Saturday, April 15, 2017

Thevictorian's Family Vacation


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I don't want to get your hopes up...but Casinopalooza 2 is in the plotting stages!

This time, not only will my sister the ex-mayor's wife and the ex-mayor himself be Val's gambling companions...there will be two special guests. Oh, Hick is going. Val needs a driver, after all. I know Hick. Hick is a thorn in my side. And I assure you, people...Hick is no GUEST!

Don't set your sights too high. I regret to inform you that my favorite gambling aunt will not be making the trip. She has some joint surgery to attend to, and will not be optimally ambulatory at trip time. So who else is left? GENIUS and tentatively THE PONY will be joining us! Slot-playing in Oklahoma is permitted at the tender age of 18, and The Pony has already surpassed that milestone.

We're still a few weeks out. Val is gathering resources for bankrolls. She's had a good scratch-off week. Not good enough to fund three thirsty money-sponges. YET. Okay...technically, I DO have enough, what with my last big winner. But why use up my stockpile when I could be adding to it a little between now and then?

I'm pretty sure HOS (Hick's Oldest Son) will volunteer to take care of our animals again. Remember when Hick was in Sweden, and I got HOS those lottery tickets for taking care of the sitting hen? He scratched them last Sunday.

HOS won 5X $20 on his ten-dollar ticket, and $2.00 on his two-dollar ticket. That's a total of $102. I shared it elsewhere, but thought inquiring minds here might like to know.


  1. Val--For a minute, I thought you might be auctioning off the two spots. They'd go for a pretty penny. Imagine how you could advertise it:

    Observe Hick in his almost-natural habitat. Experience the thrill of sweaving. Be in the same vehicle as Hick cleans his ears and then wipes the wax on the steering wheel.

    The possibilities are endless...

    1. Ooh! That's a scathingly brilliant idea! Let's not forget the chance to stay in a hotel room with Hick, and see him in his tighty whities, scratching his butt while fiddling with the thermostat.

  2. You are a scratch off queen!

    1. Some days I AM!

      Saturday, we took early Easter leftovers to Genius in College Town. On the way there, we stopped at a convenience store to use their bathroom, and rather than be a freeloader, I made a purchase. A $5 scratch-off ticket, which won $10.

      On the way home, Hick stopped me at a convenience store closer to home to get my 44 oz Diet Coke, where I cashed in that winner and bought a $10 ticket, which won $50.

      Today I cashed in that $50 ticket and ONLY WON $40 BACK!!!

      NO NO NO! At that rate, I'll leave for Oklahoma, and end up in Illinois!

  3. What is your secret to winning those ticket jackpots?

    1. I wish I knew! Another story is coming down the pike!

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    1. Guilty! As long as I can stay out of the news, I'm relatively harmless.