|A major landmark
||[Aug. 15th, 2006|05:21 pm]
Oh yes. This week I have experienced a major lifetime event. The ramifications of this event... what it all means... is unknown. It could be great.. the unlocking of an all new era of my life... or it could spell my imminent doom. But whatever it is, it is exciting.
For the first time ever.
I won something playing the California Lottery.
Well, actually, to be pedantic, i didn't ACTUALLY win anything... I won $2. But then, i spent $2 on the ticket in the first place, but that's besides the point. The IMPORTANT part of the story is that I turned in a lottery ticket, and got cash money in return.
For those of you not keeping score, this is a major event for 2 reasons.
1. I've been playing the lottery pretty often since the day I turned 18 (11 years ago) and never won a dime
2. Statement is only half true, but the last time i "won" anything was $1, and I was mugged and robbed of my lottery ticket (and actually my entire wallet, cell phone, and keys) before i was ever able to cash IN said $1 ticket.
So, you can see that the groundbreaking part of this is that I've just broken a 11 year streak of never winning even the smallest thing playing the lottery. Which, frankly, I think in itself is some sort of amazingly retarded accomplishment deserving of an entry in the guinness book of world records...
hm. now that I think about it, i really ought to have saved those $2 for posterity... but i think i might've already eaten it. damn!