Okay, so my luck wasn't so great the first night. The next day I fared much better, especially at the River Palms where a Dirty Harry machine turned my $10 bill into $94. I was just happy enough to be back in the black. But my luck hadn't run out just yet.
Dirty Harry made my day by turning a $10 bill into $94 in winnings. (12/24/05)
My bigger win was when we played Bingo afterward. It was there that I won $180 in Bingo (technically my winnings were only $165, since I paid $15 to get in the game, but if you add it up with my Dirty Harry winnings, I was still $180+ ahead). Tim was actually the first one to win at Bingo, taking home $48. But my $180 win eclipsed his.
Here I am holding up my winning Bingo card, my winnings, and my lucky green Bingo dauber that I nicknamed Pam. (12/24/05)
Incidentally, anyone that tells you that Bingo is a relaxing game is lying. It is one of the most stressful games ever. They call the numbers so fast. And on top of that, you have to keep an eye out for all these patterns on your card. It's very stressful. I don't know how old people handle it.
That night Tim and I drove to Tim's parents for Christmas dinner and presents home while the other guys did their own thing. We got some really interesting gifts including toilet paper, Kleenex and a hospital-size vat of puffed cheese balls (although in all fairness, I must explain that we also got some normal gifts too, like clothes, money and gift cards). Afterward we played cards with Grandma Jean and a couple of her friends, which was loads of fun. It was a nice way to spend Christmas Eve.
Enjoying Christmas dinner with Grandma Jean, Tim, Tim's Dad, two of Grandma Jean's friends and Tim's Mom. (12/24/05)