Things like this never happen to me…

“We HAVE to enter this competition” Sam said.

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“Yeah, sure! I’ll record a video, making a complete TiT of myself (see what I did there?!), and upload it to tinterweb for the whole wide world to see…” – the things we do for our friends huh?!

Truthfully, I have a reputation for being a little bit of a flake. I 100% MEAN to do these things, but then life gets in the way, or I forget, or I just never get around to doing them. However, I also HATE letting people down, and this meant a lot to Sam, so I WAS going to do it for her!

Never in a million years did I think I’d WIN the bloomin’ thing!!! And a “Grand Prize Winner” at that: 2 return flights to LA, hotel accommodation for 2 for two nights, and entry to the “Star Trek Beyond” Fan Event. Talk about jackpot?! I’m still not sure it’s totally sunk in…

Having to choose between my girls as to who to invite as my “+1”, was the single most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do. Luckily TrekkieGirl Carole is THE most understanding person in our star system and totally got that because a) I wouldn’t have known anything about the competition; and b) wouldn’t even have had a video, if it weren’t for Sam, she just had to be my first choice. Fortunately, thanks to the wonders of Airmiles, Carole is flying out to LA with us – try as you might, you just can’t tear us TrekkieGirls apart?!

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I feel SO amazingly lucky to have been awarded this once-in-lifetime opportunity, I promise that I won’t take one single moment of it for granted! And I promise to keep you all updated as to our comings and goings over the next few days. One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be one hell of an experience?!

So, having totally p*ssed off the BF for not inviting him, and almost losing my job for taking holiday at such short notice whilst one of the bosses is also away, what the heck, we’re off to LA BABY!!! Leaving on a jet plane…

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3 thoughts on “Things like this never happen to me…”

  1. If You are good at a health related job (which I assume proven because of #SarahKnowsEyes) You’d always find a new job, which is why they are keeping You. Btw., I have some experience searching for good employees (software developers) and firing bad ones 😉

    The BF, AFAIK, did not join Your #TNGrevisited, and this trip will be all Trek once you girls are there. Maybe bring him something, like #DS9 darts? 😉

    As of the jackpot factor, and playing devil’s advocate, maybe they intentionally went for successful Trek bloggers to maximise the PR effekct? Which would make it well-deserved anyway.

    Now forget my #Reg style babbling, and enjoy.

    Regards, Christoph AKA CLechleitner42

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