Today I showed my support for the Muckleshoot tribe by donating $240 to their cause.
It was my first time gambling at a casino or for actual money, so I purposely made some silly bets—there's something entertaining about throwing $40 on the table like it's play money. (Well, that seems like quite a bit of money to me, at least.) I'm totally unimpressed with video slots; there's something elegant and beautiful about the classic three-picture slot machines (which were nowhere to be found), but these slots had fifteen pictures and nine betting lines and I didn't even begin to understand why I was winning or losing money. So, that was money poorly spent, but only $20. The other $220 was lost playing Blackjack.
Anyway, it was a fun enough time. Now I can say I've done it once. Not exactly the most fun I've ever had for $240, but an amusing enough time-waster with my current houseguest, blog-reader, and college classmate. Luke did a better job, turning $20 into $82.