Thursday, April 05, 2007

I Won a Major Award...No, Really...MAJOR

Today, a girl in the office sent an e-mail to everyone that a friend of hers asked her to sell some raffle tickets at $1 each for a gift basket. Since it's so close to Easter, I assumed it was a basket full of candy and stuffed toys. Since it was for the March of Dimes, I thought, "Oh well, I'll give her $5 and give the basket to somebody if I win."

Then, I continued to read the e-mail. Damn, that was one helluva gift basket. I grabbed $20 and ran to her office. Guess what. I won! Here are a couple of pictures:

Each department at Baptist Hospital here in Beaumont was responsible for creating gift baskets and selling tickets to win the baskets. My basket was created by the Medical Records department. The hospital raised about $8,000 for the March of Dimes and I got a basket full of stuff that will be kick ass for the beach. It's over $1200 worth of stuff. Here's what I won:

  • Brinkmann Smoker/Grill
  • Barbeque utensils
  • $50 Academy gift card
  • $50 Wal-Mart gift card
  • $20 Sports Connection gift certificate and t-shirt
  • $20 Hooters gift certificate
  • $50 Visa gift card
  • 3 rounds of miniature golf at Colorado Canyon
  • 10 free games at Crossroads Bowling Center
  • Round of golf for two with cart at Brentwood Country Club
  • Round of golf for two with cart at Babe Zaharias golf course
  • 4 season passes to Lamar University baseball
  • 6 passes to the 07-08 Wildcatters hockey season
  • 4 Astros tickets (Astros vs. Oakland)
  • Dallas Cowboys TO Jersey
  • Set of horseshoes
  • Titleist golf balls and tees
  • Texas A&M and Longhorn Coozies
  • Charcoal
  • Charcoal lighter
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Two tennis rackets and balls
  • Electric dartboard
  • Canopy
  • Football
  • Astros t-shirt
  • Lamar t-shirt
  • Disposable camera
  • 11 pound ham from M. A. Brown Meat Market


Larry Jones said...

All that stuff for twenty bucks, helps The March of Dimes, and you're good lookin' too!

Anonymous said...

Too cool! I was so busy at work yesterday I didn't see the e-mail until after lunch. Ya know I thought "I hope someone in the office gets it"

Your welcome

Anonymous said...

Damn. I'll take what you don't want.

Peter said...

Hi Laurie, $1200.00 for a $20.00 investment, now that's GOOD value.

Serena Joy said...

Wow! That is some Easter basket. And all for a good cause, too. Congrats!

Susan in St. Paul said...

wow, cool, You won big!!!!

and now you have horse shoes for next week at the beach!

Anonymous said...

I believe you promised me the Lamar t-shirt, Missy. Seriously though, if you don't know anybody who could use them, I'll buy the golf trips from you. But that's only if you absolutely know no one who would want them. Just let me know. Happy Easter and see you Monday. Love and kisses, Carly.

Leslie said...


Lorna said...

I am so jealous abut that gift certificate for Hooters!

pokerboss said...

Did I see Pork Rinds in that basket? Daaaaamn, you are lucky!

Sophmom said...

Just how a lucky streak starts! Well done. I've caught up on all your blogging. Golly, I had missed a whole lot. I'll try not to do that again.

se7en said...

Damn, girl! How lucky is that, color me envious! hehe

Sylvana said...

I see pork rinds! I used to eat those all the time. The extra spicy ones.

10 games of bowling - you are one lucky girl. And you know I'm not being sarcastic.


Laurie said...

Everybody - Thanks for all the congratulations! I wish I could take you all to Hooters on my gift certificate. :)

Carly and P - See you Monday!

Grimm said...

Well aside from the TO jersey, that basket rocks.

And the pork rinds puts it as the best basket ever!

La Sirena said...

Awesome! Congratulations...

Laurie said...

Grimm - Everybody is really excited about those pork rinds.

La Sirena - Thanks!

laura1814 said...

What I want to know is: Who are you taking to Hooters? ;-)

Laurie said...

Laura - The highest bidder. :)

pokerboss said...

Are you bringing the pork rinds to the beach? I'm gonna have Nick's boudain, you know.

Laurie said...

Pokerboss - I'll trade you a handful of pork rinds for a couple of inches of Nick's boudain!!