Snake Eyes

A 33-1 bet on the crap table. Sucker bet. But damned if I don’t go there as soon as I am up a few thousand. “Hi-Lo for a hundred each.” I live on house money, so I play with the highest odds the house provides. The casino I hit in Toledo, Ohio allowed 10x odds.Continue reading “Snake Eyes”

Snow

It is not yet arrived here in southern Ohio, but I’m thinking next month. I’m in no hurry. It can wait. The contractor has his crew working on our covered porch and I think Karen said one of the guys was talking about working on Christmas Day. I think I talked him out of it.Continue reading “Snow”

Skimming

I suppose the correct term is scrolling because that’s what we do on our phones, right? I saw a picture of this twelve-foot long fish swimming right up on a person who was scuba diving. Now I understand that human beings may not be on the menu for many species, but I don’t want toContinue reading “Skimming”

Breaking Up

One of the true joys of aging are the stockpile of memories we accumulate, available to us whenever we so desire (if we can just remember them). I was thinking of the times in my life when there was a break-up. For the sake of definition, a break-up by someone who cut me loose. TheContinue reading “Breaking Up”

The Best Advice I Never Took

During my infamous hot streak in the casinos of Las Vegas in 1977, I went on an unheard of four month winning streak that defied all odds. I mean I had been hot on a couple of occasions before and I pocketed a few hundred bucks along the way, but this was something altogether different.Continue reading “The Best Advice I Never Took”

Best Gift I Ever Gave

Do you remember the best thing you ever did in your entire life? Looking back at every gift I ever gave or received, one stands out high above the others. I was in a very self-destructive stage of my time spent in Las Vegas (big shock there, right?) and I had been walked out on,Continue reading “Best Gift I Ever Gave”

Weddings

I was sitting here blasting away at some old-school OG Kush and I started thinking about weddings. I have been to very few weddings in my lifetime. In order, I have been to my own wedding, my Goddaughter’s nuptials, and my cousin’s. That’s it. Growing up as a way-too-confirmed bachelor, I was invited to manyContinue reading “Weddings”

Tipped Employees

I am a good tipper. I was taught by my mom that you did not accept service from someone without compensating them. We always had money to go out AND tip for services rendered. And we weren’t rich by any means. Of the many jobs I worked in my life, it’s hard to beat musician,Continue reading “Tipped Employees”

Stripes

Used to be the only people wearing stripes had done something bad enough to land in prison or those with bad fashion sense. I never got the whole “stripes are slimming” thing. I don’t perceive as anyone being slimmer or fatter unless they are nude of course, but short of that, who gives a shitContinue reading “Stripes”

Big Leagues

We refer to the top tiers of sports and the world-class athletes participating as the majors, or big leagues. Before ascending, the minor leagues serve as home. When I first moved to Las Vegas in the late 70’s, I was definitely ensconced in the minors. I mean, I thought I had some of the answers,Continue reading “Big Leagues”