Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Jackpot Meme

Via Hammer

You just won the mega powerball jackpot to the tune of 150 million dollars (after taxes)

1. What would be the very first thing you would do? Pay back my parents for what they spent on college tuition and get a financial adviser (yeah 2 things, so shoot me)

2. Where would you choose to live? Somewhere with lots of land. Colorado maybe?

3. What kind of house would you live in? Large, spacious interior, arched, high ceilings with a HUGE garage.

4. What kind of car would you buy? something unusual like a Mazda 323 GTX or a 1972 Nissan Skyline GT-R. I'd have a whole stable of cars though. (see huge garage)


5. Where would you vacation? Everywhere - I'd travel the world.

6. Would you have anything on your body fixed? Yes - Lasik.

7. What kind of hobbies would you engage in? I'd build a shooting range, a big ass garage for my cars and my own road course. What good are the cars with nowhere to drive fast & hard?

8. What charities would you donate to? United Cerebral Palsy and Alfred I. DuPont Hospital For Children. That hospital did so much for me I almost have to give back.

9. Would you give money to your relatives? Yes. Money to my grandparents, my parents (hell, they had to deal with raising me) Brothers and sisters would all get a decent sum, as would cousin's, uncle's, trust funds for my nephews etc. Basically I'd make sure my entire extended family (and friends) were taken care of. Even acquaintances would get a check in the mail.

10.Would you run away from your current life? In some ways yes, but I wouldn't abandon everyone I know.

11. Would you continue to work? Yeah, at least for a little while.

12. Would the money change you in any way? It'd enable me to do a lot of things, but as a person I wouldn't be fundamentally different.

4 comments:

downwithabsolutes said...

I've never understood the car fetish rich people have. If I'm rich, I'm damn sure not gonna spend it on cars when there are 100 other things I could do with the cash. One car is all I need. Maybe a motorcycle, too.

Hammer said...

thanks for doing the meme.

Those mazda gtx are hot little cars.

Brigid said...

1. What would be the very first thing you would do? Pay off my only credit card. Citibank. Call Citibank and tell them to go ^&@^ themselves because they raised my interest rate a gazillion percent because I was late for one payment in 14 years. By ONE day. When our town got hit by a tornado and there was no electrically or phones to make the payment.

2. Where would you choose to live? Much bigger chunk of land than I have now. Mountains of high desert would be good. Away from crowds.

3. What kind of house would you live in? Smaller than I have now, two bedroom, log cabin like, with lots of windows and a large chef's kitchen. Library to write in with windows looking out.

4. What kind of car would you buy? Wouldn't. Chevy Silverado runs well, and I like it.

5. Where would you vacation? I've seen the world, I've seen the world. Would go to Sedona for a visit though.

6. Would you have anything on your body fixed? No. It's all original and going to stay that way.

7. What kind of hobbies would you engage in? Same as I do know, but I'd have my own range. And my range officer would look like Sean Connery.

8. What charities would you donate to? Same as now. Hospice, they took care of a loved one, in the kindest of ways.

9. Would you give money to your relatives? No. They're all quite comfortable. If they get any extra, they don't spend it anyway.

10.Would you run away from your current life? No. I might quit my job. Work as an "expert witness" just when I feel like it, and write full time.

11. Would you continue to work? See above.

12. Would the money change you in any way? I really wouldn't change much at all, but I'd sleep better knowing I don't HAVE to work until I'm 65.

kaveman said...

I'll never forget the advice from Jack Handy...

"If I ever become incredibly wealthy, I hope I'm not real mean to poor people, like I am now."