I know Pasiphilo just posted a small review but I thought I'd make a bigger one to entail more of the great experience we had! Also if you couldn't make this one, we hope to maybe see you at the next one.
So it was a cool windy afternoon at the Bowlerama near Finch Station and we all managed to find each other. It was myself and craftzilla followed by Pasiphilo, justMANGO, FireCatRich and her friends James & Scott and finally hazle2020. We proceeded down into the bowling alley to get our shoes which by the way, who knows how that works out. I'm a 12 in regular shoes yet a 10-11 in bowling shoes; what does it mean?! Anyway, after that adventure we headed to the lanes, split into two groups of 4 and had a bowling challenge!
Of course I figured with my many birthdays of bowling I'd have some unconscious skill that would rise to the surface once I began to bowl. Yeah that wasn't the case. Most people did the usual "stick your fingers in the holes and throw" but I tried the "throw it like a softball" trick and eventually the "granny shot" which is to throw it between your legs lol. Pasiphilo took a photo of that but the quality was kinda low and since it's a photo from behind me, I'm wearing all black and the ball is black the photo could be of anything really. The one continuous entertaining thing was James who with as much little bowling experience like the rest of us was pumping out strikes and spares like a machine! Which we later discovered was due to a magic bowling ball which we all ended up using and thus overused it's magic.
After two games of two different groups we headed off to the Chinese restaurant next door called "Congee Time". It's one of those places that has a huge selection (mostly rice & noodles) to share amongst a group of people which is what we were. There was green tea there but no sugar but there was a mysterious orange container which I thought might be honey. We tried to smell it but couldn't tell so I just emptied some in the palm of my hand; turned out to be vinegar. I had only one napkin so I couldn't waste it so I just gulped down that shot of Vinegar; it was sharp, gross and you should never do it lol.
Unfortunately justMANGO had to leave early but we got a photo of the group (which I need to find) so it was all good. Anyway, we got a whole bunch of stuff and had an epic feast! It was delicious and between us all splitting the bill it ended up only being $12 each which is pretty awesome. Along with the great food was interesting conversation about work, school and misc things about programming and the industry of publishing work. And then once we were stuffed we left; Pasiphilo drove there so he went his way and the rest of us took the subway, continued our fun conversation and then headed our separate ways.
So it was a 10/10 day and again we missed all who couldn't come. I'll try to find that group photo and post it and otherwise, see you next time!
PS: "Awesome Josh" was my bowling nickname. XD