Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Further bowling outrage

I was so incensed at the fact that bowling is supposedly meant to be starting in the next couple of weeks, and with no word from the organizers, I just wished I had an outlet to express my rage!

and then I remembered: my long-neglected blog!

Apologies for the lapse in entries lately. I blame Thailand, and its laze-inducing influence. Never mind that I probably should have had an actual "post" regarding my trip to Thailand, but all in good time, let's not be greedy.

So back to this bowling issue. We already know the bowling league is run by people of questionable moral character; that's not even the issue. Despite all of their shady business, the very least they could do is pull it together to get the league going again. The league was meant to be starting any week now, and random fellow bowlers I had run into all had the same question: when?

I asked my friend Tom, an opposing team captain but fair sportsman, to see if he couldn't shake an answer out of the league operators. He dutifully emailed, but... no reply. One week passes. We are, naturally, distressed. We called the bowling alley. Indeed, they had encountered the same problem: radio silence from our league administrators. What the fuck?

In the meantime, rival bowling alley/Mon night industry league at Mar Vista Lanes is on week 3. Week 3.

So, being the agile-minded athletes that we are, Tom and I agreed there was only one viable solution: We would usurp the league. Yes, we would lay seige to the bowling alley on Tuesday nights and take over as fair-minded administrators for OUR league! It was brilliant! It couldn't be that difficult to do, and we would be relatively impartial, since we were on opposing teams anyway. I think the current organizers were even turning a wee profit. It would be easy enough to do, as Off in the Corner, is, as you well know, the darling of the Bay Shore Lanes circuit, and we've got mad connections in positions of influence.

So we were all set to make the call, when Tom receives this email:

We will be sending out an email in the next week or so. Thanks for checking in.

Supremely. Weak. But whatever, right? It's still good news, because it means he's alive, and will be running our league.


This email is now one week older... Mar Vista Lanes will be trucking right along to Week 4... and we still have no idea what the hell is going on! The league is crying out for leadership! I'm sorry, Bowling Officiant, but you leave us no choice: we will revolt, and we will take over the league! Viva! Revolucion!

Tom pointed out this would be a big responsibility.

I reminded him: With great power, comes great responsibility.

Thanks, Spidey.