Thursday, November 13, 2008

Missed It By This Much...

Actually no I didn't.

So at last weeks championship bout I purchased some raffle tickets to support my LADD which I always do. Historically I've won a lot of stuff. T-Shirts, stickers, a skate board deck, CDs, womens clothing, etc. You name it, I've probably won it. Last week was no different. Half time arrived and I made my way, alone, without Mrs. LK or the Chinese Jetpilot or Fancypants, to the stage area where they do the raffle. Quite a few tickets in and I haven't won anything and I'm thinking it's just going to be one of those nights. No big deal. I'm really just buying the tickets to support the league and whether I win shwag or not I'm still a winner if they keep skating.

Well I gave up a little early on winning because just as I start to think it sure enough I win. Two tickets to a show at the Bootleg Theatre just a couple blocks away from the Doll Factory. Even after reading the description of the tickets I'm not sure what kind of show it is. Not much said about it on the Bootleg Theatre myspace page either. Well we'll see if we make it or not. If anyone is interested in the tickets let me know. I'm sure I could be persuaded to part with them for a small fee. Very small, free. Anyway I'm figuring that's it for me for the night. They actually had two pairs of Kings tickets for an upcoming game. While I'm not a Kings fan I'd certainly go and do one of two things. The first being root for whoever is playing the Kings that night or if the team they were playing was a hated SJ rival, like say Dallas, I'd root for the Kings.

So the numbers are called and I'm looking at my tickets. Damn I missed the tickets by one number. One freakin' number. Ah well no matter. I headed back to the track to watch the second half of a really close match. It was a great game and the refs did a great job communicating to the crowd just what the heck they were doing. Awesome and thank you to the LADD Enforcers. The match ended with the Cookies the winners. I headed back to the car to head home and to bed since I had to be at work at 6AM the next day.

Sunday after returning home from work I took a last look at my tickets before tossing them in the garbage. Well as it turns out I did have the winning ticket, but had too damn many tickets in my hand to properly identify it. Doh! Dumbass. The highest ticket I saw on Saturday night was 915334 and the winning ticket was 915335. So I can do a couple of things next time to remedy this type of situation. One is to buy fewer tickets. Yeah right. The second is to make sure I have someone there with me to help me sort my tickets. That seems like the best way to go. Now if I can only find some reliable accomplices.

I did get a Sirens cheering rag though. Woohoo!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

They could have been Clipper's tickets just as well. You didn't miss that much. In fact if they had been Sharkie tickets for the last couple of games you wouldn't have missed much either.

11/13/2008 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S. Tonight, Popeye's team will probably kick ass!

11/13/2008 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.P.S. Boy, was I wrong! Four zip at the end of the first.

11/13/2008 10:32:00 PM  

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