Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Introducing The Bean Freaks

I went to my parents' house last weekend for my mom's birthday. Saturday night we had a friendly family (me, my mom, and my dad) poker game and I happened to win the big pot...20 whole dollars. I gave the $20 to my mom who was headed to Atlantic City on Monday and asked her to make me a rich woman. I wrote "Melissa's Lucky $20" on the bill and handed it to her.

Monday afternoon my mother called my cell phone while I was at work. When I answered, I could hear the huge smile on her face. She popped my $20 into a video poker machine and won $500! 2000 quarters, to be exact. Since she did all the hard work, we're splitting the winnings. But that gave me more than enough to cover the purchase that I have been talking about for weeks!

Oh yes! I am the proud owner of Rock Band! I played for about three hours last night while Rob was out, and I guarantee that this will stop all productivity in my household. No eating. No cleaning. Just rocking! I sang a bunch, but that was really easy. So I switched to the guitar. On the medium level, I was doing pretty well, so I switched over to hard and nearly had an anxiety attack! I should have video taped it. Maybe tonight I'll try drums.

Oh, The Bean Freaks? That's my band name. They asked me so suddenly and that was the first thing that came to mind. Don't ask why. Yeah Bean Freaks!


Making it Lovely said...

My band is Jesse and the Rippers. All of our people are from Full House (I like to play as Aunt Becky).

Anonymous said...

That is awesome! I like the guitar but I'm getting better at the drums!

Unknown said...

I got the full band version of Guitar Hero two weeks ago and have been playing that like crazy when I can. I do Ok on easy (not sure how it compares to rock band easy), but I've been playing drums on easy and wonder if I need to move up to medium because I keep hitting the bass drum in rhythm like in the music, but the note isn't in the game, so I get a mis-hit.

Oh, my son came up with my band name, though I put a little twist on it - The Egg Spurts. His band's name is Brains Eat People.

If I had time, I was going to make a voting sign that said "My Hubby's away on business, boys!" ;-)


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