Friday, January 2, 2015

Good Decisions

As I alluded to in my post this morning, after sitting glassy-eyed in front of the TV last night watching the College Football Playoffs today, I opted to pass on the Pitt-Houston Armed Forces Bowl clash this afternoon, and instead Marilyn and I took a drive down to the Tanger Outlets in Washington County, where we made some shrewd post-Christmas purchases, and then made a stop at the Meadows Casino.

In forty-five minutes at the Black Jack table,

I managed to turn $100 into $170, and I then colored out and cashed my chips.  And on my way to the cashier's window, just for the hell of it, I even put ten bucks in a penny slot machine and cashed out when it reached $16.90.

So, that made two good decisions today: Skip the Pitt game, and leave the table while ahead.

This is a great country!!

As for the Pitt game, the less said the better.  We listened to the high comedy of a Bill Hillgrove play-by-play broadcast on the way down to Washington, and left the car with Pitt up 17-6 at the half.  Got in the car with Pitt ahead 34-13 in the fourth quarter and headed to the Casino.  While seated at the black jack table, I watched Houston recover two - count 'em two - onside kicks and score twice to win game 35-34.  It was only while in the car driving home that we realized the enormity of the loss: a twenty-five point fourth quarter lead lost.  Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.

As I said, the less said the better.

Welcome to Pitt, Pat Narduzzi.  You can only go up from this point.

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