The Pie Guys for a quick dinner sounded good to my dear wife Karen and I as my Thursday Night Bowling League picked up again after our two-week break for the holidays.
Karen, wise woman that she is, ordered the small antipasto, with Italian dressing. We know from experience that these folks make a mean salad, packed large with ham, salami and provolone cheese on top of the lettuce, peppers, carrots and tomatoes. Karen wished that she’d told them to hold the onions. Dagnabbit. Soon her white tray became two piles. Eat. Discard.
While eating, my teammates Randy and Steve both came by to order their pre-bowling dinners, too.
When we got inside the lanes I had to pull out my iPhone 6 to catch their antipasto salads.
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Me? As much as I adore their salads, I wanted something a bit more solid to fuel me for my bowling this week, after our 2-5 start to the second half of the season and my bad pre-Christmas three-game set.
I went with the sausage Stromboli the size of my head.
Half of it Karen packed away in her car to take home after she left following game one.
Tasty lunch reheated, you know?
The melted-mozzarella-cheese-and-crust dipped in sauce worked.
I rolled 200-212-130, and our squad won the first two games and total pins to even our second-half record at 7-7.
That last game, I suffered six splits, converting just two babies. That will show me to get my hopes up for a 600 after two very good games. Tiny told me it was obvious I was tired, with less oomph and rotation on my ball. I knew it. Also, the lack of speed allowed it cross directly into the head pin, and I couldn’t seem to correct it.
But my average will be 164 when we report this week, I’m sure, still a pin higher than last season’s finish.
Onions or no onions on your salad? Sausage, pepperoni or plain cheese Stromboli? Pizza or wings before bowling instead, and if so, what sauce and toppings?