2012: a great but short year

2012doomsday

2012doomsday

I’m still trying to sweep out the cobwebs. Party like it’s, ah, 2011? Okay, but now I spend the rest of the day half-tired from going to bed at five in the morning. Geesh, you’d think I’m some sort of adult spouting off some responsible dribble. Whatever happened to living in the moment? Oh yeah, I remember: you have to deal with the following day! Ha! I may have been “bubbly” last night at midnight but I’m not so bubbly right now. *groan* Isn’t it after you do this, oh let’s say, about a zillion times in a row when you’re a teenager or in your twenties that you’re start saying to yourself, “Not the best of ideas! How about going home at a decent hour?”

So, do I have a recap of 2011? A look forward to 2012?

December 21, 2012

It’s all over but the crying. According to one doomsday scenario, those crazy Mayans have shown in their calendar that the world is coming to an end on December 21, 2012. Crazy, I know, but that hasn’t stopped a lot of people jumping on the bandwagon. While this isn’t true (I hope), it always raises the interesting question of just what would you do if you knew you only a certain amount of time left. We’re talking about the end of the world but if you think of it, people with terminal illnesses have to face this question all the time. Just what would you do? (see Wikipedia: 2012 phenomenon)

May 21, 2011

For those of you who may have been tied up doing reasonable things, you may have missed or forgotten about Harold Camping. This 89 Christian radio broadcaster from California predicted the Rapture on May 21 to be followed by the end of the Earth on October 21. The Rapture? According to the Bible (or should I say an “interpretation” of certain Biblical passages), a chosen few will ascend into heaven while the rest of us sinners remain on Earth until everything comes to an end. Earth sucked into a black hole? The planet explodes after being hit by an asteroid? Brother is this going to put a crimp in my plans to sin like crazy then on my death bed recant my evil ways and beg forgiveness. Hey, God is supposed to be all merciful, right? What? I can’t have it both ways?

In any case, Mr. Camping was wrong on May 21 and wrong on October 21. We’re still here. Okay, I’m still here; maybe you’ve already gone to heaven. I’m peeking out my window and I see my neighbour hasn’t gone to heaven either so at least I now know I’m not alone. (see my blog: May 21: The End of the World  – Afterword May 22)

The Lotteries

Friday’s Lotto Max was won by a ticket purchased in Ontario. Oooo, I have to check mine. Fifty million dollars. *looks at ceiling* Wait! I want to take a moment and imagine what I would do. *holds up hand* Hold it! *thinks* Ahhhhhh.

Sorry, I zoned out for a moment. I have one chance in twenty-six million of winning. Twenty-six million? Hmmm, how do you spell “fat” as in fat chance?

Saturday’s 6/49 was won by somebody in Quebec. That’s nothing to sneer at. The pot was twenty-two million.

The Glamorous Life

I wish everybody all the best for the new year. I trust you’ll work hard; you’ll play hard and you’ll be successful and have fun. A tall order maybe, but the brass ring is out there. Of course, don’t ever forget that the definition of luck is when preparation meets opportunity. What do I mean? Think about the lottery. You can’t win if you don’t buy a ticket. You aren’t going to get that well-paying job if you don’t have the education, training and experience necessary to do the job. So what if they offer you the top job at the medical institution doing brain surgery? You haven’t been to medical school and you’re not a doctor! In other words, when that opportunity comes along, you had better be prepared for it. That is luck and luck isn’t just a random event. Luck is that fortuitous bringing together of the offer and you being the right person for it. As somebody once said, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” (see my blog: Luck: Preparation Meets Opportunity)

see my blog: Sheila E.: The Glamorous Life: Lyrics and references

Good luck to all of you in your world. See you around the pages of Oye! Times.

6/49: Wed, Jan 4: $3 million

Lotto 6/49: One chance in 13,983,816

Lotto Max: Fri Jan 6: $16 million (2 MaxMillions)

Lotto Max: One chance in 28,633,528

All the latest winning numbers

You can visit the Lotto web site and check out all the latest winning numbers including Poker, 49, Lottario, Keno, Pick 4, Pick 3 and Payday. Of course, all the Encore numbers can be found there as well.

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