Friday – JohnKu – AKA – TGIF #JusJoJan



Well, Friday arrived with the news that three Power Ball tickets have been sold. Unfortunately, none of them were in my area. Not that I care about others winning but it is sure knowledge that I finished out of the money. Of course, I could have just looked at the numbers to understand I will not be loaded with money. It just seems easier to have the information that the winning tickets were sold somewhere else. Also, by not looking at the numbers the idea that there could sill be a million bucks for five matching numbers. I could use a million. It’s not a billion but certainly more than I will earn writing. Which brings us to this week’s JohnKu that talks about being disappointed. I think all of us want to avoid disappointment for as long as we can. I guessΒ I better put on my big boy pants and look at the numbers and face the fact that a million isn’t going to be mine either. Also, maybe next time I should not buy a quick pick. Who’s to say the Powerball machine knows how to avoid quick picks. I’m just saying.

Disappointed by John W. HowellΒ Β© 2016

There’s a fevered pitch,

Before every big event. . .

Suckered every time.


  1. Sadly it’s my Friday at the office… but it’s still Friday! Hugs.

    1. Yes and you can look forward to tomorrow.

  2. Definitely…every time. I couldn’t believe the lines people waited in…crazy.

  3. I’ve been noticing more and more fervor over the lottery. Wondering if people are looking at that as a more viable future than working.

    1. Almost anything is more viable than working

  4. The lottery is my retirement program.

  5. I didn’t win either, but it was worth the donation!
    Hey, John. I’m commenting from the reader. If you want to learn how to change a setting to make readers click to your blog instead, check out today’s post. Happy Friday!

    1. I know Susie. I want any readers to have access. I really don’t care about the number of visits. I tried the limit when you last recommended it and it didn’t work for me. Thanks again though you’ve taught me a lot about WP and I’m grateful.

  6. Yes, I established and dissolved my philanthropic foundation in one evening. EZ come, EZ go!

    1. I retracted my gift to the university and they took my name off the plan for the new writer’s building.

  7. Sorry you didn’t win either, John. Would have made for a nice weekend, huh? But still, it’s Friday, whether we won or not!!

    1. That’s true Debbie. What a nice way to look at it.

  8. A pity about the Power Ball John. I couldn’t believe how big the jackpot was when I heard about it last week. Our mega jackpots are pretty meagre over here in comparison, though I am under the impression some tax is due on US lottery winnings. Maybe next time you’ll get lucky.

    1. Yes Uncle Sam takes up to 40%. I heard the odds of winning were the same if you had a ticket or not. Have a great weekend Guy.

  9. I gave up on the lottery long ago. Couldn’t stand the disappointment. Ha ha. Actually, I was tired of supporting someone else’s habit.

    Next time for you, John? πŸ˜‰

      1. Better in your pocket than someone else’s. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Now you can spend it someplace else.

      2. Yes. “Excuse me bartender what can I get for two bucks?”

      3. Ha ha. You must save the two bucks till you can have a good drink. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  10. Short but definitely sweet, John.
    Well done!

    1. Thanks Mr. Hook (hmmm funny ring to that)

  11. Sorry you didn’t win, John, but you are in very good company!

    1. 250 million of us

  12. I didn’t win either … bummer … one too many losses this week. πŸ˜‰ … Great JohnKu to fit the frenzy.

  13. Sorry John you didn’t win! There were 3 winning tickets within 15 miles of where I bought mine! So, I can say location close not numbers though! I’m done too! Chryssa

    1. Maybe a lotto genie there.

  14. Guess you will just have to keep writing, John! My quick pick lotto never wins anything either. Enjoy the sunshine after the front came through here.

    1. Man that was some wind.

  15. Shame about the Powerball, John. Well, next time. At least, you know you’re not alone. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

    1. Yeah 250 million of my closest friends.

  16. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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