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Sunday, April 02, 2006 :::

The Game of Life

Today I got a call from my credit card company. Apparently I used my credit card so much this weekend that it got flagged for abuse. They just figured some carefree thief had gone on a wild spending binge. But really it was just me acting with utter disregard of my New Year's Resolution to curb my spending habits.

The fraud protection agent asked me to verify my purchases, and it was rather embarrassing to hear them read back to me over the phone:

"The suspect charges occurred on the first of April. On that day did you spend $270 at Target?"
"$140 at Circuit City?"
"$30 at the gas station?"
"$4.24 at Burger King?"
"$4.24 at Burger King, sir?"

My shame was audible. And it only got worse from there. In my own defense, the first two seemingly large purchases were actually a combination of returns, exchanges, and price matches gone wrong, so not that much money was actually spent.

Ironically, I am still a winner at the game of Life. Blog-friend Sarah visited town this weekend, so T-Bone and I took her out for lunch and a board game at one of my favorite local watering holes. I mopped the floor with both of them. I was spinning tens left and right. Even an unrealistically massive payment to repair unforeseen flood damage couldn't hold me back. It was quite a scene. Witness me in my victory pose:

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You may have ended up with all the cash my friend, but I discovered my own planet, and T-bone was frikkin president...

Thanks for lunch!

By Blogger the other sarah, at 12:22 AM  

by the way... Can I have a nickname now? I don't want to be Sarah anymore...

By Blogger the other sarah, at 12:23 AM  

So jealous.

By Blogger elizabeth, at 8:24 AM  

Sarah's new nickname is Sarah-san. Wait, you not Asian girl are you?

By Blogger brent, at 9:17 AM  

Sarah is so adorable! I just want to put her in a shoe box and step on it. I hope T-bone was T-mackin' it.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:59 AM  

Game of life? Is someone still playing that? You guys are amazing.

By Blogger Georg, at 12:42 PM  

Dan that is is not a very flattering phot, makes you look like 400lbs...i'm just sayin'

By Anonymous wonderment, at 1:08 PM  

Seems like it is time to rename this blog - it's no longer "planetdan," but "planett-bone."

Everything seems to be revolving around him recently.

So I guess a more accurate blogname would be "sunt-bone."

More Dan, please.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:43 PM  

It's just my red shirt against the red couch that's making me look obese. I swear.

It took me a while to figure out the sunt-bone thing, but most posts don't revolve around him, he just happened to be there.

By Blogger dan, at 7:18 PM  

Dan, where are the rest of the pictures. I know for a fact T had that camera busy for awhile. Oh well, just email them to me I guess.

Wait, Anonymous, I'm cute, so you want to squish me? I don't get it...

By Blogger the other sarah, at 7:43 PM  

Love is always complicated.

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By Blogger With Sprinkles, at 7:41 AM  

Hey, if I come to town, will you take me out to lunch too? I think I, um, have some business to take care of in...Minneapolis, right?

By Anonymous lola, at 11:34 AM  

Some Guy, who are you? you are too cute... and brave I might add.

You have me tongue tied as well;)

By Blogger the other sarah, at 3:56 PM  

i just found your blog and you're amazing and hilarious. this same sort of screwball credit card antics occurred to me as well!

By Blogger melissa mcgee, at 11:14 PM  

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