Friday, August 8, 2014

Day Dreaming, what is it worth?


We don’t spend any money on sports. That is I do not golf, tennis, shoot pool, hunt (anymore), don’t own a boat, four wheeler, nor a horse. I have never bought a bingo card.(I always wonder how folks keep track of 4-8 cards during one game at the RV parks where they play for money or prizes) I no longer smoke, so at 2 packs a day I am saving what, $35 a week?


I have friends who would never buy a lottery ticket, THAT IS GAMBLING. My Sherry will not buy one. I have no problem with anyone’s conscience as long as they don’t feel they need to decide for me.


Now, I am a story teller. I have written four novels, to do that you must be a day dreamer. I buy a lottery ticket fairly often. There are times I dream of what I would do with the money if I hit ‘the billion in one’ chance or what ever it is.

Hey, I am not ignorant to the fact I have a better chance of being hit by lightening, than winning.  Well since I have been hit by lightening once, I could win, right?


Being deaf, I probably dream more than many folk. There are times on a walk alone, I dream. On some of our trips and the traffic is light (since I cannot converse)  I dream. I get a real kick of dreaming of ensuring a good life for our family then helping folk or causes I believe in.


Now in my humble opinion, that is not a waste of a dollar or even ten.  I get ideas for blog entries, book plots while day dreaming.  I was one of those boys who lay in the grass feeling a kite tugging on the string and while watching the clouds I saw animals and other forms in the sky. I day dreamed way back then in 1952 of traveling the world and fighting for causes that would free the world, I was the ultimate mercenary.


So I will continue to buy the lottery ticket. I may never win more than the $78 I won in the Arizona Lottery, but I will keep on trying and day dreaming, because DREAMS have no price.


Thanks for stopping by. If you do not dream, do yourself a favor and dream POSITIVE!

Nite Shipslog


I dreamed of the perfect life and things were going well. I dreamed of the perfect family, I thought WE had it, but then some things went ‘sideways’. But HEY I still dream of a great family in the end, maybe not perfect, but a great one.

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HOWEVER, I did get the perfect lady. Don’t you love it when a dream comes true!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<^>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I dreamed of this:


I got this:


(I didn’t complain because it had Sherry-o-matic shifting)


Woody said...

Nice Info, I am a dreamer, does ot hurt and does not cost, interesting you said if you smoked 2 packs of cigs it was $35, here in New York State 2 packs of Cigs is almost $20.00 a day, $140.00 a week, $560.00 a month.

That's a lot of money going up in smoke.

Glad I gave them up.

Take Care,
Gary & Anna Mae.

Rose said...

Cigs are now up to $8.-$10 a pack these days. Glad I stopped smoking in 2007. For health reasons and it is a great savings as well.

I never believed in gambling. It is such a waste of hard earned money.

I have on an occasion purchased a Lottery ticket but I'm not one to go to Vegas!

Love the picture of you and Sherry.

Hugs to my favorite couple!

Mevely317 said...

How I wish my 2nd (and 3rd!) grade teachers could read this. Yup, those olden report cards contain some (unflattering) remarks about my tendency to day-dream!
... and I still enjoy it, particularly when all the chatter and miscellany starts to intrude.

I've nothing against playing the lottery -- but keep forgetting to buy a ticket. LOL!

Paula said...

Like this entry Jack and also the picture of Sherry and you. I just read in the paper someone here won a large amount on a scratch-off. I don't think I would want to advertise it if I won. John and I don't spend money on sports or bingo games and such either. How ever I do have one vice, I get a 30 minute massage every Thursday morning when I can from John's ex-daughter-in-law.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I did get to retire and don't have to work anymore. That was a dream come true. There were times I thought it would never happen. In my opinion you and Sherry are living the dream life.

Chatty Crone said...

I buy a lottery ticket every once in awhile myself. Not a lot or a big amount, but I do - I have made $90 once and only once. I too am pretty frugal with my money!


Dreaming doesn't cost a dime and it makes the world a better place. So dream on.

betty said...

Good thing you gave up smoking, Jack,its an expensive hobby these days (and as you know, terrible for one's health). Always good to dream; I think when we stop dreaming, we stop living.


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salemslot9 said...

hi Jack
we play the lottery
dream of moving
where we have enough space
so we don't have to deal
with nasty neighbors

cigarettes $45-$55 carton
(10 packs)+ tax