Thursday, June 11, 2009

I was Kinda Hopin'

that I wouldn't have to go back in the fall...


- OB *sigh*

12 comments:

Mike J said...

If you actually won you'd probably have a hard time deciding what pair of red cycling shoes to put on in the morning because you'd have so many pairs. It's just simpler this way.

jeff said...

You've got all summer to buy more tickets!

The Old Bag said...

@Mike -- always the pragmatist, eh?

@jeff -- it's part of the retirement plan!

Trée said...

I think I know that hope. So many promises she makes, yet each morn, I still have to fix my own coffee, strong, black and in a french press.

LimesNow said...

Ha! Best of luck on that! Despite being a gambler's mecca, we don't have a state lottery. We do have, however, a HUGE population of people who work a day job and spend virtually every other moment of life in "locals" casinos in the 'burbs (these places are usually dives). We regularly clean carpet in some of them. My home dudes say some people are there each and every time we go out to clean. In the same chair at the same machine, hopin' every day ~ ~ to be "sprung". They actually believe it will finally happen.

The Old Bag said...

@Trée -- yeah, she's a bitch isn't she?

@Limes -- are you telling me I shouldn't quit my day job? :-)

LimesNow said...

My ex-husband used to say "well, somebody has to win the lottery". He always bought tickets. But, no. We remained well employed. By the way, there was a Yahoo news article the other day saying the worst thing we can do is go from a rollicking job/career to sudden retirement - it's a known killer. But I could be jsut as busy retired as I am now. I don't have enough time to pursue half of what I want to. Nor will I be retiring for some time.

rlove2bike said...

There is an old saying about wishing and comparing hands...well you know what I mean...that explains my lottery experience well. I still try though.

WheelDancer said...

Sigh...

Doozyanner said...

You mean you wouldn't be one of those people who love their job so much that they wouldn't quit, no matter how much they won?!?

Groover said...

Went from five to four days recently - a little taste of retirement, or just some more work/life balance - and I don't think I'll ever cope with five days again. I'm probably the only person in the world who hopes the gec will last a while...

Keep buying tickets. One day ... maybe?

The Old Bag said...

@Limes -- I've had plenty of retirement "practice" 2.5 months out of every year. I think I'd risk it!

@RLove -- ya gotta try...if nothing else, we're donating $2 a week to the cause.

@Doozy -- I would be SO outta there!

@Groover -- it's something I'm considering as I look forward. There are a variety of fractions of jobs in our district (half time, .6 time, .8 time depending on the position), and they're pretty good about being creative with people who would like a fraction, depending on the position of course. Once we pay off that kitchen we just bought!