Verdant, dear friend Gayle. Take care of yourself and thehamish and have a great weekend!

  9. Tom, you're making want to return to watching "Arrow" again. I think I'll mention returning to this series to DH. :D

    1. Hi, Cathy!

      I think you guys would enjoy Arrow. It's a little darker than The Flash but not quite as dark as Daredevil and Jessica Jones.

      I hope you can make it to Thea's Rave, dear friend, if not tonight, then in the seven days that follow.

      Thanks again for your visit and comment, dear friend Cathy, and have a safe and happy weekend!

  10. Diggle to the beat? I like that word but have no idea what this is all about:)

    1. Hi, Birgit!

      Arrow is a TV series. John Diggle is the name of one of the principal characters. The Arrow characters are hosting a week long rave. "Diggle to the beat" is word play. Click forward to the latest post and come join the party, dear friend!


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