Monday, June 07, 2010

The Highs Were High But The Lows Are Even Lower

Today we were in Reno again. Brought our truck to the shop here to have them install a part to try to fix what the other Freightliner in Ohio can't seem to. I feel like I'm on the tour of all the Freightliner shops in the US.

On our way to lunch, we saw this bird hanging out by our car (we rented a car while the truck is in the shop - only God knows how long those yahoos will have it). I don't know what kind it is and haven't looked it up yet, but I have never seen something that was so crow-like from the neck up and so colorful from the neck down.

After dinner, we went to Barnes and Noble for a few hours to hang out and then hit the casino to visit my new best friend from last night. The crow-like bird must have been good luck because it wasn't long before I hit those beautiful yellow sevens that added a hefty five-hundred dollars on top of the three-hundred thirty nine I had already won from my initial one-hundred dollar investment:

Then I realized that the nasty crow-creature must have been bad luck because it wasn't long before I lost every red cent of it. LOST! So there you have it, the high and low of my day. Now I must sleep. All I will see in my dreams will be spinning sevens.

Spinning in a whirpool down a drain and taking my money with it! So, so sad.

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all things bradbury said...

hmmmmmm.....i'm channeling kenny rogers here.....ya got to know when to fold for the slots too!....hope they're able to get the truck done and get ya rollin and away from that bird soon!

Anonymous said...

I don't know the offical name, but here in CO, those birds are known as Magpies.

Ms. Crawford said...

I love bradbury's comment. "Know when to walk away and know when to run" Like the Steve Miller Band said... " go on, take the money and run." LOL Well at least you won big at one point, some people have never. I am one of them. You were rollin hot for awhile. You were lucky!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of back when I was a rookie "student driver" for a major carrier. My OTR trainer had a serious gambling problem... I mean, this guy was ADDICTED... he'd be in there playin' slots all night and couldn't stop. Funny, whenever we were on I-40 out in New Mex, he always had me stop at the three casinos (66, Dancing Eagle, Sky City) every time.

That was many years ago, and I'm an O/O veteran trucker, now. But, I always wonder if he's still in there losing all his money whenever I blow past the New Mexico casinos on I-40. Bless his heart, he was such a nice guy... just couldn't stay out of them casinos...

y'all take care!

-Just another trucker

P.S. Good luck, Plum. You & Kendall will do fine out here... keep that enthusiasm!

Cameron said...

Anonymous is correct, Salena. It is a Magpie. More specifically, a North American, Black-billed Magpie, native to western North America.