This past weekend, the hubs and I escaped from our
shitastic lives kids and responsibilities home to go up to Atlantic City, New Jersey for a few days, ostensibly as an extended birthday celebration. We ran away from the city on Thursday evening, and drove directly to the sparkly shininess that is AC. Once we arrived and checked into our room, we discovered that somehow, despite our status as the most unhigh rollerest people ever, we were given a suite.
I mean, seriously. It had a living room/dining room, a bedroom and a huge bathroom with soaking tub and TV in the bathroom. The suite had 3 TVs in total. We don’t have that many TVs in our entire house!
Once we got over the shock of our amazing high roller room, we went downstairs to find a restaurant so that we could get some grub . . . and some drinks. I was on vacation, bitches!!
The next day, I learned a new game . . . 3 card poker. Anyone ever play this before? It’s like regular poker, but with only 3 cards. I mean, there’s more to it, but that’s the basic gist. It’s a table game, which is something I usually avoid (interacting with other people? Um, pass), but the hubs sat me down and said he’d teach me. And it was quite easy to learn, since I know the basics of poker and this was just a bit different. The toughest part for me was getting the betting part, but they were really nice and understanding of my foibles. The good news is that I went back later in the day to play all by myself (yep, I had my big girl pants on and everything!), and I did this:
That right there? Straight flush. I walked away with $200 for that little hand. Of course, I then went ahead and gave that all back to the casino in their slots, but it was a nice feeling while it lasted.
You’re probably wondering to yourself, “Self . . . where are all the pictures of crazily dressed people we have come to expect from our dear Misty on this here site?” And to that I answer, um . . . yeah, I was kinda busy with all the losing of the monies (except for that instance above, of course) to really pay too much attention to those around me. Plus, I just wasn’t feeling it this time.
This one gets points for cleverness. Always gotta appreciate the clever . . .
And thus ends the tale of my not particularly exciting weekend. It was nice to get away for a few days, but we didn’t win anything, I slept like crap on the super hard bed (I don’t usually have any problem sleeping!), and the hubs and I may have gotten into a few disagreements during the trip. So yeah, not the best weekend, but still. No kids, so that’s a win, right?
My secretary, hearing I would be in New Jersey for the weekend, was curious as to whether we would see any of the devastation from Hurricane Sandy that hit there recently. She asked me to take some pictures if I saw anything. Well, seeing as I didn’t leave the hotel at all while I was there, I didn’t see much of anything except the inside of the casino. I mentioned this to the hubs as we were driving away, and he told me, “well, if she wants to see devastation, you can show her this:”
When I texted the picture to her, saying, “a picture of the devastation wrought upon people in Jersey . . . ” Her response was: “Jersey appreciates your support.” I love being surrounded by rad peeps.