Girls are up Ma and Pa for a week !! Heading out for some Japanese BBQ tonight, Lucky ME !!
My weekend is ruined
So my Mother in Law is coming down with a couple of her friends from Japan for the weekend and then my wife and girls are going to Japan for a month on Monday ! My folks have been away to China and Cruised back from there via Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Singapore, they arrive back today and we are all catching up for Lunch on Saturday . Busy Busy !!
I’m flying to Florida in a few hours to spend a few days with my mom. Just hoping to cheer her up a bit. It’s supposed to be in the 80’s and sunny so we should get in some pool time. Don’t know if we will make it to the beach but maybe.
Missing work Monday and flying back to Louisville Monday morning.
Super Bowl party tomorrow at my house!!
We are in the midst of deep cleaning the house. I’m not a huge fan of cleaning but I love the way the house looks after!! These pets shed like a MF.
Then we’re going to set up or start some of the food. Just 6 guests so we’re not going crazy. On the menu:
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Guacamole and Chips and Salsa
Italian Beef Sliders
Homemade Snickerdoodle cookies for dessert
We’ll also do the squares with a $25 prize at the end of each quarter.
Grizz will be wearing his Bengals jersey bc he doesn’t know who is in the game!
And for the first time ever there will be a child at the party. Four days shy of his 1st birthday. This is what happened last time he saw Grizz:
I won $25 in first quarter and then $25 more in 3rd quarter. Steve won in 2nd quarter.
Home field advantage.
Edit: I won the fourth quarter too!! $75
I was going to say I was glad I didn’t have any squares for a pool because only threes and zeros had a chance to win.
Glad to see the GOAT get another ring.
put in 60
buddy took 3rd and 4th quarter
4th quarter was 120 payout
what a shitty game.
Justin Verlander tweeted this:
Anyone else feel slightly guilty when they put together a SB party pool but then win it?! Nah?? Me either… nice W fam!!!
Running a half marathon out a the refuge. Eagles are nesting. Should be fun.
We decided to go to Keeneland for some races today! It was packed but we managed to get some good seats. I won twice but we ended up down for the day. Still fun!!
Back when I was married, we used to play the horses every Sunday. We were friends with an ex-jockey and he taught me (my ex wasn’t interested in learning) how to “read” horses and the “science” behind which horses to bet on. Basically, it’s all about stats & lineage and some other things but anyway, we would have a bunch of friends come over and the jockey would choose what he thought would be the winning horses and we would place bets on his choice (if we wanted to) and if we won, we’d pay him back 10%. We called it “The 10% Club” and it was this great, fun gambling party at our house every Sunday! We had so much fun. People would come over around noon and bring drinks and food and we’d play until the last race. We did win most of the time and the ex-jockey used to make quite a bit of money.
In the end, the bookie we were using had to quit because we were winning too much.
There’s a race track in Tokyo where the races are held at night and they’re called “The Twinkle Races”. We used to go to that, too, with a bunch of people and we’d just gamble and drink beers. I think Bing even went with us one time. Those horse racing days were really fun times.
I still love horse racing and watch it on TV sometimes. I don’t place bets anymore but I do like to watch it for the sport and to use what I learned and try to guess the winner.
Obviously it’s big in Kentucky. Churchill Downs does night racing in the summer. It’s a lot of fun.
Keeneland is in Lexington, about an hour and 20 minutes away. It’s beautiful.
We just place $5 bets, $10 sometimes. Nothing crazy.
I love the horse races. I know some say it’s cruel. I used to go with my grandparents for most of the summer when I was a kid. Brings good memories.
I’m turning 50 on Saturday. My husband got us booked at a club in San Diego so the whole band is driving down. All of my family, my high school friends and my high school band will be there plus who knows who else. It’s pretty cool. I’ve always wanted to play for the family and this feels like a homecoming.
Wow. That’ll be so fun.
Hope you have a great time ️
Sounds like a blast, Inky.
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
you’re half way to 100!!!
Good job Inkster hugs and loves.
happy smurf day to ya