Monday, November 23, 2015

Getting Out - Aces!

Hey, I'm in Palm Springs!  I drove in today and did some exhausting grocery shopping.
I was done in, so by the time muh DAB, Dennis, got here, I was tempted to just call it a night and convince him to stay in and watch Dancing With the Stars.  Dennis was on it, though.  He didn't even unload his luggage.  He said, "you wanna stay in, or if we hurry a little, we can make it to the Ace for trivia."  I didn't have time to make excuses, I said, sure and off we went.

By the time Dennis and I got there, people were all over the tiny Amigo Room and there didn't seem to be any place to sit.  We almost gave up, when I saw a table make like they might be leaving.  I negotiated with one of the departing parties, when all of a sudden from the other side of the cramped booth, a woman was sliding in.  I resisited the drama route and simply asked if we could share the table.  She took a second and agreed.  So, Dennis and I were suddenly a team of four, as we shared the small booth with Monica and her husband, Peter.  Neither of us had any idea how this would turn out, but at first I thought, "I left the house for this? I could be napping!"  Then our hostess, Bella Da Ball, started asking the questions.  As it turns out, Monica was a hoot and Peter came through on a few tough answers.  As a matter of fact, we made a great team, with each of us using our own special powers of knowledge.  As these things tend to go, WE WON!

I must say that I'm very pleased that I left the house tonight.  I had a great time playing trivia with Dennis and our new friends from San Francisco.  I admire them because they are on their way to Arizona for Thanksgiving and they are stopping different places along the way.  I love that!
Peter told me he's enjoying the journey.  Here, here!  I enjoyed my journey to the Ace Hotel tonight.


  1. I will be there for Thanksgiving--maybe I will see you at Wang's or Oscar's on Friday night!