A Christmas present from the Universe...and Broadway Bank


On Monday I was surprised when I was suddenly tearful when talking with my good artist friends Donna Good and Mary Shepard. I was saying I might need to buy myself something so there'd be a present under the tree to unwrap on Christmas morning. My self-pity lasted just a few minutes and soon I was back to thinking my usual thoughts of abundance and how the world is full of love and well-being. Donna and Mary encouraged me to buy myself a toy anyway, bless 'em.
On Tuesday I got a call from my bank saying I'd won an iPod iTouch! Broadway Bank here in San Antonio was having a little sweepstakes to encourage people to check out their new website and you could enter to win one of five iTouches. I went down to pick it up today (Wednesday) and they took my picture holding it. Of course, it's not on because it hadn't been charged up or synched to my iTunes yet. But as we speak, I'm downloading a movie rental onto my new iTouch. So tomorrow when I'm riding the bus back and forth to the gallery, I'll be watching The Prestige with Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson. At 15 minutes per bus ride, I'll be watching the movie over a few days, but how cool is that??!!
They're going to have photos of the winners on that newsletter thingie that goes out with the bank statements. Except for that errant curl sticking out into mid-air, I don't think the picture's too bad. Thank you, Universe and Broadway Bank!

Thanks to those of you who hung out with me online last night. Ustream had a meltdown toward the end, so the second video clip ends abruptly. Sorry about that. I'll try to work on the little girl again online soon.

13 comments:

shelb said...

Congratulations!!

LaurenYandell said...

Sweet deal! Christmas dun come early!

Johnnie Sielbeck said...

Merry Christmas!!

Jo Castillo said...

Congratulations! What a sweet Christmas present! Jennie plays games, checks e-mail and does most things with her iTouch. So coo. Merry Christmas is right!

I got to the painting too late to watch last night. Shopping and then wrapping presents. Off to NM in the a.m. Will talk to you next week!

IGLESIA DE DIOS JESÚS ES EL CAMINO said...

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Barbara Pask said...

Well Congratulations Susan, See you live right and good things happen to you. An early Christmas present.

Erika Nelson said...

Congrats! I never win anything so I'm happy to know people that do! You look lovely by the way ;)

Karen Hargett said...

That's great! Congrats! Electronics are simply amazing these days.

I haven't been able to catch you on Tuesdays to watch you paint - darn!

Barbara M. said...

Congratulations Susan,

You look great -- errant curl -- just ask those of us with straight hair how much we'd like to achieve that! Nice vest -- it would be great to paint.

Merry Christmas, and may more and more wonderful things and people come to you!

Barbara

Bonnie Mann said...

How about that. And from my alma mater! And you look great, too.
Merry Christmas!

Rhoni Harris Art Studio said...

Congratulations on winning that ipod, Dr.Suess!
This new technology thing never ceases to amaze me.Someday I hope to get comfortable with all the stuff that's on my computer and cell phone.
Your painting on-line is sooooo very cool and you do a great job!There will be gliches...so we roll with it...right?!
Have a super Merry Christmas,Susan!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

You sure looked good picking up the prize. Very festive.

Merry Christmas.

Paula Villanova said...

Congrats and Merry Christmas...love the vest!!!