"out of your element"
I feel like my social calendar has been so busy lately that I have not been able to truly meditate this Lenten season and I am kinda bumming about that. Part of my busyness is due to the fact that I have Cabin fever and since I can’t get outside I have been trying to stay busy indoors as it were. This past Friday I went out for a few beers and bowling with roomie M, her work friends and Chris. Nothing noteworthy came of the night, but it must be said that I fell flat on my ass once when I went to throw my bowling ball. Let’s just say that little line on the alley is there for a reason. Ah…so many good Big Lebowski quotes I would like to use:
The Dude: Walter, ya know, it's Smokey, so his toe slipped over the line a little, big deal. It's just a game, man.
Walter Sobchak: Dude, this is a league game, this determines who enters the next round robin. Am I wrong? Am I wrong?
Smokey: Yeah, but I wasn't over. Gimme the marker Dude, I'm marking it 8.
Walter Sobchak: [pulls out a gun] Smokey, my friend, you are entering a world of pain.
The Dude: Walter...
Walter Sobchak: You mark that frame an 8, and you're entering a world of pain.
Smokey: I'm not...
Walter Sobchak: A world of pain.
Smokey: Dude, he's your partner...
Walter Sobchak: [shouting] Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules? Mark it zero!
Well, at least not everyone saw me fall. However, when the guy from the next lane over came to help me up he asked if I was hurt.
“Only my pride,” I said. I guess I was out of my element. Maybe I would have had more luck if I would have remembered to bring my lucky bowling shoes...?