Last thursday night Bossy had the opportunity to go on a blind date with seven other women bloggers from her region! Bossy was so excited to meet these Blogrrlz!
The plan was to go bowling, and the organizer booked two lanes. Bossy was one of the first to arrive because
damned if she was going to miss a second of happy hour she wanted time for her bowling hand to adjust to the alley’s milieu.
Bossy was a little nervous at first because she lives with the daily fear that her enormous thumb will get stuck in something. But the bowling alley assured Bossy they are responsible for any bowling related issues.
While the other Blogrrlz successfully selected their balls, Bossy’s fingers wouldn’t fit in anything she tried. But fortunately for Bossy the nice man at the bowling alley showed Bossy where they keep the 14-pound balls meant
for drowning people for big-handed people, and in no time at all the Blogrrlz’ balls were lined up and they were set to begin:
The Blogrrlz divided into two teams –Team City and Team Suburbs – and each team was assigned an alley. Bossy bowled for Team City because
Bossy is embarrassed that she lives in the suburbs Team City needed players. The whole team thing wasn’t the point anyway since none of the Blogrrlz were competitive.
Soon both games were underway. The camaraderie between the players was really unique. For instance between her and her:
It really touched Bossy that whenever anyone bowled a particularly bad frame the other Blogrrlz pretended they didn’t notice. Especially her.
But mistakes were the rare exception because all the Blogrrlz were excellent bowlers who practiced upstanding bowling etiquette:
Because as it turns out the Blogrrlz take bowling very seriously. Especially her. And her.
In fact Bossy thinks a few of the Blogrrlz were actually professional bowlers who just didn’t want to brag. Leah was particularly adept:
dancing bowling made the Blogrrlz mighty hungry. Luckily the bowling alley came outfitted with a roving waitress who was totally crabby thrilled to serve delicacies to match every whim:
the hummus their game, the Blogrrlz decided that another game would really help expand their bowling skills. And when Bossy says bowling skills she immediately thinks of her.
Before they knew it three hours had passed.
Because it was getting late and everyone’s breast milk was coming in
right, left, and center, the Blogrrlz needed to quickly distribute the winning prizes. Team Suburb won for best overall score, but other commendations were also considered:
And guess who won for highest overall score?
Jen M saysApril 30, 2007 at 11:59 am
I am so jealous. Can I fly out next time, and you can have team city, team ‘burbs, and team Where The Hell Do You Live, Exactly? I could fetch hummus and pita squares.
nutmeg saysApril 30, 2007 at 12:13 pm
I never saw the zit!
orangeblossoms saysApril 30, 2007 at 12:47 pm
I once won a gutterball award at the United Cerebral Palsy Bowlathon. No. I don’t have CP, but I bowled as though I was, perhaps, slightly disabled. The real joy was receiving the trophy, presented by a local newscaster on the telethon a month later. Nothing like being recognized on television for the lowest score at a bowling fundraiser. Woo hoo. I’m glad Bossy’s a better bowler than Orangeblossoms– even with a substandard ball.
Also, great hair!
Tracy saysApril 30, 2007 at 1:27 pm
Aaah…another member of the sisterhood of giant fingers! I didn’t know they kept our balls hidden! Good to know.
orangeblossoms saysApril 30, 2007 at 1:52 pm
balls hidden…. heeee (’cause I’m, like, 12…)
Cece saysApril 30, 2007 at 2:27 pm
Ahhh, I miss my internet friends! We vacationed, in Mexico,last month with a bunch of internet friends & their men. Talk about a good time, Mexico, the beach, food, tequila, music, a fire pit, jello shots & 6 woman! Yeah baby!!
Oh, The Joys saysApril 30, 2007 at 2:53 pm
BOSSY has the biggest hole!
hahahahaha!! I will make you a certificate of achievement!
Adorable Girlfriend saysApril 30, 2007 at 2:55 pm
How come AG doesn’t have any Boston chicas to go out with from teh Internets?
Boston chicas? We got a lot we can learn and discuss from Bossy!!
augs saysApril 30, 2007 at 4:15 pm
I really enjoyed this post. It was hilarious. I laughed and I am at work. Folks we looking funny at me. I am going to bookmark this one. Your blog is a keeper!
the new girl saysApril 30, 2007 at 6:01 pm
I am so sad that I missed it!! I’ll get to the next one but I heard it was really, really fun!
Andi saysApril 30, 2007 at 6:02 pm
This was hilarious! And thanks for not making a huge deal about my totally embarrassing last-place finish! 😉
Les~ saysApril 30, 2007 at 6:39 pm
Yaaay! Pictures! It looks like a good time was had by all . . .
Now, about the large thumb? I have the exact opposite prob. I practically have to use the kids bowling balls. Gah! They’re extremely lightweight, so I always feel like I’m throwing a nurf ball or sumthin.
will saysApril 30, 2007 at 7:30 pm
I have been lucky enough to meet up with some of my fellow LA bloggers as well as some from other cities. There hasn’t been bowling yet though.
erin saysApril 30, 2007 at 7:51 pm
Ok, you totally crack me up!
