Sunday, July 22, 2012

Fun at the Sun

Friday, I went to the Mohegan Sun casino to play slots and have fun.

It was a miserable drive from my home to the casino with heavy rain falling the entire trip. The bad weather and slowed traffic added almost 30 minutes to the normal 75-minute trip.

I arrived at the casino at 11 AM and found it busier for midday weekday than it has been in awhile. Either the economy is better or a lot of vacationers abandoned the nearby beaches of Long Island Sound for some dry indoor activities.

I played quarter slots for the first 90 minutes and was down about $10. After lunch, I switched to two-cents and one-cent slots and my luck improved. By the time I quit and headed for home, I had $248 more in my purse than when I arrived!

People-wise, I had one very interesting encounter. When I ate lunch --- a glass of seltzer and a salad topped with grilled chicken --- I sat at the bar rather than at a table in Big Bubba's BBQ because I wanted to check out all the breweriana on display behind the bar.

Half way through eating my salad, I had a new real life experience! A middle-aged guy sat next to me, ordered a beer, and began chatting with me.

I cleared my throat, spoke softly and held up my half of the conversation.

After about 10 minutes, I emptied my glass of seltzer and the guy asked me if he could buy me a drink.

"Where was this going?" I wondered. I did not want to find out, so I played the spoken-for card.

"No thank-you," I said, "I'm happily married."

"Is your husband here?" he asked.

"What difference does that make?" I asked.

"Well, he is a very lucky guy."

"Thank-you," I said.

"It was nice meeting you."

"Nice meeting you, too," I returned.

With that, he paid his bill and left the restaurant.


There is nothing else unusual to report except that I noticed a few guys checking me out throughout the day. I interacted with other people, both male and female, customers and casino staff alike, and everyone treated me like a lady.   

The only negative thing about the day is that I forgot my camera. The accompanying photo is from my trip to Dayton in May. I basically wore the same outfit to the casino as in the photo. The only difference is that I wore a different pair of leggings; same color, but with lace-trimmed cuffs instead of zippered cuffs.

It was another wonderful day!


  1. When you are hot, you're hot. Well handled, "Is your husband here?". Wonder why he asked that.

  2. Sounds like a fun outing all around. FWIW, in Vegas I received very nice treatment as well. I was hit on, too, but the guy was drunk ;)

    BTW I vaguely recall a previous trip to a casino. If memory serves, you also played slots that time. Is that a preference on your part, or are you shy about taking on table games? I mean no offense, it took me three trips to Vegas and a lot of reading and practice before I felt confident to tackle a craps table. Two trips before I was up to playing even the simple poker-based games.

    If you want some ifnormation on casino games, do let me know.

  3. I have absolutely no doubt that if I met you in guy mode, I would be as beguiled and charmed as the chap in the bar Stana.

    And yes, your partner is lucky :)

    Cheers - P