Twice in a row
Her: Do you want to buy some raffle tickets? Only a dollar each!
Me: I don’t have the kinda luck that people want. But what the hell, I’ll support. Gimme five.
Her: You never know, Logan.
Went to the holiday party for my gym the other day. One of the owners – the wife of main coach/owner – asked if I wanted to buy some raffle tickets. So, I bought five just to support.
She started pulling out tickets and the first two tickets were…mine.
Her: If I didn’t pull the tickets myself, I woulda thought something was fixed too.
To make matters worse, I inadvertently took the two best prizes.
Woman-in-the-crowd: What?! Boo! You can’t win twice in a row.
Me: Evidently, that’s not true.
Felt guilty about that so returned one of the two – a water bottle – the following week; was hoping to exchange it for a tee-shirt. No go so far, which is fine since they’re both friends of mine and have always treated me much better than warranted.
If you’re ever in town and want to check out a great fighting gym, check out Evolution, which is my home-away-from-home.
I’m usually there when the boy’s in school. Trying to avoid the inevitable.
Owner of the gym: What I like to do is pull up pictures of people I went to high school with. That makes me feel a lot better.
Me: That’s the only reason I come here.
Went to my friends around the way for new year’s again.
Me: You know, I met (your husband) the first day he started work there.
Her: Oh, that means you’ve known him 20 years.
Me: What? No, that can’t be…holy cow.
Him: Yup. 20 years.
Me: Now I need that drink…
It’s becoming a mini-tradition for me. The kid really loves going there, which is an added bonus.
And he even made it until midnight before, rapidly, crashing.
Son: (on the way home) Is it January yet?
Me: It just became January.
Him: It still feels like December.
Me: I know. Sometimes, you don’t really notice things changing until you notice them changing.
Him (sleepily) OK, papa.