Nov 27, 2012

A Brief History of Glow Bowling

As I've been backtracking through old pictures, fragments of stories from my old blogs, and generally just trying to immortalize past experiences on this online journal, I've realized that some of my favorite memories in film school came from things that weren't particularly significant.  Take glow bowling for instance.

These shots come from the fall of 2006, when Jeanette and I participated in the College West Residence organized event of glow bowling at the Golden Mile Bowling Centre.  I remember going here a handful of times, almost never sober, and always left with a smile on my face.  Don't food yourself with Wii bowling kids, the real thing is better! 

My classic between-the-legs bowling stance seemed to always help as the night went on, although my scores were always pretty shameful.  What was particularly hilarious about this evening (and the pictures have been omitted here) was that Jeanette and I seemed to have been photographing a lot of complete strangers.  These weren't people that we casually knew from College West or that I forgot because I was drinking, the shots appear to be of completely random people around the bowling alley.  It was beautiful, you could really see the confusion in their eyes.

University outings like this have become small pieces of bigger stories that I can't help but cling to when I'm feeling a bit nostalgic.  Like I said, it's not that they were particularly significant, it's probably because I hardly bothered to take my camera with me back then.  Having pictures like these are merely cues to all of the other random instances that took place, and they generally make me romanticize my student life. That was a fun bubble to be in for a while.  Don't be surprised if a few more stories resurface in the coming weeks. 

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