Bowling for Deities, Sat., March 29, Noon, Mpls

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 two times 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 Memory Lanes, a fun and funky bowling haven in the heart of Minneapolis. Open bowling goes until 3 p.m. and I expect we'll get two games in before retiring to the fabulous Flashback Cafe and Cocktail Lounge for a late lunch. Cost is just under $5 per game, $3 for shoe rental. For more bowling info:

http://www.memorylanesmpls.com/index-1.html

Check out the menu at the Flashback Cafe here:

http://www.memorylanesmpls.com/index-2.html

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  • Jason

    I had a ball! great fun with great friends. I think this should become a once a month affair!

    2 · March 31, 2014

  • Rob K.

    It was great meeting everyone. 1 game is better than none. :) For those interested I went with Arioch from the Micheal Moorcock series The Eric Saga. As fictional as any other. :) As a follow-up to a convo I had with Jason, Rachel and a couple others. Here's the link to the graph I mentioned. With Breaking Bad graphed out. :) http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com/tt0903747

    March 29, 2014

  • Art K.

    Another great time and great meet up. I'm claiming Osiris for next time. While bowling may not be his forte, he really came through with the dark beer on tap.

    2 · March 29, 2014

  • Caroline

    It was a really fun event. Great bowlers and interesting lingo!! Nice meeting Chris from out of town.

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Jack C.

    Great group, great venue, great time! The gods Osiris and Odin were in command early on, but Thor came on strong late. Thanks to all who attended!

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a lot of fun bowling for the first time in decades. Great company and great conversation after the bowling. Look forward to doing more of this.

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Nancy

    Enjoyed the event and got to bowl 3 games! Almost hit 100 once! It would of been fun to just be a heckler too. Was good to see old friends and acquaintances and meet new people too. Though The Nook had some old time charm, it also had old time equipment, and Memory Lanes worked much better on a number of fronts.

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Mahad

    Nancy - unlike the Nook, Memory Lanes is a huge bowling alley. I see no reason for anyone to be on a waiting list.

    March 29, 2014

    • Jack C.

      I've sent an e-mail to the waitlisters that they're welcome to attend but may not be able to bowl with the main group. The reason I put a limit on the RSVPs is that it is sometimes difficult to get two lanes together and awkward when people get split up. I will certainly try to get enough lanes for everyone all together, but can't guarantee it.

      1 · March 29, 2014

    • Mahad

      Thanks Jack!!

      March 29, 2014

  • Mahad

    I'm going with Pan - Greek god of the wild, shepherds, and flocks.

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Caroline

    Nancy and I are each going to bowl a game! Thanks Nancy!

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Joseph H.

    I like the Norse god Loki because he likes to help other gods.

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Chris

    I am a terrible bowler, have a great big belly, and love to laugh, so I chose the Japanese god Hotei. Hotei is one of the 7 Japanese Shinto gods of luck (Shichi Fukujin), depicted with a great belly. He is the god of happiness, laughter, and the wisdom of contentment.

    3 · March 22, 2014

    • Chris

      I'm afraid my big belly will not get to be seen bowling today, as I have a killer migraine. Very sad to miss this event. :(

      March 29, 2014

    • Art K.

      Sorry you won't be there. Maybe Hotei will favor you with a quick recovery, as he appears to be otherwise unoccupied.

      1 · March 29, 2014

  • Nancy

    If I get off the wait list, once again I'll be Athena, who according to Wikipedia, is the goddess of "wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill". Since I have invoked her help on at least 2 other occasions without much bowling success, I'm thinking I should perhaps find a god/goddess who specializes a bit more.

    March 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have bowled once in the past 20 years, so I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. I shall pray to Amenhokit, Egyptian God of Bowling, whose site is http://amenhokit.blogspot.com/. May the odds ever be in my favor.

    2 · March 23, 2014

    • Heather H

      ...the Egyptians Bowled! :)

      1 · March 23, 2014

    • Art K.

      I was looking for a god of the opposable thumb; never considered a god of bowling.

      2 · March 24, 2014

  • Jason

    Ill be bowling for the mighty and terrible goddess KALI! JAI KALI-MA!!!

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Carol B.

    I like this idea but can't make it on this day. If it all works out alright and nobody gets hurt, I hope someone will host another one soon! I live close to there, so I'm likely to attend.

    March 23, 2014

  • Art K.

    After several minutes of agonizing contemplation, I'm going with the Egyptian God Osiris, because he taught the Egyptian people to make beer. Win or lose, I think I'm on the right team.

    3 · March 21, 2014

  • Caroline

    Funny! I was just saying last night how I'm a terrible bowler. Be prepared to witness the lowest score ever! Bastet, Egyptian goddess of cats and protection.

    1 · March 21, 2014

    • Heather H

      Awesome, I'm a pretty terrible bowler too, so we can see who gets the lowest score!

      1 · March 21, 2014

    • Art K.

      Weren't we just talking about bowling and Egyptians?

      1 · March 21, 2014

  • Daniel H.

    I'm going with Odin. Teribus ye teri odin!

    March 21, 2014

  • Heather H

    Oh, cool, I get to pick a god! I'll choose the Roman Goddess Fortuna, hopefully she will give me good luck!

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Jason

    When I click on the map, it drops me at a house near lake Nokomis?

    March 21, 2014

    • Art K.

      Same for me, but works ok when you copy and past the address to google maps.

      March 21, 2014

    • Heather H

      I tried fixing it, hopefully when you view it now it will show the right spot.

      March 21, 2014

  • Jack C.

    Once again I will appeal to the Norse god of thunder.

    March 21, 2014

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