Originally published: Saturday, May 5, 2007 at 8:31pm
I don't usually gamble.
I don't get a thrill from it and I like keeping my money too much. But my new habit has become an addiction, perhaps worse than gambling.
I'm addicted to a little quarter machine game in Olympian Burger on Vermont Avenue near USC. For one quarter you can win up to 3 bouncy balls! THREE! I did it as a joke at first, since the fact that I have to hunch over to play it tells me that it's made for 5 year olds.
But now I have almost 150 bouncy balls in my room.
And you can only do so much with them. I dropped them all down the stairwell in my building (which was awesome), and I got into a bouncy ball fight with a few people (which was awesome until we-- until I --realized that some people are babies and will get all dramatic if you throw one stupid ball wrong and it hits them in the face).
It's gotten bad though, because now when I get change back, all I think about is how many bouncy balls it'll get me...
PS in case you ever wondered what it would look like, here's what 250,000 bouncy balls look like when they're launched down a San Francisco street.