Thursday, April 12, 2007

What happened to me?

I was blogging.

Then I quit in October.

Then I was blogging again about the November cloning election.

Then I quit again.

Then I started blogging again in January.

And now I've disappeared.

Pretty much everyone's given up on me, I know (and there weren't that many to start with).

But here's the deal: In late March, I received an email from the Netherlands Lottery Board announcing that I'd won a million Euros.

Since then, I've been furiously working to get my financial and legal affairs in order, doing tax planning, setting up trusts, etc., etc.

In the next couple of days, I'm going to fly to Amsterdam and claim my prize. (Don't worry, I'll be wearing a bracelet that says "DO NOT EUTHANIZE ME!" in English and Dutch.)

And once I do that, I'll have plenty of time to devote to the blog. I'll make it what it once was....and more.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yippeee! Old St. Patrick's Oratory's financial problems are over.

Nicholas said...

In the words of Admiral Ackbar: "It's a trap!"

Dust I Am said...

Your flights of mental fancy into la-la land--do you want a diagnosis? Seriously, I await your return with baited hook, no, breath!

Dr. Bombay said...

Congrats on becoming a millionaire. Well, a euro-millionaire anyway. Just don't become euro-trash.

Anonymous said...

Assuming your post is not sarcasm, there are many lottery scams out of the Netherlands and Great Britain. Trust but verify.

Curmudgeon said...

Really? A scam? Maybe that has something to do with why I've been getting overdraft notices ever since I emailed them my bank account information.

I wish I hadn't just bought the non-refundable ticket to Amsterdam. Argh!

Anonymous said...

I'm going with sarcasm.

thetimman said...

you don't often get many good Admiral Ackbar allusions.

crusader88 said...

You've really won 1,000,000 euros?! Now maybe you can live out my dream of being a mini Tom Monaghan, but more specifically of the Traditionalist bend.

Having seen your resolute, anchored faith before, I'm sure the allure of money will never overshadow your love of God, as happens to some people.

Curmudgeon said...

A million euros, once taxed and repatriated, will be less than a million bucks. I wouldn't even be a nano-Tom Monaghan, much less a mini.

But boy, it would be fun to try, wouldn't it?

Hilary said...

In the words of Admiral Ackbar: "It's a trap!"

Trandem? Is that you?

Anonymous said...

Once you've got the million euros in your bank, I can put you in touch with this guy from Nigeria - he's trying to get some money out of the country and could use your help...

Anonymous said...

http://warmandfuzzytrads.blogspot.com/index.html

They hardly seem warm and fuzzy. I like the list of enemies of the Church.

crusader88 said...

All these days, and Curmudgeon has not posted. Do y'all think they euthanized her anyway?