I had a really lucky weekend!
So much so, that 'oh superstitious one' that I am, I bought a lottery ticket.
I wasn't that lucky ;-)
But I still think I was lucky. Or as the ex said, 'definitely had a horseshoe up my ass' :-)
On Wednesday afternoon break, I was sitting in my vehicle having a smoke, listening to the radio. Normally, I sit outside to do this, so I don't usually listen to daytime radio, unless it's the drive in and home from work.
The DJ was talking about Doc Walker coming to town. I was people watching, sorta-kinda reading my book, half listening. The next thing I heard him say was 'Caller # 9'.
I thought 'Doc Walker tickets! I want Doc Walker tickets!', and dug out my cell phone.
I was caller # 9 :-)
It wasn't Doc Walker tickets. Had I been paying attention, I would have heard they were for the 'Pacafiesta' being held this weekend.
" ... celebrating our unique industry with superb alpacas for sale, a natural-fibre marketplace, spinners and weavers demonstrating their crafts, a fashion show, competitions, and gourmet food and wine in a very upbeat, fiesta atmosphere."
The only reason I even knew what an alpaca was, is because my kids watch Zoey 101. But, I won. And that was cool. I never win :-) Although getting excited about alpacas ... that was a bit harder than getting psyched for Doc Walker. I really like Doc Walker.
Alpacas? Not so much.
A co-worker & his fiance made use of the tickets.
Friday, Cass and I went out for a night of Karaoke. Country karaoke of course! ;-p
Now let me get one thing straight. I don't consider myself a 'singer'. More so a chick who likes to go out with her best friend now and then, to belt some tunes, and who doesn't completely suck at it lol.
So at the club, I bought a 50/50 ticket. $5.00 worth. I won the $117 pot that night :-)
On Sunday, I noticed the message light flashing on the phone.
One call was from a man letting me know my name had been drawn the day before as the Grand Prize Winner at Pacafiesta! And could I come down before 4pm to claim my prize.
WooHoo! I've never been a Grand Prize Winner!
I just hoped it wasn't an alpaca! I don't think my backyard is zoned for those!
Turns out it was close to $400 worth of 'stuff'.
Two alpaca pillows. Apparently worth $100 each. Two $50 gift certificates to a shop carrying 'Yarn, Gifts and Gourmet Treats'. Three sets of knitted hats & scarfs. The boys claimed those right away. And a magazine subscription. I'm not sure to what...
Once again, I wasn't really paying attention.
I was instead filling out my address for delivery, while trying to keep an eye on how close the boys were getting to the alpacas over in the next booth.
For all I know, it could be something like "How to raise your Alpaca', or "Alpaca Monthly' ... who knows ...
I did try my new pillow last night though.
So thank you to the dude who sold me the winning ticket on karaoke night, FX101.9 and Pacafiesta for making me a Grand Prize Winner twice in one weekend :-D
And yes, I'm kicking myself for not getting that lottery ticket earlier in the weekend!
Monday, September 29, 2008
I had a really lucky weekend!