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Breaking even in the 'ville

I've been on my own most of the week with Garrett in Mexico on a business trip. He gets back late tonight, which means no hangout time before going back to work. A bummer, for sure. I decided on Friday I'd make the most of my weekend and my MoviePass and see three movies in three days.

On Friday I saw Solo, and decided when it got out to take the extra cash I had from my tattoo appointment over to the casino. The plan was to spend no more than $40 on the slot machines, and when I was down to my last $6 or so of that, I suddenly was watching while the machine played through a bunch of free games and went all the way up to $126! I decided that was the right time to cash out and hit the buffet. After that and the two cocktails I had while there, I was still $40 or so ahead.

Yesterday I went back up to Marysville for an early showing of Tag, then went to a gastropub I've been wanting to check out. I had a big salad and two pieces of a really great carne asada pizza, which left four more pieces to bring home. The guy next to me at the bar told me about an arcade nearby, so I played video games and pinball a little while before heading home. One of those was Joust, one of my all-time favorites.

Lisa came over for an awesome dinner from my favorite Thai place in Everett, which I ordered on GrubHub for her to pick up on her way. We watched the RuPaul's Drag Race reunion episode and then The 'Burbs, which she'd never seen.

Today's movie was Hereditary, which was scary and great. I thought about going back to the gastropub because a guy bought a round of drinks for everyone yesterday, and since I was already settling up they printed me a slip to exchange for a free drink in the future. I decided to save it and come back, and remembered there's a new Philly cheese steak place in the neighborhood. I got a sandwich and fries to bring home, and wrote a post about it for Live in Everett.

When I get paid for the blog post, and all is said and done, I'll just about break even for everything I did this weekend. Not bad!

Other than all that, I've spent most of my time this weekend watching Bates Motel, which I just started a few days ago. It's so good! I can't believe it's not really popular.
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