debbie millman

Friday, June 06, 2008

He Loves His Life The Way It Is.



Ali Alvarez had an ex that used to play lottery scratch cards every week. Most weeks she lost. Some weeks she won a few bucks. But it got him thinking about the whole lottery "thing" -- getting your hopes high for a week, dreaming, escaping, and then being let down.

Since this happens to him on a daily basis WITHOUT the lottery's help, he found the whole thing rather funny. So as an experiment, he started buying scratch cards and not scratching them. It made his ex a little crazy (maybe that's why she is an ex?). When he showed the cards to other people it made them a little crazy too.

So, he started a project. Simply titled: I LOVE MY LIFE THE WAY IT IS, it is a mass collection of unscratched lottery tickets, and a small statement that says a lot of things to a lot of different people.

I love it.


Blogger Scott Perez-Fox said...

Oh, I could never put up with that — I'm so OCD, I have to scratch every spec of silver foil from the appropriate squares.

6/06/2008 03:39:00 PM  

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