Bowling? Why, no. I do not bowl.
She was quite persuasive and explained that there are averages and handicaps, and it's all just in good fun.
Um. No. I don't even break 100 when I bowl.
But it wouldn't even be that often. In fact, I could just be the 4th person on the 3-man team. An extra body in case someone else got sick or had a conflict.
Well. I had thought recently that I needed to get involved in some sort of activity where I could meet new people, not just the new people from church. Hm. Maybe I can do it as long as it isn't every week.
No problem. We will pick you up tomorrow- our 3rd person is out of town.
And so it happened that I have joined a bowling league.
A bowling league.
Yes, a bowling league.
My family reading this in distant places are all laughing at this idea because they have been with me each of the 3 times I have bowled in the last decade (it usually ties in with some sort of Family Reunion activity).
So today I went and bowled for my first time with the bowling league out at the Rolling Thunder alley inside the casino. Good Times.
I had a freaky experience.
I bowled (on the 2nd of 3 games) a.....wait for it.....a 184!! I got a bunch of strikes in a row and I noticed it garnered the attention of the other ladies in the league. I am a little freaked out, because it was most certainly some kind of super funky fluke!!! And now I have set this really high bar that I will never, ever be able to reach again!! 184!! For those who don't know-that is a super good score for a Monday afternoon women's bowling league. 184-so crazy!!
On the drive home (our team car pools out to the casino), one of our teammates let us know that she has decided to work full time which means I just got bumped to the actual team instead of the alternate position. Mercy. Now what? I will likely never break 100 again. And, by the way, I don't really bowl.
What have I gotten myself into? My teammates were gracious enough to immortalize my score for me: