September 15, 2008

The Way Things Work Out

Aidan hasn't gotten over the bowling obsession yet, not even in the slightest way. I mean you mention bowling and he immediately screams, "oh, right!!!", while pumping his fist in the air. It's almost enough to get me excited about it. Almost. So we took him to Fast Lanes Saturday night. Bad idea. It was wall to wall emo kids and drunk skanks. Packed! I don't really like other people that much so packed isn't my favorite condition for a public place. We get on the waiting list for a lane - a 45 minute minimum waiting list - and then we go throw $10 into a bunch of dumb arcade games. We play all of these games in order to get tickets so that we can save up fourteen thousand of them to trade them in for some 85 cent plastic piece of crap that I'm going to throw away the very next time I clean out his toyboxes. *Did you like that massive run-on sentence? I think it emphasises my disgust over the situation* Man, I just love to spend an evening in that degree of hell.

An hour later we go check to see where we are on the list. Another hour, best guess. Yeah, so we didn't get to go bowling, we never even traded in our tickets, and ended up eating crappy fast food for dinner on the way home.

So, to break it down;

The intention was to bowl one game, for which I had free tickets from Aidan's birthday party left over. We might have broken down and bought a couple of drinks but that was it!

What ended up happening? We blew $10 on arcade games, didn't even get cheapo plastic piece o' crap toy, didn't get to bowl at all, and blew $15 on greasy fast food. Oh, and to top it all off, I ended up taking Aidan back Sunday afternoon to get his bowling in that I promised. But I didn't get to use my free tickets because I washed them all in my jeans. So add another $25 to bowl 2 games and $20 on pizza, drinks, and a huge chocolate chip cookie.

I just love it when a plan comes together!

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