It's confession time. I'm an instant win game degenerate. Not instant win lotto games, mind you - those are total rip-offs. I like games like the Subway Scrabble game and more recently, the McDonalds Monopoly game.
The McDonalds Monopoly game is especially dear to my heart. I remember collecting pieces when I worked at Jubilee Foods in high school. We used to get those game boards that you saved your pieces on. It was right up there with the Disney game that came around every Halloween that had you collecting wrappers from snack-sized candy to spell "M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E" (or maybe it was "D-I-S-N-E-Y" - I don't remember. Regardless, someone is sure to correct me).
So this week, even though I rarely get lunch from McDonalds, I have had lunch at McDonalds twice. On Monday, I pretty much had to, because I won a free "large beef sandwich (excluding angus burger)" with the game piece I got with my McGriddle breakfast sandwich that morning. Then today, feeling the lure of the Monopoly game I got a southern style chicken sandwich, fries and a coke (not of the diet variety).
And this is all at a very bad time, since I'm not running much at all and the lack of daylight prevents me from doing much in the way of cycling. On the other hand I only need Tennessee Avenue to win $5000. What? You mean everybody just needs Tennessee Avenue? Well, at least I won a free "large beef sandwich (excluding angus burger)."