I have a FANTASTIC story for you all:
For Valentine’s Day weekend, Bryan, Bright, and I had a little staycation. We hadn’t gotten away from work since moving to California in late October, but the budget only allowed for so much so soon after the big move, so we took Friday off and had a really nice little weekend in San Jose.
Bryan’s accumulated about a gazillion Hilton Honors points through work, so we spent some and stayed at the Hilton downtown, just to get away from the nagging to-dos that would surely distract us from fun. Almost everything we did over the course of the weekend was because there was a Groupon or other special offer, and man, did we milk it.
We milked it this much:
On Saturday, we used a Groupon to Golfland USA, where we played 18 holes of mini-golf, then 50 credits in the arcade (and ate a super enormous “Thick Thick Thick Shake”).
When Bryan and I go to an arcade, we inevitably end up at this game called Mega Drop; for one credit, you get to hit a button that sends a rubber ball out of a chute and onto a rotating plate with different sized holes in it. Each hole is designated a certain number of tickets from 1 to Jackpot, and the bigger the number, the smaller the hole. You get the idea.
While we enjoyed our Cookie Dough Thick Thick Thick Shake and Bright sat quietly looking on, Bryan and I played 48 credits and earned about 150 tickets. I did the math – that’s about 3 tickets per ball. Not great. You can buy about two bags of Sour Patch Kids or one temporary tattoo with that, just to put it in perspective. With two credits left, we said, “Let’s have Bright play the last couple of credits!”
For credit number 49, I gave Bright the “Up” command and she fumbled around a little before actually stepping on the big red button. Then the ball dropped directly into the hole worth one credit. Ok, so at least she can aim. Good job, Bright.
Credit number 50. Here comes the pressure, Brighty Girl. I gave her “Up” and she landed right on the button. Improvement. The ball dropped out of the chute and directly into the one hole again.
Then it bounced out.
And it rolled and bounced around a bit.
Then it got stuck by the wall.
Then. It. Fell. Right. Into. Jackpot.
THE DOG WON THE JACKPOT.
Can’t make this stuff up. Click here to see the video. Bryan managed to get it all!