I bought 5 quick pick $1 tickets for tonight’s Mega Lotto draw. I put names on each ticket as a “gift” to my Mom, my sister, my brother Nikki, Audrey and Art (my niece and nephew, children of my brother, Abril), and myself. The pot is $100M+. After taxes and 26 years in interest is deducted, the pot is still a hefty $50M more or less. That leaves plenty to go around — even if I have to split it with one or two other ticketholders. Now, wouldn’t it be nice if I or any of my tickets won?
I didn’t want to start thinking about what I would do if I won so I started thinking about dinner instead. I went local on the way home tonight so I was off to my favorite Chinese grocery on Main Street, Hong Kong supermarket. I knew I wanted fish — in the end I walked out with a salmon head (for some yummy sinigang), a whole striped bass I will probably broil tomorrow or on Sunday, and some Sukiyaki Beef for a little Negamaki. I picked up son seaweed salad and sushi on the way out for the Lolas and I. Alan is out with his officemates for Jimmy & Andrinna’s despedida. (This is the same couple who gave me my Zurich mug and who are leaving to move to Vancouver by next week.) I passed on the night out because I wanted to see Angel before he went to bed, and I didn’t want to have Alan rushing to go home because I don’t want to keep my Mom up too late.
I have around two dozen scrapbook layouts to piece together once Angel is asleep, so I might not go beyond this post tonight. (I actually wrote this on a paper table while on the bus on the way home.) I have my sinigang na ulo ng salmon to look forward to.. yum!