There was a farmer who had a dog and Bingo was his name-o! B-I-N-G-O!
Well I can honestly say I have now experienced real bingo. Not the type that you play during indoor recess or at company holiday parties. But real bingo.
Last night Jamie and I went to the fairgrounds for Monday bingo night. I and still laughing about it. Being the bingo virgins that we are, we got quite the few looks as we sat there organizing our different cards, trying to figure out the games and color coding different things. My head was spinning with "super cross", "speed ball", "Goldstar", "pulltabs", "hot shots".
If you have never been to a bingo night I highly suggest you go. Just for the pure entertainment value. There were people with good luck items, with special dauber carrying cases. People buying pulltabs and other cards by the stackfulls. Money was flying left and right. Being the good girls Jamie and I were we only bought 1 of the extra pull game cards.
There were quite a few highlights of the evening. First, no one informed me that sweatpants with elastic legholes are back in style. We were only a few of the handful not wearing them. There was a pull tab called "redneck" that when people wanted the "redneck" pull tab games or won off of them they would scream "redneck" and Jamie and I would burst into a fit of giggles like school girls. Then the lady sitting next to me kept pointing out just how "not" close I was to winning every time I would mention just how close I was. Finally her friend told her to mind her own card and leave me alone.
And the highlight of the evening... the last game we weren't paying attention and they were playing some weird pulltab game in with it and I managed to get Jamie to yell that she had Bingo when she really didn't. Well actually I yelled bingo and threw Jamie's arms into the air. Needless to say we got made fun of.
It was such a fun evening. And really I would do it again. Of course I probably should just flush $12.50 down the toilet first and then just sit and people watch. That is basically what I did last night anyways.