Sunday, September 28, 2008

A penny for your slots?

I know it's quite late; however, after writing the previous post I find it very necessary to follow up with a happy ending :) Let me set the scene. September 27th, Saturday the year is 2008 and I'm venturing to Mohegan Sun with my parents. I love those free concerts at the Wolfden, ever been? They're FREE, how can you not love them? Who cares if it's a Mexican band playing some cute little wind pipes, flutes, moroccas (spelling?) and you can't understand a word they're saying.. it's free. Or a fabulous cover band maybe for the symbol formulary known as 'Prince'. That's not who we saw, but I just wanted to give you some examples. We planned this trip, Leslie Gore! She sang 'It's my party and I can cry if I want to'. I'm sure you know who she is now, as you just sung that out loud.. I know you did or maybe hummed it. I know Richard Simmons danced to it on the commercial clips to his show. What ever happened to him?

Back to the story, my night with my parents at Mohegan Sun Casino. My father wanted to wait in line and let my mother and I walk around and lose our money. He's got this amazing personality where he can make friends with anyone, anywhere. This guy could get lost in the Projects and come out with 5 best friends and 2 autographs lol. I'm serious! My mom and I played a bunch of machines.. I keep telling myself I won $31 when in reality I had lost $14 LOL. My mom just kept playing until her money she put in the slots was gone. Neither of us really know what we're doing anyways, does anyone? We went back to wait in line with my dad who had already befriended this cute little old phillipino woman named 'Lucy'. She is from Chicopee, MA and took the bus with her friend 'Ricky' to the Casino. 'Can you believe we only paid $30 both ways and it includes the buffet, what a deal!' She was so cute and must have told us that atleast 3x. They ended up sitting with us at a table for 6. A strange man who never talked/looked at any one of us once sat in the 6th chair. He was SO friendly that he pulled the chair far out so he wasn't even touching our table. He was on his own island.. what a VERY friendly man, lol.

Back to 'Lucy and Ricky', they met 10 yrs ago, are not married to one another as they have both previously been divorced.. they live in the same building but have separate apartments. 'It works for us' she said! I asked 'Lucy' so many questions and within 1 hr I felt I had know her my whole life. She of course in turn asked me a million questions and of course repeated most of them :) She was very sweet. Before leaving she asked for me to take her number so if Charlie, my parents and I (yes she now knows him through conversation though he was not there tonight, lol) ever decide to visit the Hukilau Restaurant in MA to call her beforehand. They love to go there and 'Ricky' will sing Karaoke for me. They were by far two of the most interesting people I have ever met. Had my plans have been different tonight.. I would have never met them. This cute little old (when I say old roughly early 60's) truly added to the enjoyable evening we had.

I could honestly go on and tell you every detail of the conversation; however, it's late and I'm quite sleepy. Every individual we meet in life, whether it be a quick hello or a long deep life changing conversation has already helped to send us in a new direction. I'm not sure what tomorrow will bring now, as I wasn't quite sure even before I went to the Casino tonight. I know my life is different, I know it's changed. When I breath the air seems a little more pure.

Love you all, good night. Take it all in, every second. Take in tomorrow :)