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Archive: January 21st, 2008

January 21, 2008: Five pin?

  So I guess everyone, who is reading this, has been bowling before?  Canada has a game called "Five Pin". Here are the rules.  Wiki says this: 

Five-pin bowling is a bowling variant which is only played in Canada, where many bowling alleys offer it, either alone or in combination with ten-pin bowling. It was devised around 1909 by Thomas F. Ryan in Toronto, Ontario, at his Toronto Bowling Club, in response to customers who complained that the ten-pin game was too strenuous. He cut five tenpins down to about 75% of their size, and used hand-sized hard rubber balls, thus inventing the original version of five-pin bowling.

  So anyway we went to play tonight.  My first time!  David won the first game (he actually got 3 strikes in a row) – Joey won the second game – and I won the third game.  🙂  Not bad!  Fun game.  Will definitely have to go play again.


This is what the ball looks like.  A bit smaller than a bowling ball.

Joey throwing the ball towards the five pins.

David taking his turn.

This was my winning game score 🙂  Not bad for my first time playing!!!

  It is starting to snow.  Looks like we might end up with a few inches by tomorrow afternoon.  🙂  Hopefully it will
snow in the morning…when I am actually awake.


Snowing tonight in Waterloo


January 21, 2008: Looking at home designs…

  So we like this home design.  It has a "widows walk" (thank you Sue Henry for that information) and a ton of balconies and patios.  This would be great for weather watching AND star gazing.  There are some things about it that we don’t like but we can re-work those with a contractor or architect.


  So we went to the movies last night.  We were going to see "The Bucket List" but ended up at "Atonement".  It was a great movie.   A little hard to follow at times but in the end it was a great movie.  Well worth seeing.  The movie is about a fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s (Keira Knightley) lover (James McAvoy) of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.   You can read/hear more about it here at this link.



January 21, 2008: Looking out the window – 5 degrees this morning

OH YEAH!  BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR – it is a COLD COLD morning in Waterloo!!!!  I am lovin it!