19.12.06

El Gordo.


In the previous posts I have asked you to hand out the ready, to give, part with your cash. But not now. Armtwisting isn´t over ( go on, now, donate!), but here I just give, out of the gladness of my heart, in the grand old tradition of the Gordo de Navidad. This, which could be loosely translated as the Christmas fat guy, is the big draw of the national lottery.

Everyone plays. Everyone. If you don´t buy a whole ticket, you´re bound to buy bits of ticket from your office, football club, breakfast bar, dentist or fire brigade. And if you don´t do that, you´ll still be given free snippets of tickets, participaciones, by most of your neighbourhood shops. Five cents from the cheese stall, ten from the dry cleaner´s, five from the butcher, and come the 22nd of December, you´ll have a shoebox full of bits and pieces, and an eye on the Tv.
The annoying warble of the children who sing out the prizes will be all over. And at some point in the morning, people will say, exctedly "it´s out". The Tv will switch to pictures of smiling people shrieking and opening bottles of cheap cider, somwhere other than where you bought your lotery. Heads will be shaken goomily, and then they´ll say, "oh, well, at least we´ve got health". Except my mother, who´ll say, "dammit, I hate those people, turn it off".

So here it is, then, your participación from the Lobster Squad lottery, number 35213. All you have to do is leave a comment, and 10 cents of this number are yours. Chill the champagne and get ready to do precious little work on Friday.

Le petit print: if you don´t have a blogger account, leave your name inside the comment when you sign up as "anonymous". If we win the first prize there should be enough for a lobster and a couple of bottles of champagne. If we win a lesser prize I think you´ll have to excuse me, but it may be that the cost of sending the money will be more than the actual prize, so I´ll let that pass.
I will contact you if we´ve won.
Fingers crossed from now util Friday.

20 comentarios:

eg dijo...

I was sort of planning on doing very little work on Friday anyway.... : )

Anónimo dijo...

Dear Ximena,
I've been reading you for a while now and I have to tell you - you make me laugh out-loud sometimes - and I love your artwork... Feliz Navidad & Good luck for the lottery! I hope El Gordo brings you everything you wish for. 8^)

xps dijo...

I hope it brings all of us what we want. Feliz navidad, feliz gordo y feliz todo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tanna dijo...

Gordo de Navidad, what a great name for Santa!
Good luck to you.

Anónimo dijo...

Thanks for reminding me! I am an American living in Spain, and I forgot to buy my tickets last year. Needless to say, I felt a little left out, since *everyone* does buy them, just like you say!

By the way - thank you so much for your blog. It gives me a lot of ideas for what to do with the few ingredients that I can actually get my hands on! You see, Sevilla is a bit behind the times when it comes to foreign foods. Even finding fresh basil is somewhat of a task here!

Feliz Navidad!

- Erica

Anónimo dijo...

Well I also just adore your blog and sit and marvel at your wonderful illustrations, always wishing I had such talent. You're amazing!
Gezuar Kristlindje (Merry Christmas from Albania)
Kim

Anónimo dijo...

Treintaycincomildoscieeeeeeeeentossstreeeceeeee!!! qué nervios!

Anónimo dijo...

Muchos gracias!!! I like "le petit print" hehehehe. Woo!!!

Anónimo dijo...

I'm feeling lucky!

sugarandlard.com

christianne dijo...

What a cute tradition! Good luck to us all!

Anónimo dijo...

Thank you very much, X!
I'll keep my fingers crossed till friday!
I hope that if we win XPS won't hate us (si casi somos como de la familia, mujé)

Helena

Anónimo dijo...

Happy Holidays to you too!!

rafa dijo...

I guess a share of the lottery is worth finally trying to make this blog comment thing work.

Anónimo dijo...

thanks xime
and you must totaly wait for that jude law dvd. it´s not worth it...
xxx and hi to xosé
ed
btw: wath a name, jude law, eh?

Lego y Pulgón dijo...

¡Yo quiero! ¡Yo quiero!
Además, hoy me saqué una muela, ¿está escrito en algún sitio que traiga suerte? ¿Alguna tradición española o del resto del Universo conocido? Si no lo está la escribo yo ahora mismo.
Bonito número y, sobre todo, bonita edición :)

ann dijo...

I'm so in! I've been on a winning streak lately... I won a case of wine at work last week, and a gift certificate to a sweet restaurant, so I KNOW we'll win this too!!!
Happy Christmas!

jana dijo...

me parece un buen número. suerte y felices fiestas!!!!!

Paulova dijo...

¡Ayayayayayyyyyy! Y casi me lo pierdooooo... Aquí está mi comentario y el de Le Blog, que anda con problemas de ordenador... ¡A ve si hay suerteee! ¡¡Yuhuuuu!!

lobstersquad dijo...

dear everybody, thanks, especially to all new commenters. the thing begins tomorrow at 8, so there´s still time for more people.
good luck!

Petite Guitar dijo...

I agreed it to you verbally but it seems that I had to make a comment about it...
Include Gadea in this!

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