Some time ago, I entered a contest through Blogher sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Called Pay The Way To Blogher '09, twenty lucky attendees would be given $1200 dollars that could be used to pay for Blogher conference expenses.
I entered the contest, thinking as I always do that I would not win, but I figured what the hell. I certainly don't have anything to lose and with 20 prizes, the odds were miles better than my chances of winning the lottery.
As it turns out, fate was smiling on me because I WON $1200!
While Neil keeps telling me that I shouldn't spend anything until the check is in my hot little hands (which he thinks will come in the form of a giant check at a lavish ceremony at Blogher a la Publisher's Clearing House) I was unable to control myself and bought four outfits and three pairs of shoes, using up 25% of the money before I even have it. Let it not be said that I wasn't true to the spirit of my mad money.
Chicago here I come!!