Celebrity Bowlers! {Sponsored Ad}

Disclaimer: I was contacted by BowlingShoes.com and BowlingBags.com to post the below article. I have been compensated for posting this article. 

You may or may not know that I used to be on a Friday night women’s bowling league. I was on it for at least three years before we all kind of lost the drive or had too many responsibilities at home. We had a lot of fun! A standing girls night was a great way to pass the winter months. When I was contacted by BowlingShoes.com and BowlingBags.com, I was very interested in their article. And it made me think that maybe it was pretty cool to bowl with a bunch of my friends on Friday nights! 😉 I own a pair of bowling shoes from BowlingShoes.com. Those white and pink shoes have gotten me through a lot of Friday nights! 🙂 I purchased them myself and got to use them last Friday night. It took me a few frames, but I’m happy to say I got a 127 on my second game. 🙂 My average fluctuated a little when I was bowling regularly, but I know that’s a really good game for me! Enjoy the article. 🙂

Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the article. Are you a bowler? 

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Well-Known Celebrities Who are Surprisingly Good at Bowling

There are many passionate bowlers out there. This has evolved from a casual pastime into a real phenomenon and celebs have not been immune from getting sucked into this world. Here is a quick look at some celebs who are not only self-confessed bowling fans, but also happen to be quite good at the sport.
1. Vince Vaughn
The actor has appeared in many movies where he portrays the exuberance which is meant for a much younger man and he has always been able to do this successfully. This shows that the man is very active in his regular life and enjoys a variety of different physical activities. It just so happens that bowling is among them and the man appears to be quite skilled at it. In fact, one celebrity bowlers list organized by US Bowler Magazine included him in a Best of the Rest section which singled out particularly talented bowlers who aren’t professional athletes.
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2. Nelly
The rapper was featured in the same list compiled by US Bowler Magazine. He has a great physique and has stated on numerous occasions that he enjoys a number of different sports and other physical activities.
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3. Bill Murray
It should come as no surprise that Bill Murray would make such a list since he did star in the premiere bowling movie “Kingpin”. In it he actually plays the bad guy, but he also plays the guy who ends up winning the big game at the end of the movie. He was able to display his natural talent for bowling in the movie as very few shots needed to be altered.
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State Champions…or Not

 

Bowling Babes!

This past weekend Two weeks ago, I went with a group of girls to state bowling. I know what you’re thinking, they have state bowling? Or maybe even, people bowl in leagues? Yes, yes they do. You see, I’m involved in a Friday night “drinking” league. I say that with parenthesis because last year I was pregnant so I didn’t drink and this year we have three other pregnant women (33% of our league!). But, it’s a chance for girls night out…every Friday…from August to April. It’s a long season and we’re all ready for it to end by the time March rolls around, but it’s a good winter activity. It’s a good way for all of us to see each other during the cold, snowy months when no one wants to leave the house. Any maybe it helps elevate some of the winter blues.

State bowling is a good chance to get away for the weekend! As luck would have it, state bowling ended up being the weekend after an out-of-town bachelorette party. So, I spent two weekends in a row away from Maximus. In fact, the first two nights away from Maximus since he was born. It wasn’t as hard as I thought, the anticipation was worse than the time away. I think that’s because I run myself into the ground on a weekly basis, so a little time to enjoy life is needed. But, it still bums me out that I spend the weekend away when I could be spending it with Maximus.

The benefit, as I see it, of state bowling is that your average is the previous year’s average. Hopefully, a person gets better each year. That means that last year my average was 113 but this year it’s been hanging around 119. So, with a lower average from last year, I get a higher handicap. {That means I get more points added to my score at the end of the game.} I did pretty well this that weekend, only going below my average three times. {Out of nine games.} The fun part about state, besides the girls weekend, is that you bowl three different categories. We bowled team with five players and we bowled doubles and then singles. You always bowl on the same lane as your whole team, even if you are bowling singles. So, you spend a lot of quality time with your team! We had a few minor setbacks during doubles and singles because our ball return broke. I think it should have taken us about 3.5 hours to bowl six games and instead it took FIVE! We were all ready to be as far away from that alley as possible!

It was a long weekend of bowling, but it was a fun getaway with the girls. I don’t expect to win any medals, but I do expect to talk about the memories for years to come. Sometimes you just need to get away, even if it is for state bowling.

Note: We had a lot of fun with this picture {and didn’t plan to separate the stripes} and used our own balls as props. Not pictured: a ball that joined us halfway through the trip.