30 October 2007

let's hope i'm the only loser in the family

Anyone who's ever played a game of chance with me or competed against me in any way knows that I have terrible luck. Terrible, horrible luck that keeps me from ever winning anything, including a Nintendo Wii, an iPod (from a contest held on the same site) or a free Dyson vacuum cleaner (from a contest at Rocks in My Dryer).

Amusingly, the only cool things I can recall winning are Bryan Adams concert tickets from a radio station when I was 12, and a Caribbean cruise from the county fair when I was 16. Unfortunately, due to the fact that I was under 18 in both instances, I was unable to collect. Once I hit 18, I never won anything again. (...Well, that's not entirely true. My friends and I won a trivia contest at a local pub, but that was a team effort. Though I did win the tie-breaker myself, and I came home with an enormous, but lovely, Saranac t-shirt. One of the proudest moments of my life.)

But Greg -- if you know Greg, you know that he is one of the luckiest people who has ever lived. He has more luck in his pinkie toe his pinkie toenail a single cell of his body than I have in my entire body. If I didn't love him so much I'd hate him sometimes. But he and James have entered a contest at Geekdad to win a Lego Star Destroyer. (A three-hundred-dollar Lego Star Destroyer, I might add.) To enter, they had to build a car that was powered only by a mousetrap and create a video showing them building and testing the car. Keeping that prize in mind, they came up with a really cute, creative video. You can go to YouTube and check out their competition, but I think they've got a really good shot. Especially considering the deadline is today and there aren't many entries yet.



8 comments:

Ren said...

That? is awesome.

John S said...

Holy cow. That's awesome. Good luck you guys... that should win for sure. :) I love the acting out of the story... it totally makes the whole thing work.

Jessica said...

That video rocked. I hope he wins!

Mom M. said...

Of court I'm unbiased, but it's by far the best video of the group! I loved it. Good luck!

Julie said...

Oh my god that's hilarious!!! I'm so impressed!!!

karen said...

lol - what you said about Greg is totally true - and Scott seems to have that same disgusting gene or force or whatever it is.

But that aside - that is so totally awesome!!! You guys rock! =0)

kim said...

The video is fantastic - did they win?

Anonymous said...

Greg and James - That is too cool!!
Wish I could say you got that gene from me...
Gook Luck! I hope you guys win!
(the prize was plane tickets to the west coast, right!?!)
;0)