Monday, February 20, 2006

Musical Chairs

So I am a contest queen. Okay...maybe more like a contest geek. The point is I LOVE to enter contests. For me it is like window shopping without all of the walking. You get to dream about all of the wonderful things you could win and sometimes you actually win them!

Today was my first win notification by phone. My mom calls me at work with a message that I have won an entry into a musical chairs competition?? After thinking WTF??, I call the number back. Sure enough, I won exactly what I just said -- a chance to win a Dodge Ram by competing in a game of MUSICAL CHAIRS!! Goodness! I cannot even remember the last time I played musical chairs. I immediately start laughing at the idea of me and 149 other people (yes! 150 people playing!) running around in circles to circus music fighting for little chairs and our chance at a big truck. I don't know why it has to be circus music but that is what was certainly going through my head as I pictured the scenario.

Alas, the competition was a mere two days away and a state away. There was no travel money or hotel room and we would have had to be there at 8:30 in the morning. After consulting B and my calendar, I had to decline my "win." Although B relished the idea of my running around and probably falling on my butt all in the name of competition, it was too short of notice. It also did not help that I had to be in court that morning and I am not sure the judge would have accepted "sorry, have to go play musical chairs" as a valid excuse. Then again, sometimes being in court is like being in a bad game of musical chairs.

Hmmm....I can almost hear the circus music start when the courtroom doors open.

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