Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fun...it's out there

I explored the world of Bunco this week and came home $20 richer. Actually, only $12 richer after reimbursing A. for the $8 he loaned me before Bunco--he always has more money than I do. As a parent, I should probably wonder about that...

Back to Bunco...every player contributes $8, which is distributed between the winner, loser and roller of most Bunco’s.

I’ve been curious about Bunco for years, wondering what the excitement was about. I discovered it’s a simple dice game, and although the dice aren’t loaded, some of the players are by night’s end.

I spent two hours moving between three tables, chatting with strangers, laughing, enjoying decadent food, sipping a glass of Chardonnay—it was really, really fun. Driving home afterward, I realized that I don't say that very often. I enjoy many things in life, but don’t often completely relax, ignoring pressing obligations.

I’m sure many adults have less fun than they should—obviously, we’re shortchanging ourselves. Having fun should be on our to-do lists…

8:30 a.m. Teach class
12:00 p.m. Drs. Appt.
2 p.m. Meeting
4 p.m. Drive kids to soccer
6:30 p.m. Have some fun, preferably sans children, which is not to say that you can't have fun with your children, but sometimes sibling squabbles, etc. keep fun from rising to the next level.

I need to research this fun thing and see what other options exist. Maybe I’ll start a couples’ Bunco group, so spouses can have fun together—what a novel concept. My husband has talked about starting a poker group…it should be on his to-do list—he deserves a little fun too. I think a supper club would be great, but I don’t have time to organize something that fun.

Maybe, for the time being, I’ll just take advantage of subbing for my friend’s bunco group—fun without thought, responsibility, or obligation…what could be more fun than that??

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