An Old Saying: Nothing is more irritating than not being invited to a party you wouldn’t be seen dead at!
I started the day with a walk but it was a short one…by the time I got ot the end of the block my right knee was literally killing me so I did and one-eighty and came home.
We took it easy today with me spending time in the shop again sorting nuts and bolts into proper containers and Sue reading. For lunch, Sue took the broccoli soup fro old ranch and fixed it into a delicious meal simply by adding real broccoli pieces, white beans, and some other “secret ingredients!”
We are NOT going to GG tonight as they have horse racing and that was not a lot of fun last year…too much talking and not enough dancing. So, I called Jan Mongel and said we are looking for a place for the “floating crap game”!
Did You Know? Craps is a dice game in which the players make wagers on the outcome of the roll, or a series of rolls, of a pair of dice. Players may wager money against each other (playing “street craps”) or a bank (playing “casino craps”, also known as “table craps”, or often just “craps”). Because it requires little equipment, “street craps” can be played in informal settings. While shooting craps, players may use slang terminology to place bets and actions.
Floating craps is an illegal operation of the dice game craps. The term floating refers to the practice of the game’s operators using portable tables and equipment to quickly move the game from location to location to stay ahead of the law enforcement authorities.
The term may have originated in the 1930s when Benny Binion (later known for founding the downtown Las Vegas hotel Binions) set up an illegal craps game utilizing tables created from portable crates for the Texas Centennial Exposition.
The 1950 Broadway musical Guys and Dolls features a major plot point revolving around a floating craps game.
In the 1950s and 1960s The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas had a craps table that floated in the swimming pool, as a joke reference to the notoriety of the term.
Jan, of course, said “Sure, I’m in!” so the Finch’s and Thedens met us at Jan’s at 6:30 PM and we stayed until almost 10:00 PM laughing and giggling and talking politics!