Thursday, August 02, 2007

I Guess it's Friday Now

Bowling went well tonight. I sucked at first (82 in the first game), but as the beer flowed, I improved (last game was 141). The tricky part is finding that balance. If I start with that kind of buzz, by the end of the night, I'm standing there at the end of the lane trying to stand up straight, but if I start off too sober, well, you can see the result! It's just plain embarassing. It's a catch 22.

Soooo, afterward, several of us stopped by a local bar and enjoyed a few extra pitchers o' the sweet stuff and some good humored banter (and some rather awkward banter, but we'll just leave that alone -- some things between friends are best left at the bar where they belong). Thus, it was a great night with friends. Tomorrow? Oh Jesus, I have a lot of papers to read. Monday is my last day of summer class -- thank god it's nearly over -- but I have a lot to get done before then.

Let's hope I get a run in tomorrow -- lord knows I'll need the break between essays.

16 comments:

ws said...

it had skipped my mind that it was 'bowling thursday' until this morning. good luck finishing the papers, hopefully they will be free of improper homonym usage. good luck squeezing in a run.

Nicole said...

Nice job on bowling with the beer!
Good luck with the run tomorrow.

Wes said...

Wow! That's two coherent Friday posts in a row :-) Yay! to summer school being over! Hang in there for the final push!!

Marcy said...

LOL I was thinking along the same lines as Wendy. I totally forgot it was bowling night until you mentioned it. Glad you had some nice convo between friends LMAO!

Erin said...

TGIF!

You were on fire at bowling after that first game. I was not. The only fire I felt was the hotness of the bowling alley. I swear to god they didn't have the air conditioning on.

David said...

It's like Frank the Tank said: "Once it touches your lips...it's just so good!" (drink, drink, drink, drink) Then he starts doing beer bongs, and streaks to the quads after trying to hug Snoop.

Okay, so maybe bowling nights aren't really like that, but the good times sure do have a way of accelerating us past the whole "maintain a slight buzz" part to full-on "WOO HOOOO!" Will you be more or less busy when the actual education year begins? Seems like it would be worse, but maybe I just don't understand.

keith said...

Hi. I'm glad you didn't quit (training).

scott keeps running said...

82 is a respectable bowling score in many sub-Saharan cultures. many. good luck with the papers. stay strong.

teacherwoman said...

DId you finish Potter? I have about 250 pages left... but I feel as if the story is consuming my mind! Ahh... bowling is so much fun!! Love it!

L*I*S*A said...

I seriously want to come visit and bowl with you.

Think Kingpin. ;)

Firefly's Running said...

Good luck on the run tommorow, Jess!

Krista said...

Ew - good luck with the essays. Hope you get a run in!

Jess said...

Whooo hooo summer school being almost over!

Randy said...

Bowling and Beer...American staples...remind me that apparently Thursday nights are not a good time for runners to be out...especially when the bowlers get finished....

Hope you got out and ran today.

82..really?? We need to seriously work on knocking down more pins girl!!!

Mendy said...

Jess! Glad you had a good time bowling and hang in there grading all those papers.

Hope you have a great long run this weekend! I'll be thinking of you during my long run wondering how yours is going! :-)

Neese said...

running will be a good break between essays.. yeeah summer class almost over!