Monday, February 2, 2009

SHOTGUN BLOG



SOME DAYS YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BLOG ABOUT. THOUGHTS RUN THROUGH YOUR MIND ALL DAY, AND FINALLY YOU PICK A TOPIC AND JUST SIT DOWN AND WRITE.

A LOT OF THINGS RAN THROUGH MY MIND TODAY, AND SO IT'S TIME FOR ONE OF THOSE HODGEPODGE BLOGS ON SEVERAL TOPICS.

BOAT HOUSE

WE'VE BEEN WONDERING ALL DAY HOW NIKKI'S BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE BOAT HOUSE IN LA CROSSE WENT LAST NIGHT? THE BOAT HOUSE IS AN INTERESTING CONCEPT. IT'S BASICALLY A SMALL CABIN BUILT ON FLOATING BARRELS ON THE RIVER. WE HAD THE GRAND TOUR WHEN WE WERE THEIR LAST FALL FOR OKTOBERFEST.

AT THAT TIME THEY HAD SECURED A WOOD BURNING STOVE AND WERE TALKING ABOUT CUTTING HOLES IN THE LIVING ROOM FLOOR SO THAT THEY COULD ICE FISH DURING THE WINTER. VERY FEW BOAT HOUSES ARE USED YEAR AROUND, IT'S MORE OF A SUMMER THING.

SUPER BOWL

IT WAS AN EXTRA SPECIAL SUPER BOWL GAME THIS YEAR, BECAUSE THE ARIZONA CARDINALS WERE PLAYING IN THE GAME AND WE ARE ABLE TO SEE THEIR FANS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL EVERY DAY. THE CASINO WENT WILD IN APPLAUSE AND CHEERS EVERY TIME THE CARDINALS SCORED. THE AVI HAD A V.I.P. PARTY OF 600 GUESTS IN THE CONVENTION CENTER. EVEN THOUGH ARIZONA LOST, PITTSBURGH DIDN'T COVER THE SPREAD, SO LOT'S OF ARIZONA BETTORS WON THEIR BETS!!

WORK

WE WERE ADDED TO THE SCHEDULE TO WORK FOR THE SUPER BOWL GAME. SINCE SUNDAY IS USUALLY OUR DAY OFF, WE WORKED SIX DAYS LAST WEEK, EVEN WITH BEING FORCED OUT EARLY DURING THE WEEK, WE MANAGED TO GET A COUPLE OF HOURS OF OVERTIME. NOW WE HOPE THE "TOKE RATE" IS REALLY GOOD FOR LAST WEEK.

VIDEO POKER

WE WERE FORCED OUT AFTER THE SUPER BOWL GAME AT 9:40 PM, AND SINCE WE COULDN'T CLOCK OUT UNTIL THE TOP OF THE HOUR, WE SNUCK BACK INTO THE CASINO TO HAVE A COCKTAIL AND PLAY A LITTLE VIDEO POKER ON A SLOT MACHINE. THESE DAYS WE REALLY CAN'T AFFORD TO GAMBLE MUCH ...........

DAMN!! MARY HIT A ROYAL FLUSH !!! I WATCHED HER PUT ONE DOLLAR IN THE MACHINE, SO I ASSUMED SHE WAS PLAYING PENNIES, THAT'S WHAT I WAS PLAYING. I LEANED OVER TO SEE THE PRETTY ROYAL FLUSH IN DIAMONDS, AND THE 4,000 CREDITS. COOL $40 !!! NO! NO! NO! SAID MARY, I'M PLAYING NICKLES !!!

HERE IS YOUR CASINO MATH TRICK (WE CALL THEM "KEYS") FOR TODAY. IF YOU'RE PLAYING NICKLES AND WANT TO KNOW HOW MANY DOLLARS YOU HAVE, YOU DROP THE LAST DIGIT AND DIVIDE BY 2 SO 4,000 NICKLES, WOULD BE 400 AND DIVIDED BY 2, WHICH IS 200 DOLLARS. ONE DOLLAR IN AND $200 OUT, REALLY EXCITING !!!



THE PUNCH LINE
"Today was Hillary Clinton's first day as secretary of state. She's now in charge of all foreign affairs. Bill Clinton will still handle all domestic affairs." -- Craig Ferguson

1 comments:

Nikki said...

the brithday paty was alot of fun;) It was a very long day and i being the only sober person had to drive everyone home;) Go figure! It was a warm 85 in there and my feet weren't even cold!!! Good times great fun!! Oh yeah and the hole in the floor hasn't happened yet!