waiting my turn

waiting my turn

last weekend i tried something i have been afraid to do for almost 5 years. i bowled. i’m no stranger to bowling and used to bowl competitively several times a week. my high game is 289 and i was good.

so why then was i afraid to bowl?  long story short: in 2011, i was in a car accident and it ruined my life. now i live in chronic pain and can’t do the activities i used to do. am i bitter?  you betcha!

anyhoo, i grabbed a house ball and wore disgusting house shoes, a disgrace for someone of my caliber, and stepped on to the bowling approach. my first ball rolled into the gutter. i made up for the gutter ball on my 2nd roll by making the spare and then it was all downhill. in the beginning, i had a difficult time reading the lane with a house ball and my current knowledge, but eventually figured it out. i didn’t bowl my weight.

in addition to my low score, i broke several of my long, beautiful nails and hurt my middle finger on my right hand. it’s still sore and swollen and my right arm/shoulder emits the usual pain.

i love bowling and often watch it on TV. when i arrived home – despite my injuries – i thought about the possibility of purchasing my own ball, bag and shoes again. i doubt i would be able to bowl more than one or two games at a time, a big difference in the amount of games i used to bowl at one time. the jury is still out on whether i plan to do so or not, but at least i now know i’m no longer afraid to bowl.

Written by valerie



Val, I LOVE your new blog, both your content and the blog design itself!

“my high game is 289 and i was good.”

OMG…that’s awesome! And I’m very impressed because I’m not good at all at bowling. I like it, but I’m just not good.

I am so glad you’re back blogging! I changed your feed on my reader to be sure of your updates. I also changed you on my blog roll.

Looking forward to reading more. Have a super weekend, girl!


what’s up, ron. i’m trying to find valerie again, she’s so lost. i do enjoy writing and i’m keeping posts short so hopefully i can keep things going. kathy, meleah and i went bowling the first time we met. maybe when we meet up this year with you, we should go bowling. if anything we will crack up with laughter. hope you’re having a good weekend too.


Well, since I grew up in the bowling capital of America, you could say I love bowling. It was one of my fave college classes…lol.

A 289? Whoa! That’s serious bowling! Glad you decided to try again.


bowling is fun, as long as i’m knocking them down, bijoux. if not then it’s frustrating and expensive. hehe. i think i may try on the wii, i do pretty well on it as well.

yeah, one frame away from a 300 and i got a 9 and a spare.


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