Saturday, February 28, 2015

B-I-N-G-O and B-E-E-R Night!

I’ll start by saying I’m not a regular Bingo player and really not a gamer of any kind!  However, on this mid-week hump day, we stopped at a local spot for pizza and happy hour beers not realizing that it was “Bingo Night!”

We narrowly sat down and we had Bingo cards and daubers plopped down in front of us.  I guess the Bingo hosts wanted to get everyone involved, or they assumed that’s why we were there.  “Sure, we’ll play, after all, there are prizes to win.”

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Then, just like that, barely got my coat off and the Bingo Host started calling out “B-51, G-14, O-29.”  You get the idea.  We were quickly sucked in and I got so caught up in listening for my numbers to be called, that I couldn’t concentrate on the pizza and beer order.  Bingo pros could probably do this simultaneously. 

I, on the other hand, was getting frazzled!  I became very aware that I had transformed.  I was determined to holler out “BINGO” and didn’t want to miss any important shout outs…the beer and pizza order would just have to wait. WHAAAT?

Did that just happen? 


I’m sensing that a Bingo groupie has been born. 

Game on…Bingo fools!

I was just getting my dauber warmed up, when someone shouts “BINGO!”  

Damn-it!  I was so close too! Anxiously I remark, “we’ve got a short break before the next game, quickly, let’s get that pizza and beer ordered.”

And…there it is!  I’ve been dragged in by the Bingo hawkers!!  

A leisurely beer and pizza night has now turned into a challenge of speed stamping daubers and Bingo smack talk!  Is that even a thing?  Well, it is tonight!!

No worries, before long, this round of Bingo did end and we were able to enjoy that pizza and beer, but not without whining that I didn’t win!

"Well, that’s it then, not a winner this time, but it was fun anyway!"  

Nearly finished my last crumb of pizza, wiped the sauce from my lip and the last drops of suds, when suddenly, I heard it.  Like a Bingo angel speaking from the heavens, there’s an announcement over the speaker!  

“We have another round of Bingo starting in 20 minutes.”  “Grand prize is 
$1000!”

Seriously, just recently, I know someone who had won $1100 playing Bingo! This might be my night to win...it could happen!  So, without skipping a beat, we jumped to a new table of fellow Bingo junkies. All hopeful for the big win!

By the time this whole session ended, my blue dauber and potential luck had dried up. I didn’t "Bingo" once!  But, we did meet some really nice people, shared some fun stories and bonded over beer and a pile of discarded Bingo cards. 

Funny, how such a simple game of Bingo can transform an evening.  I predict there will be more dauber stamping in my future.  Heck, maybe I'll even make it big on the Vegas Bingo circuit!! Why not? THAT could happen! 

Admit it...are you a Bingo Junkie?


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Put your smile on,
Laurie O

2 comments:

  1. Omigod, yes! I LOVE bingo! Not sure if it was my Catholic upbringing or what, but I loved playing bingo as a kid and still do! Every October, I host Witchy Bitchy Bingo at my house for 30 friends -- everyone brings a wrapped $25 prize. We play bingo until all the prizes are won, have dinner and drinks, then play bingo AGAIN and steal the prizes that have already been won! And if someone steals your prize, you DON'T get to pick a replacement prize! That's why we call it Witchy BITCHY bingo! Ha! Talk about smacktalk, diabolical plots, and double crosses! It's so much fun! Then of course at the end of the night, whoever didn't even up with a prize gets to visit the Loser Lounge and choose a prizes (gifts that I buy and wrap for anyone who wasn't a winner by the end of the night) -- So YES, I would've done the exact same thing you did -- forget the pizza and beer for a moment -- let's get our bingo on!

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  2. Love, love, love this idea for a gal pal party! Hope you don't mind if I steal it?!?! I can be BITCHY that way! Lol

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