June 14, 2005

the gorrilla

On friday evening, I went bowling with some friends. Right before it was my turn to go up and bowl, I see this guy in a giant gorrilla costume coming towards our end of the bowling alley. I am already having a bad feeling about this because he seems to have mischief on his mind. But, it's my turn so I go up to bowl and I focus on bowling (or try to). As I am about to bowl, I get this mental image of him coming up behind me trying to be funny, but I put it out of my mind, thinking that he wouldn't be that stupid (after all, he doesn't know me). I bowled my frame, and as I turned around to my right, I see this giant gorrilla face right in front of me, feel a thump hit the floor, and hear these two slaps one right after another. What's going on, I think to myself. Oh no! I see my right hand start to take off towards his face. He caught me off guard, and as I turned and saw him I chicken stepped (the thump hitting the floor), brought both of my hands up and hit the inside of his wrists with the outside of mine ( the two slaps), and as my body rooted after the chicken step my right hand springboarded off his wrist and sprang forward to palm strike his jaw. All of this happened almost instantaniously and I barrely had time to put the breaks on and keep from hitting him. So, I almost dropped a giant gorrilla in a bowling alley.

It was kind of funny actually.

Posted by GodzScout at June 14, 2005 02:11 AM

That gorilla just learned a very valuable lesson.

Posted by: Julie at June 14, 2005 12:49 PM

we hope so, but I don't think the gravity of the situation was fully realized.

Posted by: Read at June 14, 2005 12:59 PM

True, he probably didn't know not to do that to you.

For anyone reading this: NEVER, NEVER sneak up on him... it is risking your life and I'm not joking.

Posted by: Julie at June 15, 2005 10:25 AM

no excuse, he should have known not to sneak up on a stranger. I could have been military, fresh out of boot camp, or anyone.

also, I don't think he fully realized what happened at that moment.

Posted by: Read at June 17, 2005 01:29 AM

Ha. When you told me this story you asked if I'd read it, I told you know, but as soon as you started to tell me about it I remembered. It's better hearing you tell it.

Thank for taking me to the Basin last night. I enjoyed it. Especially the laughter.

Thanks for being you.

Posted by: Ash at June 20, 2005 09:54 AM