Sunday, September 9, 2007

Schrodinger's Lotto Ticket

I bought 14.5 million dollars worth of daydreams for a dollar. The lotto ticket in my purse may be worth that much. As long as it stays in my purse, that is. As soon as I take it out and check the numbers, it is either worth a lot of money or it is totally worthless. In the meantime, I can imagine how I will spend 14.5 million dollars. A horse farm in New Mexico will be mine. It will be complete with a huge adobe house and guest quarters for all of my best friends to come and stay in indefinitely. I’ll travel the world starting with Equador and the Pacific Islands before touring Europe and the rest of South America. Then I’ll come home and ride those horses. My mother will have her own house as will my children and few close friends who may not like New Mexico as much as I do. Of course, I’ll maintain a condo here in Austin as it will always be home to me on some level.

I think of the piece of paper in my purse as Schrodinger’s Lotto Ticket. As long as I don’t check those numbers, these things are within my reach.

If I could add a soundtrack to this post it would be Dream On by Arrowsmith and maybe Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House.


cathouse teri said...

That is a very good point! New Mexico, eh? Hey, did you see the musical, "Newsies?" It starred a young Christian Bale singing a song called, "Santa Fe." I think you could relate. :)

Arlene said...

I have at least 4 tickets in the bottom of my purse, one from each of the last 4 weeks. My dream lives, then I check the numbers and it starts all over again!

Anne said...

Lol! That's very clever. Best of luck to you and your ticket. And thanks for stopping by my place earlier.

seventh sister said...

I had to think a while for a soundtrack for this post. I have added Dream On by Arrowsmith and Don't Dream It Over by Crowded House.

seventh sister said...

teri, I have not see the musical. I don't think I have ever heard of it but will check it out when I get the chance.

Little Wing said...

seventh sister, thank you for visiting my blog!
Oh I love to daydream of how I will spend my lottery ticket millions!
"You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one....."

Laurie said...

I'm not sure what I'd do if I won the lottery. I know I'd provide for my son, dad, brother and cousins in ways they couldn't even imagine. As for me, my life is pretty complete as it is.

Great post and thanks for visiting my blog. May I add you to my blogroll?

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I buy such daydreams sometimes, too, and thoroughly enjoy spending the money in my mind.

All my loved ones are taken care of forever, and their loved ones, and I am able to give meaningful amounts of money to strangers who need it.

We have a lovely home with a garden, and many animals including horses, and we travel extensively, too.

I endow many charities and best of all, I get to do all this for a dollar.

Ginnie said...

I loved this blog post. The dream itself is so often more fun than the reality.
Thanks for commenting on my latest blog. I'd love to have you write about the ghost in the hotel where you work and hope you will.

Anonymous said...

You've described the feeling of having a lotto ticket perfectly.
I very rarely play and I get a bit frustrated when I see people spending 20-25 dollars on the weekly lottery.
I hope you are well 7th sister.
I like how you've chosen to spend it.:)