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December 10, 2006


Friends of mine had watched The Big Lebowski and wanted to go bowling. I never understood that movie, but I suppose it's one of those movies that are not supposed to be understood in the first place. Anyway, while I think the movie is rather pointless, I have no such problem with bowling.

As a consequence, today I held a bowling ball in my hands for the first time in my life. Actually, I held several of different weights until I found out that size 11 seemed to yield the best results.

Incidentally, I won. By a respectable margin, I might add, and despite the fact that they had the most awful music blearing from the speakers, music that was obviously designed to break the players' concentration. It was probably beginner's luck, or I was really the most competent person in our group, or the least incompetent.

Any way, it felt good. Even though I also won the prize for Most Embarrassing Moment of the Evening, when the ball slipped off my fingers while I was swinging it backwards and it seemed for a brief moment as if it would knock over people instead of pins. Thankfully, that moment passed rather quickly, and nobody was hurt.

Posted by Horst on December 10, 2006 11:45 PM to creatures great & small | Tell-a-friend
Richard said on December 11, 2006 09:21 AM:

Yes, the 11 ball is my favourite as well.

I like bowling because it's the only sport that let's you drink and smoke while exercising it.

Horst said on December 11, 2006 10:29 AM:

Yes, even though the more famous movie moment is killing somebody with an 8 ball, I think it might be easier with an 11 ball.

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