Sunday, January 21, 2007

Another Saturday Night

Have you ever had one of those night were it seems nothing can go right?No matter what you think of, it just doesn't work out? Last night was definitely one of those nights. My friend, Steve, and his cousin drove up to Dallas this weekend to visit some relatives, and hang out with another friend (Sam), and me.

It started out innocently enough, with Sam calling me, and saying "Hey lets all go out to dinner together." Sure why, not? We decided to make the safe choice, and to Chili's. As I am driving to the restaurant, Sam calls me again. They don't want to go to Chili's, now they want to go to Bennigan's (like there is that big a difference). The rest of dinner goes off without a hitch.

Now it is time to decide what to do after dinner. No one wants to go to a bar, or club. I have an idea, "Let's go bowling!" Everyone is agreeable to that. We get to the bowling alley. It doesn't look that crowded from the parking lot, but once we get inside, holy crap! It is a 2(!) hour wait to get a lane! 2 freaking hours! When the hell did bowling become the thing to do on a Saturday night? And these people are dressed up to. They aren't just there in jeans and t-shirts. They're dressed in pretty nice clothes. Blew my mind.

Ok, so bowling is out. Now there is something in the back of my brain that tells me we aren't doing crap tonight. I don't know what it is, but I know. Now we decide we are going to go to Dave and Buster's close to my house in Frisco to play some pool. There were 2 other locations we could have gone to, but I flat out told the other's that I wanted to go to that one in case we couldn't do anything, and it would just be a few minutes from my house. Does anyone think we go to play pool? Of course not. We get there, and we only see 3 pool tables there. WTF!? We ask the waitress what is going on. Well there was private party going on,a nd they converted the other pool tables in to regular tables for the party. We couldn't play until after 11PM. It wasn't even 10 yet. Well ain't that shitty.
We can still pull something out of this night, can't we? Dave and Buster's is in a mall, there is a movie theater here with 24 screens. Surely, there is something we can watch there. We go up the escalator check out what is showing. There is not one thing listed on the marquee that I,or the others, are interested in seeing. At least not for the night price of $8.50. Oh, I'm sorry the price of the ticket is $9.00, I just looked it up. As a last gasp, out of desperation, Steve wants to go to Barnes & Noble to look around. The guys say, "Sure!" Now as far as I know, none of these guys read regularly. We are in there for maybe 90 seconds, and Steve says, "Well this isn't as much fun as I thought, let's go." I don't know what kind of "fun" he was expecting a book store, but whatever it was he didn't find. So, that's it. We called it a night.

I went home, and thought of the perfect for us to do...

Special thanks to Omar Omar for the picture used


  1. I can't tell you how many nights I've had like that. But the idea that it's possible to be underdressed for bowling simply boggles the mind.

    But most of all, congratulations on the new blog!

  2. Underdressing at a bowling alley is just one of the things that makes the Dallas social scene "unique".

    Thanks on the congrats.