let the good times roll

8 Feb

i must be on a super bowl kick, cause now i’d like to post a little rambling about bowling.  i also must be on a ready made kick (go figure), cause this article is what spurred my interest.

i got dibs on yellow!

in middle school, we had the option to take “bowling” for 4 weeks during gym.  we would hop on a bus and make a field trip to the lanes down the street and bowl as many games as we could for an hour and a half.  i think that was my first time playing without bumpers and, by the end of the session, i had scored an 80 on one game (woop! woop!).  since then, i’ve always enjoyed bowling.  and, we all must admit that wii sports pretty much brought the bowling trend back around.  one of the best things about bowling is the whole setting – tunes pumping through the air, friendly (or not-so-friendly) rivalry, greasy food and cheap beers.  now, i love the midnight black-light variety of bowling and the opportunity to create inappropriate names on the score board, but i am also really digging the idea of old-school bowling.  i have never been the brightest student in math class, so this version may not be the best for me, but i’ve always tried to understand just how scoring works in bowling and i’m up for anything retro.  after reading the ready made article, i immediately did as instructed and googled “old school bowling alley” and then added “nc” after to see if there was anything remotely nearby.  i thought hardly anything would come up, but, to my delight, the first result was the alley in my college town of raleigh (leave it to raleigh to have something this awesome).  i LOVE having excuses to visit my old stomping grounds and i am so excited to plan the 2 1/2 hour trip to try this place out.  their menu looks awesome (chili on top of fritos with all the works for only $4??  i also admire that they’re not hiding that they use velveeta), their prices are even awesomer and it’s right across from the ncsu campus (go wolfpack!). 

look at these fun colors!

so… start googling, grab some friends and a freshly-sharpened pencil and get ready to get your big lebowski on!
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One Response to “let the good times roll”

  1. ashka (or rain) 02/21/2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Oh my gosh, I remember bowling in middle school! Was it really an hour and a half?

    That bus smelled so bad, as did the bowling alley. Always came back stinking of tobacco, cigarette smoke, oil grease, and probably stale sweat. So attractive!

    I remember that it was in at GMS that I learned what a strike was. Someone asked me if I ever got a strike, and I proudly answered ‘no’. What a dork I was!

    Bowling is great. I haven’t bowled in a few months. But somehow, all bowling alleys smell the same.

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