No good fortune goes unpunished.

Nutty Hubby: Apparently not only is today the equinox, but there was a total solar eclipse. The catch? It was only viewable from Europe.

Me: Whatever. One day we’ll be rich enough for me to chase interesting natural phenomena. You hear that, eclipses? One lottery win for us and then NO ESCAPE FOR YOU.

Nutty Hubby: Thanks, you’ve doomed us to an enormous solar flare which wipes out all electronics on Earth the day we win the lottery.

Me: You’re welcome.

 

Sorry, Earth, but a winner without WIFI is still a winner.

 

 

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6 thoughts on “No good fortune goes unpunished.

  1. I live in the UK and was watching the eclipse. It was cloudy and so I only managed an ominous picture of a smily face in the sky. I don’t think you missed much this time. Next total eclipse is in 2026 apparently so plan ahead!

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  2. Years ago Forbidden Planet became one of my favorite movies because of one of the first scenes: the skipper played by Leslie “Don’t Call Me Shirley” Nielsen remarks how amazing it is that their spaceship can arrange its own eclipses. And I loved it that the jaded space guys were still awed by the spectacle.

    Forget traveling the world. Put that lottery money into a spaceship that you can pilot around. And as a bonus you’ll be safe from that enormous solar flare.

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