Thursday, January 6, 2011

Megamillions - Not

I've always been puzzled why the entire country goes into a frenzy when the Megamillions jackpot climbs up a high as it did last night - $380 million.

Is a prize of, oh, let's say, $125 million, not worthy of a drive to your local bodega or 7-11 for a chance to "be in it to win it?"

I never play the lottery.  On the rare occasions when I've let my mind wander to what I would do if I were to win a large jackpot, my hands get sweaty and I start to hyperventilate.  Because it's hard to imagine being any less productive than I am now, in my current state of Denial.  And I'd no longer have as an excuse for not buying my Things the stuff I don't want them to have, like diamond nose studs or miniature ponies, with my standard "we can't afford it."

The most excited I have ever been is the night that DH and I won a 50-50 raffle at a Hadassah event and came home with $80, a amount that effectively paid for the evening and the babysitter.  It doesn't take a lot to make me happy - not even a miniature pony.


  1. If ever you win the lottery - and can't figure out what to do with the proceeds - think of me.

  2. I've always wondered what good miniature ponies are. I doubt that they'll fetch your slippers.

  3. Good advice. Once you are on the hamster wheel of addiction it is hard to get off.