Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Free Movie - and Cash, too!

It's a few days after Christmas. We restocked the pantry and refrigerator and decided it was a good day to see a movie. What made it even better was the fact that I had 2 free movie tickets! We saw Sherlock Holmes and I highly recommend it! Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law were fantastic. I don't want to give away the details of the movie, but I hope there's a sequel!

Whenever we go to the movies, my husband insists that we spend a few dollars in the penny slot machines. Now, in all honesty, I find this to be a terrible waste of money, so I always cut myself off after a few dollars. Seriously, think what you could do with that in the Dollar Store!!

Anyway, we sit down at these two machines. Mine had something to do with lobsters. As I'm sitting there pushing the button (nope, you don't pull a handle anymore) and thinking, "Why am I doing this?", I suddenly realize that I'm ahead over twenty dollars and I've only put three dollars in the machine!

Before the amount went below twenty dollars, I cashed out. I firmly believe in the "bird in the hand" theory! I look over at my husband's machine, and he was also over twenty dollars. I encouraged him to cash out too! After that, we played two more dollars and lost it. Bottom line: we played with a total of seven dollars, and cashed out for twenty dollars each! WooHoo! OK, so I'm not a big gambler - but I was happy!

I think I'm going back to Michaels tomorrow. Those dollar bins are calling me!!

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