Bowling for Deities, Wed., October 16, 6:30 p.m., St. Paul

We've wanted to have a bowling meetup for awhile now, but needed to find the right hook, strike the right note, and spare no puns. Judging by the great time had by all the first time we did it, Bowling for Deities is the answer. Each bowler chooses the god or goddess of his or her choice, appeals to said imaginary being, and finds out whether their particular deity rewards them with the best score. You can be any god or goddess you like, but must be specific ("god" is just too vague).

Our venue is the Ran-Ham Bowling Center in St. Paul, a fun, old-fashioned bowling alley conveniently attached to The Nook (slogan: "a small place with big burgers"). Check out their website, complete with menu, drink specials, and directions, here:

http://www.crnook.com/

Wednesday is "Roll the Rock" night, featuring $2 Rolling Rock beer and $2 per game of bowling. Shoe rental is $4. You can order anything on the Nook's menu and have it delivered to our lanes.

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  • Jeff L.

    Are there going to be more of these?

    October 19, 2013

  • Jack C.

    Results: The Norse gods ruled, with Thor besting his dad Odin. Dionysis received an honorable mention.
    In spite of some technical difficulties with the lanes I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. I certainly did!

    1 · October 17, 2013

    • Ellen W

      And now it is Thor's Day! Obviously, that means your honoring of him was a propitious one! Or something. (No surprise to me that Sisyphus was crushed by the boulder...)

      1 · October 17, 2013

    • Daniel H.

      Enjoyed much. Thank you. All three gods I tried failed me. Typical.

      1 · October 17, 2013

  • Chris A

    Fun, wish we had started earlier or had done it on a weekend. I didn't want to leave when I did.

    October 17, 2013

  • Daniel H.

    Was planning on going as Coyote, but have decided to go with Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom and knowledge. Mediator, peacemaker and author of all works of science, religion, philosophy, and magic. I'll need some magic to do well tonight considering how long it's been since I bowled.

    October 16, 2013

  • Nancy

    I'll go with Athena again, despite more gutters than strikes last time.

    October 16, 2013

  • Jack C.

    Thor was good to me last time, so I will call on him again. Besides, his name is easy to spell! (Some of you guys are going to have to write your own gods' names on the scoresheet.)

    For anyone I haven't met, look for the guy in the black Aints t-shirt. See you soon!

    1 · October 16, 2013

  • Mike W

    I will be rolling for R'hllor, for the night is dark and full of terrors. Terrors like splits and spares.

    1 · October 16, 2013

  • Mike A

    Tonight I will represent Ixtlilton, the Aztec god of healing, feasting, and games. May he accept my sacrifice of a yummy dinner and blow down those pins like a hurricane! See you tonight.

    1 · October 16, 2013

  • Joe V.

    Just found out I have to cover late shift at work so I can't make it. Next time for sure.

    October 16, 2013

  • Nathan C.

    I just got off the waiting list, so me and my ancient bowling ball are in! I got dibs on Genesha, the hindu elephant god who is patron of arts and sciences, of intellect and wisdom and remover of obstacles (like bowling pins!)

    1 · October 16, 2013

  • Alexa

    So glad we're doing this again -- it was great fun last time!!

    1 · October 6, 2013

    • Alexa

      So sorry for the late cancellation. Just woke up not feeling great and I don't think I'll be up for this tonight. Have fun all!

      October 16, 2013

  • Joe V.

    I haven't bowled in quite a while so I think I will be bowling for ISIS. Always thought the Egyptian deities were cool and ISIS is supposed to be merciful to those in great need!

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Daniel H.

    Can I somehow add a "plus one"? If not, could she just bowl half my games?

    October 12, 2013

    • Jack C.

      I've sent you an e-mail to try to work something out.

      October 13, 2013

  • Ellen W

    I'm a horrible bowler (although I recently played a few frames with bumpers, which significantly increased my score). Therefore, my question is: Which god(dess) is most worthy of humiliation by association? Suggestions very welcome!

    October 4, 2013

    • Nancy

      My thought the other time when I heard of "Roll the Rock" Wednesday nights was also Sisyphus, but I don't think he was actually a god, just punished by one. But hey, we don't get that technical, so go for it if sounds right!

      1 · October 5, 2013

    • Ellen W

      I was wondering that, too, Nancy. But who among us can't identify with Sisyphus? I'll claim him!

      1 · October 6, 2013

  • Carol T.

    Kevin and I would like to come - Jack, can we bother you for a ride? As for a god/goddess, it will probably be one from Wagner's Ring cycle!

    October 5, 2013

    • Jack C.

      I'll be happy to give you a ride, but will defer to anyone who lives closer to the Walker Art Center area than I do (I'm coming from St. Anthony Village, about 7 miles away).

      October 5, 2013

    • Carol T.

      Sorry we have to cancel - Kevin reminded me we have a dinner event that night. We will definitely catch up with you guys next time.

      October 6, 2013

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