Monday, March 19, 2007
It certainly wasn't us
That knock never came. But it did for some lucky fella in Johnson City, Tennessee whose son had taken him out to dinner and they had about 3-4 tables FULL of this guys friends and family.
Hint # 1: if a whole bunch of uninvited people show up for dinner, you are probably going to have to cash that $ 250,000 check from LendingTree.com right there, buddy to pay for their dinners.
Queen Bee wanted to stay up to see if it was us. I told her she would know if it was because she would hear the loud thud of her mother hitting the floor as she fainted.
But we didn't have to worry about that because my favorite motto is: I can't even win a trip to the bathroom.
Sure, I have won radio contests, but those are based on luck only. I have won the occasional door prize (last week, I was treated to a 15 minute massage at a local trade show). But as for lady luck showing up on a regular basis, well .. she just doesn't visit this house.
There was that time when Ace won a Nintendo 64 (when those were just out ... you know .. back in the 90s). But he stuffed the box at the Target store where they were giving it out, so really .... nobody else had a chance in he** to win that system. I remember not being the least bit surprised to come home and listen to the message on the machine from Target, telling Ace that he was the lucky winner.
There were other unlucky people over the weekend, too ... like the 40,999,999 of us who didn't win that house. The University of Kentucky men's basketball team. Wisconsin. The boys and girls teams from our local high school.
Oh well... I'm not a skier. I hate snow. And when they started showing all of the "fun" things to do in Winter Park, I secretly wished that the next Dream Home would be in Hawaii ... then I'm ALL over that one!
I'm a mom of three peeps ... Queen Bee, The Door Man, and the Chandelier Monkey, and wife to Ace, the Helpful Hardware Man. I created this space to get away from the people known as my inlaws, and because life with three kids and a hubby is all Unexplored Territory.
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