Friday, January 9, 2009

BUNCO!

A few months ago a friend that I used to work with and hadn't seen in a very long time approached me about Bunco (Bunko?). She had organized some of our neighbors and a few other friends, and they needed one more Hostess. I've heard of the game, but had never played and it sounded like fun so I agreed. I'm so glad I did!
They meet once a month, on the second Thursday. I had prior obligations for the first two months, so last night was the first night that I could attend. How FUN! Have you played? It's very simple, really. Roll the dice and count, I can handle this! I must have had a bit of beginner's luck, because I won a prize! Most Buncos! And Most Baby Buncos. In the spirit of generosity, they had a roll off for the next highest so that someone else could have a prize too.

Here's my loot! M&M's, a heart-shaped picture holder, and a very cool mousepad, that is a calendar!

I had a great time and more importantly, I'm meeting people! I am very shy by nature, and really HATE getting out of my "comfort zone" - what if they don't like me? what if they vote me out? My BEST cheerleader Larry talked me through it - "You'll be fine, go have fun". I knew once I got there I would be fine, it's taking that first step! The bonus was there were a few ladies there I already knew. Whew! Comfort zone! We live in the country, so even though I say neighbors, they aren't right next door. We really only see most of them when we are in our car, driving somewhere. So this will be a fun way to become more acquainted with our neighbors. You can't beat that!

1 comment:

scrap fairy said...

I LOVE Bunco! The first time I played, I had beginner's luck also~I won $20! I like to play for money!