When she’s not making up stories about me, I’ve dragged Grrlscientist out to do some traditional midwestern things…like bowling. She has an interesting style—the fling-and-butt-flop, caught here on camera.
You can see the position of the ball. It doesn’t look like a strike to me.
I do have more photos.
HEY!! i kicked your ass in one game!
and i got three strikes!
i forgot to mention that i’ve never bowled before today, AS YOU KNOW, PZ, so i think i did great.
PZ Myers says
You mean that game where I screwed up thoroughly, and you still only beat me by one point?
I haven’t bowled in about two years, and I was never very good at it even then.
excuses, excuses! you’ve bowled two years longer than i have. at least one is not an imaginary number.
Heathen Dan says
Hahaha, it’s a war of photos! C’mon and show us more candid pics. And, it seems that the ball is headed to the left gutter (assuming Grrl is a right-hander).
And, it seems that the ball is headed to the left gutter (assuming Grrl is a right-hander).
Yup, so next time, Grrl, stand farther to the left and you’ll unconsciously put more of a spin to the right on the ball. Unless, of course, your throws are all over the lane, in which case just hope there’s no camera next time.
at least one is not an imaginary number.
Try rotating your bowling ball by 90 degrees before trying again…
The last time I went bowling, I bowled one game where I averaged more than one gutter ball per frame. The next game, I managed to bowl eight straight gutter balls. It may have even been nine straight.
even though the soles were too thin, i loved those bowling shoes, MNObserver; they were so delightfully colorful!
PZ would be jealous of you, FishyFred, you are truly inspirational. at first, after watching PZ, i thought that gutter balls were the primary goal of the game.
incidentally, thanks for your advice on how to beat the gutter, but i am not sure that i will ever get the chance to go bowling again. i return to the big apple tomorrow. i don’t think they have bowling alleys in NYC, do they?
Michael W Gatton says
In the city,
Chelsea Piers, or my favorite, Bowlmor:
Carl Buell(OGeorge) says
It’s the LEFT gutter correct? Yeah, just what I would expect, the LEFT gutter for both of you. Myself, I’m would have started on the LANE to the left.
Carl Buell(OGeorge) says
OH DAMN! I didn’t see the 4,6,7,10 split on the lane to the left!
Phoenix Woman says
Looks like PZ went all Rita Skeeter on you, Hedwig! :-)
OT, but somebody should tell the folks at Wampum to change all of the URLs of SB blogs in the Koufax Awards list of semi-finalists…
If by NYC, you mean Manhattan proper, there are only a few bowling centers, but there are plenty in Queens and Brooklyn. You can find nearby places at:
The search feature is offline for the weekend.
Alon Levy says
My solution is to play with bumpers. That way I hit 25 pins in a match instead of 10…
Looks like the ball is still in her lane, though. That makes her a better bowler than me.
The main thing I remember about bowling is not to run so far forward you step into the lane. It’s slippery.
I knew she was a hottie!