Sunday, August 06, 2006

But, I Got a Bingo...


Sadly, many of my family's traditions have gone the way of the dodo in the last few years. The most prominent of these was our traditional Christmas Eve Bingo game. Everyone brought a five dollar gift to the party. When you got a bingo, you could choose a gift or swipe one from someone else. Sometimes the game went on for quite awhile, as it didn't end until everyone got to yell, "BINGO!"

8 comments:

S.T. Lewis said...

So now it's down to "solo bingo," huh? Sounds like a load of fun, and a lovely, one-man tradition. The tradition's not very lovely, but the one man is. Nice expression you've given yourself here, Adrian.

Ken Chandler said...

Good one Adrian! Fun tradtion and terrific illustration. Your (his) expression makes me laugh.

Peter said...

My family always played a Christmas eve game, too. Just as fun as BINGO. Seeing as I'm not a fan of BINGO, you can imagine how much I enjoy that. Incidentally, I never won.

In our version, though, if you won you got a prize, and if you were last place you also got a prize. I always thought it was funny how you were just as likely to get first place as last place, and both require the same skill level.

Joe Fowler said...

Love the five o'clock shadow!

Brandon said...

You abviously feel the way about bingo as I do steal the flag. Two of our family traditions almost completely wiped out. I miss swiping the almond roca in bingo, and I miss our family cheer in steal the flag. "leaves, tree, grass, we're gonna kick your asssss....phalt."
Anyhoo, love this illo bro. Looks like you're contemplating who you should take the roca from...then you take it from yourself. Tricky.

Seth Hippen said...

I don't think you really got a bingo. Your thumb is conspicuously covering the top "B" square; so we are to assume you really got a bingo!?! Just grab the almond roca and run. Your fancy words don't fool me.

Adrian Ropp said...

Shane - Solo bingo has it's advantages. The best part is that you don't have to get stuck with Almond Rocca.

Ken and Joe- Thank you, sirs.

Peter - I wish we had that tradition. If losers got an extra gift, I'd probably like Christmas more!

Seth - You can't prove anything! It's obvious you've never met me in real life, as you suggest I "run". Run. That's a good one.

Anonymous said...

Since I started to play free bingo online I have really started to get a feel for the game of bingo, so I decided to go down to my local hall. I hated it because people looked at me really peculiarly because I was a new comer, it felt quite hostile so I decided to give that a miss from now on and just play at home using online bingo, cash prizes are the same and I don’t get any agro!