Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ling-Ling-Ling


What is that sound? It's the sound of a slot machine jackpot!!  Although to me, those bells are ringing out "Yarn-Yarn-Yarn"!

It's been pretty busy  here lately, and Pea and I are starting to feel like the only time we see each other is when we collapse glassy-eyed in front of the TV. So over the weekend we decided to take time out for an adventure to our favorite playground for grown-ups, Mohegan Sun. We haven't been there in a while because it really isn't in our budget. But we emptied our change jars, cashed in our coins, and hit the casino!

Slots are my game. I usually play the quarter or nickel machines. But for some strange reason, a penny machine caught my eye. I figure you never win much on a penny machine, but decided to play a bit for fun. That turned out to be a wise move on my part, because soon after I hit for over $200!!! On a penny machine!!

I replenished the funds Pea and I had gambled away. Then we had a nice lunch and played a bit more. I was feeling kind of silly, because by that time I was only up by $60. Maybe I should have stashed more of my winnings away.

Just then, another penny machine caught my eye. I sat down, put in $20, and started to play. LING-LING-LING-LING. I hit again, for over $200!!!!! I couldn't believe my luck! We played a bit more, but I was smarter this time. I came home with $200 safely in my pocket in my Fiber Fund.

RHINEBECK HERE I COME!!!!

17 comments:

Knitting by the Pond said...

How fun! What a lucky girl! My mom loves to play those penny slots too and I can never understand that, but now I know why! It is great that you now have $$ for Rhinebeck! :)

Vicki said...

Man I miss the casino. We went once on my 21st birthday and haven't made it back. Enjoy your winnings!!

kristina said...

lucky you!! I've never gambled, but my husband just did for the first time last week. He won $130 and then gave it all to me! (I later snuck $120 back into his wallet...)

Jessica said...

Woohoo!!! Go you!! Congrats!!

Chelle said...

That happened to me once on a trip with my sister. Though I only won $160 on a quarter machine.

We splurged on room service that night. And it was the best room service I ever had!

Congrats!

Zonda said...

Hehe..you crack me up! Yay for Rhinebeck $$

Kathy said...

OH You LUCKY friend o mine! Money for Rhinebeck , WHAT , honestly, what could be better in the knitting world?

Qutecowgirl said...

Woohoo! You go girl!!! Extra money is always nice in Rhinebeck =)

trek said...

Well, if you are going to play a slot machine and win, yarn is among the best investments for the winnings!

Sonya said...

Yay for winnings in the Fiber Fund! That is wonderful. Whenever I'm indexing on the side, I'm thinking about the yarn fund.

cpurl17 said...

Clearly the Fiber Force was with you!

Jennifer said...

What a fun way to make your Rhinebeck seed money!

Ragan Knits etc... said...

Hurray for a little fun...and some winning to go with it!

Happyplace. said...

It's Karma!!!!

Alisha said...

That is awesome!

thegabbyknitter said...

Congrats on the wins! More money for Rhinebeck right?

guiltypleasures said...

I LOVE the Penny Slots. I only won $95 on my penny slot on the cruise, but I figure on a cruise ship, you're lucky to win even $1.

Congratulations on your fiber fund money.

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