Monday, January 18, 2010

Who put a four leaf clover in my champagne?

Luck is believing you're lucky.” - Tennessee Williams

If you were to ask me, prior to...oh, two weeks ago, I would tell you I am not "lucky".

No, wait, let me clarify that statement. I am lucky. More than lucky, I am incredibly blessed.

I live a charmed life. I've written before about my blessings, so I'll skip that whole thing right now, but yes, in the true sense of the word, I am, indeed, so damn lucky.

So, perhaps more accurately, I should say I am not the type of person who wins things. I have never been. I could probably count on the fingers of one hand (okay, maybe both hands) the number of times I have won ANYTHING in life.

Scratch tickets? Maybe a dollar or two.

Lottery? Never.

Gambling at a casino? I think I won $90 once. Every other time, I come home empty handed.

All those little drawings and contests and things we enter at random places in life? I don't ever win those.

And I've made peace with that. I don't gamble, don't buy lottery tickets, don't count on making a fortune "the easy way". I realized a long time ago I will have to work for my millions (ha).

But I still enter those little contests, because, can't win if you don't try, right? But I don't win.

I'm not being negative, it's common knowledge folks. No big deal.


On January 4th of this year, this new decade, I entered a Twitter contest. Nothing major. Retweet a tweet to win concert tickets to a show by two lesser known bands.

I entered, and then promptly forgot all about it.

And then on January 5th I received this tweet: Congratulations, you won!

Wait...what? Won? I don't win things. And...won what? What did I enter?

What I won were two tickets to see Safetysuit and Parachute at a club in Boston. More on that concert later in another post.

Point is, I won something.


I decided then that this new year, this new decade was going to be a lucky decade for me. My luck was turning around, and this was MY TIME to win things.

Hey, why not, right?

So, with that in mind, I have since entered a few other Twitter contests. And then last week? I received this tweet:

Congratulations, you won!

Wait...what? I won? Again? Seriously?

What did I win this time? Once again, concert tickets. This time to go see Timbaland (who I love) at the House of Blues in Boston tomorrow night. (Review to come).

Yep, guess my luck is turning around.

I'm not sure if this is limited to concert tickets, and to Twitter as my format for winning, but you know what? As someone who could never win a thing...I'll take it.

So...what concert should I win tickets to next?

1 comment:

WhiteBullie said...

Congrats on the winnings, if by some chance you can't make it because you are too busy winning. I'll be happy to go and write the review for you! Jk