Monday, November 16, 2009

My Vacation Left Me Flushed but Not Full*

We are back from Vegas none the richer. In fact, we may be poorer. However, a good time was had by all.

I am sad to say that despite both of us taking our cameras, no pictures were taken in front of the fountain, or anywhere else for that matter. It was one of those vacations.

Okay, I lied. I had to take a picture of my big "win."

A Royal Flush baby --

Do you know how hard those are to get? REALLY hard. This was on my last night there. Actually, I may have been asleep at the machine when this occurred. I remember thinking "everyone should get one royal flush before they leave Vegas." Apparently I am clairvoyant and should really start working that skill to my advantage more often.

You know what would be really impressive? If I were playing the $1 slots at the time. Or even $.25 slots. Hell, even nickel slots. Where was I?

Oh on the penny slots of course. Hey! $10 is $10. Especially after you had just blown through roughly $345. But who's counting?

I was SO excited when this occurred that I wanted to tell B RIGHT THEN. Alas, I could not. Despite the fact that he was only about 20 feet away from me in the poker room, where I hear they play poker with REAL CARDS and not just a touchscreen like on my beloved machines, I had no way of contacting him because he did not have his phone on him. Remember the oh so organized man? Yep, he didn't bring his phone with him. Forgot it at the house. Remembered when we were too close to the airport to turn back. This required old fashioned scheduling while in Vegas that went a little something like this:

B: Where are you going to be?
Me: On some slots.
B: Which ones?
Me: Poker ones. Penny ones. Somewhere.
Me: I don't know. I DON'T HAVE A PLAN. IT IS VACATION!!!
B: Okay.
B: How about we meet in the room at 1:00?
Me: Oh, did you manage to remember to bring your watch?
B: Not funny.
Me: Oh, but it is.

So, in any event, no phone call about the Royal Flush.

However, after B lost all of his money, he joined me at my machine. The same Royal Flush machine. I excitedly told him how it happened. He longingly looked like he wished he had his own Royal Flush. After a while, I said to him "I wish I could get another one just so you could see." He thought it was because I didn't think he believed me. I just wanted him to experience the joy. Shortly thereafter, he did.

The cards lined up again. I was being WILD and playing 25 hands. The main cards revealed an ace, jack, 10, and king. I just needed the queen and had 25 chances. B said "you are bound to get ONE." I put my hand on his thigh, held my breath and got TWO:

And then I cashed out, $20.00 richer. Well, at least $20.00 less poor.

Now, THAT is a vacation.

*I have NO idea what that title means.

6 important things being said:

Beth Dunn said...

Glad you did not end up losing! oxox


j'lynn said...

Woo-hoo!! You go girl!!

And BTW, was so funny...hehe ;)

Patricia @ Bloom Where You're Planted said...

Sounds like you get about as excited as I do when I win "big" at the slots! Way to go on the win!

I didn't blog about this but my boss and I hit the new Ameristar casino in Colorado two weeks ago while we were there. I won $80 on the poker slots too. I was doing the nickel slots and scored a few full house, a straight flush - but my biggest was 4 ace's (which scored me 1600 credits).

I blew most of my winnings on kitschy souvenirs and an Olive Garden dinner upon my arrival back home. I know how to party, clearly :)

Living Dees Life said...

welcome back!!

leave it to men to forget something!! and yes, you were too funny!!

Jennifer said...

A royal flush is a royal flush. Who cares if it was only $10. You still get that giant rush when it comes on screen. I just love gambling.

*~Dani~* said...

Beth Dunn - Welcome! And thank you. I wish I could say the same for B :(

Jlynn - Thanks :) I thought it was hilarious.

Patricia - I do get very excited at the big wins, even if it is little money. 4 Aces are nice. I got those a few times too (I was playing for days). The Royal Flush is so elusive. I love how you spent your winnings :)

Blaez - thanks, girl! Yet the men always claim it is us that does stuff like that. Strange.

Jenny - you are so right. I love it too. I think I am going to take my Mom downtown for some gambling one weekend.

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