"Not the victory but the action. Not the goal but the game.
In the deed the glory."

Friday, July 28, 2006

Deal or No Deal Redux

Sorry Rik, but it is time for another Deal or No Deal post (Beans is on leave so not much I can say about him at this point). So, there I was, in the gym getting ready to work out, and imagine my surprise when my new favorite show was on. (On a side note, one thing I've learned on this deployment is that every good story starts with either "So, there I was" or "This is no s%!t", if you use both together is must really be a good one). I actually changed the order of my workout so I could do the treadmill first and the weights second and watch some lucky contestant match wits with the voice of Gizmo. They were going right to commercial so I missed where in the show we were at, stretched, got my MP3 player ready, etc and then got started running. We come back from commercial and it is none other than my friends Sue and Jim! At first I was disappointed, because I had just seen this episode not less than 2 weeks earlier. But, my disappointment soon went away as I realized exactly how lucky I was to get another shot at this Instant Classic. I have to be honest with you, it was even better the second time around. Knowing the disaster that was coming only sweetened the experience. My favorite part was when Sue said no deal to the 299k, and the crowd absolutely freaked out with excitement. It was like she had just thrown the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl, when in reality it was only going to get worse. The only person not clapping and screaming was our poor friend Jim, who the camera showed almost in the fetal position, cradling his head in his hands. 3 miles has never gone by so fast. Priceless.
Now, you may find this hard to believe, but I'm actually watching Deal or No Deal right now in the office. This is what I do on Friday night now, hang out in the office, surf the net, and watch Howie in all of his glory. This lady actually had the gumption to say that she was psychic and could pick the 1,000,00 out right away. Unfortunately her skills were not that great because she picked the 750k and 500k with her 2nd and 3rd pick. The million is gone but she still has the 400k in play. She is actually not doing too bad, she is currently at an offer of 98k with 5k, 75k, 100k, and 400k, but she looks like she is going to pass out. I think she is going to take the money. Is it bad that I'm rooting against her? Okay, she took the deal, and it turned out to be a good one, she would have knocked out the 400k on her next pick and she only had 75 in front of her. Bummer.


Anonymous said...

I'm just looking out for your fans. Although Brandee loves your play by plays. I guess you can write about whatever makes the time go by faster for you when you are over there.

Anonymous said...

I think the heat may be getting to Erika....She's caving! I agree, though. I'll read about whatever you feel like writing. It's good, cheap entertainment to pass the time.

Brian said...

I agree with Rik & Brandee. It's all good stuff bud. It is really cool to get to hear from ya'. Take whatever we can get. It is entertaining too to hear your play by plays.