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Strike!

I have five things to impart.

1. Went bowling today at Strike! Bethesda. Nice atmosphere, I would have liked it better NOT on techno night. I was inconsistent as ever, and again, my wrist hurt.
Game1: 117
Game2: 83
Game3: 102
Game4: 100
2. Qwest has blocked our internet access from the NT machines. LJ looks kind of crummy on Unix Netscape.
3. I'm not sure if it's good or bad that I tend to like, well, everyone.
4. There is a spectrum of people's ability to ... I'm still not sure how to put this... bond? provide emotional support? those are not the right descriptions. But there's a spectrum, and I have to think about how to express this, and everyone lies somewhere on it. It's not any better or worse to lie closer to one end or the other. If I had the right word in place of "bonding" or "supporting" this would make tons more sense. But you know, it's really starting to sound like I'm talking about ladies' undergarments.
5. The kitty loaf
shall
invade Livejournal!
Long Live Kitty Loaf!

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mistervimes
Mar. 26th, 2002 04:55 am (UTC)
Hot Damn! The Bowling Report plague is spreading!
snidegrrl
Mar. 26th, 2002 04:57 am (UTC)
Ever since you started posting yours, I have been dying to go bowling... my wrist hurts like a bitch, and it's clear I need to get back in condition. Are you in a league?
mistervimes
Mar. 26th, 2002 05:07 am (UTC)
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You might consider a wrist brace from the pro-shop and see if that help your wrist (you may be releasing funny)... As for aches and pains, my left knee and left lower back are the ones that really get me. But, after several weeks of bowling they are starting to slack off in the pain department.

I'm not in a league... I really don't think I'm good enough and being required to show up and bowl might take the fun out of it...
snidegrrl
Mar. 26th, 2002 05:14 am (UTC)
I'm not sure if it has to do with a funny release (snicker) or my wrists muscles just being weak. i guess i should say my lower arm, because it hurts from my wrist halfway to my elbow along the bone.

i don't think you have to be super good to be in a league, but you're right about making something a requirement turning it into something that much harder to do. i see this all the time with my book club, where formerly enthusiastic readers just clam up and "forget" or "don't have time" etc.
mistervimes
Mar. 26th, 2002 05:19 am (UTC)
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Ouch... maybe a lighter ball? I take a couple of Tylenol before I go bowing and it seems to help.

I decided not to join a reading circle for that very reason... I read two or three books a week and I was SURE that if reading something was required, that I'd lose interest.
snidegrrl
Mar. 26th, 2002 05:29 am (UTC)
Well, my Vimesian friend, you probably have a point there. I usually start out the night with a 12-pound on the initial go and a 10-pounder for picking up spares, and end the night starting off with a 10 and cleaning up with the 8, as my wrist gets more tired. But I have this macho complex (or something) where I feel like I should stick with the same thing all the way through until I am used to it. Pretty silly. But I do know I can't get strikes with an 8.

2 or 3 books a week? I salute you. Last year I read something like 30 books. This year, I have thus far completed three. I don't think that's on quite the same par. *sigh* Stupid having to work to pay the bills.......
mistervimes
Mar. 26th, 2002 05:37 am (UTC)
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Having your own ball makes a big difference, because the ball feel lighter when it is drilled for your hand... but going 10-8 from the start might make a big difference... After all, if you are not going for impact and pin-action, weight is just a function of speed. If you want more finesse, a lighter ball might be the answer to your inconsitstancy and tiredness.

I HAVE to keep reading... if I ever stop, it takes months to get back in the groove. This latest reading spurt has lasted almost 3 years, reading a bit each day.
snidegrrl
Mar. 26th, 2002 05:44 am (UTC)
oh, how i sorely desire my own ball drilled for me.

as far as impact and pin-action, i'm not sure exactly waht you mean, not knowing the lingo so well, but i can explain that i tend to throw the ball straight. i have never been able to master the curvy ball.

i will take the suggestion of starting with the 10, though. gosh, now i definately hope i get to go back next week!
mistervimes
Mar. 26th, 2002 05:48 am (UTC)
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Pin-Action is when the pins fly around and hit other pins and knock then down. If you are a straight bowler (like me) then you need a LOT of pin action. The best way to achieve this is to throw the ball really hard and just to left or right of the head-pin.

So... a lighter ball, realased close to the lane (low down, dropping the ball loses kenetic energy), thrown as hard as you can... and you'll get a lot more pin-action (the savior of the straight bowler).
cheetahmaster
Mar. 26th, 2002 11:02 am (UTC)
This is *the* dirtiest thread I have read on lj. I was gonna pull out the dirtiest quotes, but man, I just can't decide.
snidegrrl
Mar. 28th, 2002 06:52 am (UTC)
i guess the deal for me is that a heavy ball sometimes makes up for the fact that i can't throw it very hard, but i lose an element of control to the arc and release of my arm, and am worn out and less able to stay consistent 2 games in. i was working under the idea that after time, i will build up my right arm, however, i think going more than once a year would help with that too. :-/
mistervimes
Mar. 28th, 2002 03:36 pm (UTC)
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*grin* probably...

Try a more direct delivery (using the same momentum that you use with the 12 pounder) low release and see if that doesn't get you more pin-action.
kittykatya
Mar. 26th, 2002 07:16 am (UTC)
For me, bowling would be a lot more fun if I could use a mini-ballista to release the ball. :D
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