I wasn't even planning on going, I just got incredibly lucky. The day before the race someone posted six tickets and a parking pass for sale at face value on a mountainbiking forum I visit. His wife had finally guilted him into going to a wedding with her instead of to the race. (I don't know what happened to the five other people he would have been taking) He sold two before I got in touch with him but I took the other four and the parking. It was pretty sweet. It pays to lurk in a local FS/FT forum.Viremia said:You DO suck.
I wanted to go to the Breeder's Cup. I've been to Lone Star twice this fall and at least a dozen times this past spring. I've given them many hundreds of dollars of my not-so-hard-earned monies (I suck at teh handicapping). They owed me good tickets, but nooooo. All I could scrape up were shit seats in one of the corners and they didn't have enough seats together for my friends.
I did place a bet via friend on the classic and another race, but I lost both exactas.
I had to settle with listening to Norm call the races.
The cowboys game was another windfall. I was just about to go biking saturday morning when my sister asked me if I wanted to go to the game instead. It was a client and his wife who was taking my sister and a coworker to the game, but his wife didn't want to go.
I went from no plans to a great weekend. It pays to be flexible.