Monday, September 27, 2010

My Lucky Day

If you hadn't already heard, I had a bit of a lucky day. A lucky day worth $200 dollars. I won a contest from a website called it was called the Tweet What You Eat sweepstakes and at the time I was eating homemade that is what I tweeted. Sure enough a few days later I got a direct message on twitter saying I was a potential winner. Was this for real? All I had to do was send my contact info..which led to notorizing an affidavit and then after I turned that in, a whole 3 days later I received a pre-paid visa card for $200. Holy Crap.

I thought about it for awhile about what I should get, but then I knew I wanted to get something that I had been wanting and might never get the chance to get unless I took advantage of my here she is.

Nope one photo is not enough...

I toggled back and forth between this Shun knife and a Wusthof Classic Ikon for a good 45 minutes while chopping up multiple potatoes and carrots at Sur La Table. They were both great knives, the same price,  but in the end, the Shun won me over when I sliced a carrot faster, and easier than I ever have before. I wanted the Wusthof, just because it was a Wusthof...I am moving to Germany after all how could I got to Germany with a Japanese knife? But...I couldn't deny it, the Shun just felt better in my hand. 

So thanks to my lucky day, I was able to get a knife I have been drooling over for a long time. 

I came home and tried it out on dinner. Loved it and am extremely happy with my decision. 
Good day. Good day indeed.


  1. So glad that you are happy with your purchase. I'm sure you will use it endlessly. Now if "I" could just win $200......... :o)

  2. Nice! It's so fun to win something surprising like that, as seldom as it happens. :-P

  3. that's pretty. i'd get one, too, and i have no need for one at all! self-defense, maybe?

    it's nice to know that real people actually win those contests.

  4. Ah, that is great news! So nice to be able to justify a little splurge like that. Congrats!!