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Bowling by Spencer on June 28, 2006

That’s What I’m Talking About


So, even though my wife gave me a hard time about my bowling blog, I’m still going to do it, especially after a night like tonight.

It was by far my best league night in my entire life!  I bowled a 596 series (198.67 average) over three games, but even more important is my low game was a 192 which means that all three games were fairly consistent.  The ball felt great all night and I was close to hitting my targets every ball.  As the lane conditions changed, I was quicker than usual in making small but good adjustments.  My ball reaction and rotation were also consistent for the first time.  I don’t know what I did differently if anything, but things just really clicked tonight.

My spare shooting was nearly dead on.  I only had 6 open frames total (evenly spaced at 2 per game).  I did miss a couple of single pins in the first game but the rest of them were tough spares to convert.

So, without further ado, here are this weeks numbers:

Wk# Date Lanes Gm1 Gm2 Gm3 Series Avg Run Avg
6 Jun 28, 2006 17-18 *206* 198 192 *596* 198.67 166.27
Game Averages:  165.60 176.20 157.00

The only possible downside is that I jacked my average up by 8 pins meaning I have to maintain or at least not drop off too much in order to stay above my new average.

Now, I’m off to Colorado for a few days before the 4th of July holiday.  I hope you all have a great 4th and I’ll catch you all next week.  Except for, of course, Kylah, I’ll see you tomorrow and the next day and the next day!

Bowling by Spencer on June 27, 2006

Bowling Blog (a little catchup)


So, I’m going to start a new weekly blog that I had planned to start a month ago, but hey, I’m a bit lazy.

To start, I used to be into bowling in a big way until my senior year in college.  The money was tight and I stopped bowling competitively or at all really.  In the past seven years, I had bowled maybe 3 times.  Starting this spring, I had gone bowling with some friends from work, remembered how much I loved it and the bug bit me again.  So, when the next set of leagues came around, I was quick to sign up.  The league has been running for about a month now and currently our team is sitting near the bottom of the heap, but that’s ok.

Starting with tomorrow night’s league, I’ll post a running journal of how I did and how I felt about my games.  For tonight, I’ll just incorporate a table of how the league has gone so far:

Wk# Date Lanes Gm1 Gm2 Gm3 Series Avg Run Avg
1 May 24, 2006 9-10 0 0 -1.00
2 May 31, 2006 15-16 137 183 144 464 154.67 154.67
3 Jun 07, 2006 11-12 187 162 134 483 161.00 157.83
4 Jun 14, 2006 13-14 151 133 166 450 150.00 155.22
5 Jun 21, 2006 23-24 147 *205* 149 *501* 167.00 158.17
Game Averages:  155.50 170.75 148.25

I wasn’t able to bowl the first week due to travel for work, so that week doesn’t have any scores.  The * indicates high game/high series.  Right now I’m averaging just below 160.  Not bad for just getting back into things, and if I’d start making my single pin spares more regularly, I’d be up around 180 or at least up to my goal for this league of 170.

So, there is the current round up of where things stand.  I’ll do my best to keep things up to date as I know how you are all sitting on the edge of your seats.

Take care and bowl great!

News Opinion by Spencer on June 26, 2006

To All of You AOL Suckers Out There

I heard about this on the radio and while I think it’s hilarious, it is dispicable how AOL treats people when all the guy wants to do is just cancel his account. For all of those using AOL, my sincerest apologies to when you finally decide that it is overpriced and useless in this day.

Here’s the link to the report:

Vincent Ferrari and Matt Lauer Interview

There are places where you can find the full audio of the message, but they keep changing so I won’t bother posting one here. My favorite line was: “The card is mine, it’s in my name; the account is mine, it’s in my name; cancel… the… acount!”



P.S. Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I was thinking about starting a weekly bowling blog to go along with my league, but figured most of you wouldn’t care anyway. Have a great day!