Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Unless the police are involved

Betty is currently in Vegas with six of her high school friends.

Every few years, this group of women gets together. And they've passed their 50-year high school reunion. Only one of them still lives in North Dakota, so they meet in different cities. This year, it's Vegas.

All of them are pretty staunch Republicans except my mom. When they came to stay with her, she made them watch Michael Moore movies.

Betty isn't a gambler, but she loves playing the coin slots. Probably because she always wins.

Seriously. When I moved back to DC from San Diego, she flew out and drove cross-country with me. And when we were driving through Nevada, they had slot machines every where. Every. Where.

So we'd stop to use the bathroom, or to get gas, and she'd stick a quarter in the gas station slot machine, and out would pour $25 in quarters. Almost every time. We had bags and bags of quarters.

Before she left, Nick said, "I know that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but call us if the police are involved."

So far, so good.


  1. Hahaha my mom's name is Betty. She's only 50 now, but I can imagine her being quite like your mom in 20 years or so. I can't wait!

  2. Oh wow, it's fantastic that Betty and her friends from high school get together year after year. I can only imagine the fun they are having....I sort of hope the police are involved but they get off with a warning!

  3. Tales from Vegas would be a good title for the book. :)

  4. What a fun way to build Jordan's college fund! Hope Betty has fun.

  5. I love that Betty makes them watch Michael Moore movies!! I wish I could get my out-laws to watch them too. I'm surrounded by very kind idiots. :)

  6. That is TOO funny, 'cause the same thing happened when my mom visited us there. We wandered through casinos, and just about every time we'd pause, she'd win money at slots.

  7. Whenever I see you have a new post out I start laughing, just from the title. I love your mom! Also, that's a wise stand to use with grown offspring too, I imagine Nick in a few years: "Jordan, have fun, call me if the police are involved."

  8. I hope she has a blast. And brings home sacks and sacks of quarters.


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