Hey, just wanted to share a little bit of good fortune that hit me today.
I started the day posting on my Twin Peaks thread. This is important so give me a minute to explain:
There was an interesting scene early in the series where the protagonist is wandering around Las Vegas in a stupor. He has loss of memory and loss of
identity, and appears to be solely guided by a supernatural force that allows him to hit several jackpots.
Now I kept myself out of casinos for a couple years as it became problematic. And a fool who mismanages money also finds himself in heaps of credit
card debt! Yep, that's me!
So I went and had some breakfast in a local place and decided to try my luck on the way out. As a mocking gesture to the 'supernatural forces' that I
blame for my own bad decisions, I emulated our Twin Peaks protagonist in selecting a slot machine to play.
Here's the scene, but you can begin at about the 30 second mark to get the proper frame of reference:
Notice how the protagonist is guided by an ethereal image of red and white zig-zags surrounded by flames.
So my stupid inside joke to myself was that I'd find a machine with some sort of trigger image--something red, black, and fiery!
I looked around and didn't find anything. I walked in the direction of the door and saw a quick display on a screen that looked very similar to
The image on the display changed in the blink of an eye.
I put in a 20 and thought I was making 50 cent bets. After about 2-3 spins I hit something big
Mistakenly, I was making 5 dollar bets!
Well, I'm not Mr. Jackpots really. I still have to go to work tomorrow and all that. It's not a life-changing win, BUT I now have enough to buttslam
my credit card debt forever! I've been struggling to pay this off for a couple years now.
edit on 3-9-2017 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)
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