Confessions of a Bowler’s Girlfriend

Hey guys, I’m finally back! Truth be told, I’ve really missed keeping in touch via Authoring Arrowheads! But, I’ve been busy lately with a few different things (besides work) including tutoring my adorable cousin on Monday nights, and doing the Bowler Girlfriend thing on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. On Tuesdays I just chill. I have no reasonable explanation for my laziness then. 😛

Bowler

I know, you’re probably thinking, Bowler Girlfriend? What, is she eighty?! Nah, I’m in my twenties, thank you! And being a Bowler’s Girlfriend is quite fun actually.

So, how do I occupy my time on those Bowling nights? Well, first we have Wednesdays: Practice Night. My boyfriend, Josh, has been bowling for the last decade, and now that he’s able to bowl the fall league again, we meet up with our friends on Wednesday nights to bowl three or four practice games. This usually consists of my score being around 70-120 something, and Josh scoring way up there, often close to–if not actually–a perfect game. And, our lovely Wednesday night bowling adventures are more often than not followed by trips to the pizza place for baskets of those a-m-a-z-i-n-g pizza crackers. I may or may not look more forward to those than the bowling on some nights. 😛

Then we have Thursday night: The Grand Poobah. This, my friends, is the big time. With five bowlers per team, the bowling alley is packed, and there’s never a dull moment. The guys on my boyfriend’s team are some of his best friends, and they’re always goofing off, getting loud whenever one or a few of them are getting strikes, or chanting “Chick-fil-a!” because we’re ready to go eat. The league usually gets over at like 8:30, so we’re starving! And I thank God for the staff at this particular Chick-fil-a for taking such good care of us every Thursday night. But then again, Chick-fil-a never disappoints!

And then at last we have Friday night: the Scotch Doubles League–or, in plain English–the couples league. Josh and I saw a flier for it in September, and we thought it was a good way to ease me into the bowling league scene. So far I’ve had two really good nights out of the eight times our league’s met. The fact that I’m shy and get embarrassed easily (especially when I mess up in front of strangers) isn’t helping, but Josh’s been really supportive, as always. I’m not sure if I’ll bowl another league after this one ends in December, but at least it was a new experience for my usually non-athletic self.

Oh, and through dating a bowler, you come to find there’s a lot more to the sport that meets the eye, and it’s nowhere near as nerdy as society makes it out to be. But yeah, that’s basically what I’ve been up to lately. How are you guys? 🙂

-Allyson 😀

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As an author and blogger, my goal is to teach writers that there is a way to write realistic, thought-provoking, redemptive Christian fiction that honors God while not sugarcoating the realities of the world. 

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