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04 January 2007

Good Bowling Night! Mostly...

Two out of three ain't bad.

So, we had to "pre-bowl" for next week because only one of our team members would be able to show up, and you have to have at least two regulars and one sub to be a legal team.  All four of us were able to hook up tonight and hit the alleys.

Sometimes when you go on a different night, and bowl on different lanes that aren't necessarily treated the same way that the league lanes are for that given night, it takes a little while to adjust.

For me, it took the whole first game.  I think I got 3 strikes, but ZERO spares and ended up with only a 118.

I started out the second game with 6 strikes, then an open, then 2 more strikes, and an open in the 10th.  8 damn strikes and I only got a 230 thanks to the open frames.  If I'd picked up those spares I could've gotten a 260!  Nonetheless, I'd gone two full  games at this point without picking up a spare.  I'm not complaining.. much.. about the 230.  It's a fine game.

The third game I actually bowled a "clean game", which means i had no open frames.  All strikes and spares.  More spares than strikes though, and I ended up with a 207.  Again, a fine game.  My average is about 174 right now I think, so a 556 series is still a 185 average for the night.

I'll take it!

On a category note, do I date categorize this under "Sports" =)

Posted by rickroot at 7:39 PM | Link | 0 comments
21 March 2006

Hey, nice bass!

ESPN reported today that some guy in Carlsbad, California has broken the world record for largest bass ever caught.  He reeled in a large mouth bass on Dixon Lake weighing in at just over 25 pounds!  Holy crap!

Now, I'm pretty sure I've never caught a bass much larger than a pound or two.  Most of the ones I caught on Little Portage Lake growing up in Pinckney were not even legal to keep.

Man, that's one big fish!

Read the ESPN story here if you want.

Posted by rickroot at 5:05 AM | Link | 1 comment
16 July 2005

Our First Boat Outing

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Well, we took our new boat out to the lake for the very first time today!  Karen (my sister) ended up getting a trailer hitch for her Ford Escape since my truck is out of service.  It did a reasonable job of pulling the little boat.

Anyway, in case I didn't mention it, it's a Glastream 172 Cutlass - a 17' bowrider with a 140hp mercruiser inboard/outboard engine.

Although it took us about 10 minutes to get it started, and I still dont know what we did to actually get it going, it ran fine for the entire day.  We were on the water for about 3 hours, doing nothing but tooling around the lake.  It was nice.

Jordan Lake is a pretty big lake, and it's pretty rough on any giving day.  I don't think we'll be doing much skiing, but tubing should be fun.

EDITED 7/18 - Added picture gallery!

Posted by rickroot at 10:44 PM | Link | 1 comment