Midnight Bowling!!!January 26, 2010
In celebration of my mom’s birthday, and also just to hang out and have fun together while doing something different, a bunch of us went to Midnight Bowling at Sawmill Lanes on Saturday. Great time! Although I am a young, hip, partyin’ 25 year old girl (wink, wink, winkety wink) it’s been a loooong time since I have been out at a public event ’til after two in the morning… WITH MY PARENTS! 🙂
Me, Dad, Mom. My dad looks drugged here, but the problem was that he wasn’t drugged. He couldn’t bowl because he was having terrible back pains (herniated disc- he’s had to deal with it for years). He didn’t want to take pain meds because of the side effects, so he suffered through it the whole night just to hang with us. Trooper. Poor dad, I love him and hate to see him in pain. HATE it.
AAAAAND SANDIE was there and ALSO had to sit it out I think due to a car accident knee injury years ago. She took millions of pictures, maybe as much as I did. (I took 113. See, you may think I post all of my pictures, but I’m not even posting half!) Sandie is my mom’s lifelong friend from WV and we love her dearly.
Jacob’s exaggerated bowling form. Awesome. Especially in the suit. I like how Becca said, in her own LiveJournal ( ): “but I also discovered that Jacob is the single most adorable bowler in the world, what with his over-dramatized…ball-toss….thing…and his reactions.” Becca also said in her journal that she was reminded that she is horrible at bowling. I had a much different experience for myself; I patted myself on the back for my top score of 36. Total. At the end of the game. 36. Um, yeah, you got nothin’ on me.
OK, Becca says Jacob was an adorable bowler, but I must say that the Most Adorable Bowler Award DEFINITELY goes to Rebecca Hoffman. LOOK AT THIS ADORABLENESS! The momentum of that little 6-pound (or whatever) ball with “extra extra tiny” finger holes is going to make her fly backwards! (with much affection, Becca. You are adorable. I love your smallness. I love smallness in general, too.)
My mother was having a very unlucky game so she began to experiment with her form. In this case, she pushed the ball down the lane with her foot. I don’t think it was a very successful move. Teresa Sanders wins the Most Unsuccessful Technique Experimentation Award.
I’m not sure how this happened… perhaps someone else was experimenting with bowling technique, but this ball just STOPPED right in front of the pins and no one (even though we are all incredibly awesome bowlers) could seem to get it to budge by bowling another ball. So, Les walked down the gutter to retrieve it. Because she is Super Amazing Bowling Ball Retriever Lady come to save the day. That’s how awesome she is.