February 26, 2007

Lady Luck

You know that guy or gal who always seems to have things work out their way? They can walk into a gas station and buy a couple of scratch off tickets, and win twenty or fifty bucks... many times in a day. Sure, bad things can happen to them, but they manage to walk away relatively unscathed. Well, that person isn't me. I've seen the scratch off ticket streak happen (a couple of times, to the same friend), but the winner wasn't me.

I may have written it before, but I'm not known for having good things happen to me. I'm not going to complain, because, overall, life is pretty damn good for me. However, when Lady Luck decides to throw down a beatin' on me, she does it in large fashion. And it happens enough that I no longer flinch. One thing about luck like that... when I do hit a good run, it's pretty damn memorable. Savorable.

It's been awhile since my last lucky run... and that lasted all of one day. But it was a great day, one for the books. I ended up getting stuck soaking up the benefits of first class seating without an upgrade, and had my day just keep getting better from there. I remember my travelling partner watching in amazement, and him saying, "If ever there were a day to buy a lottery ticket, this is it for you." I didn't do it, and woke up to the end of that lucky run. That was a little over eleven years ago.... December 28, 1995, to be exact. My last memorable lucky streak... until this one.

And this time, I did buy a ticket...

Posted by That 1 Guy at February 26, 2007 11:25 AM | TrackBack

Oh do tell . . . how much did you hit for?

Posted by: oddybobo at February 26, 2007 12:06 PM

Them damn politicians, oddy ;) always lookin' for contributions...

Posted by: RedNeck at February 26, 2007 05:11 PM

You got lucky, eh? Good for you. What's his name?

Posted by: zonker at February 26, 2007 05:30 PM

Damn, Zonker beat me to it!!!

Posted by: Michele at February 26, 2007 08:42 PM

~Luck be a lady tonite~, I love that song! Even though I'm not much on luck and all that stuff, I wish you the best. And after you win your millions and change your phone number, I still know where your mother lives! heh heh

Posted by: leggerman at February 27, 2007 10:04 AM

Can't believe you're bitching about bad luck. I mean, you're a blogger rock star on a world tour, with fans and groupies mobbing you everywhere you go. How can life possibly get any better?

Posted by: Harvey at February 27, 2007 10:56 AM

What? You mean having lunch with me wasn't lucky for you? Oh wait, that's right, I was the lucky one. ;-) Sorry I haven't been over here in a while. Good to see you're still around.

Posted by: c.a. Marks at February 27, 2007 11:32 AM

Ah HA! How much? *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at February 27, 2007 01:53 PM

Remember your friends... the real ones.

Posted by: Contagion at February 27, 2007 07:46 PM

Hope your streak continues... :)

Posted by: jimmyb at February 27, 2007 08:53 PM

The every other day posting has me wondering.....how much DID you win? :o)

Posted by: leggerman at February 28, 2007 12:58 PM