I did the right thing today.
So...if the numbers on your ticket are: 2-4-23-38-46, Mega Ball 23
Quietly (and without the press catching wind) collect your winnings, hop a plane to SLC, Utah and meet me just outside the baggage area. I'll be wearing a turquoise snake print cardigan, dark sunglasses and carrying an unmarked briefcase. We'll have a nice chat.
Seriously, though, that's a lot of money. Haven't heard? Oh, that's right, silly me. Utah doesn't allow for no gamblin'. 'Specially not on the eve of Conference weekend, amiright? The Mega Millions lottery numbers were just announced for a serious prize of $640 million.
Now, is it just me, or is that an insane amount of dollars? Like, how many children would that feed, how many college degrees would that earn, and how many outfits could I inhale at the new City Creek Center? Lots.
A coworker asked me today if I'd like to hop the border after work and buy a ticket with her. I smiled at her. Not quite my cup of tea, I said. No need - I'm already popular. And we laughed. Because it's so true. About the cup of tea, that is. ;) That moment got me thinking about another choice I was in the midst of making. It wasn't a hard one to make - I already knew what I had to do, what I wanted to do and what I was going to do. It was, however, challenging to carry out. It's extremely personal, mind you, so I won't dish here exactly what it was but I just want to mark in my public history book that I'm a better person tonight than I was this afternoon.