I understand about the luck. I've heard that most calls expire worthless, None the less, I bought the june $30 calls last week and have a sell in for an equal amount of out of the money calls. My thesis was that as the uncertainty of the deal diminished, we should see some price appreciation. If I could lower my cost basis by selling calls, I am more than fine capping the upside.
As for a dividend play, I am considering selling covered calls this qtr to keep the div and earn a little on the premium.