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Unexpected Win: Why L-A is bad at gambling

March 11, 2010

L-A: Here at FPQT, we like throw downs. We make bitchfaces and tell people to bring it on (mostly because I love Bring It On. I’ll spare you the video clip as I’ve used it at least twice before, so you should know it by now). We rarely mean it. Which is why we were a little bit surprised to win an Oscar pool.  Seriously, we just entered so I could have some arts and crafts time with a Dolce & Gabbana ad:

(picture taken by Lauren – she was the awesome person who organized the pool)

So, when we won, I was not only surprised, but embarrassed (and with no speech prepared! We would like to thank The Academy for helping us win. If it wasn’t for that curve ball of Precious winning best adapted screenplay, I’m not sure we could have done it. And thank you to Lauren for organizing the pool. And thank you…[insert orchestra here]). And here’s why I was embarassed: I suck at gambling. I hate losing my money and I hate taking other people’s money. Do not play poker with me (partly because I don’t know how to play poker…or do I?).

(wow…that was creepy, muppets)

The only gambling I can do is slot machines – I still hate losing my money, but at least I don’t feel guilty for taking someone’s cash.

Anyway, FPQT is turning the big 0-1 soon, so we’re thinking we’ll use our winnings to go for drinks and invite folks to join us. That way, if we’re buying a couple of drinks for other people, I will feel less guilty about winning the Oscar pool. (I am a pro at being guilty…even when I don’t need to be). Anyone interested?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Lauren permalink
    March 11, 2010 11:01 am

    I’m in for Fashionable, Questionable drinks with Vulcan Wilfrid Laurier!

  2. Ivy permalink
    March 11, 2010 12:52 pm

    Yay, drinking! As long as I don’t have to wear a prom dress!

    • L-A permalink*
      March 11, 2010 3:29 pm

      No prom dress required! Of course, we’d be tickled pink if someone actually did show up in a prom dress.

  3. JWG permalink
    March 11, 2010 3:49 pm

    I’ll get you started on your acceptance speech:

    “Awww, crap.”

    • L-A permalink*
      March 11, 2010 4:00 pm

      Best. Acceptance. Speech. Ever.

      I will continue to use that one forever. I may even get it etched onto my grave.

  4. Rhia permalink
    March 11, 2010 4:11 pm


  5. allygarbs permalink*
    March 11, 2010 5:03 pm

    I’d like to note that I don’t feel guilty at all! This is what makes L-A and I such a special combo! I will spend your money with glee! And gusto! YAY!

    • L-A permalink*
      March 11, 2010 5:05 pm

      I am the conscience of this duo!

  6. Joyce permalink
    March 12, 2010 6:01 pm

    If the pass is open by April, maybe I will be able to make a trip to the mainland! ( at about 3:40)

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