Monday, February 20, 2017

I Can't Believe Nobody is Thrilled About Rubbing Elbows With This Ray of Sunshine All the Livelong Day (and Night)

I am about to make you privy (heh, heh, I said privy!) to some classified information. Keep this under your hat, with the cat safely ensconced in its bag, right there under the rug, with the key thrown away after turning the lock.

Val and Hick are planning a gambling getaway.

It wasn't even MY idea! My sister the ex-mayor's wife suggested it. Not that she's providing my bankroll, of course. This is a trip that Sis and the ex-mayor have taken before. And since we pass right through that area on the way to visit The Pony, we discussed making a weekend of it. A weekend of casino hopping, down Oklahoma way.

Sis says they stay in Joplin, and hit a couple of casinos the evening they arrive. Then the next day, they make a big loop to 8 or 10 more. Of course such a plan appeals to Val!

Hick figures we can head on out to see The Pony on the third day, when Sis and the ex-mayor head back home. We haven't broken the news yet to The Pony. He may not want visitors. Hick isn't as altruistic as you might think. He wants to shop at flea markets. He usually doesn't have time, or they're not open on the days we go through.

Sis said that on the casino-hopping day, we could all ride together, or take both cars. Hick decided that I should ride with Sis and the ex-mayor, while HE takes our car and travels around to shop at flea markets. I mentioned that plan to Sis, who asked if Hick would eventually meet up with us at a casino. Not that she minded, you see, but they don't go back to the hotel until that night, when they're all done casinoing.

Huh. There's nothing Val likes better than hanging out in a casino. And she has been known to stay up until...oh...I don't know...just about 3:00 freakin' A.M., on every freakin' night.

Looks like Hick isn't the only one trying to get rid of Val.

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  1. Val--YOU should ditch your sis and the ex-mayor as soon as you get to the casino. Head in different directions. Otherwise, the two of them will put a damper on your mojo...

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  2. Looks like you're the only one thrilled to rub elbows with me over the innernets!

    My mojo returned with a sweet vengeance today, after talking to Sis on the phone. $120 winnings on the scratch-offs!

    Our trip is still a month away, so we'll see how my mojo is tooling along at that time.

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  3. My neighbor just took this loop trip with her sister, had a ball, but lost her socks. Said she'd do it again. We were in a casino once and a woman walked up to an older woman and said, "Aren't you going to eat breakfast?" The woman said, "I ain't ate dinner yet." The other one said, "You been sitting here all night?" I guess SO! Val I can see you now.

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    1. Yeah. That could be me!

      Sis said the last two trips, they haven't done so well. But all the ones before that, they were winners. When I said she could show me where the good machines are, she got a bit evasive. "Well, most of the casinos are so small that you can see each other across the room. I don't think you'll get lost. I don't know that you consider a "good" machine..."

      Uh huh. I can read the writing on the wall! We'll SEE whose mojo is working overtime, by cracky!

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    1. Val is a walking, talking poster gal for good luck. I will be having fun, though I can't speak for my companions reveling in my company.

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  5. We have several casinos in Oregon and I've left money in all of them.

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    1. Can't lose if you don't play!

      You've gotta risk it to get the biscuit. (I heard that on a commercial for Texas Flip 'n' Move)

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  6. Sounds like so much fun. I am not all that big on casinos, but thrift stores and flea markets would appeal to me.

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    1. Hick would probably let you ride shotgun in A-Cad. Especially if you played up the EMU egg angle.

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