I am thrilled he turned sixty because I am 61 and am older than him by a year and a half. I hated being in my sixties married to a man in his fifties. Horrible! Well, now he is a senior like me and we can shuffle off this mortal coil getting senior discounts everywhere we go. Even Motel 6 gave us discounts because he was almost sixty! Yippee.
(I looked up "mortal coil" because I wondered what it meant - "The toils and trouble of this life." The saying became popular through Shakespeare. Coil is no longer used as a synonym for "disturbances". So, there you go.
I met a lady at the slot machines yesterday who was very nice. (And yes, she did ask me where I came from.) She said she comes to the casino when her hubby is grouchy. She also said she comes to the casino a lot! I believe it since the manager of the place came by to say hi and the waitresses knew her.
I told her my husband hates to gamble and stays in our room watching TV and sleeping. She seemed surprised we came to Nevada since he doesn't gamble. Well, I'm kind of surprised myself, but he does love the desert. I played for many hours on $40 again, so I am happy. I'm on a budget and it is going really well. I am being a good girl.
I said, "Yes."
She said, "You aren't in Circus Circus."
I thought, "Well, damn! I'm pretty sure I didn't go outside so where am I?"
It turns out there are three casinos attached to each other: El Dorado, Silver Legacy, and Circus Circus. They are connected by walkways (miles long, believe me). If you play the slots at one, you can't cash in at the other. I looked at my tickets and I had one from each casino. You should have seen me wandering around trying to find these casinos and cash in. They just blend into each other.
I get lost every day. I stand there and look around for a landmark and then immediately head off in the wrong direction. It takes me at least a half hour to find my room. I keep saying to hubby as he shows me a little map, "Okay, I've got it now." But no, I haven't got it and I constantly stop employees to ask them where I am. I do get a lot of exercise though. There is an up side to everything!
We didn't go anywhere today because our car's brakes were scraping so we had to get them fixed. We don't want to go home with no brakes!