In My Write Mind
2.21.2005

Bloggers, Bowling...and Buses?!?!?

**Soundtrack: Bring 'Em Out, T.I., Urban Legend**

What to say, what to say. It was a very nice weekend. Got a chance to meet and greet some bloggers on Saturday when we met up and went bowling at *ahem* Leisure Time Lanes at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. I went there expecting to see junkies and runaways. Guess I watched Fame a few too many times. LOL But it was nice inside.

The bloggers were Golden, Singing, Yolie and Xquizzyt1. And they were all a lot of fun. Couldn't bowl worth a damn...but still, fun. LOL No, I take that back. It was Golden's first time bowling and she actually did pretty well. That's all. LOL

The bowling alley was dimly lit (Good looking out on the security pat downs at the door...protect me! This IS New York...LOL) and had large groups maneuvering with one lane each and two groups sharing the bowling ball retreival. I swear, it looked like we were building a bowling ball house the way they were stacked on top of each other at one point. There were a few times when we almost got hit by falling balls. Not.good.times.

Don't go there if you want to drink. The bar--a nice section with multiple televisions and friendly bartenders--HAD NO LIQUOR!

Me: I'd like a Red Stripe. *we don't have that*
Yolie: Some Remy Red, please. *we don't have that*
X: Maker's Mark and Coke, bitches. *not so much*

AND...they served me a Sam Adams at the bar. When I ordered another while bowling...THEY RAN OUT OF IT!!!

*blank stare*

Seriously, where else does this happen? It was crazy. But we still had fun.

***Lemme say this to the fellas: If you're the only dude...out with a group of women..and then beat said women soundly...be quiet about it. Don't.say.a.word. Bowl your strikes. And sit your ass down. Period. Trust me on this. You'll live longer. Because if you don't...the first time you mess up...even though they've been messing up all night...you will hear about it *saying like the kid from the movie The Sandlot* FOR-EVV-ERRR!!!

Got that? Good.***

Leisure Time even sprung for a "host" for the evening (could this be where all the liquor money went? LOL) . A white guy named Paul. He was the emcee that drifted around from lane to lane with a cordless mic offering drinks to patrons who bowl strikes and asking random trivia questions. Just.dumb.

Some useless things I will never forget now, even if I tried:

*There are 42 gallons in one barrel of oil. *I had no clue.*
*Hank Aaron's season-high in home runs throughout his career was 47. *I thought it was 35.*
*Sloths are the only animals that mate primarily face-to-face. *who cares?*
*UCLA and Kentucky are the two winningest franchises in college basketball history. *I guessed it and didn't go up to him..dammit.*
*Nat King Cole was the first African American to have his own network television show. *Singing knew this but got to him too late.*
*Never order the fish from Leisure Lanes. It's harder than advanced trig. *it's not pretty at all*
*Never let Yolie use your bowling ball...she will umm...lose it. *true story*

I took some snapshots of the evening. Hope you enjoy.

Also, if you are ever in the New York City area, come to Harlem and check out the newest restaurant right across the street from where I live--HARLEM GRILL! It's a black-owned establishment that gives you great music, flatscreens with the latest movies and some of the best southern style seafood entrees this side of the Hudson.

Hit me up and I will give you directions...LOL

I'll be gone for the rest of the week on travel. Enjoy yourselves and ladies, it was cool to hang out with you all! Next time, schedule permitting, Sid will be join us.

Respect...

scribbled by Will at 2/21/2005 01:32:00 PM
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