Atomic Bombshell

Spirit Fingers

March 8th, 2005


The other day I got called out: A virtual stranger pegged me as a recovering cheerleader. I guess no matter how many twelve-step spirit finger recovery meetings you attend… You can pack up the uniform, but the cheery optimism is forever.

They may not market cheerleading as a way to develop fake happiness that can fool most people into thinking you’re chipper when you’re a step away from murder, but they really should. I’d like to see some Goth chicks working their anger out in the form of a cheer.

So anyway, while waiting for that board meeting to start I went around introducing some fresh meat. Maybe I went a little overboard on the enthusiasm or something, because a member of our Board of Directors turned to me with a big fat grin and said wryly:

“What was it… Cheerleader, songleader… What?”
B U S T E D !   V A R S I T Y   C H E E R

Entry Filed under: Atomic Bombshell,Completely Girlie


  • 1. Lisa  |  March 9th, 2005 at 5:41 am

    Ahh, I have the opposite problem since I’m a recovering goth girl.

  • 2. Jade  |  March 9th, 2005 at 8:57 am

    Once a cheerleader, always a cheerleader! I was Varsity Cheer for three years myself and I swear I hear it from strangers all of the time…”You were a cheerleader weren’t you…”

    Ugh. Gimme a “B” gimme an “I” gimme a “T” gimme an “E”… all together now “ME”…what’s that spell?!

  • 3. Alli  |  March 9th, 2005 at 10:07 am

    Damn them!!! Me too, actually. I can’t get rid of my spirit. Fuck.

  • 4. Master Foley  |  March 9th, 2005 at 12:54 pm


  • 5. 8ZERO8  |  March 9th, 2005 at 1:05 pm

    Wait… Didn’t we just hear a story about you being in band, too?
    You were both!?

  • 6. LlamaKing  |  March 9th, 2005 at 2:24 pm

    She’s multitalented.

  • 7. Aurora  |  March 9th, 2005 at 3:29 pm

    You don’t seriously think I could have remained a band geek after that debacle… Nope, guess I just wasn’t born to be mild.

  • 8. Colin Roald  |  April 12th, 2006 at 10:29 am

    Hah! Goth cheerleaders:

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