Trifecta Weekend 33-Word Writing Challenge: E = MC Squandered

First!  Congratulations to the winners of this week’s Trifecta Writing Challenge!



Steph at People Do Things With Their Lives.

And now for this weekend’s challenge which was very, very difficult because it required . . . gulp . . . .  math.  Well sort of.  Here’s the challenge:

Andy Rooney created something called “The 50-50-90 rule: anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong.”

The Trifecta Challenge is to come up with our own probability equation.  In 33 words, of course.

E=MC Squandered

If you spend $100,000 on a lavish wedding, and there’s a 50% chance of rain –whether it rains or not–there’s a 100% chance you’ll soon wish you had that $100,000 back.

“What’s the matter?”
“Oh I don’t know. I guess I’m just trying to figure out if this is $100,000 worth of fun.

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Until next time . . . I love you

29 thoughts on “Trifecta Weekend 33-Word Writing Challenge: E = MC Squandered

    • I know there must come a day when that happens. But then I’ve always been the practical type.

      And I loved your story. I tried to comment but couldn’t get past the security word — (I’m horrible at that HA!)

  1. Thanks for the congrats! 😀
    If you’re spending $100k on a wedding…chances are you will be very much in debt!!

    • So true. Actually my daughter got married on the beach in November at Half Moon Bay. They suggested we rent a covered area right next to the beach for $2500. We said we would take our chances and the weather was so cloudy all day but during the ceremony the sun came out! HA! But even if it would have rained it wouldn’t have been worth $2500 to stay dry for 15 minutes!

  2. You are a lot better than Andy Rooney.

    Hm. Upon review of that sentence it doesn’t come across as much of a compliment. Let me try again:

    I like you. I do not like Andy Rooney. He is a cantankerous old turd.

    • Haha! Thank you Hey Look! I wonder if Andy Rooney is still alive. I guess the only way to really find out is to check with the Smithsonian Institute to see if his eyebrows are there yet.


  3. Your picture is priceless. Awesome.

    I just did the same thing on a much, much smaller scale. Paid through the nose so that my 4-year-old’s birthday party wouldn’t get rained out. Sigh. The things we do.

    • A four year old’s birthday party getting rained out is one of the saddest things I can imagine! I would have done the same thing! Funny though, I doubt the four year olds take it nearly as hard as we parents do! 😀

  4. I got invited to Al Gore’s for a party last night.

    We went thru $100,000 worth of Funyuns in ten minutes.

    It was just the two of us.

    And I stopped after a bag and a half (gak!)

    • Hahahahahahahahaha!!! Oh Mark! Thanks for that flat out guffaw first thing this morning!

      And you only ate a bag and a half! LOL!!!! Your name has officially changed to Markie Bag and a Half MacGiggles! Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think! 😀

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