Friday, February 23, 2007

Bowling

Took the kids bowling today. Aside from really stinking it up (a craptastic 101 then a semi-respectable 138) I noticed something that everyone who's ever bowled has glimpsed.

This applies pretty much only to men.

Say you are a guy and you are bowling. You get your ball, prepare yourself and walk/run/sashay up to the line and throw/roll/bowl the ball towards the pins.

Here's where it gets interesting...

A milli-second after he sees what he got, one of two things happens.

1. If he got a strike or a spare, he will either turn suddenly and pump his arm like Tiger Woods. Then he'll stride back and either take a sip of beer or whatever he's drinking and bask in the envious glow of every single person in the entire bowling alley. I know he feels this way, because that's how I feel.

2. If he gets anything less than a strike or a spare, including if he missed an impossible split he'll turn around and not look anyone directly in the eyes. At this point, he'll either sit down quietly or come up with a totally lame excuse about how his thumb hurts or how he hasn't bowled in like 12 years. I've never, ever done this myself, because I never miss and never complain :)

It's not totally odd behavior, but it is interesting to note the almost universal guy consistency of this.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Pitchers and Catchers!

Hope springs eternal!

Baseball is almost back!

Predictions purely based on my own biases:

AL East - Yankees
AL Central - Tigers
AL West - A's
Wildcard - Red Sox

NL East - Mets
NL Central - Brewers
NL West - Padres
Wildcard - Cubs (ha!)

Yanks beat Mets in a 7 game subway series. ARod gets 12 hits and drives in 23 runs in those 7 games.

Like I said - hope springs eternal.