I just noticed we can add "entry images". I might have to do that later so I have proof.
So, yesterday I went on yet another meetup with some friends from my Pokémon family, to attend a Trading Card Game Battle Roads in Geelong. I had to travel from one end of Port Phillip Bay to the other, so I got up very early.
On the way to the station I saw a possum! Even though I live in Australia, possums are nonetheless a very rare sight, especially in my area!
When I got to Southern Cross station, I purchased a V/Line ticket... we were going to take a diesel train the rest of the way!
I met three of my friends there a while later, and helped them purchase their tickets.
On the train to Geelong, I talked to the conductor on board, and he told me about the employment process for the job, and what a conductor does. It turns out conductors, not drivers, are the ones in charge of announcements over the PA system on diesel trains. Also, the employment process is a lot lengthier than I thought. I have to apply, then take an aptitude test (this is where I'm up to), do an interview in front of four people, do ANOTHER aptitude test, and then do another interview! Even after all that, I'd go on a waiting list, and I wouldn't actually start work until next year!
Registration costs $5 AUD. When we got there and went to register, I decided to pay with my debit card. However, I needed to take out at least $8 AUD to use it. To that end, I decided to look through the individual cards the venue had on sale. After finding nothing of interest, I decided instead to purchase a Next Destinies booster pack. When I opened it, one of the cards I pulled was one of the rarest in the series: a differently-coloured Zoroark! One of my friends wouldn't leave me alone for the rest of the day trying to get it off me!
Apparently that card costs $25 AUD because of its rarity and power in duels!
I went into the tournament not using my Eeveelutions deck, which I had scrapped, but with a s###### Durant deck. I was able to win 2 matches, beating my personal best!
I came 13th in my division (a minor setback for a triskaidecaphobic :/), which was one of the best among my friends!
I later got a Dark Explorers booster as a participation prize. I opened it, and... shock horror... a Groudon EX fell out! TWO RARE CARDS FROM TWO BOOSTERS! That's not gonna happen again! Even though Groudon EX is only worth $8 AUD, it was the card the same friend wanted the most, more than Zoroark! He was upset that everyone around him was pulling it except him! Naturally, he asked to trade me for it, and I agreed because I had no use for the card because I'm a battler, not a collector. In exchange, I got 2 Revives, a Crushing Hammer and $5 AUD, as well as a pledge that he'd get me an Enhanced Hammer. These are cards that I can use to improve my already surprisingly good Durant deck.
A larger group of us, about 7, then went home together on another diesel train.
All in all, a brilliant day!
EDIT: Just looking through my old entries, I found a comment from SPIRIT saying that I had used up all the luck in my life. He was wrong.