Wednesday, November 14, 2012
We headed out to day for the $100.00 store (Sam's Club) and since we have not been there in a while we felt we had to make up for it. We call it the $100.00 store because we cannot manage to get out of one without spending at least $100.00.
Rog was noticing that the voltage guage in the car was reading high. He told me all about what was happening and this is what I heard. Blah blah blah need to purchase a new battery. This is the original battery so we figured we were due for one anyway.
On the way home Rog noticed that the gauge was reading high the same as before the battery was changed. So I'm thinking the car has bigger problems. We might have to take the car in for a check up. That store is way more than the $100.00 store, I'm thinking. (I do not understand the change in font. I didn't know I could change it and then it changed on me while writing this, strange)
Rog's Sony reader was getting old and causing problems so Rog purchased a Nexus 7 by Google. It is very fancy and does many things. He doesn't even have to push a button he just talks to it and there it is. So you can figure with just those two purchases we went well over the $100.00's. LOL
Great news!! I got my computer back from FedEx repair place all fixed. They had to replace the fan unit. Now it is as good as new.
We will be heading down to the rec hall for bingo tonight. In our bingo game we play 12 different patterns. They even pick a king and queen randomly. These people pick a number and if during the evening that number is called they get a ticket to another instant-win lottery game. We love to gamble here I guess. It is fun to play bingo. You can also bring food for the food bank and you get a ticket and if your ticket wins you get a free breakfast. We are home from bingo and Rog won a $100.00 game. Well he was one of five that won that game so he had to share and got $20.00. We had a great time.
I was wondering about bingo so looked it up on the Internet and found some very interesting stuff.
The History of Bingo
By Mary Bellis
In the U.S., bingo was originally called "beano". It was a country fair game where a dealer would select numbered discs from a cigar box and players would mark their cards with beans. They yelled "beano" if they won.
The game's history can be traced back to 1530, to an Italian lottery called "Lo Giuoco del Lotto D'Italia," which is still played every Saturday in Italy. From Italy the game was introduced to France in the late 1770s, where it was called "Le Lotto", a game played among wealthy Frenchmen. The Germans also played a version of the game in the 1800s, but they used it as a child's game to help students learn math, spelling and history.
When the game reached North America in 1929, it became known as "beano". It was first played at a carnival near Atlanta, Georgia. New York toy salesman Edwin S. Lowe renamed it "bingo" after he overheard someone accidentally yell "bingo" instead of "beano". He hired a Columbia University math professor, Carl Leffler, to help him increase the number of combinations in bingo cards. By 1930, Leffler had invented 6,000 different bingo cards. [It is said that Leffler then went insane.]
A Catholic priest from Pennsylvania approached Lowe about using bingo as a means of raising church funds. When bingo started being played in churches it became increasingly popular. By 1934, an estimated 10,000 bingo games were played weekly, and today more than $90 million dollars are spent on bingo each week in North America alone.
Even more on bingo,
Bingo is a game of chance played with randomly drawn numbers which players match against numbers that have been pre-printed on 5x5 matrices. The matrices may be printed on paper, card stock or electronically represented and are referred to as cards. Many versions conclude the game when the first person achieves a specified pattern from the drawn numbers. The winner is usually required to call out the word "Bingo!", which alerts the other players and caller of a possible win. All wins are checked for accuracy before the win is officially confirmed at which time the prize is secured and a new game is begun. In this version of bingo, players compete against one another for the prize or jackpot.
Alternative methods of play try to increase participation by creating excitement. Since its invention in 1929, modern bingo has evolved into multiple variations, with each jurisdiction's gambling laws regulating how the game is played. There are also nearly unlimited patterns that may be specified for play. Some patterns only require one number to be matched, up to cover-all games which award the jackpot for covering an entire card and certain games award prizes to players for matching no numbers or achieving no pattern
This is made from used tires!!!(so it's a green horse LOL) beautiful.
The top one is for the art lovers and the bottom cartoon is for the dog lovers.
This one is for the beer lovers.