Monday, October 3, 2011

Betting on Power Rangers

I can remember watching two TV shows religiously as a kid: Reading Rainbow and Power Rangers. I remember when I was in the first grade I used to ask my mom if I could watch Reading Rainbow once Chris and Lisa left for school in the morning. It was the highlight of my morning. Levar Burton was awesome.

And in third grade I would watch Power Rangers every Saturday morning. It was fun to watch Power Rangers in third grade because every one else watched them too. I would talk about them with my friends during recess. I once made a bet with a girl on who the Green Ranger would turn out to be. I bet her 50 cents that it wouldn't be Tommy.

It turned out it was Tommy. During the commercial break, she called me to tell me that I lost the bet and I owed her 50 cents.

I didn't have 50 cents, so I decided to earn some money. I grabbed a handful of pretzel sticks and set up a card table on our front lawn. I sold the pretzel sticks for one penny each.

Luckily, I had a customer. Just one. It was a woman who pulled up in her minivan and and handed me a dollar and asked for just a handful of my pretzels. It was pretty sweet.


Kathy Haynie said...

I NEVER understood the popularity of Power Rangers. I thought that was such a dorky show! I was too old to appreciate it, I guess. That's a good story about earning the money to pay off your gambling debt. Man, with a background like that, it's lucky you didn't turn into a gambling addict or something.

Patricia said...

Remember the way cool Red Power Ranger outfit the best mom in the world made for a Halloween costume? You looked so great!

Bryan Lewis said...

Man, that WAS the best costume ever. I remember feeling really cool while walking in the Primary Halloween costume parade.