Monday, February 17, 2014

The Night Bingo Happened

Please be ready to be jealous of my Saturday night, you will be.

Let's begin with Saturday morning. Brooke and I had lady plans to eat our combined weight in breakfast with these massive biscuits from Tilt. I knew that she had devious intentions for the weekend the second that I got a text that said, "How paleo are you feeling this weekend?". I took one look at the menu and without hesitation was all over the idea of a sausage, bacon, egg and cheese biscuit. The insides are paleo right?? Just look at this sexy corner.

Through gossip and serious talk, she mentioned that evening plans included brews and bingo. I asked myself why all Saturday evening plans didn't include brews and bingo?! Oh yeah, because I'm not 80 years old yet. But I wasn't going to turn down a chance to win some dollars!

Of course I got dressed in skinny jeans and boots to meet up at the bingo hall with Ruth and Deloris. We sincerely underestimated the legitimate desperation of the patrons at Sunset Bingo who were there to win anything from $25 to self respect $12,000.

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We also underestimated the amount of concentration that playing bingo in this environment takes, especially when you don't have the latest and greatest kitten-marker-keeper as displayed above. Each game you are responsible for 12 different bingo boards and the speed of the number call-outs varies as each game-master rotates to the podium.

How were these old ladies doing it? Here my only-had-one-beer 26 year old brain was a major struggle bus and there were people over 3x my age filling out there pages with O-69 quicker than I could even find it on my first page. The answer to this and many other questions came at 8:56pm when the sweet old woman to my left, let's call her Ethel, was asked if she needed more coffee. With wild excitement in her eyes, she nodded her head and held out her cup. Regular or decaf?  REGULAR!!! (of course).

To my sincere disappointment, there were no winners from our crew. The only thing we walked out of there with was Dabbin' Fever "The Winners Ink". Also - why do people need multiple markers? This is something I'll never fully comprehend.

Mr. Rogers shares my rage disappointment each time someone else shouted "Bingo!!!"

How was your weekend? Have you ever played bingo and won? Is that possible under the age of 65?


Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i have never played bingo but i would fit right in with the seniors...i'd just bring my hagbag with me and crochet to my little heart's content.

Vodka and Soda

Ashley - Married to the Game said...

breakfast, beer, and bingo sounds amazing!

Kasey Lynne said...

I so wish that I could've played Bingo with you guys! And that biscuit? I want one right now.

Rachel Sedaker said...

Ha! I drive by that place every day to and from work, and always wondered what sort of folk frequented it.

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Can I tell you a secret??? Bingo is like my most favorite thing in the world hahahaha. Mark and I on our first date we went to a gay bar and played "Drag Queen Bingo"...and I totally won and the prize was something that should not be shared on a first date hahhaah. That Mr. Rogers gif is absolutely hilarious.

Alex[andra] said...

Yes for bingo! I've gone to bingo halls too, and despite probably being the youngest person there, I had a blast. I've never won either though, but it's fun!

Tracey said...

I've never been to bingo. Once my friends and I bought dabbers, drove to Bingo and chickened out once we saw all the hardcore older people inside. We just couldn't do it. True story.

Melissa Suggitt said...

these may have been my fave snapchats of all time. by the way. thanks for making my saturday <3