Saturday, November 15, 2008

Caution....Adults at Play

I'm sorry if this is a dull post. I have been feeling kinda "BLAH" all week, and I think my poor blog has paid the price. But I am trying to get it together!

Since I hadn't felt well, and I babysit for a 2 year old (and he drives me nuts), I was SOOOOO ready this weekend to get out and do some adult stuff.

So Rat Man and I decided to hit the casino. We like to go 3 or 4 times a year, normally on a special occasion like New Years and our anniversary (and he is headed out of town tomorrow for business, so we wanted to do something together; kind of a "date night"). I am happy to say that tonight we put $60 in the machines and came out with $150. Now that is what I call a trip to the casino!

You know, we were sitting there side by side playing the same type of slots, and after a while I have to say I got bored. I don't know how ANYONE can sit there for hours and hours and just keep hitting that button and watching the "bars" and "7s" roll by.

I know that for some people gambling becomes an addiction. As a matter of fact, I have seen first hand what it can do to people because I have seen it in my family. But it is not something that I can completely understand. I mean it is fun for a couple of hours, but then I am more than ready to leave. We always take in a certain amount as our "playing money" and if it all goes in a short time, then we leave. If we play it up and then keep playing and lose it all, no big deal, we chalk up the cost to an evening of fun. If we have been there a while and we are up to $100 on the $20 we put in, WE TAKE IT AND RUN.

We have a favorite meat locker that we had to pass on the way to the casino in Joplin and we stopped there and got ground beef tonight. We got 10 lbs which cost us $30. We had filled the car with gas before we left ($25) and when we got to Joplin we ate, which cost $25. We had a couple of little things that were around $5. All in all we came out about $5 ahead. So I got beef, dinner out, gas (NO not in that order, it was not THAT kind of gas), some grown up fun and 5 bucks.

I think it was a good night. I feel so much better now that I got out of the house and had a little fun. And free food and gas was just icing on the cake!

Hopefully I will be back to posting my normal opinionated sarcasm by the first of the week. I know you are all waiting anxiously for that!