We’re All On Strike. Or Want To Be.

I’m bowling. There’s wi-fi at the bowling alley. Therefore I blog.

I’m at Centennial Lanes in Longmont. The lanes work fairly well. When they get stuck you hit the blue button. They’ve only gotten stuck on us twice. The house shoes are not entirely uncomfortable. The food is fairly yummy, but when they say “sourdough” what they really seem to mean is a thick, yeasty white bread that’s been partially toasted. I don’t know, maybe that counts as sourdough in some counties. The coffee is surprisingly good, and I attribute to it that last strike I rolled. The house balls are such that you basically choose a weight based on which ones have holes your fingers fit in. That’s why I’m using the twelve-pounder. It’s not because I want to look all macho. I think I’d do better with the nine-pounder, actually. But the nine-pounder keeps trying to eat my fingers to the first knuckle.

We all fairly suck at bowling, and there’s six of us here, so that’s a lot of sucking. We’re in our fifth frame of the third game, and I only got my second strike all night. I have had significantly more gutter-balls.

Oh, hey, it stuck again. Sometimes it gets confused when you do something radical like, I dunno, knock all the pins down.

If You Go: It’s $2.50 per person per game if you’re under 21, and $3.25 otherwise. The reuben sandwich is nummy but the zig-zag French fries are kinda uninspired. The arcade games include 80s classics Centipede, Donkey Kong, and Bubble Bobble, the latter placed strategically next to Bust-A-Move (Puzzle Bobble). Enjoy, and if it’s raining, don’t get your bowling shoes wet on your smoke break. The guy on the P.A. system will appreciate that.

2 Comments so far

  1. Gabe (unregistered) on May 5th, 2006 @ 2:45 pm

    Holy crap I went bowling last night too…


  2. Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little (unregistered) on May 5th, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

    It was an area-wide telepathic meme, apparently.

    Now if you were actually at Centennial Lanes, that would be truly spooky. (I would have been the gal with the laptop on lane 28.)



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