Check out HGTV’s Dream Home Sweepstakes if you haven’t already. You can enter once a day between now and February 19 to win this amazing house in the Florida Keys (if you can see it behind the hulking GMC Yukon in the foreground, which is sort of spoiling the view). I don’t know about you, but entering this Sweepstakes has become something of an annual tradition for me–as is the outrage that follows when I predictably, and repeatedly, fail to win.
Did you see the guy who got last year’s house? Remember when they surprised him in that diner with the news and he was like, “Yeah? I won a house? I don’t even remember entering any contest. Imagine that.” I mean, he seemed like a nice enough guy–a retired USPS worker–but I was pretty sure he wouldn’t appreciate that place as much as I would have.
I was totally bitter that the universe handed that guy the 2007 Dream Home in Winter Park, Colorado, instead of me. I doubt that he’d spent weeks visualizing himself living there with those views of the mountains, lounging by the stone fireplace in his flannel nightgown while reading a Sophie Kinsella novel and sipping hot chocolate. Frankly, I’d like to see Rhonda Byrne explain that one to me.
If you’re reading this blog, I’m assuming that you are someone who would appreciate this house. So go ahead and enter. If you win the Dream Home this year, just promise you’ll invite me over to see it–and I promise I won’t be (too) bitter.