By the time you hit the ripe young age of um, my age, I would hazard a guess that you will have managed to gather a hefty legion of friends along your life’s journey. Friends from school and university and work and friends of friends and um, even friends from the interwebs, although I wouldn’t tell anyone you actually make friends from the interwebs because I’m pretty sure that’s still very much frowned upon.
Having collected a relatively large group of friends, you might occasionally find yourself wondering how certain friendships came about. I mean, it’s not that they’re bad people, but you have nothing in common, not your hobbies or interests or taste in movies, music, fashion or men.
Although, differing taste in men is definitely on the plus side.
I wonder that about some of the people I know, but some friendships? I just KNOW were meant to be. Take my friend Melissa for example. She’s tiny (like me) and chatty (like me) and we are so in sync that we can have separate conversations at each other at the same time and still absorb, respond and carry on. Our boys are constantly amazed by this skill.
Mel makes me happy. Not only is she an awesome friend who loves my food, I think she’s one of the most beautiful people I know, inside and out, and boy does she have phenomenal taste in clothes.
I mean, when we went bowling last Friday night? With zero conversation about what we were going to wear, we ended up wearing Exactly The Same Thing. DOWN TO THE SOCKS.
How fricking awesome is her dress sense.
Ok, no really, how embarrassing are we?!?!?!?!
That seriously cracked us up. Matching sweaters we both have from years ago in Australia? And grey tank tops? And HONESTLY, our socks?! How does that even happen? Fricking glitch in the universe, that’s how.
Anyway, so we were at All Star Lanes last Friday, having been invited down to indulge in an all-American meal at their diner, followed by a game of bowling. I need to confess that I suck at bowling, and will evidence it at the end of this post.
All Star Lanes is a pretty groovy venue, with a diner style restaurant, a bar, bowling lanes, a live DJ and even a karaoke bar at their Brick Lane venue. The menu at the diner makes for engrossing reading. I studied it days before going there and had already picked out the baby back ribs, but was stumped by which of the mouth-watering sundaes I would have.
Life’s conundrums. Seriously.
We ended up ordering:
Root beer float ~ no prizes for guessing who ordered this one
Spiced BBQ chicken wings, celery & blue cheese dip
Salt & pepper popcorn squid with aioli
Slow cooked Boston butt pork with old style baked beans
Bourbon glazed baby back ribs with apple & slaw ~ DELICIOUS!
Blacked salmon with candied beets & horseradish cream
My winner! Rocky road sundae
Classic chocolate sundae and black forest sundae
Stuffed with all that glutton-goodness, we then donned our sexay bowling shoes and showed everyone what we were made of…
Well, I donned the shoes but I certainly didn’t show anyone what I was made of. I have to say though, I aimed for 50, so like, I totally blitzed my own target 😉
Anyway, we had a blast at All Star Lanes. We totally wanted to have another game but hadn’t booked it in, and let me tell you they get busy on weekends. It’s a seriously fun venue though, and they’re booking for Christmas parties now and I pinky swear, if I actually had a team at work, I would be there! No fun bowling on my own 🙁
Thanks for a fun night, All Star Lanes 😀
All Star Lanes
Whiteleys, 6 Porchester Gardens,
Bayswater, W2 4DB
0207 313 8363