Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I should be sleeping

Yes, I said it! I should be in bed right now. This past weekend I have been falling asleep at 9pm, 10pm and 11pm respectfully. Now, for some reason, tonight I have this strange bout of insomnia. It may be because I am excited about this new blog collab, but it also may be because I have found a renewed interest in writing my thoughts down instead of vlogging all the time.

Don't get me wrong, I will definitely still remain vlogging, only now I will disperse my divine wisdom in multiple formats for the masses to connect to. (Did I mention I am delirious with sleep deprivation?)

The evening was full of slot machines and smoke. People were crunched in an abnormally long line waiting to receive their coveted entry into the Monday slot tournament. I stood there with my girlfriend as she and I waited for SOME kind of movement. We finally made it through and joined her Step-Mom and friend at the buffet.

Dinner was great, especially since it is free (the step-mom gets two free buffets a day because of her rewards card status) and because the food was quite fresh today. We sat after eating and just chatted about the recent Haynesville Shale discovery here in the area and killed some time before my girlfriend's round in the tournament started.

I sat at a slot machine while I watched her slap the spin button over and over. They play fun and upbeat music in that area for the tourney and so my girl was grooving in her seat to the beat! She had a smile on her face and looked to be having a good time in her 7 minutes of free slot play in hopes of placing in the tournament.

I was not doing very well sitting at the Double Diamonds penny machine. I only put in a 5 and was betting a penny per 9 lines, so I didn't really expect too much. It lasted more than the 7 minutes however.

I have won and I have lost. I have most likely lost more than I have won so why do we do it? Why do we sit down at the damn machine, KNOWING that the odds are against us the minute we do? Because that one time, just that simple one time that you decide to bet 90cents, you might win $500 or more!

Gambling is a crazy thing. I don't do it often. I probably shouldn't do it when I do, but every now and then... it is nice to walk away with over $900 in your hand after two visits to the same machine. Probably will never happen again, but then again... it is a Gamble ... right?

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