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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:07 AM
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My 5 year old beat me at bowling Sat. night
Only by 4 points, but still... :cry:

I dunno whether to be proud that I may have a prodigy, or humiliated to the point of hari-kari. :D
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:16 AM
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1. She nearly beat asthmaticeog.
And yes, you should be humiliated.
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:19 PM
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13. I was really glad when I pulled ahead in the last couple of frames.
That would have been too much to bear! :cry:

(Predicted Hedgejoke: "You pulled ahead? Whose?")
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:17 AM
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2. The good news: Your child has a real talent
The bad news: It's bowling. :rofl:

No, seriously, it's a strange tug of parental pride vs. our own hurt pride sometimes, isn't it?

My 8 1/2 year old son can just about beat me in arm wrestling. Jeez, and I'm not a weakling, either. Luckily my daughter (5) isn't there yet!
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:54 AM
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8. Hey, we're in Cleveland
Bowling could take her very far. :D
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:01 PM
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10. I lived in North Olmsted for my first five years.
Nothing like late-60s/early 70s suburban Cleveland. Bubble hair galore. White shoes & belts (the "Full Cleveland" as Herb Caen used to call the look.) I have fond memories ... Hey, come to think of it, I was even on a bowling league as a child.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:19 AM
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3. Is Your Child That GOOD? Or Are You That BAD?
It's been ages since I've been to a bowling alley... are there any that are smoke-free?
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:24 AM
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4. Well, I'm not going to be christened
"Lady Brunswick" anytime soon, shall we say...

:D

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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:31 AM
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5. Do You Have Your Own Ball? (No sex-jokes... that's too easy!)
Ya know what's weird... I'm left-handed, but I bowl right handed. (I play tennis and baseball left-handed, but I golf right handed.)

What about you?
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:53 AM
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7. I think that tragically I could bowl left-footed
and it wouldn't make a whole lot of difference. :D

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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:33 AM
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6. I went bowling on my 17th birthday
and got a 76. It was not a happy birthday.
Another time, at my cousin's reception there was a bowling alley down the hall from where the dance was. My fundy cousins do not dance or rock and roll so they went bowling and my sister sorta dragged me along too. To everyone's amazement I bowled a 196, just about my best of all time. The astonishing thing was that my eyes were all puffed up and bloodshot from allergies and lack of sleep. My siblings could not figure out how I could see to bowl that well.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:56 AM
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9. My family was all in town once and we decided to go bowling
I think between the 6 of us we had about a 72 average. :D

It was fun however. ;)
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:46 PM
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14. drinking and bowling
or just bowling? and a .072 average?
How does one bowl a 72 sober and have fun?
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:03 PM
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11. You just need a little practice, is all.
http://www.candystand.com/games/default.aspx?CategoryId...

Did anyone mention the 7-10 split, and what was hedges' reaction?
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:09 PM
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12. Of course all requistite hyperbole was employed
:D
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