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#46169 - 12/11/07 06:38 PM Re: in the last 2 weeks [Re: Dennis Michael]
waxing bowletic Offline
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Registered: 12/04/07
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hey arthur congrats, man. I too share your excitement, as the proverbial monkey is finally off my back
i shot my first 300 on 10-17-07 and man oh man was i nervous.
i had choked before, shooting anywhere from 279-298, but i knew i was rolling well that night and had a chance. I settled my hands to steady the ball, but as i did that my heart beat was in my head. my last ball saw the 4 ricochet off the wall and wipes out the 9.

yeah silent mike, another airport 300 but its my first so i'll take it(haha)
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#47376 - 01/09/08 10:40 PM Re: in the last 2 weeks [Re: waxing bowletic]
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Like you, Arthur, I've been trolling in the background. Haven't had a whole lot of time to do much of anything but work and look for jobs. wink Anyhow, congrats on the 300 and the Big 4 pick. smile

What caught my attention was the name of the thread. The last two weeks have been good for me. Now, I bowl once a week on Monday night where as of this past Monday I'm holding a 216 average which is in the top 10 of the league, so this is what's even better about the whole thing. Because of the holidays, we took a two week break. We bowled the Monday before Christmas Eve (17th) and just this past Monday. And Dennis, I hope you remember us talking about "clean sets" a while back because it's the theme of my post.

Well, on the 17th, I rolled a clean 680-something series. Left nothing less than an 8 count and went 7 for 7 on 10 pins (been struggling with those this year - about a 85-90% clip which is struggling for me) which was the best part about that night. Then we take 2 weeks off and this past Monday I walked in without picking up a ball since the 17th and roll a clean 704 (248-228-228). So the last 6 games have been without opens with a 2 week layoff. wink And that's, I think, the 5th or 6th 700 series I've had in 13 weeks and the 4th clean set this season. I've had only 2 sets under 600 (one was a 4-open 540 series - couldn't double to save my life and the other was a 580-something).

Mind you, I don't call the shot I bowl on difficult, but compared to Georgia, it's cake. If there's less than 2 boards to shoot at each night it's a horrible shot for everyone else. Most night's I have 3-5 to shoot at with a wall. It's sick, actually. Anyhow, just thought I'd toss in my past 2 weeks and hoping next week is much of the same (probably not, but one can hope).
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#47377 - 01/09/08 11:33 PM Re: in the last 2 weeks [Re: Brian Longo]
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Good to hear from you Brian. Sounds like bowling is going OK. What's the deal with "look for jobs"? Things not working out?
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#47378 - 01/09/08 11:36 PM Re: in the last 2 weeks [Re: Dennis Michael]
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Nah...I'm severely underpaid, man. I mean, I love what I do, but I'm not all for working for 66% of the pay I made in Georgia. Standard of living is substantially higher here. It's a small computer shop, and I understand the economics of a small business, but I bring the guy in good money. The least he could do is fork some of it my way, y'know?
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#47381 - 01/09/08 11:50 PM Re: in the last 2 weeks [Re: Brian Longo]
Dennis Michael Offline
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Good luck, and don't get lost for so long. Even if your boss doesn't appreciate you, we do.
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#49414 - 02/11/08 04:57 PM Re: in the last 2 weeks [Re: Dennis Michael]
Fin09 Offline
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Registered: 01/07/08
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Congratulations- the first one is always the toughest.

My first one was in 1992, when they weren't quite as common. It was in a 2nd shift league, and only half of the 40 lane center was being used. When I got up for the 10th frame, I was the only one in the building on the approach. I was as nervous on that 12th ball as I could probably ever be, but the shot seemed to throw itself.
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