Wednesday, January 24, 2007

We have a winner!

I was out running an errand late this afternoon, slightly ticked at myself for waiting till rush hour before heading out. Granted, Cedar Rapids rush hour is nothing like that which I never got used to in Taipei and Los Angeles. But the wait at the traffic light was longer than usual. So I turned on Life 101.9, one of the local Christian stations.

Just then, the announcer started talking about the daily Route 66 contest. Since traffic was slow, I pulled out my cell phone and typed in the phone number, thinking, "Well, I have nothing to lose. Let's see if I can guess where today's Bible verse is from."

It was unmistakenly a Proverb, so I hit call, thinking, "What's the chance that I'd actually be the third caller? Not big. But I'm sitting in traffic, so..."

"Life 101.9," came the voice on the phone. "What's your name?"

OK, so I won. Not a trip to Africa or anything flashy, but a DVD, Facing the Giants. Cool. What things have I won in my life? A mountain bike, a trip for two to Singapore, a trip to Vienna, Austria. Oh yes, and an iPod shuffle. It's been a while since I won anything. So the DVD was a fun win. Should be a good movie to show the older kids in Kenya!


  1. Congrats, Adele! I feel so honored to know a contest winner. I'll probably start dropping your name to all of my Life 101.9 listening-friends... ;o)

    And let me know if the movie is any good. I've heard conflicting reviews.

  2. Erin, I'm not sure which is more amazing: being a Life101.9 winner, or a speaker at the Watershed retreat!

    I'll let you borrow the movie if you'd like. :)