Before we go any further I need to come clean about something. I said I'm not into sports, but I have one exception – I'm a bowler.
I would just say "I bowl," but I have my own ball and shoes. That sort of defines me as "a bowler." I go every week with a group of people from work – we've been going for a few years now, and my average keeps going up (135) while my handicap keeps coming down (22). The bowling alley has a full bar, some very strong wine, and a vending machine with Cheetos, among other health foods. It's a perfect Thursday evening!
|Taken a couple of years ago when my hair was longer.|
One by one most of us bowlers have taken advantage of a package deal to get our own kit – shoes, ball, and bag together for $115. It's worth it – the ball is perfect for me, and me alone. Only my own Cheetos-dusted fingers have reached into the recesses of the holes. The shoes have known only my arch, my toes, my sweat.
|I'm too self-conscious to pose for pictures at the bowling alley, so I'm posing at home!|
When I saw the choices available I decided to go for pink all around – hot pink ball and bag, and white shoes with pink trim. (I would have liked to get the traditional green and red bowling shoes, but they weren’t offered in the package - damn!) The pink trim on the shoes wasn't HOT like the ball and bag, so I decided to paint my shoes. I looked online for ideas, but in the end I took the easy route and did spatter paint using two shades of pink, plus turquoise and gold.
The turquoise top and dusty pink jeans are from JCP. I bought the pink scarf at an airport.
|I made these earrings using a photo of my Barbie. I have a necklace using the same picture here.|
The shoes are Dexter, the bag is Ebonite, and the ball is T-Zone.
Of course, most of the bowlers are fans of The Big Lebowski, and when I bought my pink ball one of them called me Bunny. I'm not sure if he remembered that there's a Bunny Lebowski in the film. She's a real slut, so I wasn't quite sure how to take it. In the end I decided to appreciate it ; )
Any other bowlers out there? Big Lebowski fans? This is a safe zone – it's okay to admit you bowl.