Damn, that's one heck of a pessimistic first post...
On a more cheerful side, we went bowling on Christmas night, and it was bowl-in-the-dark night. If you can't bowl for your life, but love how the ball randomly moves from one side to the other; hoping you'll hit at least 5 pins, then you'll absolutely love bowling in the dark. There's something eerily exciting about doing things in the dark - the way your glowing white shirt makes you look like you're an alien from outer space, the way the spinning disco ball makes you feel like you're high on pot, the way your neon bowling ball rolls straight into the gutter. Sheer magic. :). We went back home, wanted to have some more fun..... can anyone say Karaoke? (hey, it is Christmas right?). Dozens of songs, and a gazillion giggles later (i.e. 5:30am) we went to sleep, (now with an uber-croaky voice a la Darth Vader).
Quick word of advice - when bowling with a group of friends, it's not so much the score that you get, but rather the stupid, random crazy things that you only do when you're with your good buddies that really matters.