I have this one. Christmas was good to me this year (also got the IQ Tour Pearl and new SST8’s!)
My life revolves around bowling. Not tumblr, not my fandoms, not even school. Bowling is the one thing that really keeps me sane throughout each week.
Today, the bowling world lost another great person.
This time, I actually knew the person.
Mike was someone who would put a smile on my face by picking on me, but then I would pick right back.
He would come in a couple times each week and bowl every game on his practice card (18 games) and sometimes bring his son with him.
He would most come to the center on the days that my dad was working in the Pro-Shop.
Now when I go to the shop with my dad, and Mike won’t be there, it’s not going to be the same.
I would like to take this time to share my condolences to the Reyes family. Most of you, well, all of you who follow me, do not know who Tony Reyes is. Tony was a professional bowler, and a great one! In 2006, he bowled the 18th televised 300 game against Parker Bohn III. Tony was lost today in a car accident and he will always be remembered in the bowling world. We have lost a wonderful member of a wonderful bowling family.
Bowling is something I’ve been doing my entire life. I grew up in centers all across the state of South Carolina because my parents were always bowling in different tournaments here and there. In the past three years, I’ve bowled league at three completely different centers and I’m on my fourth now. When someone in the bowling world dies, and especially if it is a name I recognize, I majorly saddened by it. I know wherever Tony is, he is bowling or working on bowling balls.
RIP Tony Reyes
The title means a lot of things at the moment.
Well, to start out, it may have only been the first 5 strikes, but, well, I was still close to a 300…again. In the sixth frame I threw a perfect shot and left a stone 7 pin (which I then missed). Over the course of the past year and a half I have shot (in order) 277, 279, a front 8 for a 254, 276, and a 288. It’s really starting to upset me more and more that I cannot get my 300. I have worked so hard for it and I still have yet to earn my ring. I have also worked hard for a 700 series, that’s all, just a 700 series, and I still have yet to get that. My high set is 684 and my high game is that 288. I’m sorry if you’re reading this and don’t really understand what I’m talking about, but bowling is my life. It always has been and always will be. I am part of a bowling family. My mom, dad, step-mom, step-dad, half-brother, mom’s parents, and step-mom’s parents all bowl. And I cannot forget about my bowling family, from my teammates to my competitors. We all even feed each other on an early tournament morning.
The second thing that this title is about is the book I am currently taking a quick little break from to share my thoughts with you all. Don’t make fun, but one of my favorite series is the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. Well, Rose’s story ended about a year ago (has it really been that long already???) and Richelle has continued on in this world telling Sydney’s story after everything that has happened with Rose in the Bloodlines series. I am currently reading the second book, The Golden Lily, and am less than a hundred pages from the ending. I don’t want it to end since I have to wait until next year for the next book to come out. My thoughts right now on this book: ADRIAN. That is it, besides this book and this series and the Vampire Academy series just being pure amazingness. I like to call Adrian my fictional husband. He is just that amazing to me. I love him so much!
I’m back home from Baton Rouge! I had a wonderful time with my daddy and his team and some family friends (and being pretty much in control of his iPad). Now I’m about to head to dinner and then go watch them bowl in league. Us going to bowling centers every day is a never ending thing (I bowl tomorrow and have to work at one of the bowling centers on Wednesday and practice Thursday). SO MUCH BOWLING I LOVE IT!
The best thing about being in Baton Rouge watching my parents bowl in the USBC Open Championships is that I have control over my dads iPad! Be prepared for some tumbling from me until they start bowling in team event!!
First of all, I do have something to say about yesterday. One of my competitors in the sport of bowling’s (yes, it is a sport) brother had to bowl singles and doubles last night. Well, we were here at the River Center watching two teams bowl. Two of the bowlers on one of the teams are sisters. Well known sisters in bowling. Their names are Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (married to Hall of Famer Del Ballard Jr.) and Cathy Dorin-Lizz. Well, this guy did NOT know who any of these people were. I’m sorry, but if you bowl you need to know who these people are because they are some of the best bowlers out there.
That is all.