The Sharp End of the Dart


Playing darts is like any other leisure activity.  It can be fun, it can be dull and it can be frustrating,  Without boring anyone of the particulars of darts or my (relatively recent) participation in a darts league I must explain that to end a gain you must score the exact amount of points left by hitting a double (the second smallest area of a particular number–and yes, the bull’s-eye is probably smaller but that’s another thing all together).  The key point is you must hit a double number to finish.

Despite how easy the professionals make this look, it is rarely easy.  If you don’t hit it quickly, you might have to repeatedly try for it (unless your opponent hits his or her double).  I have often had to take numerous throws at a double before the game ended.  And when I say numerous, I am down playing the shocking number of throws it took.  I wouldn’t be overstating it if I said you could cut the frustration with a knife.

Now, what’s my point?  The point is, tonight, I hit my doubles fairly quickly and won my last two matches.  It felt fantastic.  I felt like a winner.  This isn’t about gloating, because I don’t like that.  However, the feeling of doing something difficult, fairly easily is great.  And that’s today’s perfect moment.

If you want to read more about darts, or my other hobbies, there is a link in my profile to my hobby based blog.  Feel free to check it out.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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