Sat 17 November 2001 || View discussion thread here.
Bowling at Sunset Lanes in Brooklyn was certainly one of the best Activity
Enthusiast experiences to date. About 7 people showed for an authentic
Mexican meal in South Slope before meeting up with a few
others at the bowling alley.
Man those shoes are cool! Every time I go bowling I forget just how
attractive those spray-sanitized slippery soles can be. Lucky for us
there was plenty of sizes to go around because lane management
strictly enforced a no-socks without proper shoes bowling
rule. And let me tell you you did NOT want to disobey Sunset
Lanes management. Not with a Property Protected by Smith &
Wesson sign next to the cash register. No sir.
We got there a bit on the late side and many of the freebie balls were
sitting in other bowlers reservoir thingies. But we managed to
score a couple of 20 pound balls with finger holes that hadnt
been capped off to 1 inch.
I have never seen so many Hassidic Jews rolling marbles in my life!
And man they were good. I think there was some sort of league night.
It was after sundown on a Saturday night so it was time to let their
peass (those curly hair things by their ears) down. I saw one
guy polishing his ball with the silky cupped inside of a spare yarmulke
but Miah got his camera out just as he was finishing up.
Scores for the two games were all over the place from a pathetic
58 to a whopping 157. Its AEL policy not to record names when it comes
to scoring - but lets just say there was a healthy amount of competition
where in the end everyone remained friends. I will say that in
the 10th frame of the first game, one woman got a turkey! And what better
frame to bowl three strikes in a row! Hopefully this will be just the
first alley of many AEL will conquer in the years ahead
cappy | donny | dutchess | jebba | Jen | jimmo | Kelly | kevbot | marybonfire | miahzinn | steplin | et al.