Saturday, September 15, 2012

Yes, We Bowl in New York City

Does this look like your bowling alley?

Our lives in New York City -- despite the media -- isn't all glitz and glamour. While the world is hearing about Fashion Week and Katie Holmes and Kanye West and Kim K. the rest of us were going to work, riding the subway and yes, bowling. Our office group likes to get together and folks plan events. We've had two softball games in the last year, and both times I've been out on medical leave. When I heard about our bowling event I was delighted I could attend. No, I didn't bowl. I'm not even supposed to lift fifteen pounds, let alone fling fifteen pounds down the alley. That motion could undo some great neurosurgery and months of rehab. But I was happy to cheer for my friends.

Bowling alley snack bar...does your snack bar look like this one? 

And like everywhere else we cheer for our friends' bowling success. My friend, Donna, gets her first strike. 

Definitely a good time was had by all of us. Are there other bowling fans in Buttercupland? Let us hear about your bowling experiences. 

It's a gorgeous early fall day in New York City. Sunny, clear and just a tiny bit of crisp in the air. I took care of a long overdue banking issue. It was small, but something I just hadn't gotten around to for months. I did some walking and took a lot of pictures. I'm snapping every pumpkin I see. Hope your day is as fun and sunny as mine. 

13 comments:

Susie said...

Buttercup, I am so glad you went to cheer your friends on. Sometimes people just won't go out , if they aren't involved in the activity. I knew there were people who were just like the rest of us in NYC. I love our kind, don't you:):) Smiles, Susie

Mimi said...

HI!!!
SO glad you went and had a great time!!!That is what it's all about!!!
YEp....our bowling alleys look just like that...of course there is a NEW FANCY one downtown...I went to it with girlfreinds just to take a peek...we did not bowl...but wow...it was nice...I will have to go back sometime!!!!Is your bowling alley's outside appearance like ours though????Is yours in a high rise????
I just imagine...even though I have been To NYC...that everything is in a high rise!!!
Hugs,
jamie

Maple Lane said...

I was a pretty good bowler when I was young but haven't been in ages! Don't think it would do much for my neck and hands, either! It's always fun to join the group and socialize outside the office, especially during glorious autumn. Can't wait to see your pumpkin photos!

Theresa said...

Beautiful day here too:) I like to bowl but haven't in a while! Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Have a blessed rest of the weekend dear friend, HUGS!

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

Walking is good, bowling not so much. That weight lifting limit meant I had to buy a half-gallon of milk instead of a gallon, since I could lift no more than five pounds after my surgery. It also meant I had lots of grocery bags. Glad to know you are out and about for more than work.

Mevely317 said...

Oh, I've not bowled in a long time. Not sure why we stopped going ...but I suspect it had something to do with me being a total klutz. (lol.)

Your office camaraderie is enviable! Glad you had a good time!

Terra said...

Buttercup, how good you cheered your team on and refrained from taking part in the actual bowling. I used to enjoy bowling in my college days, and since a frozen shoulder (now healed) I haven't dared try bowling. Have a lovely September.

Lynda said...

Some of my earliest memories are of the bowling alley and the team my parents belonged to. My grandfather played faithfully with his team every Friday night and we would watch him. Then my husband was on a team for years. Arthritis slowed him down on that. I never did well in sports - - even when I tried but I liked to watch all of them.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I haven't been bowling in years, but in my younger days we went often. Our little town even has 2 places where you can bowl and they've been there for a long time, so I guess it is still popular here too. We also have that crisp feeling of fall in the air. It's supposed to be a beautiful day here. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Mary said...

I haven't bowled in years, but I thought it should be made an olympic sport when I was a child. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Melissa said...

Interesting. I really like hearing about your city!

Ashleigh Burroughs said...

I joined the bowling group of the Newcomers' Club here in Tucson. Our goal was for everyone to break 100.. and every once in a while it actually happened! I stopped going when I couldn't bowl any more but I think you've motivated me to go and visit, at least <3
a/b

Unknown said...

Sounds like a fun night hanging out together- i'm also in nyc and recently i went with coworkers to "spin" on east 23rd st just off park ave south, and its ping pong! They have snacks and drinks and there isnt any heavy lifting involved- worth checking out
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