So....I won a thousand dollars today.
I am not joking. I really did.
It was insane. Insanely good.
Let me repeat. It was insane.
Are you wondering why yet?
Here is the story.
Today was a big day for the Saddle and Sirloin Club because it was Paddy Drop, our annual fundraiser to raise money for an agriculture organization. This year we chose Farm Rescue, a group that helps farmer's after a disaster or accident to make sure their crops get harvested and they are financial okay. It really is a great organization and I am glad we decided to donate to them this year. To raise this money, we have a Paddy Drop. We sell squares in Shepperd Arena and then we let a cow loose to do her "business" and whoever buys the square she poops in wins a $1,000.
To make the story short and sweet--she pooped in my square!
However, I hate short stories so let me tell you more. All day (actually ever since Ohio and I selected the lucky squares yesterday) I have been telling people I was going to win. Today during class I made sure to have my phone so they could text me and tell me when I won. When I got out of class, Echo (the dairy cow) hadn't dropped the lucky pie yet so I went to watch and as soon as I got there I declared myself an earlier winner :) In fact, I already had the money all spent on my ticket to France. I was sure I was the winner...I just had this feeling.
Now why I had this feeling I have no idea. I ran this event two years ago and I know how random it is and how slim your chances are. The winner is always someone who no one really knows and probably isn't as strapped for cash as us college students who sell the tickets. The likeliness that I was going to win was so slim to none and we all knew that.
But today I defied all odds. I won a $1,000.
When Echo lifted her tail near my area I freaked out. Turns out she actually pooped right below my square making me a winner! I couldn't stop jumping up and down. I was SOOOOOOO excited. Let's be honest...I still am.
I pretty much owe Echo (the cow) for my flight to France. I am going to be thanking her all the way across the ocean and then all the way home.
By the way...I don't know if you know....but I am going to France. More about that later.
Right now I am celebrating a free flight there :) In fact, I might celebrate all weekend long.