A few weeks ago, I reached out to David Highfield from KDKA TV News to invite him to serve as a guest caller for OUTrageous Bingo. Last night, he took the stage.
He was a hit!
A few hours later, this happened:
See how that works? I invite a television journalist to bingo and I win a television (I didn’t even know that they were giving away a television!) That’s fun irony. It is also irony that our current television – we don’t have cable – typically gets KDKA and that’s it.
So next month I’m inviting a car dealer … kidding.
I have to admit that this was a pretty amazing turn of events. I wouldn’t say I’m someone who “never wins anything” but that’s not why I go to Bingo – for me, it’s about the good causes and being with a huge group of LGBTQA folks having a fun evening. I run around taking photos, talking to people and depend upon my tablemates to monitor my cards for me.
After they gave away $1470 for the 50/50 (a new record!), it seemed anti-climatic so I was sort of tidying up the table and planning our next stop when Rick Allison slowly read my name. That’s when I screamed like a little girl. Then I walked up to the front with my hands over my mouth because … well, I was completely shocked.
I’ve discussed that we don’t have cable so we watch very little television. Our very old tvs are both from the 1990’s I believe – they are immense. So I’m sure this is going to be an interesting change once we figure out the logistics of attaching it to a wall.
For the life of me, this was all I could come up with to discuss for today’s post. I spent all day editing pictures from last night’s events and assorted tasks. Nothing came to mind. Until I brought the tv into the house.
Sometimes, it is really nice to be a winner. (Looks for other shoe to drop …)
You can win, too, by coming to OUTrageous Bingo next month or soon after. Tickets are just $15 and proceeds benefit the GLCC and Shepherd Wellness Community.