Monday, July 22, 2013

Number 5: Test Lady Luck at the Casinos of Winnipeg
For the sake of this post, I only went to Club Regent Casino. Mostly because it's only 10 minutes from my house. But for the record I have been to McPhillips Street Station Casino and it's definitely worth a visit. I had only been there to see a concert last year. Hanson actually. MMMBOP.

Anyway I went off topic there. Last week I went with my mom, my two aunts, my cousin, my sister and an out-of-town aunt to Club Regent. I always feel like I've entered another universe whenever I go in there. The lights, the sounds, the atmosphere... I imagine it's what Vegas must be like (only about 100x that). We played dab bingo which may seem easy enough but it's not. The bingo caller goes super fast and it's all you can do to not have a panic attack trying to keep up. 

it's not a true bingo night without McDo's

 Have you ever tried to play Bingo at the Casino? It's unreal. Everyone takes it so seriously, you'd think it was a sport. Also, fun fact, be quiet. Apparently talking is some sort of unspoken rule that I did not adhere to. My family is just naturally loud and we don't necessarily realize it. We also have such a good time together that we sometimes forget we are in public. We got some nasty stares from some of the bingo veterans. One of those being my mother who was absolutely mortified that we were calling so much attention to ourselves. (Sorry Ma.) 

My Auntie Carol also brought this gem as her "good luck charm". 

there's a family story behind this. but it's still ridiculous.

And what's a trip to the casino without taking in all the wildlife....

this is my auntie carol <3 she's a silly one

Very fun night, even though I didn't stay for the whole time (I had other plans, I'm a very busy person apparently). 

What's your favorite part of the Casino's of Winnipeg? I'd love to hear it!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Number 27: Watch a Goldeyes Game

Number 27: Watch a Goldeyes Game
Does it count if I was there selling 50/50 tickets? I decide it still does. And who is going to argue with me?

 To preface, I dislike baseball. There's just something about it that bores me to tears. The only redeeming quality I've ever found about the sport is the tight little pants... Ahem. Moving on. Despite my dislike for the sport, I have a great big love for Shaw Park. I mean come on look at it in all its glory.

Photo cred to Bryan Scott

Regardless of my dislike for the sport, there is nothing that beats the atmosphere of a Goldeyes game on a breezy July/August evening. It feels so home-y. The sense of community inside the park is astounding and even just selling 50/50 tickets the amount of smiles I witnessed (even when the fish were throwing away their lead) was heartwarming. 

Truth be told, I have been to my fair share of games over the years with my family. My dad loves going to Goldeyes games. I'll never forget daddy-daughter dates where he would take me without my sister and we would eat junk food and try and catch free stuff. 

Once I started to get older, the only way my parents could convince me to go to a game was with food. The world's best incentive. How can you ever say no to a giant pretzel and bag of mini-donuts?

Nowadays, I don't mind going to the Goldeyes games. I still hate baseball, but people watching is a sport all on its own. It also helps that I have friends who run the show so I get to visit them when I go and Dan Chase is hilarious.  

Oh heyyyy friends

In summation, here's to another check off my list!