Back to Being Tall

For a few hours yesterday I got to dream about what I’d do if I won the Mega Millions jackpot. It was a nice escape from unemployment blues. At the grocery store where I filled in the numbered dots for my $5 in jackpot tickets, several people bought quick picks in $20, $40 and $100 amounts. Everyone had the fever that’s for sure.

So three lucky winners get to split the record jackpot. Each getting over $200 mil before taxes is a bonanza. One winner bought a quick pick. If I had to do it over, I’d pick my own numbers again. I bought tickets where I picked numbers based on months or days of people important to me, such as myself, my wife, my living dogs, my brother, parents, my deceased dogs. Yep I’m a dog person too.

For me, the message in the aftermath of lotto fever is clear. Time to get back to being tall.

I think I’ll get the ladder out and clean the gutters today.