Wednesday, December 02, 2009

For that really special someone....

There's always someone, you know. Someone for everyone. You might first meet them at school, at work, at church, through a hobby. They might be someone you first get to know at a sporting event, a concert, even on the bus every morning.

And soon, you find you can't get them out of your life. They're someone you think about a lot. Someone that occupies your time and your thoughts. Someone you can't wait to tell everyone you know about. 

And for your favorite picture of that Certain Someone in your life, a company on the net has finally come up with the absolutely perfect picture frame

Let the world know: they're the real thing. 


Tuesday, December 01, 2009


My dear friend Brian and I have been planning on going to Vegas for ages.  AGES!  (How long?  Since before we were married to the respective Lights of Our Lives, that's how long.) 

We'd like to go there to gamble. We're not degenerate gamblers, we aren't risking the mortgage payment, it's not like we won't be able to afford whatever we're risking, but we like to gamble. Craps in particular.

Craps is a "boy" game. There's a lot of artificial community and much shouting and cheering.  You can also win (or lose) a considerable quantity of money fairly quickly. Blackjack is a quiet, cerebral game; Texas Hold 'Em is about calculating odds and reading your opponent; Draw and Stud poker are similar; Roulette is moderately sedate and has never quite grabbed me; Slots are definitely fun but there's no art to them at all and they're a guaranteed quick loser... but Craps gets you involved with the game, the betting, and even what the other players are doing. 

For one reason or another, we haven't been able to take a boy's weekend out to Vegas for all this time. It's to the point where I've been looking around to see if there are local casinos that I could get a craps fix at. (There aren't, really; I'd have to drive an hour and a half out to the Oregon Coast to get to Three Rivers Casino.) More importantly, there's no-one to go out there with: gambling by yourself is no fun.  ~sigh~ 

Well, I'll be able to do some of this on the cruise coming up soon: there are casinos on the ships and they  have craps tables in the casinos and there are a bunch of people who feel about craps the same way I do.  

But Brian and I are going to head out to Vegas at some point together.  Soon, I hope.