Interstellar Adventures

April 20, 2006

Mavs Season Finale

Filed under: Texas Life — by InterstellarLass @ 9:00 am

I took my new Kodak Z700 to the game last night. This morning, I try to download the pictures. Except the USB connector on the camera end is smaller than the USB I have on hand. Dammit. Why do manufacturers have to ‘specialize’ their equipment? Just makes it a pain in the ass for the rest of us. So, pictures of the Mavs game will be delayed.

One of the brothers (owners) at Nick’s job, gave him tickets to the Mavs game last night. Luckily, Elle and Zed were with their dad, so we were able to go. While the Mavs didn’t win, it was still a great night. There were a couple of silly foibles, but according to the bartender, the Mavs were playing their bottom 5 bench guys. Get them a little exercise in the game, and rest up the key players.

The game actually started a little early. Tickets said 7:30 pm game time, but at 7:15, they were already under way while Nick and I were enjoying some burgers in the cafe. We made our way to our seats and watched the last half of the first quarter.

At the end of the first quarter, some big-wig from American Airlines came down onto the court with Mark Cuban. The guy said that American was giving free tickets to the coaches and players for the playoffs as a thank you for having such a great team. But then Mark Cuban said the “team” included all the fans too, and did American have tickets for all the fans in the house. Well, evidently they did. Cool! But, since the tickets belonged to Nick’s company, we figured the vouchers would go back to the company.

Well, this morning, Nick took the vouchers to work. He went to give them to the brother that gave him the tickets. The brother said Nah, you keep ’em. HOLY COW! We just got two free airline tickets! We were wanting to go to KC in June, but a trip to El Paso to see Nick’s dad took precedence. But now we can go to KC too for Nick’s birthday! Only bad thing about it is I now have two flights – one to El Paso and one to KC – to look forward to. Maybe I’ll take JustCara‘s advice. I’ll let you know if it works for me.

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14 Comments »

  1. Free plane tickets…….now that is very cool!! Lucky you. Enjoy the trip:-}

    Comment by truckdriver_sefl — April 20, 2006 @ 11:10 am |Reply

  2. holy crap!!! That’s sooooooooo cool!!!

    Comment by Indigo — April 20, 2006 @ 12:24 pm |Reply

  3. My BIL is playing the Ameristar Casino is KC in June. It’d be a great time (He’s soooo talented that boy. BH and I will probably drive down.

    Comment by SurrenderDorothy — April 20, 2006 @ 12:25 pm |Reply

  4. sweet!!!
    i need you to buy me my lottery tickets!!!

    Comment by Better Safe Than Sorry — April 20, 2006 @ 1:33 pm |Reply

  5. That’s so cool! How fun that you got free tickets!

    I loved your haiku 🙂

    Comment by Jen — April 20, 2006 @ 1:44 pm |Reply

  6. Shoot, maybe I should start going to games…sigh..so jelous
    Here via michele today

    Comment by KaraMia — April 20, 2006 @ 2:25 pm |Reply

  7. We could do with standardised equipment.

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — April 20, 2006 @ 2:31 pm |Reply

  8. That’s awesome! Congrats on that! 🙂

    Comment by Chatty — April 20, 2006 @ 2:51 pm |Reply

  9. Wow, free airline tickets? Talk about being at the right place at the right time!

    I don’t particularly mind flying, but I might try that advice next time … just for fun!

    Comment by abbynormal — April 20, 2006 @ 5:30 pm |Reply

  10. “Why do manufacturers have to ‘specialize’ their equipment?”
    Do you really need to ask?
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    And lots of it…
    And yes, it’s a total pain in the keester.

    ~m

    Comment by Michaelm — April 20, 2006 @ 10:48 pm |Reply

  11. Not so keen on flying then?

    Thats great news tho.

    Enjoy

    Comment by The Toothfairy — April 21, 2006 @ 9:21 am |Reply

  12. Score!!

    Can’t send a few my way can you?

    Comment by serendipity — April 21, 2006 @ 9:22 am |Reply

  13. I saw something about this on ESPN. Had no idea you were at the game. Congrats.

    Comment by Bone — April 21, 2006 @ 10:05 am |Reply

  14. I was watching the news about that give away, congrats and the big gift, thats so cool

    Comment by Shannon — April 21, 2006 @ 12:43 pm |Reply


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