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Flat out crazy-awesome night.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

It’s getting close to the end of the first half, with next week being position round, so we knew we had to bowl well to close the gap between us and the teams ahead. Fortunately, we were able to bring our A+ game. Going up against Team 12, who was missing their third bowler and had to take his blind score, the Snakes struck again and again, with every member beating their average in every game, and 3 out of 4 getting their +50 bonus points. Brandon had nine in a row (aka “The Buffet”). I picked a 2-10 split (and came sooooo close on a bunch of others). I was hung in the third game pizza frame, so there will be pizza next week, courtesy of a bad split. We ended up beating Team 12 with our scratch score against their handicap — that’s how good this week was.

Jen 160 175 180 Total: 515
Andrew 172 180 170 Total: 522
Bob 231 167 194 Total: 592
Brandon 196 276 207 Total: 679

Hello? Is Anyone Out There? We’re Still Here.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

So, it’s been a while since this has been updated with our bowling shenanigans. It’s not my fault, really, I blame Andrew for this. I mean, he started it with not posting for two weeks and so I had to follow him by not posting last week. Shameful, I know, but I’m a follower, that’s who I am. So, I won’t discuss last week’s bowling too much because I really don’t remember it at all. Except that I bowled my FIRST CLEAN GAME! How crazy awesome is that? My first game ever with no open frames at all. It was fantastic. And looking back on the scoresheet, it seemed like, overall, we bowled well as a team, enough to take 5 from the other team (who had really strong bowlers, they gave us pins).

This week, we bowled against the blind, which was great because we didn’t have to deal with people so we were able to concentrate on our own bowling. The only thing we had to do was be within 40 pins of our team average to win points. The first game was easy-peasy, considering I bowled a 205 (54 pins above my average!) and Brandon was 56 pins above his average with a 246. The man can never let me beat him in bowling, damn him. Now the second and third games for me were shit, you wouldn’t have thought I could bowl a 205 with the way I bowled the other two games. Thankfully, Andrew, Brandon and Bob picked up the slack for me. Andrew had a great last game, earning himself a 223, which means that he’s still in the lead on our Bet, but Brandon is only one point behind. Andrew, you better watch out, Brandon’s gunning for you! So, we were well within 40 pins of our average all three games, which means we won 7 points. The Snakes are a force to be reckoned with. HISSSSS!

Jen 205 133 126 Total: 464
Andrew 157 159 223 Total: 539
Bob 148 153 146 Total: 447
Brandon 246 245 203 Total: 694

The Pizza Frame

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

This week we implemented the “Pizza Frame” policy. What is the “Pizza Frame,” you ask? Well, here’s the answer! In the fifth frame of a game, if three out of four of us bowls a strike, the person who fails must buy the pizza for that week, hence the “Pizza Frame”. I don’t remember how this all started, it’s not an official USBC thing, it’s a Snakes on a Lane thing. We must do what we can to entertain ourselves.

Poor Bob, he was the first victim of the “Pizza Frame” during the second game so he treated us to a pepperoni pizza. I have to say, for bowling alley pizza, it wasn’t bad. A lot of grease but a handful of napkins soaks that right up. Even with the extra fuel, we only took four out of seven points from Team12. I’m sure it had something to do with me throwing a couple of gutterballs, oh vey, I’m so ashamed. I do have to say one thing though, it seems like we are settling into a more comfortable routine. Andrew and Brandon have improved immensely this week while Bob and I faltered a wee bit. It’s only one more week until we start our Bet again so I better shape up.

Jen 170 142 135 Total: 447
Andrew 144 125 184 Total: 453
Bob 154 105 127 Total: 386
Brandon 174 243 201 Total: 618

It’s Happening Again! (Whether we’re ready or not)

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Despite the lack of an ending post for the year, leaving our immense readership in suspense, the season did end. Jen won the bet. It took us something like four months to actually get around to taking her to her victory lunch.

And now it’s all starting again. We’ve moved houses to the Brunswick Four Seasons, and moved to Tuesday nights. Let’s hope this season is a good one.

Also, since Bob now has his precious iPhone, let’s see if we can pressure him into some real-time post action. At least once.

Breaking Out Our Dance Moves

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

This week we bowled against KNC, a team that is intense with their bowling and with their ability to have a good time. We started off with a bang, capitalizing on their slow start and our 61 pin handicap advantage. We took the first game, giving us a bit of a confidence boost. The second game was not as pretty as the first, due in part to my 134 and Joel, on the other team, bowling a 265. Boo me for being so bad and boo him for being so good. As we started the third game, Mel gave the signal to Brad at the front desk to kick out the jams with a mix CD of early 90′s techno and hip hop super hits. Tag Team, Naughty by Nature, 2 Live Crew, Salt ‘n’ Pepa, and that one song from Bring It On (you know, the one with the spirit fingers) provided the soundtrack for some awesome bowling. 7 of the 8 bowlers beat their averages with Brandon hitting a 225 and Joel on the other team dropping a 268 on us (for a 714 series(!)). Not content with simply scoring well, I started a trend by booty shaking after a spare pickup. One thing led to another and soon everyone was doing their strike dance (or spare dance). We even go the old stick in the mud Rich to show us his Tootsie Roll after a particularly emphatic strike. Unfortunately, our dance moves were not enough to prevail in the third game. We kept close enough to win the overall score, though, which was nice.

I am a little worried now because my lead was trimmed by one point tonight. It seems that Brandon is very intent on not going to afternoon tea and would like to have lunch at the Penthouse Club, instead. What? You would rather have boobs than tea and crumpets? That’s crazy talk. Oh, no, there will be no nekkid booby-shaking my way, the gauntlet has been thrown, I must not lose my dignity.

Jen 172 134 182 Total: 488
Andrew 133 166 169 Total: 468
Bob 165 169 183 Total: 517
Brandon 243 204 224 Total: 671