Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Well folks, I've done it again. It's kind of like that time I got a scratch ticket in the mail (It came in one of those valupack envelopes that has coupons for slipper socks and new windows) that said I had won ten thousand dollars. I was in junior high at the time and I ran all the way to my gram's house down the street to show off my new winnings, but she wasn't home. I don't actually remember who broke the news to me that it was a scam, but I'll never forget the disappointment I felt when I realized that I hadn't actually won anything at all. As a matter of fact, I still have that ticket somewhere amongst all sorts of other memorabilia and I'm willing to dig it out for proof. I think I've hung on to it as a reminder that you can't always accept everything at face value.

Today a postcard came in the mail saying that a local gym is doing a fitness study and is looking for volunteers for a 21 day program. You better believe I called up to schedule my first appointment and get ready to take advantage of some free gym time while also contributing to the greater good of the fitness world. I couldn't wait to spread the news and let some family members know that I am now part of an official study. However, after I blurted out the reason for my excited state they looked at me pathetically and said "honey, you've fallen for a marketing scheme..." All of a sudden I was back in junior high with the ten thousand dollar ticket in my hand, running up the street to gram's with a naivety that would follow me home.


  1. Yay Erin! I'm glad to find you have a blog! I'm looking forward to keeping up with the DeStratis happenings. Also looking forward to seeing pics of your new place when you're moved in...congrats!

  2. Again... I'm laughing out loud. You are too cute!


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