I’m feeling (not so) lucky tonight

On Friday evening, my girlfriend Nicole and I attended the PTA social event of the year – a tricky tray held annually to help fund scholarships and grants for our township public schools. For $50 bucks, you get to have a nice dinner at a nearby manor and then have the privilege of spending the rest of your hard earned cash trying to win all the cool stuff. In attendance were close to seven hundred women. Last year this same tricky tray brought in over $60,000 in one evening!

Some of the items which were raffled were three coach bags, one Prada bag, a Tiffany necklace, some Brighton jewelry, a Phillips home theater system, various i-pods, a vacation to Marco Island Florida and a ton of other stuff. My eyes glazed over for the two items that I so desperately wanted to win – this Coach bag and the cuisenart grind and brew coffee maker.

I was crushed when my stupid number didn’t even come anywhere close to being a winner. Of course, that won’t stop me from going back next year. You know, so then I can win the NEWEST Coach bag.

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7 Responses to “I’m feeling (not so) lucky tonight”


  1. 1 Gracencameronsmomy March 5, 2006 at 10:53 pm

    so it was a raffle type thing? Our school just had their annual auction and we spent WAAAY too much money..but we did win quite a bit of stuff, including a cool scarf that a teacher knitted and she said she would teach me how…you know, with all my free time and all…
    Lisa
    Love the coach bag!

  2. 2 rubyiscoming March 5, 2006 at 10:53 pm

    No worries, mate….wait for the 20% off Bed Bath & Beyond coupon and that Cuisinart can be yours…too bad it doesn’t work for Coach bags…darnit!

  3. 3 Joannah March 6, 2006 at 12:06 am

    I can relate to your story. I’m going to an Oscar Party Fundraiser tonight. I’m hoping my tickets are lucky!!!

  4. 4 Juliet March 6, 2006 at 2:51 pm

    So, it’s sort of gambling for a cause? LOL I’m rooting for you to get that bag next year. 🙂

  5. 5 Kim M. March 6, 2006 at 5:20 pm

    Wow nice stuff. We have our silent auction evey year and never anything so nice. I never win anything. That Coach bag would have been sweet.

  6. 6 Linda, Brandon, Braydon, and Lila March 10, 2006 at 8:24 pm

    We have this coffee maker and LOVE IT.We got it as a Christmas gift from my brother.

    If you set it to grid and brew your coffee in the morning, It wakes eveyone up. The grinder is LOUD!!! Scared us half to death.


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