Yeah, so I went bowling last night. It was a birthday party for a good friend of ours. The bowling alley we went to was purchased by a chain called 300 aimed at making bowling fun again. It's a great idea. They don't have very many leagues allowed at the lane. Their demographic is the young, fun crowd or families to keep them afloat. Lots of music, video screens and assistants to help with the scoring computers. We had a private room with nine lanes and our own bar for the evening. And we had a blast.
It was the first time I had bowled in 8 or 9 years. I used to be in a bowling league with some work colleagues and friends. For about 7 years.
You can stop laughing now.
Anyway, I was into it more for the night out than I was in the actual bowling. That was reflected in my average, which in the 7 years hovered between 134 and 136. Seriously. I never got any better. The rest of the league thought that I was a statistical anomaly. I mean you have to get better at something if you keep doing it over and over again. Right?
Don't ask any of my ex-girlfriends that last question, okay?
So after 8 or 9 years of inaction on the lanes, what do I throw in my first game in that time period? That's right. 135.
Some things never change.
PS - Not to brag, but my high game of all time was 268. I was really drunk.
PPS - Unfortunate newness over at MovieGrenade! This one hurt, kids. Sigh.