Kudos for exposing the North Star!
slouching mom saysApril 30, 2007 at 9:24 pm
Crack me up, why dontcha.
I thought kelly was a midwest kinda blogging chick? kelly? can you ‘splain this? (I’m just jealous, you see.)
Yes, bossy, it does in fect feel like you’re shadowing me. Or I you. Or we each other. What can I say? We obviously have impeccable taste.
Is that one of the phobias, BTW? Fear of getting a finger stuck in the hole of a bowling ball? Digiballiphobia?
slouching mom saysApril 30, 2007 at 9:26 pm
Fect? I from Russia?
Heather saysApril 30, 2007 at 11:40 pm
How the hell are you so funny?! Thank you so much! Seriously sometimes after an aweful day I come and read your post and I’m all better.
Breast milk coming in left right and center. Too funny.
Oh and your skylight post…what’s so dark about night? LOL! Man, I am so glad to have all this info before I ever get a crazy romantic idea about a skylight. I’m such a light sleeper!
Anyway, thank you!
Aku saysMay 1, 2007 at 4:10 am
Oh bossy, your blog is brilliant! I’m addicted!! /aku
1peanut saysMay 1, 2007 at 11:29 am
Bossy, you were in a dream I had last night!
Don’t worry, not that kind of dream.
Melissa saysMay 1, 2007 at 12:20 pm
Thanks so much for doing a FABULOUS job recapping the evening. Do you mind if I “borrow” the post and republish over at boobyjuice?!?!?!
I had great fun and promise I will get my pictures up tonight.
Mom101 saysMay 1, 2007 at 2:41 pm
This looks like so much fun – almost as fun as the recap. I can’t wait to be not pregnant so I can bowl with y’all down Philly way. I warn you I’m big on obnoxious victory dances, but only because I suck so much the rest of the time.
Farty saysMay 1, 2007 at 3:39 pm
Yaaaaayyyyy BOSSY! Result! etc.
Nice pimple. I think it makes you look cute.
moi saysMay 1, 2007 at 7:28 pm
Two things I want to order up pronto: Leah’s way smooth shoes and Bossy’s bouncy curls. I won’t bother with asking for bowling skills. Won’t never happen.
Jo saysMay 1, 2007 at 10:42 pm
I tried to make you feel better about those kielbasy you call thumbs by eating my bowling ball’s weight in tater tots, but I forgot to tell you what I was doing until now.
It was a lovely evening. *bows in gratitude*
Seattle Mamacita saysMay 2, 2007 at 12:14 am
ms. bossy “big thumbs” some great photos I especially like the close up the balls.. I’m waiting for your next post….
tongue in cheek saysMay 2, 2007 at 2:08 am
I do not know how to bowl. I do have leopard shoes and a zit. I do not live close by. But I do read your blog and know you recently painted your shutters. I wish I lived nearby, as your evening looked like alot of fun! I love the prize tee shirt!
Lucky! Thanks for taking us to the bowling alley and making us green with envy!
Leah saysMay 2, 2007 at 9:50 am
I heart Bossy. Groove is most definitely in the heart. This post captured the evening to a T (for Tater Tot).
Leah saysMay 2, 2007 at 9:53 am
BTW – I am not going to be able to attend Blogher, but my shoes can. They are a size 7. I would happily loan them out to an attendee of the same size.
Kristen saysMay 2, 2007 at 10:36 am
Clearly the best recap of a blogging event to date.
Lauren saysMay 2, 2007 at 9:25 pm
Man, I wish I didn’t have to take my kid to baseball that night so I could have gone . . . If I had I would have scored way lower than Andi, for sure. I’m so used to the gutter guards. Next time, next time!
the Mater saysMay 2, 2007 at 11:11 pm
Dammit, to think I forgot to pack the bowling ball my high-school sweetheart gave me when I was 16! Left it behind in the apartment’s garage. Now how will I ever find my groove again?
You all got balls, that’s for sure!
Kelly saysMay 3, 2007 at 7:09 am
I have a sneaking suspicion that forehead zit you photographed came from my chin. Did you Photoshop it to make me feel better about my post-adolescent skin?
(A brilliant recap!)
Heather saysMay 4, 2007 at 2:46 pm
That looks like the coolest get together evah! I’m inspired. I now have hopes of having a night out with friends like this one day…..
Jennifer saysMay 4, 2007 at 3:51 pm
I wanna come!
Amy_Jo_Momma saysMay 6, 2007 at 6:09 pm
Sigh…I can’t wait to move back to Philly. It looks like you all had a blast. I’m totally crashing the party come October, ok?
karyn saysMay 6, 2007 at 9:58 pm
Hot damn, that looks like all y’all had a good time.
I want in!
Road trip – summer’s coming – and I live at the beach. 🙂