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Fall Grilling & Betting

Thursday, October 13th, 2005 · 3 Comments

Last night we grilled some fish in the garage in the rain. It was a mix of cajun catfish and talapia brushed with olive oil and Old Bay spices. It was delicious, as were Jen’s baked squash and red potatoes. Mmm. I plan to grill into the winter. Even when it’s -14° F. Oh yes. Justin and my Dad joined us for the little impromptu dinner party. We kicked our remaining bottle of Sterling Sauvignon Blanc. That’s one outstanding wine with the most incredible bouquet.

After dinner, the plan was to watch Lost at Justin’s place on his giant TV, but we were all feeling a little spontaneous last night, so we first took a detour at the racino for some harness racing and slot machine action. We arrived in time to bet on the eighth race, and Justn and I both hit the 1-2 exacta. Cha-ching! I was $7.80 richer. A few races later, I lost 4 bucks, bringing my evening profit to a whopping $3.80. It was funny being at the racino after having hit the Flat Track a record seven times this summer. The quality of racing is nothing like the thoroughbred racing at the better-known Saratoga Race Course. The purses are only in the low four digits, and the relatively small crowd of racing fans makes the odds jump around like Happy when friends come over. We saw the odds for one horse go from 27-1 to 9-1 in the blink of an eye.

Tags: saratoga springs

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Megan // Oct 13, 2005 at 11:52 am

    BBQ in the snow. Good for you, California boy. You still got it in ya. :-)

  • 2 Joe V. // Oct 13, 2005 at 1:19 pm

    Dude, don’t do that anymore. Lots of people die from cooking out indoors due to carbon monoxide poisoning. We like our Gabe and Jen alive.

    :-)

  • 3 Gabe A_nderson // Oct 13, 2005 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks, Joe. But don’t worry, both garage doors were wide open!