Thursday, September 18, 2008

Welcome to the Family

This is Bryan. I would like to take a moment to welcome him to the family. This last weekend dc and I went to Dave and Buster’s then to eat at Fogo De Chao’s. Before we started playing at Dave and Buster’s we walked thru the gift shop to see what we wanted to win. Of course I immediately spotted the pink hippo and was hell bent on that! Having figured out what we were going to win, we set out on a mission. We finally found this one game (I can’t for the life of me remember what it was called- the jack and cokes were going down way too smooth!) and we cleaned up on tickets. It was hilarious because we had this stack/pile of tickets on the floor; I only wish I would have remembered to take a picture of that! Adults and kids kept walking by making remarks on our pile of tickets. As we were debating if we had enough tickets for the hippo and decided we would take our chances, this guy walks up and asks us if we are done with the game. We tell him yes, he can have it, and his eyes lit up like we told him he had won the lottery. We ended up having to get a tub for all of our tickets, the lady weighed them, and holy hell we had over 9,000 tickets. (We were both jumping up and down like we had won the lottery when she told us that, we were so excited about the hippo and the HUGE amount of tickets we had.) The hippo, whose name is Bryan now, was only 4,000+ tickets. lol dc couldn’t figure out why he was so expensive- “because after all he is just a stuffed hippo” and he wasn’t buying the fact that it was because “he is a hippo and everyone loves and wants a hippo. It turns out he’s not just a hippo, he’s a musical hippo AND his ears wiggle while he sings to you. (Also note, Bryan has red “painted” nails, a pink bow around his neck with hearts on it, and the hearts on his paw light up when he sings. dc said that his nails are red “fresh from a kill because we know that a boy hippo sure wouldn’t paint his nails”. I personally think Bryan might be a bit “light in his loafers” but I don’t care, I love him regardless.) Bryan, who is the most adorable pink hippo I’ve ever seen, now sits on my nightstand with my teddy bear. When dc leaves to go back “home” they will move to the bed so that I won’t have to sleep by myself.

In case you’ve been doing some math and you’re wondering what we did with the rest of the tickets, we bought a coffee maker for my apartment, a coffee mug, a shot glass, another glass, and we still have over 500 tickets left… whew!!! Dave and Buster’s is awesome; I can’t wait to go back!!!
P.S. Mazzy wasn't quite sure what to think of Bryan singing while his ears wiggled.


kilax said...

I love how Mazzy and Murphy have that "And who might YOU be?" look on their faces!

I've never been to Dave and Busters, but we do have them out here. It sounds like a lot of fun!

kellykellykelly said...

The look on Mazzy's face is priceless!

Mannyed said...

I have like, the worst month, and that story just made me crack up! Thanks for laugh!