January 8, 2016
Good morning. Tis quite gray and cloudy here in New England, although the temps are creeping up to around 41F later today. Today would have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday. Will you be celebrating? Or one of the lucky folks who will be at Graceland today?
Today the Power Ball Lottery is up to around $700 million. Good luck to those of you with tickets. Personally, I don't play. If I thought that I might have a chance at winning, I might play. But being realistic, I know that's not going to happen.
In the beginning, when lotteries first started up, officials told all of us that this would be a chance "to make a lot of people millionaires." This has never really happened. Because it is difficult to win, the pot keeps growing to ridiculously high numbers before being won by someone.
I think that a new winning number should be picked for every $5 million dollars in the jackpot. Now THIS would make a lot of people millionaires. Because more people would have a chance to win, more people would play.
That brings me to another sort of "lottery" program. The Publishers Clearing House jackpots. For years this company has been sending me fat envelopes almost weekly (or bi-weekly) telling me that I have to rush my entrance forms (along with hopefully a new order for products) back right away in order to retain my eligibility to win the next big jackpot.
Every now and then, a commercial on TV will show some new PCH jackpot winners, but none of them are anyone that I know. And none of them are me! Well I finally got the envelop that says "You are a winner. Here is your check!"
Are you kidding me? $10???????? I haven't decided yet whether to cash the check or to send it back. Who in their right mind is going to enter a (huge jackpot) contest in order to win a $ ten dollar bill? Oh well, I guess I can stop ordering stuff from these folks now.
On TV this morning, there is another big issue that some folks are wanting to resolve. It has to do with doggie pants and the proper way to wear them. Hmmm, I was kind of leaning toward the second view, but both views look pretty good. Either way, the company making these pants has run out of product and is now working diligently to make a whole lot more of them to fill their orders.
And no, Pogo doesn't have any of these yet. We'll have to wait until they are available around here before we can pass judgment on the best way to wear them.
Well, I think it's time for me to get started on that tax stuff. Yuk Yuk!! So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.
Hugs, Edna B.