I must say. I've backed myself into a corner a few times in my life but have never really been a chance taker. Spent parts of three days in Vegas, a few years back, and never put a coin in a slot. Growing up, we went to Funtown one day each summer and the games of chance were the farthest thing from my mind. I was too occupied with the Jack and Jill slide, bumper cars, small boats in water that went round and round with bells and cotton candy. Even when the winnings in lotteries stretch to 400 Million, I don't play. I don't buy lottery tickets. I don't play highstakes poker. Jumping in line with these four and trying to win a pile of tickets, stuffed animals or a cheap basketball just wasn't my thing. I guess I can trace it back to the family mantra instilled by my parents. Save. Save. Save. Work hard. Value what you've earned. Use it to make a better life. Risk wasn't a part of my vocabulary. Still isn't. Sometimes, I wonder if I'm normal.