September 17 07

a while back i told you about how unlucky i am. I never win anything! except that time in elementary school when i guess the number of jelly beans in a jar at a mall store and won $50 to spend at the store and i bought…wait for it….a black and white clock with a pink flamingo on it. hello 80s!

but then i won the $500 in Mirvish money…and i won a weekend at Niagara-on-the-lake…and i get win ticketmaster money from firstlight all the time…i’m beginning to think my luck, she might be a’changin.

it’s a longstanding joke that no one at baseball knows my name. for the first few weeks, people were calling me Allison. So, imagine my susprise when, during the  Softball Banquet, my name was called…only it actually wasn’t my name per se…it was A Mattell. but, i won! i won! i won! i didn’t give a rat’s ass how they pronounced my name. I’d be more than happy to accept a raffle prize for Allison Mattell. no problem.

and sure, i didn’t win the tv, but the  hat and the $100 to National Sports was no small shakes. Now i can buy the husband a new baseball glove to replace the one i *misplaced*…or i could just buy one for myself for next season….hmmm….

but winning the prize wasn’t the very best part of the evening…not by a longshot. it wasn’t the hanging out with my friends…

or the fact that i got on the dancefloor (for exactly 84 seconds)…

it was this sign that was hanging in the men’s bathroom:


  1. “It’s shorter than you think”… priceless! I guffawed out loud at that!!


    Comment by DaniGirl on September 17, 2007
  2. ok… that would have been the highlight of my evening as well! how hilarious… Thank God we girls don’t have that problem…


    Comment by misty on September 17, 2007
  3. Too funny. My best friend’s parents had a sign in their guest bathroom that said “At our home we aim to please. You aim too please.”
    For the LONGEST time I had no idea what that sign meant. (I didn’t have brothers).


    Comment by Laural on September 17, 2007
  4. DaniGirl said it perfectly: “priceless! I guffawed out loud at that!!”


    Comment by Tova on September 17, 2007
  5. I love winning prizes! It’s the MOST exciting thing!
    And funny, funny sign. Heh.


    Comment by Rebecca on September 17, 2007
  6. Hee! You are SUCH a geek, Alster! ;) Congrats!!!!


    Comment by haley-o on September 17, 2007
  7. Oh my gosh! I love it!


    Comment by Dianna on September 17, 2007
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