Winning stuff is cool.
I'm not talking about spelling bees, or geography bees, or math bees (are there math bees?), though those are all cool in their own way. But when you win those, the prizes are more like rewards. You've earned them.
What I'm talking about is the "Woo-hoo! I got lucky!" kind of winning. Like a lottery ticket. Or a raffle ticket. Or a random drawing.
Sadly, I hardly ever win anything. Proof:
List Of Things I've Won
1. Two chickens in a raffle.*
2. $10 from a "Let's Go To The Races" TV show.**
3. A chance to buy the Beanie Baby "Princess Bear" at regular price when it was the hottest thing on the market.***
So you can see why I'm rather excited about Elizabeth Ryann's RomCom Books Edition BIG OL' CONTEST.
Just look at some of the loot up for grabs:
Alas, now I am conflicted. If I were a nice person, instead of a Major Badass, I would tell you all to go enter. But that would mean more competition for me, and since I basically suck at winning stuff already...well, you can see my dilemma.
Tell you what. I'll leave it to your conscience. Go ahead and enter...if you can stand to look at yourself in the mirror when I don't win something yet again in life. Go on. I dare you. And just try to live with yourself afterward.
*I was two years old, so this one is family lore. I really don't remember it all, and thank goodness for that, since apparently the farmer's wife who lived down the road from us (we were in England) offered to kill & pluck both chickens in exchange for keeping one. Seemed like a good deal to my mom, who had no interest in keeping chickens as pets.
**This was when TG & I were first married. The deal was, you "bet" on a horse and then watched a cheesy TV horse-racing show to see if your horse won. Technically, TG's horse won, but we're married, so what's his is mine, right?
***I'm not sure this one even counts, since Hallmark made me pay the $5.99 retail price. This was at the height of the Beanie Baby craze, and Princess Bear was going for upwards of $700 on Ebay. Did I sell it then? Nope. It's still in my drawer, in pristine condition, and now worth...oh, about a buck ninety-five, last I checked. But I have high hopes that it's just a temporary downturn. (Okay, no I don't. I was stupid not to sell it then. Stupid, stupid, stupid...)