Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Winning Wednesday

I was an absolute winner today! Firstly, I stopped by Starbucks to get breakfast: a fruit cup and a croissant. As I waited for the croissant to be toasted, the girl making the coffee (the barrista?) asked me if I'd like a latte that she had made for a customer who never picked it up. I'm not a coffee drinker, but when she said that it was a cinnamon-caramel-something-something-latte, I agreed to take it... FOR FREE!!!
Then... During a training session at work, we were given an icebreaker type of activity where we had to get initials from our colleagues for the things listed on the sheet. Because I am incredibly competitive (even when there is no competition happening), I was a rock star and got all but one set of initials. I didn't know it at the time, but there was going to be a prize awarded to the person who was able to get the most initials. I got the chance to choose between a king size PayDay or a dollar. I chose the dollar!
Lastly... Today was the day that our amazing PTA catered lunch for us. This luncheon is always filled with delicious food and scrumptious desserts. They also raffle off tons of prizes like gas cards, restaurant gift certificates and cute baskets with school supplies. I didn't win any of the major prizes, but I didn't expect to win anything since I'd already won a latte and a dollar. Well... I totally won the very last prize!!!
On top of all of that, I have already knocked off tons of things on my to-do list! I... AM... WINNING!!!!! I think this is a pretty accurate depiction of how I felt all day:


  1. This post is hilarious to me just because I can feel your joy every step of the way and now I feel like we would be best buddies in real life. Free coffee? Whoo hoo! And last year I was asked to spearhead the icebreaker/team-building activity (maybe because I'm so competitive that she wanted me out of the competition?) so my partner and I came up with the best activity ever (still competing- but now against previous ice breakers, apparently) that was basically the Amazing Race where teams solved riddles and ran around the building and there were trophies to be won... and every time someone gives me free anything: markers, post-its, erasers... I feel so happy! And I'm so happy FOR you today! Whoo hoo!

    1. That sounds like an amazing ice breaker! You totally would've won an icebreaker competition with that!-lol... As soon as I got to my desk, I opened the supplies in the basket and arranged them in my desk. There is something about school supplies that bring joy to my heart!

  2. wow, what a day!! free coffee would be enough for me, but you got so much more!! i hope the rest of your week is just as great!

  3. Free starbucks?? How could your Wednesday not be excellent!