Monday, August 08, 2005

Long Awaited 2nd Post

Ok sorry people... here's the deal, this summer turned out to be much more "work" and "class" than "bocce" and "beer", but I finally got in a follow up game.

This time was different, and it was a fine moment for the advancement of this great game. I introduced Extreme Bocce to LITTLE KIDS!!! Guess what, they love it. Why? Cause the point is to throw balls at things and be stupid and dangerous, stuff kids do anyways. I did enforce two rules: 1 - not in the road (you need years of experienced stupidity to enter into that arena), and 2 - don't tell grammy about all the stuff we break. It worked like a charm! From 5 years old up through 22 (me!) a rowdy adventure was found, which included these highlights:
  • Water Bocce: Use a brightly colored rock as the snitch, and then play the game into and under the water. You can wade, swim, treadwater, dive, whatever you need to do. Goggles are encouraged for refereeing, but not necessary.
  • Rock pile: This was great as it added a 3rd dimension to the game... like, literally a third dimension, height. An additional modification was made to accommodate unskilled play, in that the winner could either throw the snitch per normal, or place the snitch in an intriguing spot. A certain 5 year old player was obsessed with the rock pile, and every time he won (which was often) would say "I know a cool place", slap his knee and run off to place the snitch atop a pile of rocks. The goal then involved either rolling the ball up near enough, or alternately throwing high enough the gravity would sink the ball into the sandy stone pile.
  • Compost Bocce: This was an accident, and not recommended.
That's it... still waiting to hear all your stories..... until next time, which at this rate could be a while...