Bowlin’ With my Homies

We got our bowl on tonight! Not toilet bowl either…actual pins and lanes bowling with some people from my work.  And it was fun…even if my knee and back currently disagree.

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The outing was kind of a spur of the moment idea we concocted last week to give our little work group a chance to do something fun together. Those who know me know that I’m not the most social person, but once in awhile I find my inner extrovert and decide to be social. Generally, I have a good time doing so, too.  Thursdays at Little Apple Lanes are dollar days: shoes, games, hot dogs, sodas, and drafts are a buck each. Kind of a cheap date, right?

I was a little nervous about the fact that summer leagues were still going on, but we were able to secure two lanes early.  Jon and I were the first to arrive, and everyone else filtered in over the next hour and a half.  I bowled one game, and somehow managed to break a hundred and win. I opted out of the second game though because I tweaked my knee around frame six. Because we’ve been so active and I’ve had no knee pain in the past several weeks, I sort of just took for granted my ability to jump out there and throw some balls. Jon did the same thing, but with his elbow.

Overall, it was a lot of fun. I really do like bowling, even though we hadn’t done it in two years, and I like the fact that it’s a physical activity that works muscles we’re not used to working. There were a few minor things that shook things up, most having to do with bowling etiquette and the person in the lane next to us just sort of taking over on Jon’s bowling ball in his second game.  I suppose we could have talked it out, but we just rolled with it. I got to take some pics and rest my knee, and I think when we all finally did leave, the consensus was positive.

I’m definitely going to be up for more bowling soon, even if just to condition my muscles to do something different. Might be a group thing, might be me and Jon just chilling together on a Thursday night. Either way, it’s definitely another thing to add to our itinerary.  Sure, there might be some ice and Biofreeze afterwards, but you know what? All part of the experience.

The only thing we didn’t do…thought I firmly believe we should have…was a song and dance number.

I really can’t condone dancing on the lanes though. Someone could get hurt.


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