In my high school years, I use to bowl all the time. I bowled in some Junior League every Saturday, with an average of around 120 my first season, 140+ my second season. I wasn't exactly bowling for years, but I was pretty consistent staying within my average (and continuing going up every time I played). I got pretty big into bowling owning three balls (one plastic for spares, one urethane as my strike ball), owning a bowling glove, pretty cool bowling shoes (which look like regular shoes), along with a bunch of other bowling accessories. Ever since my last bowling games in May 2001, I have not bowled since. I have wanted to bowl, but never got the chance due to leaving my ball home while away at college, and just didn't have many friends nearby who went bowling (it was also expensive and bowling alleys were very smokey).
I've been wanting to bowl with co-workers for quite a while, but times I didn't get the opportunity due to something going on (such as family in town). So today I was offered to go bowling with various people at work one evening. A co-worker and I got mixed up because I thought it was a bowling alley, he thought it was a bar. After talking to the co-worker who invited me, he said its both a bar and bowling alley. While that may be fine and all, I was told that I would want to be drinking while bowling. So far I'm like WTF? I have not had any liquor or alcoholic drink since December 10th, 2009 where I had some captain and Coke mixed together. I felt a bit tipsy, but I really don't want to do that again (I might admit to a girl that I like her, lol). This year I've had a total of 6 beer bottles, but I usually prefer not to drink much beer (it does taste a bit crappy, but having one drink once a month isn't bad).
The situation is that I want to bowl, but not really a big fan of drinking. I could careless if people drink around me, just that I want to aim as accurately as possible. Also, since I have work the next day, I rather not have any alcohol in me. But many people say how much fun it is to drink and bowl at the same time. Personally I don't understand why people want to do both at the same time, so I ask others who have done it whether they find it fun. I will most likely go out with co-workers bowling, but probably won't drink. I probably won't let anyone pressure me into it (like the time I had the Captain + Coke where people wouldn't let me leave without a drink).
Regardless, it would be interesting to see how I do bowling. Only bowling I've played since 2001 is lots of High Velocity Bowling and Wii Bowling (on Wii Sports & Wii Sports Resort). I continued to bowl what my average was in those games, so I'll probably bowl around the same.
Anyone feel that bowling is still fun not drinking any alcohol?