Venus Trapped in Mars

14 April 2015

Always Clearly Define A Bet // The Story of Sarah + CB

I'm a very sore loser. If someone makes a bet with me and I'm beaten fair and square, well fine, ok. But if I see any kind of wiggle room or loop hole in your bet, I'm going to pounce. With that said, I have a little story for you....

Let's talk about me and CB and some of our first dates. If you don't know who I'm talking about when I say CB, go here


Since I'm sure you're dying to know, on our first date CB and I met for drinks in my hood at a bar called Twlight Lounge in Deep Ellum. A week later, we went on a second date when he took me to an FC Dallas soccer game with a few of his good friends. I thought this was pretty cute that he liked me enough, after just one date, to meet his friends! 

Our courtship, for lack of a word from the 21st century, was all just so easy, so simple, so enjoyable. He didn't make me wait, just to play the game boys are supposed to play. After each date, I would have a text that night thanking me for the date, and then a text the next morning setting up the next date! So by the time that third date rolled around, I was pretty excited to get to see him again. The third date was when I started falling for the kid. 

On our third date, we met at Lonestar Park to bet on the night's 9 horse races. I had recently gotten back from the Kentucky Derby, so level = expert would have clearly described my horse racing knowledge. I may or may not have had my own tutorial pulled up, The Girl's Guide: How To Bet On Horse Racing, every time I went to the betting counter. Cool, Sarah. You're so cool. 






It was Saturday night, we had a few beers and were having an absolute blast. CB asked if I'd like to head down and watch the last race from the railing. Keep in mind at this point, we had not had our first kiss yet. When we got down to the railing, here is how the conversation went down. 

CB: "We should make a bet on this last race. A bet between the two of us." 

Sarah: "What do you have in mind?" 

CB: "If my horse wins, you have to give me a kiss." 

Sarah: "And if mine wins?"

CB: "Whatever you want..." 

Sarah: "You have to take me to a Rangers game!" 
 
 
Looking back, I'm sure he was hoping I would say I wanted a kiss too. But first off, in my defense, my mind always defaults to free tickets. Second, in my defense, I thought that was giving him the message that I'd like to see him again. I guess it didn't occur to me that a kiss also meant I'd like to see him again. 

But the bets were in place, and the horses were off. 

As they crossed the finish line, CB's horse finished in 2nd place. My horse died I think. Or took a bathroom break. Or decided to kick his horseshoes off, grab some popcorn and an umbrella drink and watch from the lido deck. 

CB turns to me with this big grin on his face, and all I can think is what on earth is that grin for?

Sarah: "Ah well, neither horse won! Whomp whomp ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ " 
(and yes, i often say whomp whomp out loud

CB: "No my horse finished before yours, you owe me a kiss!" 

Sarah: *goes HAM for no reason other than to attack loophole in bet. Screams...* 
"WHAT??! NO NO NO. THAT IS NOT WHAT WE AGREED UPON. YOU SAID IF YOUR HORSE WON. YOUR HORSE CAME IN SECOND PLACE. IT DID NOT WIN. IF YOU'RE NOT FIRST YOU'RE LAST. NO, YOU LOSE. I LOSE. WE BOTH LOSE. THE BET IS NULL AND VOID. NULL AND VOID. GOOD DAY SIR."

CB: 


I did want a kiss! Once I had realized what I had done -- pulled a Sarah -- I felt terrible!! That poor guy. He just had a girl, that he really liked, vehemently argue against giving him a kiss. 

But it wasn't like that, in my mind, at all. It was because I'm a sore loser, and found a major loophole in his bet, and attacked without thinking. The kid didn't even try to kiss me goodbye that night. Heck, I'm pretty sure he didn't even so much as shake my hand. I think he may have even lightly jogged away from me after we said goodnight.  

Thank god for the Rangers' bet I made, that made it clear I did want to see him again. To this day, we make bets all the time, and laugh about this story every time we do. But really, he should have clarified that the horse did not, in fact, have to finish in first place to win the bet. 

