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Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Wed, 5th Sep '07 2:28 AM


In 24 days of waiting for a vocab question to wager on, I've burned three of my birthday tokens - 1 win, 2 losses. The win was in the middle, Books and Authors, as was the first of the losses. Tonight, despairing of ever seeing another vocab word outside of WRs, I thought I'd chance a wager on my statistically best category - World Events. Of course I lost, and I was absolutely livid. I shut everything down in a fury, tears in my eyes, as mad as I've ever been with no one to aim it at. Then, in just as much of a fury, I booted back up and logged back on, intending to spew some bile and stomp off again, saying that someone could just email me if the vocab category ever gets unstopped. Now comes the good part.

Before I posted, I looked at Garrybl's thread about wagering, only to discover that HE'D had a vocab question and won a wager! I posted a whiny little reply, and just then happened to glance up at my stat line at the top of the page. What the hey? I'm still in 20th place - how the heck did THAT happen? Hunh...someone else must've lost big, I think. So I go to look at the leaderboard to see what's up, and can't make sense out of what I'm seeing, until I realize my score hasn't changed! Well, it has, actually, but not so's you'd notice. And then the light dawns - I know what I've done. When I typed in my wager, going for the max as always, I'd typed the 1, and counted off nine more strokes - ON THE SPACE BAR! I WAGERED 1 POINT!!!

Which is a terrible waste of a token, but WAY better than losing a billion! Never felt so stupid and so lucky at the same time. Very strange.

Go on, laugh - I am.

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Wed, 5th Sep '07 2:43 AM

A fortuitous blonde moment

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Wed, 5th Sep '07 3:10 AM

Tell me about it! I almost never get to feel that blonde any more.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Wed, 5th Sep '07 5:35 AM

Nearly fell off my chair Smoke
Someone is looking after you!!!!

Kaufman  (Level: 269.9 - Posts: 3941)
Wed, 5th Sep '07 8:03 AM

Oh, but I'd have paid a few million points of my own to hear the blue streak that would have come out had you looked at the leaderboard and seen:

SMOKE20 just won 1 points on a trivia wager... CONGRATS!

Mitchy  (Level: 136.0 - Posts: 964)
Wed, 5th Sep '07 8:36 AM

OMG! I think I peed my pants laughing so hard. Thats something I would do.
Donna you are so cute.......

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3640)
Wed, 5th Sep '07 9:06 AM

Yes Ken, now THAT would have been funny. At least to us.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Wed, 5th Sep '07 9:33 AM

Just as long as you didn't let Dale Jr. have those points....

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Wed, 5th Sep '07 9:53 AM

OMG, Ken, I never thought of that till you said it! Best laugh I've had in ages, how right you are!

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5425)
Wed, 5th Sep '07 10:31 AM

omigosh, thank you for such a good laugh this morning. Thank you for sharing your Sploofus blooper with us. Now, wagering 1 point is along the lines of something old conservative ME would do

Kaufman  (Level: 269.9 - Posts: 3941)
Wed, 5th Sep '07 11:20 AM

Well, Pat, if you've got tokens up the wazoo, and have no plans to use them, why not do something like that when you're at the beginning of a level, just for the "thrill"? Who knows, before long, you might even be wagering 50 points!

Siouxsie  (Level: 104.6 - Posts: 145)
Wed, 5th Sep '07 1:58 PM

Hilarious story! I also have birthday tokens and have been waiting for a vocabulary question. Then I got one and missed the question--didn't know it and overthought it instead of going with the answer I clicked on first. I was in a bad mood for the rest of the day!

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Thu, 6th Sep '07 9:39 AM

I blew a Vocabulary question AND 8.5 million points last night!!!!
I couldn't have felt much worse if it was DOLLARS!!!!

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Sat, 8th Sep '07 4:44 AM

hey folks.. i haven't been coming on here much lately as it takes up sooo much of my time but, i do sneak in and out once in a while (at least every 10 days). I came on this morning to catch up on TQOD's and noticed that there was not 1 in my list of 10 that were my best subject.. Vocab ... is there a vocab question draught?? lol

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sat, 8th Sep '07 10:52 AM

Yes there has been very few Vocab questions
and as you can see from the above two posts
when they do come....we get SO EXCITED,
we blow it!!!!!!!

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