I'm stealing another Sparker's blog idea!

Sunday, August 04, 2013

This is a blog I happened across that gave me some moments of fun and fantasy. I thought I'd repost here just for the halibut!

The original member's blog didn't have her responses, but mine does.

Put your imagination beanie on --
Fill in your answers!

"Re posting something I put up a week or so ago just for fun but soon afterwards deleted.
On second thought, however, I bring it back.


…you have just won a $700-million lottery (!), which means after taxes (damn IRS) you now have about $350 million to do with whatever you please.
Allowing yourself to be totally self-absorbed, please list 10 things you would definitely do now for yourself. Keep in mind, the list does not have to be PRIORITY things to do or even the very first ten things you would do – These are just 10 things that might ‘quickly’ come to your mind to do just for YOURSELF right after you have learned that you are now rich. "

1. Put a load of the winnings into a trust which would pay me a “salary” to cover our needs and wishes – maybe about $5K per month for life

2. Get a kitty to fill the empty spot left in my life after the last one died of old age

3. Have a personal assistant (?) to drive me around and help me in pursuing wishes and needs (I’m disabled… this is a big challenge for me!)

4. Go on a really long cruise

5. Build a custom home – not extravagant - preferably a small estate farm where we could raise our own food (with staff to manage it, naturally!)

6. Buy or build a couple seasonal vacation homes

7. Hire a great staff for those homes

8. Commission a custom RV to go between!

9. Have an awesome library

10. Get more education on a variety of subjects

Part 2

"OK, now list 10 things you would do for others – people you actually know. Keeping in mind that the list does not have to be about PRIORITY stuff to do, or even the very first ten things you would do. The list represents just 10 things that might quickly come to mind to do for others right after learning you are now RICH! "

These aren’t all for people I know… is this “cheating?” !?!

1. Pay mortgages off for family members who have them

2. Set up a trust for “Mom,” so she isn’t scrimping and worrying about ever having to leave her home, or maintaining it

3. Set up trusts for the nephews and nieces; but only to pay basic living expenses until they’ve learned to earn and manage their own!

4. Take the whole fam-damly on a long vacation!

5. Buy my friend a home they can live comfortably in, with a small trust set up for basic needs

6. Build a rental/leased home community (homes? apartments?) which would include family garden plots, and maybe small livestock

7. Start an assistance-pet or rescue service to work with “unhomeable” discarded animals, and to benefit those who can’t afford the expensive commercial providers

8. Open a truly healthy restaurant – with a REAL chef

9. Open a school based upon the railways (ie, on a custom train), getting kids out into our real history, and teaching REAL life skills

10. Open a clothing store that carries attractive garb styled for us – and a seamstress in-house to alter anything it sells! Custom-designed clothing, perhaps. And shoes!

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  • KERRYG155
    Nice dreams! I remember when they showed the first winner of Who Wants to be a Millionaire on Regis and Kelly. Apparently when you get a million in NYC by the time you pay NYC taxes, NY taxes, and federal taxes you get less than half!! That really cuts down on the big dreaming. emoticon
    2604 days ago

    I'd love to get a set of old railway cars, with the loco if possible, and set it up as a traveling "school" - small classes, traveling across the US and maybe Canada, to show the students where their histories actually occurred, what the lands are like now and may have been then... arrange some Native American stops where they might learn about a culture and a world we've lost... see our beautiful parks, learn about geysers and explore some archaeological sites, find our how we built this land with the help of the railroads, and how those railroads (and their equipment) still work today, see small towns and big industrial ones, real farmland... things that you just don't learn well enough from books! Maybe make it a special summer reward for excellent students... maybe have it be just a small specialty school... I don't know. It's been a dream, though. If I had the money, I'd run at it like crazy!
    2605 days ago
  • TLG71567
    Cool dreams. Wouldn't it be nice if we could actually do those things?

    Sorry about your cat. I lost mine this last year too. It's hard. They really do bring a lot to our lives don't they. emoticon
    2605 days ago
    You have some great dreams. I'd love to hear more about the school built on the railways. My locolinda comes not from crazy...which I am, but from my years of working on locomotives so I emoticon trains!
    2605 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    have a great day
    2605 days ago
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