No, I didn't win the huge Powerball jackpot Saturday night. If I had, I'd be blogging this entry from my new high tech wireless laptop somewhere warm like Tahti, sitting on the beach or by the pool, sipping one of them fancy drinks with an umbrella in it.
But I am a winner.
The phone rang early Saturday morning. It was my sister calling up to congratulate me on being a winner in the Ms. Cheap inexpensive Valentine's Day contest. For those of you not in middle Tennessee, Ms. Cheap is a column in The Tennessean
that lists ways to save money and lots of events around town to enjoy on the frugal side. A few weeks ago, I saw she was running a contest for a romantic but inexpensive way to let your significant other know you cared on Valentine's Day. I had an idea, so I sent it in.
And I won!
I have to say I'm pretty impressed with myself.
My idea? Well, let me quote from Ms. Cheap's column
I think you'll also love Smyrna resident Michael Hickerson's high-tech romantic touch: "Get a free Web page from somewhere like GeoCities and then create a Web page for your sweetie, maybe listing 100 things that you love about them or writing a poem. With GeoCities you have the option to point, click and easily drop in things such as pictures, etc. . . . Set the URL as the home page for your sweetie on Valentine's Day. When he or she opens up their Web browser on Valentine's Day, this pops up.''
There were also some other great ways to let your significant other know you care listed in the column in case you're reading this and going--hey wait...you mean Valentine's Day is tomorrow?!?
My prize: I won a gift certificate to Sunset Grill in town, which I am giving to my parents so they can enjoy a nice Valentine's Day dinner out.
See, I'm romantic and I'm frugal...if that combination intrigues you ladies, let me say that, yes I am single.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 2/13/2006 08:19:00 AM