While looking for old tax paperwork on my hard drive, I started poking around to see what other files I had floating around on the computer. I found this video I made back in 2009.
Some backstory: A couple months after Momcat died, my friend & I were cleaning out a corner of the basement and discovered several large plastic trash cans full of my childhood clothes. There was a lot of ugly 70s plaid in there: pants, jumpers, dresses. A couple handknit ponchos. And some bright yellow tights. It was not pretty.
But when I found these gloves I got all excited. I remember wearing them as a kid and how fun it was to pretend each finger was a different character.
So, ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to present…a completely ridiculous puppet show starring Moxie and her childhood gloves. Save all applause and questions for the end.
As you can see, I have my lottery ticket for tonight’s big honkin’ Mega Millions drawing. I went with three QuickPicks because three is the magic number.
In case you didn’t already know, tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is $640 million. That’s $640,000,000.00 in case you were wondering. And if you go with the cash option, you’d get $462,000,000.oo, otherwise known as $462 million. According to one site I read, you’d wind up with approximately $307 million after taxes.
It’s hard to conceptualize a million dollars, much less $307 million. For me, it’s easier to think about how much money it is if I break it down into loads of laundry. I don’t mind doing laundry, but I do mind having to share a washer and dryer with ten other people who don’t know how to take Kleenex out of their pockets before washing them and then my clothes end up coated in fine Kleenex dust. That is just wrong.
Back to my point: at my building, it costs $1.25 for a load of wash, $1 for 45 minutes in the dryer. If I’m doing the math right, that means I could do 136,444,444 loads of laundry.
Well, I’ve blogged every day this month, so I’d say I’m doing well with NaBloPoMo. But tonight I am tired and lazy. It’s raining out, my bed and comfy gray blanket are calling my name, and I don’t feel like making a huge effort to be particularly clever or creative.
Since I don’t want to feel guilty or wrong about writing such a lame post, instead I’ll post a few links to some good articles, videos and blog posts I read this week.
A few minutes ago I was standing in my closet, trying to figure out what I want to wear to Thanksgiving dinner this year. This article has some helpful suggestions for looking cute while noshing on cranberry sauce.