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Feeling Lucky

First Published: 2018 October 31

Draft 2

If I’ve learned anything these past few days, it’s that I broke a mirror a little more than seven years ago. For those of you who don’t have superstitious family, legend says that breaking a mirror causes seven years of bad luck. Now, I’m not saying this as a comment about my lack of luck these past seven years. As far as I can remember,1 I’ve had a pretty great seven years. However, these past few days have been somehow so much better.

To begin: yesterday afternoon I found out that I had won the Hamilton lottery.2 Of course, this was a slightly double-edged sword,3 because I was seeing Book of Mormon earlier in the afternoon. But, when I went to the first show, it was great. I got free gummis, and had a great view of the stage.

After the show, I checked my email. I found out that I had been accepted to a reception at Parliament a professor had applied for on my behalf. That’s super exciting.

Then I went to Hamilton. I was in the middle of the front row, and was tall enough that I could still see most of the show. At the end of the show, I got to take a photo with the conductor!

I love taking photos with techies, because they’re always so much nicer than actors when I ask to take photos with them. So, here’s to another seven years of apparently good luck.

Draft 1

Apparently I broke a mirror a little over seven years ago. Now, this isn’t to say that I have had poor luck before this, but these past few days I’ve felt uniquely lucky. First, yesterday I found out that I had won the lottery for Hamilton.4 Today at Book of Mormon,5 I was given free gummi bears. Then, I found out that I had a great view of the stage for the show. When I left the show, I learned that I would get to attend a reception at Parliament in two weeks. At Hamilton, I learned that I was in the center of the front row. Then, to end it, I got to take a photo with the conductor! Overall, life is going great.


  1. not that my memory means much. I have great selection bias for memories

  2. i.e. I got the chance to purchase two front row tickets for 10 pounds each

  3. cue small violins

  4. i.e. I had the chance to purchase two front row tickets for ten pounds each

  5. yes I was watching two shows