I’m on Strike!


I’m a person known for having obsessions.  I mean, there was Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Jazzercise, poker, tarot cards, and many, many others.  Sometimes they stick around long past their expiration, sometimes they’re put on the shelf only to be thought of occasionally.  Currently?  My obsession (or should I say nerd-session) is bowling.

I always liked heading out to the bowling alley, but it was an occasional thing.  Then this year, I decided to join a winter league organized by the employee association at work, and I dragged Indie Boy along with me.  We both loved it, even though we were certainly not the best team (we finished 8th out of 10).  We loved it so much that, after that employee league ended, we joined a spring league at the bowling alley, along with one of our friends.  I even bought my own ball (purple with sparkles), shoes (purple, no sparkles), and bag (skull and crossbones – what?).  It’s like, dude when did this happen?  But it ‘s awesomely fun.   Although we are pretty much the worst team in the league (seriously, if it weren’t for our handicap, we’d be toast).

I’m actually starting to get consistently better though, which is awesome.  My initial average at the start of the employee league was 101, but my current average in the new league is 122, and after last night (where I averaged 136) that should go up.  I totally remember my dad playing in a bowling league when I was a kid, and now it’s kind of come full circle.

Although, unlike when I was five, I don’t go to the bowling alley in a skirt and no underwear.  (Let me tell you, when my mom realized that I had removed my undies before we went bowling, she about had a fit.  I didn’t understand the problem then, but now I’m thinking it’s a good thing I didn’t trip and expose myself to everyone that night.)

So how long with this last?  I don’t know.  Hopefully a while.  At least until I manage to break 150.  (I’ve been so close, so very, very close.)


1 Comment

  1. I love our new-found/rekindled bowling passions. It is inexpensive (even with the initial equipment purchase), a lot of fun, and a great excuse to get out of the house.

    Hopefully my average will pick up so I can stop being the “short-bus” kid of the team.

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