Thursday, August 21, 2008

Lottery Meme

I found this meme over at Jeni's and I really liked it. I think it is very revealing, and let's face it, who doesn't fantasize about having a never-ending stream of moolah.

You just won the mega powerball jackpot to the tune of 150 million dollars...

1. What would be the very first thing you would do?

Pay off my credit cards. Then I'd pack us up and move us out of the ghetto.

2. Where would you choose to live?

I'd choose to be a snowbird and live the summers in Minneapolis and the winters in Florida, on one of the Sarasota beaches.

3. What kind of house would you live in?

In Minneapolis, I'd buy a big old house in the middle of the city with an open floor plan, lots of windows and a huge screened-in porch for the kitties (sounds a lot like my dad's house...). In Sarasota, I'd buy something newer, Spanish style with high ceiling and lots of stone tile. Both houses must have a library and a large basement (or some extra space) for Dean's "man room".

4. What kind of car would you buy?

A Toyota Highlander hybrid. Not too luxurious, but energy efficient and roomy enough to cart the cats back and forth from Minneapolis and Sarasota. ;)

5. Where would you vacation?

I don't know about vacation. To me, vacation equals relaxing so my favorite place to vacation is just at home or the beach. But I would love to travel more. Two places I would absolutely love to see are Alaska and India. Alaska only during the summer time, I'd take one of those cruises that go from Seattle up around Canada to Alaska. And I've always been intrigued by India - the culture, the food. And in general (I hate to stereotype, but it's unavoidable here), in general Indian people are so hospitable.

6. Would you have anything on your body fixed?

Liposuction. And electrolysis. Have I mentioned I'm a brunette of Eastern European descent?

7. What kind of hobbies would you engage in?

I'd buy a boat. Like the one my mom and Tom have at the lake, just big enough to cruise around in without coming off as pretentious. Since presumably, Dean and I would be sharing this money, we'd probably end up investing in more sports memorabilia. Separate from vacation, I'd like to tour the country and visit all the ballparks since watching baseball is already a hobby of mine.

8. What charities would you donate to?

Definitely the MS Society and the American Cancer Society. The big national animal charities, SPCA, Humane Society as well as Alley Cat Allies. I'd also make big donations to the local animal rescues that have helped me out in the past - Cat Call and St. Francis.

9. Would you give money to your relatives?

Yes, I'd for sure pay for my sister's college and help the rest of my family out in any way I could.

10.Would you run away from your current life?

No, but I'd make some changes. I love my life but like everyone in this economy money would make a lot of things easier. I'd definitely hire a maid!

11. Would you continue to work?

I would work half time. Not working at all would drive me crazy, but as things are now I don't have time to do what I afford to do, let alone what I could do with a fortune.

12. Would the money change you in any way?

It would make me more accessible. I could see my family and friends a lot more. But it definitely wouldn't change my values. I'd still be a democrat!

What would you do if you had that kind of money?


Jeni said...

Oh geez, I never even thought of the last answer you gave there but now that you mention it, I'd still stay a registered Democrat too! (Although I do occasionally cast a vote for a republican here and there (rare, but miracles do happen you know). Highly doubtful that money would make me into a conservative.

fermicat said...

I don't think about what I would do if I won the lottery, because I never play! But I like many of your answers.

gabrielle said...

what I love most about this post is that with money, you would be...more you.

mom said...

i would skip the maid (i like to clean) but i sure would hire a personal trainer, a nutritionist and a personal chef.

Hot4Teacha said...

I'm with mom on the personal trainer and chef, but then I'd add a masseuse, a housekeeper, a butler, and then someone to hold my diet Coke for me when I need both hands.

Dianne said...

love your anwers

the house in Minnesota sounds incredible

and of course your values wouldn't change, they're too deep and natural :)

LL said...

Hmmmmmm... :ewink:

Beth said...

Another interesting Meme. We are so different. I think I'm way greedier. Haha.

Anonymous said...

"I'd still be a democrat!" How sad.

Well, then you wont mind paying all those taxes on that money. Soon after, you'd realize the errors of being a dem.

Good luck with that.

Oh, PS to @Jeni: There is a HUGE difference between a conservative and a republican but I wont bore you with the facts...