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Date: 27 Sep 2007 22:56:47
From: JohnO
Subject: The second one was a lot easier than the first...
Got my second 300 tonight. 195-300-192 or something that last game, I
forget. I lost my concentration entirely after the second game, maybe it was
the beer. This one was fun, I didn't have any nerves once I got on the
approach in the 10th. And in my mind it sorta proves the first one wasn't
just a fluke. Or, that even blind squirrels get lucky a lot. :-)

-John O
-wondering if this group will survive






 
Date: 01 Oct 2007 01:29:15
From: Robert A. Zanol
Subject: Re: The second one was a lot easier than the first...
Hey, way to go John!

I haven't thrown one since December 1997. Have 3 sanctioned 300s and 2
unsanctioned from a Brunswick employee league. July 15 this summer threw a
sanctioned 299. Buried all 3 in the tenth but left a solid 7 on the last
ball. looking for that validation myself after not bowling from 2001-2004.
Had my right tibia bone break in 5 places at the top just below the knee.
had surgery to put 6 screws and a plate in there. Haven't been the same
since but can average 190-210 depending where I bowl.

RAZ

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"JohnO" <johno@@&%heathkit##.com > wrote in message
news:S3_Ki.1392$yc5.468@nlpi069.nbdc.sbc.com...
> Got my second 300 tonight. 195-300-192 or something that last game, I
> forget. I lost my concentration entirely after the second game, maybe it
> was the beer. This one was fun, I didn't have any nerves once I got on the
> approach in the 10th. And in my mind it sorta proves the first one wasn't
> just a fluke. Or, that even blind squirrels get lucky a lot. :-)
>
> -John O
> -wondering if this group will survive
>




 
Date: 29 Sep 2007 01:06:04
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: The second one was a lot easier than the first...
> Thanks. This league was intended to be fun, and for the first time since I
> was 20 I'm enjoying beer and bowling together. I mean, I wasn't really
> trying all that hard, and I sure wasn't thinking...just throwing it and
> watching. And damn, looky what happened? :-) I'm still laughing about it.

You've acquired a major bowling "key" here: being RELAXED and ENJOYING
YOURSELF! that translated into the "chain reaction" of good frames,
etc.

Now, it's up to you to maintain possession of that "key" from now on,
right? :)

Take care and good luck next week...



 
Date: 28 Sep 2007 13:14:17
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: The second one was a lot easier than the first...
> > Got my second 300 tonight.
>
> Nice job; THIS blind squirrel is still searching for that first acorn!

Ditto here, except I'm a DEAF (left ear) squirrel. I did snag a 267
last week, which is my highest League accomplisment to date... :)



 
Date: 28 Sep 2007 15:59:55
From:
Subject: Re: The second one was a lot easier than the first...
On Sep 27, 7:56 pm, "JohnO" <johno@@&%heathkit##.com > wrote:
> Got my second 300 tonight. 195-300-192 or something that last game, I
> forget. I lost my concentration entirely after the second game, maybe it was
> the beer. This one was fun, I didn't have any nerves once I got on the
> approach in the 10th. And in my mind it sorta proves the first one wasn't
> just a fluke. Or, that even blind squirrels get lucky a lot. :-)
>
> -John O
> -wondering if this group will survive

Congratulations. I got my 2nd one on August 6 and your are so right
about the validation. For me, knowing the I am a squirrel that can
see has given me way more confidence and my game has gone up a level.
And I fell like it is going to stay there. Since then I have gotten
deep into a couple of more games and I have gotten six or seven 700
series' including four weeks in a row in my Wednesday league. A once
a week 700 series is way more often that about 20 or so since got my
first one 3 years ago. Also, in my Thursday 640 scratch trio league I
bowled anchor for the first time ever and really had no fear bowling
one of the top two or three bowlers in the house who averages 20-25
pins more than me. He shot over 800 and won all the points but did ok
with a 669 and I hung with him to the end of game one and past the
halfway mark of the other two games. It made me feel like if I go
against one of the top ten guys I can get at least a point or two.
We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, my whole point of this was to give you encouragement because
you should be proud and for me it has moved me way more than the first
one a year and half ago. I hope it does the same for you.

Good luck!

Pat P



  
Date: 28 Sep 2007 22:51:12
From: JohnO
Subject: Re: The second one was a lot easier than the first...

<Spurific@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1190995195.851649.123420@d55g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
> On Sep 27, 7:56 pm, "JohnO" <johno@@&%heathkit##.com> wrote:
>> Got my second 300 tonight. 195-300-192 or something that last game, I
>> forget. I lost my concentration entirely after the second game, maybe it
>> was
>> the beer. This one was fun, I didn't have any nerves once I got on the
>> approach in the 10th. And in my mind it sorta proves the first one wasn't
>> just a fluke. Or, that even blind squirrels get lucky a lot. :-)
>>
>> -John O
>> -wondering if this group will survive
>
> Congratulations. I got my 2nd one on August 6 and your are so right
> about the validation. For me, knowing the I am a squirrel that can
> see has given me way more confidence and my game has gone up a level.
> And I fell like it is going to stay there. Since then I have gotten
> deep into a couple of more games and I have gotten six or seven 700
> series' including four weeks in a row in my Wednesday league. A once
> a week 700 series is way more often that about 20 or so since got my
> first one 3 years ago. Also, in my Thursday 640 scratch trio league I
> bowled anchor for the first time ever and really had no fear bowling
> one of the top two or three bowlers in the house who averages 20-25
> pins more than me. He shot over 800 and won all the points but did ok
> with a 669 and I hung with him to the end of game one and past the
> halfway mark of the other two games. It made me feel like if I go
> against one of the top ten guys I can get at least a point or two.
> We'll see how it goes.
>
> Anyway, my whole point of this was to give you encouragement because
> you should be proud and for me it has moved me way more than the first
> one a year and half ago. I hope it does the same for you.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Pat P
>

Thanks. This league was intended to be fun, and for the first time since I
was 20 I'm enjoying beer and bowling together. I mean, I wasn't really
trying all that hard, and I sure wasn't thinking...just throwing it and
watching. And damn, looky what happened? :-) I'm still laughing about it.

-John O




 
Date: 28 Sep 2007 08:31:12
From: Dan the Man
Subject: Re: The second one was a lot easier than the first...
On Sep 27, 10:56 pm, "JohnO" <johno@@&%heathkit##.com > wrote:
> Got my second 300 tonight. 195-300-192 or something that last game, I
> forget. I lost my concentration entirely after the second game, maybe it was
> the beer. This one was fun, I didn't have any nerves once I got on the
> approach in the 10th. And in my mind it sorta proves the first one wasn't
> just a fluke. Or, that even blind squirrels get lucky a lot. :-)
>
> -John O
> -wondering if this group will survive

Nice job; THIS blind squirrel is still searching for that first acorn!

Dan