Like most people my wife and I gave each other some pretty strong hints as to what we wanted for Christmas. But again like most people we both wanted to surprise each other with something unexpected. She got me a new Fender acoustic guitar, something I have wanted for a long time but thought I had kept a secret. And what surprise gift did I get her? A brand new, shiny bowling ball. She had long complained that her old scuffed up ball was responsible for her slightly below average performance this year in our Tuesday night bowling league. Now--with a new ball--I guess we'll find out.