Went with my siblings to a local ‘entertainment center’ (I don’t know what to call this place exactly – my twin said to describe it as ‘the place where you spend money to make a fool of yourself’).
Anyway, I played miniature golf for the first time in my life (yes, really), starting with ‘Black-light’ miniature golf – you wander through dark carpeted tunnels with a glow in the dark course, club and golf balls.
There are very few rules to miniature golf – anyone can play. If you make a good shot, gloat as your family cheers. If you make a bad shot, groan while your family mocks you. It’s pretty simple. If only getting the ball to go into the hole was as simple. After being instructed to hold my club . . . like a club . . . I gave an enthusiastic wind up and hit a sign behind me that said ‘Hole One’. Fortunately, it was made out of metal, the club out of industrial plastic. Other than producing a very loud noise and embarrassing myself, I didn’t see any damage.
All in all, I found miniature golf to be pretty boring – I commented later to my Mom that it would have been more fun if we had been getting shot at with rubber pellets while trying to play.
The most interesting part was the ‘water hazards’. The miniature golf course was built around a ‘false mountain’ with large waterfalls pouring at various points into pools. It was an exceptionally windy day (and rather chilly) and sheets of water kept blowing across certain holes, spraying the players with cold water.
My far more athletic brother and twin did some indoor rock climbing . . . and we tried out a Laser Maze. The Laser Maze was the most fun. A dark room no bigger than a bedroom is full of a spiderweb of lasers and contestants have to crawl, jump, shimmy, and basically turn themselves into a human slinky to get to the other the side of the room AND BACK without breaking the lasers. But the BEST part of the day was the ‘Beam Buster’ version of the Laser Maze, where the goal is to break as many laser beams as possible. Contestants race across the room, leaping, kicking (and in my case, screaming) trying to set off as many lasers as possible in a certain amount of time. Great fun!
We finished up the outing by eating copious amounts of garlic rolls and pizza at the center’s restaurant, as well as large cups of frozen yogurt. Happiness is peach frozen yogurt with sprinkles and M&Ms on top!
What I Meant to Get Done In February – but didn’t –
Hopes and Plans for March
2. Reduce my time on social media (Goodreads) to 30 minutes a day. ‘weeps’