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Boules, cried the queen!


Stayed out until dark playing boules with the neighbors tonight. That’s a game where you drink wine and throw heavy balls at light balls. I’m good at at least one of those activities.

Both, come to think of it. I was cap’n of the winning team both games.

Yay me!


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: June 29, 2017, 10:16 pm

I’ve seen this game of boules.
It’s like curling for the summer time, eh?

But what do the sweepers do?

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 29, 2017, 10:25 pm

What’s next? Morris Dancing? lol

The fwench and eyetalians play boules. Does anyone still play horseshoe? Just to show my age, I remember as a kid people playing it. I like that South American game where they throw explosives at a board. There there is old all American Cornhole.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 29, 2017, 11:00 pm

I’ve played. The object of the game is to try to get close to the little ball, and if the other guy gets in your way you try to make him have a boule movement, right?

I was pretty drunk, but that was the gist of things as I remember.

Comment from tonycc
Time: June 29, 2017, 11:04 pm

Sorry Ric Fan, us “eyetalians” play Bocce. 😉

Comment from Mattski
Time: June 29, 2017, 11:07 pm

RicFan: No, us Eye-Ties play bocce, not boules. BIG difference! (b-o-c-c-e, not b-o-u-l-e-s… other than that, yeah, it’s pretty much identical) 😀

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: June 30, 2017, 1:24 am

Don’t worry, Sweas, with practice you can get good at drinking wine.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: June 30, 2017, 1:18 pm

Here I thought for a moment you’d gotten hold of a photo of the plan for Bezosville (Bezoston, Bezosburg, Bezosgrad, Sidi al Bezos, Bezosing, St Bezos) on Mars.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 30, 2017, 1:37 pm

Keeping with the previous theme, at least those arent Ben Wah (?) balls.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: June 30, 2017, 2:30 pm

Boule bou cachez avec moi?

“Will you hide balls with me?” No, that doesn’t sound right. . . .

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: June 30, 2017, 2:52 pm

But you’re in Merry Old, why in tar-nation are you not BOWLING instead of that sissy pants french-whoopsy boules thing.

BREXIT! Those Brussel Sprouts can’t force you to play Continental games any more!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 30, 2017, 9:31 pm

Brits have a funny relationship with France. Definitely love/hate. They like the wine and food and games and holidays in the countryside, for sure.

Comment from cnk guy
Time: July 13, 2017, 1:44 am

We don’t play that game here in Canada.

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