Thursday, May 22, 2008

We're off to BINGO again. Yes, we are. Just a couple'a wild and crazies we are.

Ty tells me that we have to go to "see our friends". Actually, the woman who sits across from us is an absolute sweetheart - Brenda's 10 years older than me and looks 5 years younger. She's very welcoming, helpful and, well, just nice.

Ty's new manfriend is "Richard". He comes every week (late). Has a bit of a routine...gets a cheeseburger, buys a whole whack of pull tabs and then sits down to do what he does (mostly win and mumble). He became a bit of a hero to Ty a few weeks ago when Brenda leaned over to him and said, "Richard, why don't you ever bring your wife with you?", to which he replied, in his southern sounding drawl, "Are you kidding me? I come here to get away from that shit". High fives from the man club. There's hockey jersey long hair guy and the two Phillipino brothers who bring their Grandma each week. And win multiple times (karma). The men are taking over.

So I was thinking about this....Bingo Thursdays, the track on the weekends, sell & play lottery tickets (including betting on sporting events), poker maniac, considering the Casino as my next you see a bit of a pattern developing?

"Hi, my name's Deb and I'm a gambleholic".

The weekend's almost here again. Wahoo!....plans?


Blogger Gledwood said...

Bingo has tanked in this country since they instituted a smoking ban... in fact lots of business seems to have suffered (no way on earth if I DID go would I do bingo without a fag every 10 mins. no way!!)... I have always secretly wanted to go... it's those flying numbered pingpong balls in the selector that got my 10 yr old self... and the thought of several 1000s of £££s top prize that gets me now... good luck!!

6:40 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

My Gran is a Bingo addict, she goes three times a week, at least. Last time I was down I went with her and she introduced me to all her "bingo friends" and it was a riot. Probably knocked five years off my life from all the smoke, but fun nonetheless.

Hope you win big!

7:19 AM  
Blogger Barbara Doduk said...

My grandmother (RIP) used to play bingo every weekend. When she won, she'd call us and the first thing she'd do is shout BINGO into the phone. HAHA.

It is a bit addictive. I can't believe how many games she could play at once. She was fast with that dabber.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

What's a pull tab? I am gambling illiterate, I'm afraid.

Actually I have always refused to work the fundraising casinos at the offspring's school because I have a problem with supporting school activities with gambling. Which I guess makes me a miserable old witch, but you should see me kick ass at crokinole!

9:28 AM  
Blogger Whitenoise said...

Here's hoping that there's a jackpot in your future!

6:07 PM  
Blogger TK Kerouac said...

I'll join you
we can become bingo babes!


9:13 PM  
Blogger TK Kerouac said...

Oh, and have you ever been trolled on the internet before?

8:45 PM  
Blogger jim dandy said...

The local Tribe of "Natives" have Bingo here, but I am scared to try it. I don't blend well. But Dammit, it looks fun!
Perhaps a disguise...
(maybe if I sneak in and sit at the back...NAH!)
I need to find someone that already goes and tag along.
Who am I kidding, it ain't gonna happen.
but then...$$$?

4:21 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Hey guys....sorry I haven't responded....have been SO busy lately with work, family stuff, etc. Promise to get around to visit all of you when things calm down a bit.


9:55 AM  

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