Tuesday, May 20, 2008

From the Desk of "I Never Win Anything"

Do you ever listen to the radio station in the car and hear those contests to win concert tickets?

Have you ever sifted around in your messy purse, looking for your cell phone so you can call in and have a chance at winning some, only to waste so much time looking for the darn thing that you missed your opportunity to call in the first place?

Well, my purse just so happened to be recently de-cluttered, thanks to you all. I had my cell ready to rock when the ticket window opened on my favorite radio station, 103.7 The Mountain.

I grabbed my antiquated Sony Ericsson and dialed.


I dialed again.


Third time's the charm, right? (remember the old blog name?)

I dialed one more time.

Ring. Ring. Ring.

A hysterical me was heard over the radiowaves by at least three people who called me immediately after the call was aired. I am such a dork.

"Hi, The Mountain," said the lovely DJ.

"OMG, what caller am I?" I said, just like those other dorks who call in.

"You're caller 10!"

"NO WAY!!!!!"

"What is your name?"

I tell her my name.

"Where are you calling from?"

I tell her my hometown.

"And, what do you do out there in ______________?" she asks.

"I'm a MOM!"

"Well, you've just won a night out on the town to see Lyle Lovett!"


All the moms are jumping up and down, giving high fives that one of their own has just won a night away from the kids.

I wonder if they provide babysitters along with those sa-weet tickets? Either way, I can't wait. Lyle, here I come . . .

Now, if only I could win myself some Dave Matthews Band tickets. . . then, my world would be complete.

*photo courtesy of photobucket


Aleka's World said...

AWESOME! Congrats!!!

kirida said...


painted maypole said...

hooray for you! i just won something over at SusieJ's blog, so I know the feeling. It wasn't concert tickets, but a kids digital camera for MQ. Woo-hoo! :) Feels good to win! :)

Chris said...

Congrats, have fun!

Mamacita Tina said...

Oh, hurray! Great news! Enjoy!

I hear ya about Dave. We were able to go last year, but missed out on this year's concert.

your cousin said...

I may know of someone willing to babysit a kid... or three.

flutter said...

LOL it's not big, it's large!

Indy said...

That is great! Have a great time.

Shania said...

I luvs me some Lyle with his large, not big, hair. Have fun!

OHmommy said...

Shut up!

Have an awesome time. I am never so lucky. My phone is buried under a million items in my purse! ;)

kim said...

Yayyy! A night out with adults !!

Kyla said...

Congrats! Woot!

Becky said...

omg thats so cool! thats like when i won those passes to meet and greet maroon 5 on the air! TWICE! it's so fun!

Lisa said...

Yeay YOU! Congrats. So happy and excited for ya!

Carrie said...


Family Adventure said...

Woo-hoo!!! :)


Meg said...

HOW cool!!!! Yay!

Sus said...

Awesome - have fun! The only time I've ever gotten through on the radio I was 17 and the guy joked that I was jail bait. Yeeks.

Our Crooked Tree said...

congrats! every mom deserves a night out! the only thing I have won on the radio is a key that "might" start a new car. it didn't.