David Beroff (d4b) wrote,
David Beroff

Time Off and On, like a Spinning Wheel

Due to a variety of altered shifts, some overtime, and primarily shifts that would end just after midnight or begin just before it, I just had a streak of 34 consecutive days where I was on the phone at least some time during the calendar day, from 4/15 to 5/18. Mind you, there were still a few "weekends" in there where I actually had a hair under 48 consecutive hours off. I didn't really plan this; it just sorta worked out.

This weekend was pretty packed (and had zero day-job time). Friday we went to the Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre. Saturday we saw Young Frankenstein, the Musical at the Scranton Cultural Center. Sunday was the Wheel of Fortune auditions (and their huge Wheelmobile) at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, and then we did the casino itself for a bit after the show. We drove separate cars, as I went straight to work (in the opposite direction as Cat Lady) after this last outing, and we were up $97 cash-in-hand on zero actual investment and $30 free slot play as of the time that I had to leave. A few pics from the Wheel event:

Game in play, and a cardboard standup of Pat Sajak, but I was far more bemused at the complete lack of branding in the primary sponsor banner... I mean, could it get any more generic than, "We're a TV station; we have a news show... with smiling people!" With the kind of money they were throwing around, you'd think that someone wouldda caught that. Then again, their main competitor is going with a simple shot of a generic metal sign, "Caution! Bears spotted in this area!"; who can really compete with that?

Detail from the above pic, complete with fake Vanna White, in case, yannow, you wanted to Solve the Puzzle.

Speaking of Vanna, here I am with her... sorta. :-) Wheel and game board in the background.
Tags: bear, cat lady, marketing, scranton, tech support
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