Sunday, July 22, 2007
I am a winner.
I never win anything. I'm not talking board games, because I am master at them, well, except for Boggle with the in-laws. If you want to feel good about yourselves don't EVER play Boggle with the Mud crew. It will just bring down your self-esteem when you get zero or one point (if you're lucky) time after time. I'm talking raffles, giveaways, guessing games. For almost 30 years of life I can remember winning three events like these. 1) When I was eleven years old at a church halloween party (I was bacon and eggs that year) I guessed the number of candy in one of those plastic pumpkins. 2) At my senior all night grad party my friends kept winning things throughout the night--cameras, phones...I felt robbed. Then they had us all gather in one room while they pulled some more names for the bigger prizes. At 5:00am I finally won my prize--a 19-inch T.V. Now think back 11 years...that was AWESOME! That T.V. served me well, and my brother, Craig and his wife, my roommates and I, S. and I, and even S.'s brother, Jesse at Princeton this past year. It's in fine working order, you just need the remote to turn it on because Boo broke the power button when she was 2. And I would not recommend watching a movie with subtitles on it. We just got a "new" T.V. in September (gotta love Craig's list). Once again we can enjoy foreign films. 3) At the American School Foundation in Mexico City I was at a teachers' meeting and guessed the number of candy corn in the bowl.
Well, I haven't won anything since 2001, so it was high time I won something. Well, I did. Two things to be exact. There are a bunch of blogs who have giveaways, and I have recently won two of those giveaways by pure luck of the draw. 1) From the Momblogs. A place I happened upon and visited once. I won the DVD of Because I said So (I'm still waiting for it, though). and 2) Mod Mom's giveaway of the diaper/laptop bag. She has tons of giveaways of cool stuff. Wasting time on the internet has paid off.
Posted by Jules at Sunday, July 22, 2007