Friday, January 11, 2008

"Bunko" and "Craps"

Last night was "Craps" Night, but there was no betting and there were no dice.

The wives in our group started getting together for bunko night about six years ago. In theory, bunko is a betting game that involves dice, but the ladies only played one or two times before the monthly events degenerated into girls' night out. At first, they met at someone's house and passed the box of bunko supplies as a ceremonial way of indicating who the next hostess would be. Eventually, the ladies moved "bunko" night out of their homes and into restaurants where a game of bunko could not break out even accidentally. Some of the bunko babes have never played the game.

A few months ago, I decided that it was time for the guys to have a night out as well. It has been a long time since a bunch of us played indoor soccer together (which is how we kept in touch for quite a while), so we really needed a scheduled guys' night. I like the idea of having a name for the event, so I chose "craps" night. Craps is also a betting game with dice and we have no intentions of ever playing it. I'm a math guy, so I like the symmetry.

Anyway, every married guy should have a "craps" night. The other thing we should all have is an annual weekend away with the guys. I'll describe Looray in a later post, but suffice it to say that my friends used to have a yearly golf outing. It has not happened for some years and needs to be resurrected. It was good, clean fun and we need to get it started up again.

The Day

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