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Writer's Block: The winning ticket

What would be your first purchase if you won the lottery?


Funny, Q and I talked about this once on our way to NYC after we saw a billboard for an $84M jackpot. In order, we'd:

1. Pay off all our debts, including the house.
2. Set up our parents with whatever they wanted.
3. Set up college funds for all 9 nieces and nephews, or trust funds if that's not what they want to do (or, in one case, already did).
4. Pay off our siblings' houses.
5. Decide on some worthy causes to donate to.
6. Buy some stuff for ourselves.

It didn't occur to us until afterwards that we both, without thinking, automatically put others before ourselves (right after the most logical first step).

I suppose somewhere we'd also include dealing with unusual requests from our wacky friends. Tell me, if we were rich, what would you ask us to get YOU? :P

Comments

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moonpuppy61
Feb. 8th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
I'D WANT YOUR PAIN!!!!
Simple, I'd ask that you take a lot of your free time and ask you to run another G-con. I'd not ask you to spend your lottery winnings funding the convention, just that the win pay to support you as you chair another Con. San Diego was fun and I'd like another convention with your insight and energy. As I said, I want your pain...
esprix
Feb. 8th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
Re: I'D WANT YOUR PAIN!!!!
Oh, honey, that's happening anyway, but it certainly would be a most fabulous con, though. Squee! :D
crankyasanoldma
Feb. 8th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
Well, after reminding you of our long and abiding friendship and closeness, I would ask you for $100,000 so that my husband could go to grad school with far fewer worries about tuition & living expenses. And I would ask for $10,000 for the rat rescue I help with.
esprix
Feb. 8th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
See? Always thinking about others - your husband and rats. :)
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esprix
Feb. 8th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, no - I'd purchase your services in return, as in an equivalent amount of baked goods in return. LOL!
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esprix
Feb. 9th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
See? Keeping your wealth is about smart investing. ;)
akirashima
Feb. 8th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
if you were honestly offering. i would get my school loans taken care of so i could go back and become a teacher like i originally wanted to. before my parents had become asshats about it.
esprix
Feb. 8th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, trust me, you'd be taken care of. The first thing we'd do is move you out of that house and burn it to the ground. Then I'd set you up in T'Ger and Alex's commune and you would be free to not only get help when you need it, but relax and let the art flow...
akirashima
Feb. 11th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
WHY WOULD YOU BURN MY HONEY"S HOME TO THE GROUND?! this is a nice house. even if it was built by a mad man or do you think i still live in that old uninsulated shanty? cause i moved out of that hell hole years ago. thats why i have heat and mutliple fish tanks which i could not have had back then.
esprix
Feb. 11th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
Burn it to a ground and move you into a better one, with whomever you wish, dear.
akirashima
Feb. 11th, 2011 12:02 pm (UTC)
but why burn a perfectly good home to the ground?
esprix
Feb. 11th, 2011 03:18 pm (UTC)
That's it, you're out of the will.
akirashima
Feb. 12th, 2011 09:12 am (UTC)
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unclrashid
Feb. 8th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
I can haz dance studio?
esprix
Feb. 8th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
I'd buy you dancing boys, too!
unclrashid
Feb. 8th, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
I want them just out of college with a minimum of 4 years of ballet training, but no more than 10 years of training total.
esprix
Feb. 9th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
Picky picky picky - but when you're rich, you can afford to be! College ballet dancers for everyone! :P
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