How Claudia Estela got her groove back
The season started out promising. I had a personal-best 154 during the first night. It was followed by a couple more 100+ games. Normally, I’d be relishing in my handiwork. But this was the first night of league — the night that establishes averages and handicaps.
I had just single-handedly screwed my team. That is unsustainable bowling for me. There’s no way I could bowl that well or that consistently over the course of the league.
And I was right. After that initial night, I began my downward slide. My average kept dropping: 125, 120, 116, 110. Some nights, I struggled to hit 90.
I’d been wallowing in a bowling funk and dragging the team down. After five weeks, were were steadfastly in second-to-last place.
But last night, I got the bowling equivalent of Taye Diggs in Jamaica. Well, not quite (not at all, really), but I did get my groove back (and a bonus new high score).
And that’s important because the best part about bowling is the strut back after a strike. Right, Jesus?
PHOTO: My latest scores. Note the NINE strikes and SIX spares – that’s half my game.
Posted on February 13, 2013, in bowling and tagged Big Lebowski, Bowling, bowling league, bowling strikes, bowling turkey, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Jesus Quintana, Sports, Taye Diggs. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.