Aug 29, 2006

The Gambler

That's me on the left, Mel on the right...


Last night was a fun night. My parents, aunt, two second cousins and my sister went to the casino over in Akwesasne, NY. It was my first time there and I was excited - much like a 5 year old school girl on her first day of kindergarten. Oh the anticipation! It's funny, 7 people walk into a casino and it's every man for himself. Melody and I paired up though and sat ourselves down at a couple of nickel slot machines being the big spenders that we are. I had $50 USD to spend and within a half hour that amount was up to $180.00. "Hey! This is fun" I thought "Let's have a drink to celebrate!" WAITRESS! The waitress comes over, looks at me and says "I'm gonna need to see some i.d." I look at Mel, Mel looks at me, we smile and laugh and I think that this is quite possibly the BEST place I have ever been to! Mel reaches for her i.d. and the waitress say s "No, that's o.k hunny, I don't need to see yours..." Mel was not impressed to say the least. (there are only two years between us after all)

We tried out the quarter machines later but didn't win anything so we stuck to the nickel slots. My Dad was lucky enough to win $100 on the first pull of a penny machine but we've suspected for years that a horse-shoe is indeed lodged somewhere up his butt.

So, in the end I walked away with $100 USD winnings and a woman who thought I looked under 21 years of age. I ask you, is that a good night, OR WHAT??!!


Chunks said...

I haven't been carded in so long, but I remember the BLISS I felt, it still carrries me through the rough times.

Congrats on your winnings!

mom of 2 said...

Sounds like a great night! We went to a casino in Louisiana once and had a great time, although I didn't get carded...darn! What are you going to spend your winnings on?? A little shopping spree?? I love going shopping!

FarmgirlCyn said...

Joy...I was 53 2 weeks ago, and was carded maybe 1 year ago? I said to the cashier...."you must be blind in one eye, and can't see out of the other!" I KNOW I look young for my age, BUT COME ON!
I went to a casino years ago with $200, none of which was mine. Spent it all, but it took HOURS to do it....and NO REMORSE, as it wasn't my money! (well, it would have been mine if I hadn't gambled it away!!!