Saturday, June 28, 2008

Bowling For Tears?

Yesterday, Lucas and I went bowling with his best friend and the friend's mom. The alley in our area offers Cosmic Bowling on Friday afternoons. It's an activity everyone can enjoy and a great way to escape the heat.

In addition to glow-in-the-dark effects, a light show, and other psychedelia, they crank up the tunes. And most times, the musical offerings are conducive to a good time, party environment.

Yesterday's music selections were all over the map. There was classic rock, Motown, and some '80s music (I hadn't heard "Pop Goes The World" since before I had Kyle). They also played newer stuff from artists like Gwen Stefani and Maroon 5. And of course, there was disco. Which, for my money, is good anytime, anywhere.

There was something for everybody. And most were songs were you could tap your foot to. Until:

"Crying" by Roy Orbison.

Not a bad song. There's a time and a place for the melancholy. But not at a bowling alley. And certainly not when you're trying to pump up the crowd.

I have a feeling that the DJ was the same one who decided to play the Pussycat Dolls "Don't Cha" (a song about adultery) at my cousin's wedding.


Craig said...

LOL...I don't think Don't Cha would make a good song for a wedding reception.

But thanks for the bowling suggestion. 2 of the 3 local bowling alleys are owned by the same woman here. They both offer cosmic bowling many times during the week. But at one of her alleys, she is opening an indoor cosmic miniature golf course. It doesn't officially open until July 11th though. It should be a good time, I can't wait to try it.