Saturday, November 5, 2011
Do you gamble? Play Bingo? Cards for money? Sitting around her metal kitchen table at 250 Main Street, Nana taught me to play 'penny ante' poker. She had a coffee can of pennies and when that hit the table, I knew an hour of cards and joking at my expense lay on the horizon. And to tell you the truth, except for a few 50/50 games at sporting events or a few pools, that's about the extent of my gambling addiction. Sure, I want to win MegaBucks, but I always forget to play, even when the stakes are high. Now, for some irony, I do have, what I consider, a favorite (lucky) number. I really like the way 22 looks. Call me crazy. Yes, I have a favorite number, but I never play it. Go figure!
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Never dare play it.
I wont come out...
And i wont be your favorite after losing money on it.
Have a great weekend.
I don't do what I call "real gambling," but when a friend goes to Las Vegas, he comes back with a $25 ticket for UConn or Ohio State or the Patriots to win it all. It is less for money than bragging rights in case one of them actually gets to the finish line. And, when Powerball or MegaMillions gets to $70 million or higher, I buy a $5 ticket. Then I get to day dream about whether to buy an apartment in Paris or just rent one. I consider it a cheap investment in imagination.ReplyDelete
I have no idea about numbers and these game!ReplyDelete
In fact I have no idea what I would do if I won the lottery! LOL
I think lots of money is a huge responsibility in this world.
I prefer my part in flowers! :)
hugs and a nice Sunday
I'm probably the world's worst gambler. I'd love to win the lottery but, I never buy a ticket and when I do buy one I forget to check the numbers to see if I've won. I might play a hand of blackjack in Las Vegas but, the minute I lose a hand I'm out of there. Consequently, my stints at the table are very, very short. And, you couldn't pay me to sit in front of a slot machine for hours on end. Too much to see and do and photograph to waste my time.ReplyDelete
Yeah, my whole life is one big gamble! But that is not what you mean, right? I don't gamble with cards, dice, slot machines, tables, horses or the like. I've "played"... tried them all... with small money, but it just doesn't make my heart go pitter patter. And besides, I have no such luck (but good luck in other things)... and I'd rather not set myself up to be a loser. :-)ReplyDelete
PS. Your daily quote is from one of my favorite authors, Paul Auster... but with this one I do not agree: "It seems to me I will always be happy in the place where I am not"! :-)ReplyDelete
I figure I've saved $22,222 by NOT playing the lottery every week since the conservatives got it introduced in Florida! Not bad, heh?ReplyDelete
repeating numbers are good signs - some believe they are messages from your 'angels' to pay attention or to give you support. 22 or 222 is said to be a sign you're about to receive everything you desire. :)ReplyDelete
I'm not a gambler, Birdman. I'm afraid I would be a sore loser so I prefer to not play. It's so embarrassing to cry in public. :))ReplyDelete
I buy 1 lottery ticket every week - get a lot of dreams from it but no $$ so far.ReplyDelete
Never gambled a penny but I'll take the boat.ReplyDelete
22 is a good number...but...I would't take the risk...ReplyDelete
The first time I ever bet on a horse it won at 20/1. I never became addicted though. Few weeks back I won £83 on the national lottery. Two more numbers and I'd have been a multi millionaire.ReplyDelete
Fishing boats... they are my favorite subject here in Seattle, when I'm bored and can't think of anyplace else to shoot... I head over to Fishermen's Terminal in Ballard... love your shot!ReplyDelete
haha. we once were at a cafe where they played keeno. my bf tried one game and won some of the money back it costed... i was too bored by it and somehow found it depressing...ReplyDelete
Damn, that's my PIN! I've been hacked!ReplyDelete
I hardly ever remember to play, either. And my younger son Leland wouldn't spend one cent on a lottery ticket. Yet just the week a man here in Portland with his exact same name finally checked the tickets he'd had on his frig door since July and found a winner. He drove to Salem, turned it in and took the one-time pay out of $10.9 million before taxes. I think that was the number. The original jackpot was $20.8 million. All I can say is thank goodness I realized it wasn't my Leland before I went to bed on Thursday night because if I had not known that fact I would have screamed when I heard the news on the radio at 8 a.m. as I sat at my desk at work.ReplyDelete
I've bought a total of one lottery ticket my whole life and I won 3000yen. I'm thinking I used all my luck up on that so I hesitate to buy another :DReplyDelete
well, 22 would be easier to play than 507419.ReplyDelete