The Media Tart Strikes Again!

The girls at work have dubbed this photo ‘Beauty & the Beast’ .
Personally, I think that’s a little unkind – Talleea looks quite nice.

As many of you know, I am a media tart.

There’s nothing I like more than getting my face in the paper. I figure future generations will appreciate the lengths I go to when they’re leafing through old newspaper clippings for any mention of their ancestors.

Sure, their triumphant calls of, “Here’s one!” will probably be quickly followed by sighs of, “Wait, it’s only him again,” but at least they’ll get a moments thrill in what will otherwise, without my camera-hogging efforts, likely be a thankless and unfruitful search.

The reporter, Craig Warhurst, actually came into the branch to interview someone else, but I managed to elbow my way into his article – a piece on the $70,000,000 lotto up for grabs tonight.

Some people say winning lotto wouldn’t change them. It would change me. You’d barely recognize me after all the liposuction, tummy tucking, chin removal and neck replacement. Maybe you’d think there was something vaguely familiar about the smooth faced bloke driving through the bottleshop in his brand new Fisker Karma, but you’d think, ‘No, it can’t be Bruce. He never bought a carton of beer which wasn’t on special.’

My parents once won second division in Lotto. They looked up the previous week and it paid $5000! They rang my brother, sister and myself and told us to go out to dinner – their shout. We each had $200 to spend. Come Monday they found they’d won $500, so they were down $100.

Good luck to anyone who’s in the draw. I’ve gone online and purchased my $2.40 entry (you can buy less games, and therefore spend less, online) so I’ve been making lists of how I’ll spend it and who I’ll give it to all week. Please note, if YOU win lotto, you were on MY list, so I’ll expect a bit of quid pro quo.

If you’d like to read the newspaper article featuring yours truly as it appeared today you can click over using this link – THE GYMPIE TIMES

This would be our new ‘date night’ car. It’s perfect because
we couldn’t possibly fit seven kids in the back.





When not typing away over here and checking his stats every two minutes

Bruce Devereaux hangs out at his ‘BIG FAMILY little income’ Facebook Page.

’raising a family on little more than laughs’


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