There’s just something about bowling. It’s one of the few sports that you can participate in almost your entire life -- from toddler to senior -- and it’s fun!
Me with my bowling ball--Lucky Fuchsia
There are a lot of things to like about bowling. The game itself is simple. You roll the ball toward the pins and try to knock them all down. You can compete against others or simply challenge yourself. Aside from the shoes and the ball, you don’t need any special equipment. And much like riding a bike, once you learn to bowl, you never forget.
My bowling technique...don’t break a nail
I realized that fact when my family and friends decided to go bowling after Thanksgiving dinner last week.
I’ve bowled here and there over the years. But never with any great skill or regularity. It had been years since I handed over my stilettos for a pair of bowling shoes. But that’s exactly what I did. I laced up those shoes, selected my 10-pound ball and hit the lanes. First bowl -- SPARE. Next bowl -- SPLIT. I even managed a STRIKE there among my ten frames.
These days there are all sorts of clever twists at the bowling alley like Cosmic Bowling with darkened alleys and neon balls and pins; Rock n Bowl with head-banging music; Bumper Bowling with bumpers over the gutter so little kids don’t suffer the agony of the gutter ball.
For me, the the trickiest part about bowling was always scoring. That whole spare and strike, and X and slash, and adding from your next frame thing took some learning. But now that they have electronic auto-scoring -- bowling’s a breeze!
I can proudly say my return to the bowling alley was a triumph. I was the winner with a score of 155! Maybe the AM Style gang could create a team and join a league. We could call ourselves the Breakfast Bowls!
Winning Score -- LeeLee (that’s what my 6 year old nephew calls me)
See you Saturday!