that perfect hand…

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big… and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time… it's perfect. It's mine.

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guitar hero

Bet you thought this was about that video game, didn’t you??

I actually am anointing myself Sister-In-Law of the Month award (to say of the Year would be a little to conceited for my tastes… so humbly, I will be the best of the month). For today, amidst the craziness of the week-before-reading-week assignment overwhelmation (word? no.), I rode the ferry over to the mainland (freeeedom!) and met Mark’s friend Dave to pick up a guitar that Mark purchased from a company in Vancouver. So naturally, I rode the 11 am ferry (1.5 hours), waited for Dave (1.25 hours), waited for the 3 pm ferry (1.25 hours), and rode that ferry (1.75 hours), followed by a 45 min drive home! Brilliant√©! I met some cool people on the ferry, did some homework, wondered when I am going to meet my future husband, ate cold pizza from the lunch I packed, had some almonds, put my hair in a ponytail and took it down, played Tetris on my cell phone, and anxiously await Friday where I can hand deliver this guitar to Mark! Now, the interesting part: for Lent…I have attempted giving up coffee (it’s not working with my work out regimen) — only time I will drink it is when it’s made for me, not in a coffee shop or made by me, when someone offers me a cup — and I am attempting to take on staying out of things that don’t concern me. So, while I sit here just praying that Suzanne or Luke makes me a cup of coffee tonight for Prison Break, I am also trying to figure out a good place to put Mark’s brand new guitar so it won’t haunt me to open the case and look at it. I can’t wait to see him with his new dream-toy, but I also am desperately curious to see what all the rage is!

But I can’t, because I am fasting my coffee addiction and my desire to be in the loop and know what’s up. Coupled with the fact that Jes mentioned Mark had asked Dave to pack the guitar for travel… I probably shouldn’t open it. But all the hype and roadtripping for something I can’t see? Is it wrong that what I am giving up and what I am taking on seem to be butting heads? I truly am not a guitar hero. And it’s only been 6 days!