I may be 10 million dollars richer in the next few days and just want to assure everyone that I plan to keep up this blog should I win the lottery - even if I have to hire someone to do it!
I wouldn't normally think that I have even the remotest chance of winning, however this time I have an ace in my pocket. I went out for supper with 4 of my girlfriends last night and it was revealed that one of us (I'll call her Kelsey) has taken to carrying a certain wishbone in her purse for good luck ever since she used it to scratch (& win) at Thanksgiving. So we all decided to purchase tickets together for the 50 million draw on Friday.
I got to thinking overnight about all the rituals and good luck charms people use. Everything from fishermen who dip their nets 3 times, the wearing of lucky hats, athletes who wear the same socks or shirt for each game; Jennifer Aniston even admits to always entering airplanes with her right foot first and tapping the outside of the plane for luck. The strangest one I found on the net was South African lottery players who have made vulture heads into lucky charms. Whatever works I say!
That's why I don't think it was so strange that I suggested Kelsey ramp it up and add in 3 twirls while holding her wishbone in the air before she makes our purchase (3 heel taps would also work). I hope that she considers this as we are all depending on her, including our waitress, who I in all the excitement promised $100,000 to!