Poor kid, just wanted a kiss from the girl he really liked, on their third date. Instead, he got the most violent defender of loophole horse betting of all time. #nailedit

 

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31 comments :

  1. Best story ever. EVER. You two win in my book.

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    1. Thanks friend!! I'm just thankful for asking for Rangers' tickets... I almost blew it!!

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  2. haha this is so so cute and sweet. Although I seem to remember another bet that was made on a certain gold tournament and a certain someone mowing the lawn...

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  3. OMG dying laughing! This is the best story ever and soooo youuu!!! XOXO

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  4. HAHAHA, I love this story. I have never bet on horses, but I'm definitely the same way. I would've done the same thing! And p.s. I absolutely love that sad puppy gif.

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  5. oh my goodness. that sad little puppy gif. this is adorable.

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  6. So cute! I need your blog to be all of the CB and Sarah stories, please and thanks! ALSO.. I can see his hurr and it looks blonde! Weeee I can almost picture him. Your one year is soon (I know this because my own one year is soon, yay!) and I think its time for him to give it up and reveal his identity. MKTHANKS.

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  7. I just gave a speech to one of my best friends about how she should not bother with boys who play games! Nobody has time for that nonsense, and if he's worth it he will call and text regularly. Sounds like CB is a winner :) Also, my husband and I make bets all the time as well. I am a sore loser all the time and rarely ever pay up.

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  8. This is tremendous. Poor guy. But seriously, I get where you're coming from, too. I refuse to lose. I'm sure you've made up for it in kisses by now. ;)

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  9. We obviously have the same amount of game. I am seriously competitive too. Especially when it comes to KU basketball. All bets are off & I am a totally different girl during KU games. Aka undateable #sorrynotsorry

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  10. This is a) hilarious and b) totally something I would have done too!

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  11. Ohhh my gosh that gif haha. This is such a sweet story:) Competitive girls unite!

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  12. Hahaha, love this, what a great story! It's a fun memory now, right?? :)

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  13. This is hysterical. At least he got the Betting with Sarah policy figured out early on, right?

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  14. This is a hilarious and cute story that you'll probably be telling for years. And should. BTW, I totally would have interpreted the language of the bet the same way you did -- his horse didn't technically win even if it did finish before yours. :)

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  15. haha well he should've been smart enough to say "I get to kiss you!" ;) So cute! PS, I agree with you..his horse didnt win!

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  16. Girl, I am laughing so hard (because I am a fierce competitor too, and this sounds exactly like something I would have done!). Such a great story to laugh about now, though!

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  17. Hahahahaha the best story ever. Why do you have the best stories??

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  18. That sounds like something I would totally do too.. I am very competitive so I try not to put myself into those situations because I'm pretty sure my family/friends would stop talking to me. I even get competitive playing Go Fish with my 8 yr old nephew... I need an intervention.

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  19. Hahaha awwwww. But I'm sure he got that kiss sooner or later ;) The hubs and I always talk about our most awkward dating encounters with each other and still laugh about it.

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  20. This is so something I would do too. I tend to get WAY too competitive, especially when it comes to sports. But hey, everything worked out for you and CB, and now he knows to clearly state ALL the rules of the bet! (:

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  21. This is hilarious! Great story. :)

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  22. Hahaha this is great. And it has such a happy ending. My second date with my now boyfriend of four years started with me falling asleep before the credits even rolled for a movie that was 40 bucks a ticket. But THE SEATS WERE SO COMFY!

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  23. This is an awesome story! I think bets are a genius thing when you are dating! We did and still do bet on the most random things...but we have a similar story, but we were playing soccer against each other :) xoxo, ganeeban

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  24. That's such an awesome story you'll be telling your grandchildren.

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  25. We always make bets too. We also always Cheer for the opposite team so now we keep it up just because it feels weird cheering for the same team.

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  26. If you two ever end up getting married this is a MUST tell story over dinner and drinks at the reception. It's too funny not to share. Plus I don't know CB and I only know you as a blogger, but I feel like this is very telling of who you two are and your relationship.

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  27. hahaha. this kills me. i love that you stayed true to yourself! glad it all worked out!

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  28. Oh this is too funny!!! I (unknowingly) do weird things like that sometimes too. #oops

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  29. Best date story! You kids are cute.

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