Go big, or go home. Or, according to the Dana Point Ocean Institute, Go big AND go home. Forget about the economic hardship and the housing crisis, because The Ocean Institute is announcing their 5th Annual Laguna Beach Million Dollar Home Raffle, where you could win - you guessed it - a brand new home, OR (bet you didn't see the 'or' coming) 1 million dollars! We know it's hard to trust your future to the capricious hands of fate, but if you're willing to hand over the $150 it costs to buy a ticket for this raffle, by this time next year you could be lounging in a deck chair with a glass of wine watching the sun descend behind Catalina, all from the comfort of your new Laguna Beach home. Even if that lucky devil enjoying his ocean views doesn't end up being you, I think we can all agree that ending up the guy who wins the Toyota Prius, the $5,000 dream vacation, the South Coast Plaza Shopping Spree, the $10,000 in CASH, or any of the other 400 prizes up for grabs has gotten a pretty good return on his $125. The earlier you enter the better the prizes, so head over to the Ocean Institute website at http://www.ocean-institute.org/raffle for more details and entry forms, or call the Ocean Institute at 949-542-3600.
Good luck and may fate deal you a kind hand!
On my iPod right now: Keith Urban's Somebody Like You