If you're in America and you don't live under a rock, you know what happened today. Heck, even if you're in Canada, you STILL might know what happened today. It was that huge.
Two years ago, when the Democrats still had control of the US Congress, we passed the Affordable Healthcare Act. I'm not going to get into the details of the law, because that's too much of a headache, and I don't want this to turn into some giant political argument, and I get enough of that with the Campbell CRs. But basically, the GOP has spent every possible minute trying to get "Obamacare" overturned. It's gone through the full system, all the way up to the Supreme Court. Today, they FINALLY announced their ruling on the constitutionality of the Act.
One week ago, my dear friend Alex posted this on his Facebook. "Any liberal want to bet me that the Individual Mandate will be kept? I'll put $100 on the line that it's deemed unconstitutional. Serious inquiries only."
My first response was "Oh, if I only had $100 to spare". He wrote back saying he'd go for $50, and after thinking about it for a few minutes, I decided what the heck. I mean, life would be boring if we didn't do something crazy every once in a while, right? He spent quite a while saying how this was going to be "easy money" for him and there was almost no chance. To be perfectly honest, as soon as I posted the comment "you're on" I thought I was screwed. I am not normally a betting woman, so this was WAY out of character for me. After talking to various educated people about it, I seriously thought I was going to lose. Like, I had myself convinced. Our Supreme Court is controlled by a slight Conservative majority, so it only made sense.
The Court ruled to keep the ACA. Like I said, I'm not even going to get into personal opinions on the bill and what it means, because there's no way that will end well. I'm just going to say that I LOVE the fact that that kid has to pay me $50 for something I had nothing to do with. And I love the fact that I won despite being so sure that I was going to lose.
Oh, don't you worry. I'm too high-anxiety to get into gambling or whatever. This was just for fun, and to be crazy for once. I'm most likely not going to get the money until I'm back at Campbell, I need to see if Louis will photograph the big moment. Hahahaha. :) I'm sorry, this is just fun and a ridiculous surprise.
My second crazy moment of the day: Telling MC I'd come to work tomorrow despite technically having Fridays off to do more work on this database project we are SO close to finishing. This was especially stupid since I'm on Day 3 of a migraine that I can't shake. Oh well. I like my job. Thank God for that.