So I work in technology, which often means I get to dress down for work. I wear jeans most days, with a button down shirt, and loafers. It's a sort of business-dressy-casual-techno-hippie-look.
But Friday night I had a corporate event to go, our yearly party and Casino Night. It's my first of these, I only joined the company a few months ago.
It was nice. Dinner was really good, and I got to hang with my boss, and his boss, and HIS boss, the owner of the company. We passed pleasant conversation. I had a nice glass of merlot, too.
Then after dinner, I got to play blackjack. Now I'm not a very good player, but I know more or less what I'm doing. My friend Little Kevin has taught me a lot about the game. That, combined with the fact that I was playing with fake money, made the whole experience very pleasurable. About halfway through my playing, I realized I didn't care whatsoever if I won or lost, so I adopted a playing style that was aggressive, but not careless. Every time I won, I would increase my bet by just a little more.
It paid off. In short order I won over $12,000 fake dollars. People were blown away. The owner of the company had announced that the top three winners would get actual cash prizes. (No, not dollar for dollar.) I was pretty excited about this.
So I did what any well dressed, sophisticated gambling business-type guy would do - I went home and cuddled my wife, who diapered me and put me to bed.
Okay, so maybe that's just what I would do. It was still pretty great.