Day: March 15, 2012

Queen of the Whack-a-Mole

My plan, upon arriving at the arcade with The Wedding Date and his kids, is to kick butt.  This way they’ll know whose boss even if I did spend the past hour telling dumb blonde jokes. Unfortunately we start with one of those car racing video games.  I come in 8th out of 8th place the first time and 7th the next, not because I improved but because I ran another car off the road just before crashing through the window of a car dealership. We move onto Skee Ball except it’s called “Ice Ball” at this particular arcade and the balls are white.  This, ostensibly, is why I lost at Skee Ball as well. By the time we move on basketball, I decide the polite thing to do would be to offer to hold everyone’s jackets (especially as there aren’t enough basketball stations for everyone). When the eldest challenges me to a game of air hockey, I end up knocking the puck into my own goal more times than not. At last we move …