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.