Saturday, June 04, 2005

Down By The River

Yes! I won a little money playing slots in Tunica at the Sheraton and then I went shopping and spent it all. That’s what illicitly-acquired money is for! Auntie Linda and I had a blast. I ate everything I could put on my plate at the Super Buffet For Anxious Gamblers and there wasn’t a chocolate truffle left in sight! I also drank a lot of “free” booze. I prefer beer at the casinos, because they can’t water those down to nothing, but I did splurge on a strawberry daquiri, complete with whipped cream on top. I think I tasted a little rum in it. I was slurping the bottom of the glass, too, but no one heard it over the sounds of the slot machines and craps tables.

While Auntie and I were playing, we visited with all the other gamblin’ gals sitting nearby and at one point Auntie asked me if I had a twenty dollar bill. She’d cashed out her machine and didn’t have any small bills, so I handed her a twenty. The woman sitting next to me said, “You two must be sisters or best friends.” Auntie replied, “Actually, she’s my daughter, but my sister gave birth to her when I was eleven and raised her for me and gave her back when we were both grown up. Now I get to enjoy her!” That’s exactly right. Now we’re best friends and sisters and aunt and niece all rolled into one. I’m so lucky to have her!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Vanessa: I like your blog and I like your list of authors. It's good that you are writing, even blogs, because I can see you do a good job. Keep working on it.

Me

Anonymous said...

Ness,
Someone used my name, Anonymous. Sigh....I really am glad Ann gave birth to you because you were a big baby, ouch, ouch!

If I ever go insane, okay when, I'm going to lock myself in one of these rooms at The Sheraton and never come out until the end.
Auntie L

Anonymous said...

Hey Ness, did that room have yellow wallpaper?....:] :]
Auntie L

Vanessa said...

No, Auntie, it didn't, but I promise to put you in a room with yellow wallpaper when you've reached the limits of sanity...how's next Tuesday at 3:00?

Angela in Europe said...

See, I would be excited for you if I wasn't so darned jealous!