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Lobsters and Bowling

I ate lobster last night. This might not seem like a big deal considering that I live in Boston. But I haven’t had lobster in probably 25 years. I don’t dislike lobster, I’d just pretty much always rather have something else. I certainly do not understand the “lobster as delicacy” mindset that seems to have become the norm nowadays. It’s okay, but I’d much rather have prime rib, or a bacon cheeseburger, or salmon.


A few weeks ago my boyfriend mentioned that he’d like to bring lobster over for dinner, so I figured I’d give it another try and see what I thought. My opinion has pretty much stayed the same: it’s okay, but certainly nothing I’d write home about. It was fun, though. There’s something about sharing a primal act (and eating boiled lobster is very definitely a primal act) with someone that is just so bonding. He brought the lobsters and made us a salad. It was lots of fun.

After dinner we went bowling (candlepin, my favorite kind). I haven’t been bowling in I can’t remember how long. I was in a league for years when I was little. I miss it – I had a BLAST! Of course, on my very first throw I broke two nails (one really bad – it’s very painful), but that’s the price we pay to have fun. My boyfriend had never candlepin bowled before, and he was so cute. As he approached the lane with the ball it was as if he was marching off to war (it’s impossible to describe – trust me, it was adorable). I was very happy because in two strings I got one spare and one strike (YAY!). I am so out of practice. The first string I got something like 77 and the second I got 90. Whew. Maybe I’ll join a league again. I had so much fun – I could have bowled much longer than we did.

We wandered over to the arcade after bowling and found the air hockey table. My boyfriend and I love air hockey. If I ever have any sort of arcade game in my home it would be a legit air hockey table. My God, that is so fun! I won’t say who won, but I will say that the male ego is cute. 🙂 We also played some skeeball and I played Pac-Man and this basketball game. It was just all sorts of fun.

We ended up having dessert at IHOP. I had a hot fudge sundae. Yummy.

What a super-great day.


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