Wednesday, February 17, 2010

News Headline

I heard a story on the radio this morning about this local woman who won a chance to serve a tennis ball and hit a target in order to win $1 million. She has to do it in Madison Square Gardens in front of a ton of people including Billy Jean King, Venus Williams, and Serena Williams. Cool right? The radio said she originally entered the contest to win some tennis equipment for her daughter who plays at a local high school. But instead of winning tennis equipment, she won the grand prize.

Well, this story was somewhat interesting when I heard it on the radio, but when my plant lady (who waters the plant in my office once or twice a week) walked in and showed me the following newspaper article: ARTICLE from the Fort Worth Star Telegram, I said, "Hey, I heard about this on the radio." She paused and smiled, my eyes got wide and I smiled, and I said, "Oh my gosh! Is this YOU?!" She smiled wider, bursting with excitement and said, "Yes!" We went on discussing it. She's so freakin' excited and I'm excited for her! Tell me, how often does a news headline walk into your office????

The big day for her is March 1. I would LOVE to see her win. She's a great lady who always smiles and always has a kind word for me and the pictures of my sweet babies in my office. Oh, and I made her stand there while I took her picture. Here she is!

Look how happy she is!!!


Clarissa said...

I read about this in the paper today too! You met a local celebrity! Good luck to her!

lisawitt said...

wow! that is pretty cool! I hope she gets it too...or at least a super awesome consolation prize too!

Mom said...

What an awesome story. Good luck to her.

Mary said...

That os so COOL!

The Potters said...

Ok - I clicked the "What" button as if I was saying, "Whaaaa?!" That's totally awesome! I hope she wins!!