Reflections on the media

Day 1: Monday, March 30, 2009

Every year when the March Madness basketball championship rolls around, my family has a tradition of filling out brackets to determine who we think will win it all. Each game we win is worth a certain number of points, and the winner will receive $100. This year, I gained so many points by the semi-finals that it was impossible for anyone to catch up with my high score. So, even though the games have not come to an end, I am, without a doubt, the winner of $100. Today I thought about saving my prize money for the summer. Maybe a day-trip to Galveston, where I will sun bathe, eat a seafood feast, and purchase countless amounts of pack-rat souvenirs. There is a little shop n the strand in Galveston where they sell all kinds of chocolate, not to mention a wide variety of candied apples. Yes, this seems like the perfect way to spend the $100.

Day 2: Tuesday, March 31, 2009

At church tonight, the speaker mentioned that he just got tickets to see U2 in concert. A light bulb went off in my head when I thought about my newly won cash prize. My dad loves U2, and it would be perfect to buy him a ticket to their concert. When I got home, I immediately searched the internet for U2’s concert dates and ticket sales. They are performing at Reliant Stadium in October, but the exact date has not been announced. I figure with that $100 I could get him a decent seat and maybe even save up enough to get myself a ticket. My dad loves father-daughter bonding experiences.

Day 3: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Today I rethought the idea of buying my dad a U2 ticket. Not only would his seat be really far from the stage but he would have to drive two hours to get to the concert. My $100 would probably have to double in order to make this happen. So I’m back to square one. But I’ve always dreamed of going to the grocery store and buying all of my favorite foods, no matter the price. You know that aisle that has all the frozen foods, like TV dinners, Toaster Strudels, Jose Ole burritos and Bagel Bites? This is my favorite aisle, and I would have no problem spending $100 on massive amounts of food.. The only problem is that the amount of freezer space in my miniature dorm refrigerator can barely hold a box of Hot Pockets. I would never be able to make my dreams of purchasing a smorgasbord come true with a miniature fridge. I never thought it would be this hard to decide how to spend $100.

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