Saturday, January 30, 2010

Watch Me Bowl!

I did not take pictures at my birthday. I was too busy bowling and eating cake. Miflohny took some pictures and graciously agreed to let me post them. She never posts her photos to the internet, she sends them out by e-mail or gives hard copies always. In light of this I want to reiterate the common sense rule that you should not steal these photos. It's bad manners, it's borderline illegal and it will result in my being disallowed from publishing her photos ever again (my death, though unlikely, might also be a consequence of greed) so do not do it. Thanks.

This is the cake that Pony Express made me. We were working in very low light so you can't distinguish all the little details of its glory but you can see the majesty of it and the cool candles. I cannot stress enough how delicious this cake was. Three layers of chocolate cake and two different kinds of frosting, every morsel of it homemade. May you all be so lucky at your next celebration.
My parents didn't teach me to bowl. In fact I'm not sure I've ever been bowling with my parents. I was taught to bowl by a family friend whose wife worked on artistic projects with my parents. While they all worked on their thing we bowled. This birthday party bowling party was the first time I had the opportunity to pass along my ridiculous love of the activity to another generation. I got to help Little Seal shakily shove his first ball down the lane and I agreed to the detrimental 4th string of bowling because Alita was having so much fun we could not bear to cut it short. Getting to watch them enjoy it together, without my adult interference, was, as they say, icing on the cake.
Right here is a picture of my form. I've got decent follow through. It involves a relatively deep lunge and some specific work by that back foot. So what you're seeing up there is how I broke my butt. Still twinging weeks later. Totally worth it.

The rest of Miflohny's photos of the event are over at Flickr if you want to peruse our blurrily ecstatic birthday hootenanny.


  1. Miflohny2:29 PM

    Sorry the pics are so dark, but I'm glad you enjoyed them - we very much enjoyed celebrating with you!

  2. After I posted them I realized I should probably have played with them a little in iPhoto to lighten them. Maybe a little later I'll give that a try.

    Thanks for joining the celebration and for taking all the pictures!

  3. Looks like you had a happy birthday, Kizz! Ouch on the butt breaking. Bowling is silly and fun and goofy. Great for birthdays.