Monday, April 18, 2011

Pat, Vanna & A Dream

When our Teacher Girl moved home for a year, she watched Wheel of Fortune every night.  I quickly got hooked since there's nothing a wordie likes more than to solve word puzzles.  Between us, we were a one-two punch and if the contestants didn't know the answer we'd shout at the t.v. until they paid attention to us. 

A few weeks ago, I was watching it and when the guy who solved the first puzzle had to introduce himself, he was nearly overcome with emotion.  He said that he'd been watching Pat and Vanna for 20 years and his lifelong goal was to make it onto the show.  Well, whaddya know?  He did that and made some money to boot.

By the end of the show he'd made it to The Final Spin and couldn't believe his good fortune.  Sure enough, he solved the last puzzle and left with SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS (insert dramatic voice over).  Oh, he had himself a good, ol' cry then and all alone with my glass of wine, I dabbed my teary eyes for this man who kept spinning a wheel until he made his dream come true.

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