1 In 50,000,000

March 27th, 2012
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Everything in life is about statistics or odds.

Things you think about doing, things you're about to do and even things by chance are weighed and measured then decided whether to chance 'em or not.

Da Wife and I were very fortunate in having been able to travel yearly in years past but once I got laid off and then Da Baby arrived, that was a nicety we gave up without hesitation. We love to travel but haven't planned on any kine of travel for at least a few years so what would have been the odds for us to travel this year?

Pretty darn good especially if it's free! In a little over 24 hours I'll be pressing my luck at the infamous statistic and odds capital of the world... Vegas!

I have no idea what the odds are of winning a radio contest offered to the Vegas crazed State of Hawai'i is but to have won it twice in eight years I gotta be pressing my luck right?

Well, I do have to send out a huge Mahalos to Kerri (co-worker back then) who eight years ago gathered the missing info needed and called me the morning of to enter the contest and secure the inaugural win. A few weeks ago she texted me the info I missed in the current promotion along with, "deja-vu?" and the rest is history although she was da one saying,

Wassup Wit Dat!

It actually couldn't have come at a better time because we definitely need a break. Work has been hectic (don't know wat da odds were for getting my time off approved) and even Da Wife really needed a break from her 50+ hour work weeks.

We haven't been to Vegas in nearly two years and we all know Vegas changes overnight so I gotta ask any Vegas-socialite, wat has changed? Wat is it dat you do wen you go there besides gambling of course. Do you try and find new things to do or do the same routine wen you're there?

Da Wife and I naturally hit up all the outlet malls but we also try to drive around and find things to do as well. Da last time we were at Red Rock National Park and even at a couple of Man vs Food eateries as well. We did da Hoover Dam but not haven't seen the new over pass and once my friends and I even went go-kart racing.

Has anybody been to Area 51? White-water rafting? Canyon trails?

There's one thing you can count on that we'll at least try beating the odds is on Megabucks. It's a 1 in 50,000,000 shot that we'll hit 'em.......... and we certainly hope we're that one.








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28 Responses to “1 In 50,000,000”

  1. GA Bows:

    1st and good luck in Vegas!


  2. wafan:

    Good luck!


  3. anklebiters:

    Take a trip down to Hoover Dam now that the bridge has been completed over the Colorado River. You can't even see the dam anymore as you cross over on the bridge. There is a visitor's scenic point on the bridge but you have to take the 'old' winding road to park and hike up to there.

    I don't hit IN-N-OUT nor Trader Joe's nor the outlet stores.... :lol: got 'em here :!:

    Make sure you meet up with HNL2LASt.....


  4. Seawalker:

    First, is the worst.

    Second, is the best.

    Third, is the one with the hairy, hairy chest!

    Should make this one a FGF, Brother Lance...


  5. che:

    good luck in Vegas!


  6. M:

    Howzit BL!
    Guud luck! hit da mega bucks!
    I haven't been to LV in many many years, not one of my favorite places to travel too.


  7. roach:

    BL,

    If you're on a "hot streak", drive out to Primm and buy some California lottery tickets. I don't know what the lottery total is up to now but back in December, it was at $375M.


  8. Ocean Lover:

    Good for you and Da Wife. A month or so ago you win the GINORMOUS LOBSTER.....now this.....I believe they "come in threes" so wishing you folks the best of luck.

    Da baby going too or what?

    OL


  9. dihudfan:

    wahoo... you deserve it!!! now go have fun and bring back all my deposits...


  10. Makiki:

    Cheee Hoooo! I am waiting for the invatation to the Megabucks win party.

    I guess this means no auto show video.


  11. 2B:

    Good luck bruddah.

    Sometimes Karma can be a bear (was goin say one other, but dis one family show), but when you one good guy, it smiles on you.


  12. Kage:

    Good Luck.

    I still want to go on the Sky Walk over the edge of the Grand Canyon. Almost went a few years ago, but family obligations cut my LV trip shorter than I wanted.


  13. 9thIslandGirl:

    Play the ghostbusters and bombs away games! Good luck!


  14. cojef:

    Guess will join the crowd and wish you hit the Big one. Missed my chance to buy one today, cuz somebody gonna win tonite, cuz i do not believe it can go higher.


  15. snow:

    sounds like you're already on a lucky streak!! when - not if - you win the megabucks, just remember who your most faithful kwonics and lanceformers, who stood by your side through good times and bad, are... ;) (hey, you don't need me to remind you, now do you?? :roll: heh heh... ) whatever the outcome, you've already hit it big... you already have the prize wife and daughter... so everything else is just gravy! have fun and good luck!


  16. snow:

    forgot to mention, last time we went to city center (high tea at the mandarin oriental?), the M (good buffet but i liked the desserts the best! lol.) and red rock (bowling alley for the kids). i would liked to have tried the wicked spoon buffet and serendipity (two?), too, though.


  17. hawaiiobsessed:

    Congratulations and good luck!! I remember your post about you not planning on traveling anywhere for awhile. Have a wonderful time! Go out to Wayne Newton's ranch and look at the pretty horses. :)


  18. HNL2LAS:

    BL!!!...whoohooo!! Congrats! Such LUCK awready!!! Sooo... will you be in the same room as me on Saturday?? bahhaha!!

    Ditto to Snow's M and Cosmo's buffets if you haven't already... uhmmm Secret Pizza?...sadly my fave ice cream place is gonderellas.. Atomic 7 woulda been guuuud to try hahah... Rocket Fizz maybe for old time candies 'n tons of soda choices?? You'll be hea in time to buy Mega Millions still.. now estimated at $476 million! May take all day to GET da tickets.. but may be worth it!! hahah!


  19. dihudfan:

    if you there on the weekend... try read this...

    http://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/qod.cfm


  20. Aunty Paula:

    Megabucks, Mega Millions, either way, have a Mega good time!


  21. Ynaku:

    Have fun and no forget your blogger friends when you win da mega million :D I only need $500,000 ;-) nah have a great time. You and da wife deserves a break.


  22. KAN:

    Wooooooohoooooooo! Good on you, BL & Mrs. BL. You guys deserve it. Have a blast.


  23. NKHEA:

    GOOD LUCK ............but just in case you guy's no can go I go help you out and go for you :mrgreen:

    DUCK Ynaku 8O


  24. sally:

    Couldn't happen to a more deserving couple!


  25. sally:

    oh... btw... pikchas coming soon, I hope!


  26. M:

    Guud morning BL!
    Been to my place yet? M's :lol:
    Whea da pikchas :?:


  27. anklebiters:

    BL:

    Saw your pic on HAL's FB page... :-) Winnah :!:


  28. anklebiters:

    over half-a-billion now in the Mega Million...and climbing..