How to Knock More Skittles Down  

CB_2 51F
8302 posts
8/31/2006 10:40 am

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9/6/2006 5:54 pm

How to Knock More Skittles Down

While we've been here, the boys and I have recently discovered the joys of bowling. We're all crap at it, but it whiles away an hour or so on a cool afternoon.

Anyway, I have accidentally improved my scores quite substantially over the last couple of days.

Those of you who have hung around for a while, or with whom I communicate separately, will probably know by now that I dislike confrontation. I will walk away rather than get into a row (and if you don't know this, it is because you haven't yet seen enough of the real me!).

But when someone presses my buttons, well, that's a different matter entirely. Especially when the buttons they press are self-righteous anger on behalf of another. And, as Mav said in his Getting to Know you post, there are times when I don't back down.

But let's not go into details.

Suffice it to say, there is one blogger on this site who causes a Code Red alert on my buttons. My only enjoyment of the situation comes from the fact that I know I press his just as firmly.

What's this got to do with bowling? I'm glad you asked that. I'm getting there eventually.

Well, I asked permission to go and physically slap this blogger round the face, as he doesn't live that far from me. EconomicKrisis refused to allow me, however much I begged. He's so irritably charitable and adult sometimes. Grrrrr. Go on, let me. LET ME.

But no, I am denied permission. I am supposed to ignore him because the oxygen of attention is what he craves. I am reduced to impotently clenching and unclenching my fists on the sidelines.

I don't want to clench them - I want to use them.

And then we went bowling. As I went in to bowl, I had a small epiphany, and visualised the blogger in question at the head of the skittles.

Well, my aim and my speed improved immediately and exponentially. Never have I managed so many strikes. I was on fire! Smack. Smack. Smack. Yessss.

Bliss - what a fun way to deal with pent up aggression. I think I like this technique.

Maybe next time I'll envisage the tax man.

Nah - can't dredge up quite enough burning anger for that one. I'll stick with the one that works, thanks.

Blogito ergo sum.

rm_Masato13 62M
128 posts
8/31/2006 10:52 am

Oooooo....I may have a suggestion that will get said bloggers attention that would put you in a position to satisfy that need of yours.

CB_2 replies on 8/31/2006 11:24 am:
Ha, Masato! The chance of him trusting me to truss him up is about as likely as the chance of snow in mid August in Florida.

Intensity4U 52M
7432 posts
8/31/2006 11:27 am

Hey consideringbi Okay, I'm willing to work together on communicating through the language barrier and... I'm fairly confident that the "skittles" you speak of are better known to me as "bowling pins" and are not in the brand name of a fruity candy. Beyond that, I think I can grasp the rest of your post regarding the *pressing of your buttons and the object of your scorn. *In the southern US, we tend to say we "mash" buttons rather "press" or "push" them - but we're used to making that translation in-country as well.

I have no idea WHO the object of your scorn is, but that part is immaterial - I'm sure he's a dastardly devil deserving of burning anger you can dredge.

Cheers to your victories in battle and your rising bowling average.

CB_2 replies on 8/31/2006 11:36 am:
You are so right, Intensity (and call me CB2 like my other friends do). Bowling pins is indeed what I meant.

maverick1255 51M
3953 posts
8/31/2006 12:30 pm

Ok, you bad girl!!!

There will be no delivering slaps to the head around here! Not unless, that is your thing!! LOL!!!

CB_2 replies on 8/31/2006 2:25 pm:
Ummmm, Mav? How's your aim? You can slap me on the head as long as your hand goes low.

Very low.

economickrisis 54M

8/31/2006 2:54 pm

Wasnt it a former pirate who once delayed sinking a Spanish Amada while he played a few more rounds of bowls?

You are priceless, luv

CB_2 replies on 8/31/2006 2:57 pm:
And talking of pirates, EK, where is my story continuation??

Thank you for giving me the inadvertent technique for improving my scores. He's safe for now....

rm_TCisback10 52M

8/31/2006 5:36 pm

Well, just don't get on the wrong side of you in a bowling alley!

CB_2 replies on 9/1/2006 5:19 pm:
I'm a pussy cat really, TC. You know that.

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
8/31/2006 11:19 pm

Jeez! I am going to stay on your sweet side baby! One of those balls can take a man's head off!

warm xx

CB_2 replies on 9/1/2006 5:18 pm:
That was probably why I got so many strikes....

You'd be totally safe from me, Warm. Almost everyone would be.

Remember: "There can be only one".

dandy6912000 60M/59F
3383 posts
9/1/2006 8:12 am

We think evervyone has a way of releasing thier anger. I remeber my grandfather use to go out to the woodshed and split wood when he was releasing his. Now I tried that out but, find I don't get as much split as I use to, could freeze to death this winter LOL.
But i have notice the nieghtbor has got alot of it done, must be haveing a bad month Have a good weekend D & S

CB_2 replies on 9/1/2006 5:17 pm:
Indoor bowling or splitting wood in the freezing cold? Hmmmm, tricky choice to make.

I say: bowling!

tight_n_tasty2 50F

9/1/2006 11:41 am

I love bowling~~I liked your blog and will vist again I also love that pix with the sun in your hands...Just priceless~~have a goodday~~

CB_2 replies on 9/1/2006 5:15 pm:
Thank you TnT2 and welcome to my blog.

tenorsaxxman 65M

9/4/2006 6:59 am

I do the same with golfing, more fun to hit something tiny with something much larger and smack it clean out of sight. Great therapy!! Good post.


CB_2 replies on 9/6/2006 5:52 pm:
Ah, but the beauty of bowling is that the ball gets delivered right back to you!

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