As nice a day as I had yesterday with my nice drive to, and my spending lots of my money at, the NY Metro Reptile Show - you might think the stars were shining down on me especially since I also had a fairly traffic free drive home. The sun was shining, the skies were blue, yes it was a fine day. Fine enough for me to get even luckier and win a raffle?
Nah - who am I kidding even thinking I was in the running. I just don't win raffles. I don't mean not ever do I win some little thing- but I do mean not ever do I win any really nice prizes. There were some really nice prizes in yesterday's raffle held by the Eastern Arenac Sportsmans' Club. As a matter of fact there were 10 really nice prizes - all firearms. I bought myself 4 tickets and was given another one as a sign of friendship and appreciation for past tickets I have bought. Even with that extra ticket though , I suppose I did not stand a chance. I mean if I had won something terrible like an 8.5 earthquake or a storm with purple lightning and green hailstones the size of coconuts would have probably followed me home and ruined the day. I just am not that lucky.
Of course, there were ten lucky winners. All I can wish them is safe shooting with their new toys. No they are not toys, they are real guns - but if you are an adult you should get my drift. Man oh man could I have had some fun with one or two of them but now that is for someone else to do. As for me, I'll have to wait for next year's raffle and try again. For a list of the winners - go here.
All the best,
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