Friday, 16 September 2011

Grateful for ... being a Winner

Have you ever taken a chance? Are you the gambling type? Well, I'm not. Not usually. Mostly because I suck at it. If you are a fan of the TV show Winners and Losers, you will be familiar with the four girls who went to school together, who always referred to themselves as Losers (along with their fellow schoolmates). That is until they win the Lotto the night of their school reunion. I relate to these girls.

 I usually buy a ticket to help fundraising, or play the pokies because we are child free and can do so, or bet on the Melbourne Cup to make up the numbers. I don't actually expect to get a prize. So when our friends invited us to join their AFL tipping group, I said "why not". I have done AFL tipping before, even though I am not a huge fan of AFL. Unless I am in the tipping, I have no idea which are the top teams or who will beat who. I go for Hawthorn, if anybody asks, 'cause someone always asks, so I followed in my brothers footsteps.

The odds for this tipping group ended up being really good, as only 6 people joined our group. I must say, that even though I don't expect to win, if there is a bit of skill required and not just chance, I will give it my best shot. So I studied the ladder and made a couple of risky choices that paid off, and WON. Woo Hoo!

Hubby did his best to bump me out of 1st place. Cheeky bugger! As a result, he ended up in third.
And it was such a small cosy group, with a little competitiveness between us and some ribbing ... and one happy Winner!

This week's  is being hosted by Brenda @ Mira Narnie