|Vintage bowling cake toppers|
Image courtesy of A. Foxx (Europeans will know who I am talking about).
I'm not a bowler. It may seem odd because bowling is the penultimate mid-20th Century leisure activity. The shirts, the shoes, the leagues, and the snacks all scream wacky tacky. Is there is a sport more suited to the wacky tacky lifestyle than bowling? Probably not. If there is, let's hope that it does not include the heaving of leaden spheres down a wooden alley polished to a retina-burning glare. Seriously, why do the really lightweight, bowling balls come in pink and have holes drilled far too small for my sausage fingers?
Get a load of those pins!
Vintage Bowling Salt & Pepper Shakers
|If that kangaroo can teach her how to bowl,|
I should be able to learn too.
Vintage Bowling Charm Necklace
Available for purchase at socaljewelbox on etsy
|Nice form...and a pretty good stance too!|
|Vintage Bowling Shoes|
Available for purchase at joolaholic on etsy
|Which is harder and more aerodynamic, the bowling balls or the hair?|
On a relatively-recent trip, our local mountains provided a nightlife so boring that I broke my non-bowling cardinal rule, "Never go bowling." I went bowling.
|Rim Bowling & Entertainment Center.|
How could I not go bowling with a directive so clearly lit?
This was my favorite part of the evening - the sign!
|You had me at "bowling shoes."|
They saw us coming and almost immediately installed the bumpers, but we decided to play like grown-ups and let the pins fall where (if) they may. Here is the gang each displaying their best bowling stance.
Erika & Mary
Ben & Lisa
|I think our combined scores would make a real bowler chuckle, |
but I, in fact, had the last laugh. The non-bowler won!
Our little bowling league may have lasted only one night, but it taught me that I like bowling more than I thought. My problem is that I am the type who will dive headlong into bowling, not by practicing, joining a league or even visiting an alley; I would be satisfied just buying the perfect shirt, shoes, ball, and bowling bag. The clothes make the bowler, right?
Everyone's favorite bowler, Fred Flinstone, conquers
the raspberry seed stuck in the wisdom tooth of every
bowler, the 7-10 split!
Rim Bowling & Entertainment Center
23991 Lake Dr