Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I'm Melting

Bent Creek, "Snowman Stocking"
recommended fabric and flosses
It's good something isn't melting around these parts. {mandatory reference to the horrible heat} The dude and I volunteered at the library's family game night, corrupting the youth of Havertown by running a roulette wheel. It seems wrong until you recall that Maggie taught her four granddaughters to play black jack as soon as we could count to 21. She would divide up her tip money between us, and when you lost it, it was gone. It's a tough lesson to learn, but some of the kids tonight got their PhDs in gambling. The dude was funny. When no one won he'd announce a bonus spin or he'd subtly stop the wheel so someone did. He's an old softie. Me, I told 'em, "that's what it feels like in Vegas*, kid." The parents loved that. Then I remembered how close we were to Atlantic City so I changed my patter.

*Unless you're my dad. He was there last week and he won $9000 on his first night. A couple of days later he won $15,000. I could use some of that luck.


Anonymous said...

My parents have INSANE gambling luck ... like thousands as well. When everyone else was watching the OJ verdict come in, my Dad was winning 20k ... of course they have to money to lose and I think that might be the key.

Deb said...

I never have any luck gambling. It's out of my hands before I know it. I think I need to be around your dad for some of his luck.

Deb said...

Oh, your snowman is cute too! Almost give me a little bit of the chills - need those - it's 100 here today.

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Charlene ♥ SC said...

Love your snowman... wish he were here IRL!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your snowman is looking great. I hope that you get some relief from the heat soon. LOL at the reality moment for the kids.