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A Vacation

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

I’ve taken a month-long vacation from this website.  Here is what I learned during that time according to the photos on my phone.

Shama might be a switch hitter.  
She also might be, you know, a hitter.

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I have a fun Job where a day of work sometimes involves
cutting a Whopper to resemble the number 2.

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Bowling leagues are more fun when you don’t
have to worry about running them.  
They’re even more fun when your shoes have flames.

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B-Fest is the nerdiest place in the world. 
This works out for me as I am a big nerd.
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Fram was a great programmer with one laptop.  
With three he is unstoppable.

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He’s Back

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Guess who’s back in the jukebox at the bowling alley.  I guess we weren’t the only ones upset he was gone.

I bowled a strike and a spare during “The Cup Of Life.”  Thanks Ricky.

You Gotta Shake Your Booty

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Something seemed a little off in our bowling league this year. I couldn’t put my finger on it. At first I thought it was just the rash of back injuries (we’re getting stupid-old) but I finally figured it out.

The jukebox is an important part of our league — so much so that every year we give out an award to whomever most deserves to lose their jukebox privileges. I think Bri won it last year for his obsession with Meatloaf.

It’s sometimes hard to choose a winner as one person’s Neil Diamond is another’s Travis Tritt. There is one song, however, that is universally loved. It gets played every week by someone or other, often several times. The song? “Cup of Life” by Ricky Martin. There’s something about it. Everyone gets their tushies a-shakin’ and I think a few pins give in to Ricky’s seduction every frame, raising the scores slightly for the song’s duration. New bowlers sometimes look a little confused at the cheers evoked by its opening congas, but it isn’t long before they too fall under Ricky’s spell.

I checked the jukebox on Sunday. The Ricky Martin CD has been replaced with an album of Christmas carols.

Simulbowl 2008

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Bowling Into Spring kicked off this week. It’s the bowling league I’ve been running for the last 9 years. When I started it I knew nothing of how bowling leagues are run and invented my own cockamamie scoring method. I didn’t know that leagues usually bowl three games in a series so we only bowl two. I wasn’t sure how to manage scores so I made a website to do it for me. The league is functional, but, well, a little unique. I think we annoy the crap out of Lincoln Square Lanes, but they put up with us, which is nice — even when we have break dancing contests on the bowling alleys.

Every year begins with the traditional Simulbowl. This year’s was accidentally videotaped.