We went bowling on Friday night for Brook's b-day. It was a great neighborhood outing and the kids loved it. I hadn't been bowling since 1995 when a Dead show at Deer Creek was canceled due to the riot the night before. Had it not been for the riot, it would have been Jason's first Dead show, but, alas, he never got to see them. Had it not been for the counterfeit ticket, the night before would have been my friend's little brother's first show, but, alas, I don't think he ever got to see them either. Anyway, the kids loved bowling so much that we went again on Saturday, since it's so cheap. We had a great time and I beat Jean... although he'll tell you he won since he won the last game. I had the higher combined total though.
Last night, after the bowling, my ex took the kids swimming. I think it was some sort of religious outing. I hadn't thought of this until just now, but I image she'll want to Baptize them at some point. I guess we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Anyway, while they were swimming, I went to roller derby w/ Stacey and Gerry. The derby was a lot like last time... cute punk women kicking each-other's asses and falling down to give us all nice up-skirts. The really interesting thing, however, was the park across from the Masonic Temple (an absolutely beautiful building, by the way). In the park, Cass Park, there is a weird statue of Robert Burns. Not weird looking, but weirdly placed. It didn't seem to make a whole lot of sense, but it was cool none-the-less.
And of course
After bowling yesterday, we made it back in time to watch the last 10 minutes of the France v Lithuania Euro 2008 qualifier. France won 1-0 due to a sweet goal from Anelka. In other soccer news, got the kids on a waiting list for the local youth league. They are so fucking excited, and I volunteered to coach, so I'll be able to whip those little kids into shape and kick all the other little kids' asses.That'll be pretty cool. Because of their excitement, we went to the park to kick a ball around for a while on Friday before the bowling. Which brings us up to today's festivities... I watched the Brazil v Chile game and then the kids saw that bowling was on and we had to watch it for about an hour while we played Uno. They're in bed now and I'm watching Rick Steves and surfing on the newly fixed lap-top.