I got to work a bit late today, as apprehension about the inch-deep layer of the previous night's snow drove any desire for haste out of my head. After I'd been here for about an hour and a half(about 10:30am), my boss walked into my cube and invited me to have lunch at the buffet at the Ameristar Casino. Not one to turn down an all-you-can-eat cornucopia of tastiness, I greedily accepted. About an hour later, I was finishing my lunch, composed of a chicken parmesan patty, a piece of pizza, fried rice, peanut chicken, two loaded tacos, and a slice of lemon meringue pie. I was stuffed.
Then, in what I thought was initially a joke, people started suggesting a jaunt to the tables. But it was no joke. Within another hour, I was up ten dollars, halfway through a beer, and safely cashed out. Most of the other fifteen or so people that came were either up or down. Wayne, Phil, John and I were, I'm pretty sure, the first ones to leave, and that was a full two and a half hours after we left to get there. It was a very entertaining and enjoyable lunch. Now I will spend the afternoon digesting my lunch and not getting any work done.