I WON… ok, not really.

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I have not fallen off the face of the earth, I (unfortunately) did not win the lottery either, but I have fallen behind.  A little lack of momentum, too many things happening at once and just not enough hours in the day.  But I am doing all I can to slowly catch up.  I will state here my goal is to be on track by the start of June.  I hope I am not reaching too far with that goal… I have a full two weeks yet. 

But speaking of the lottery, what are three things you would do if you won a big jackpot?  I would hire a construction crew to redo my house… it is 100 years old and needs a lot of TLC.  I would give my daughter a share for their house and a new car.  And the first thing I would do… hire a lawyer and financial advisor.  You have to make sure the money doesn’t destroy you, as I have heard of other winners doing.  What about you? Come on, dream a little!

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Spelling Bee

“E-G-R-E-G-I-O-U-S, egregious.”  Amanda looked nervous as she waited for the judges to tell her if she had spelled the word right.

“That is correct.  And that puts you in the finals tomorrow Miss Nelson.”

She let go a big sigh of relief and said, “Thank you judge.”  She immediately scanned the audience and found her mom seated near the back, but her dad was no where to be seen.  Amanda was twelve years old and she was now in the final round of the Midwest spelling bee.  She was happy to win but crushed that her dad was not there.


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Mumbles … Tout

“Is this Leigha I am speaking to? Great!  Remember that form you filled out at the craft fair this weekend for the trip to Florida?  Well, congratulations you won!  Your name was drawn as a winner!  … I just need a $498 reservation fee…”  No doubt he was trying to tout some condo or time-share house in Orlando and Daytona Beach.  It was supposed to be a 7-day trip staying at resorts down south.  Funny as soon as I told him I couldn’t afford the $498 fee, he said goodbye.  I guess I should be glad I got a courtesy goodbye and not just a hang up.  This was after I had gotten (for the second time in about a month) a call “from Verizon” that my account was suspended and I just needed to reconnect my account… just give us all your bank account info so we can rob you blind!

I wouldn’t normally answer my phone with unknown numbers, but a local radio station is part of a nationwide contest to win $1000 by texting a keyword.  Thing is they call you back to get your info… so if I want to win, I have to answer.  Hey, $1000 is a fair amount of money and would make an awesome Christmas this year.  I know my odds of winning are low, but it is worth a shot.  What do you do that is against all odds?


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – tout