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post #61 of 116
I'd help out my family,
then i'd sell off everything except the purely sentimental.
Head to the doctor for malaria shots and promptly leave for the far corners of the globe. During this time various studio locations will be purchased. After that, its an open book.
Homebase would be a brownstone in D.C. or an Italian villa, but from Oct on, I would follow the sunshine.
post #62 of 116
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
but from Oct on, I would follow the sunshine.

Hah, we'd follow the nice 50-70 degree sunny/partly cloudy day weather. Not sure how to do that, but 20m let's us do it.


b
post #63 of 116
Bob, I love dreaming about this stuff too.Here goes:

1. Pimp strong for my HS reunion

2. Pay off my house, and take every occasion to mention it at dinner parties.

3. Buy tons of overlapping liability insurance ($20,000 /year) to enjoy the coverage battles if I ever get sued.

4. Hide precisely one million in a Swiss bank under my SF name.

5. Cars:
Audi V8 or VW Phaeton
Ferrari 575
Chevy Trailblazer, with sunroof and leather
[$375,000]

6. A monkey (have-n't you always wanted a mon-key?)

7. New tv, maybe one of the plasma jobs

8. Country club memberships [$50,000 - $250,000, depending on who will take me]

9. One million to elect me to the county commission (annual salary, $11,000).

10. Box of Titleist Pro-Vs, $45

11. Kegger! (Old Style $52.50)

12. Endow college scholarship at my church ($250,000)

13. New sand wedge ($49).

14. JLC watch [$8,000]

15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, every day for the rest of my life.

16. Snacks as desired.

17. Private concert by Sir Elton John ($1.5 million)

18. An extra dollar for the tip

19. Pantherellas at full retail

20. Manhattan apartment [750,000 plus 100,000 decorating budget]
post #64 of 116
I'd write a book about it. Or a poem.
post #65 of 116
Wait, I forgot to mention the exotic, sultry, curvaceous travelling servant...
post #66 of 116
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Originally Posted by whoopee
I'd write a book about it. Or a poem.


Poem, probably. Book is a lot of work.
post #67 of 116
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
That's Darth Vader's car.

I'd buy Darth Vader
post #68 of 116
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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks
Bob, I love dreaming about this stuff too.Here goes: 20. Manhattan apartment [750,000 plus 100,000 decorating budget]
I found some places. My criteria are simple, 2 or more bedrooms, outdoor space, a view of Central Park. 1. $8,900,000. http://www.corcoran.com/property/lis...stingID=700347 2. $4,450,000 http://www.corcoran.com/property/lis...stingID=799422 3. $2,195,000 http://www.corcoran.com/property/lis...stingID=882380 4. $1,395.000 http://www.corcoran.com/property/lis...stingID=869172 talk about dreaming...
post #69 of 116
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Originally Posted by johnapril
I'd buy Darth Vader

LOL: I just got a mental image of some one driving the Maybach on a track at full speed then slowing down slowly and taking a corner at 100 mph while really fishtailing and screaming out: "who's your daddy"?

Jon.
post #70 of 116
I would advise against boats and such, following this amusing article:

http://www.slate.com/id/2143671/
post #71 of 116
Thread Starter 
OK, now that we all know what your weaknesses are and how philanthropic you would be. Are you watching the TV show ( Still can't remember the name of it ) that conjured this post?
Whats bothering me is the strange things that are happening to the group of winners and I know that this is plotted to happen this way but what drives us to the excesses and madness over money. I know money gets you what you want but often it delivers the unexpected.
I haven't spent a penny of mine yet and if what I'm seeing is in essence a reality, I don't want it. I've worked hard for what I have. I have more than most but strive to attain what I do not have, Yet! And if in the end, I do not get it, I will live vicariously through the ones that do.
Sorry if I have taken the wind out of anyone sheets.

Best Regards,

Gary

"VOTE" www.cbs4boston.com/alist Please!
post #72 of 116
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Originally Posted by drink8648
I haven't spent a penny of mine yet and if what I'm seeing is in essence a reality, I don't want it.

I think this new show absolutely reflects reality perfectly. If you do start to spend yours your life too will devolve into fights with your best friends, accusations of patrimony, and generally more problems than you can imagine.

But I'm here to help. If you would like to give me your money, I will take on this burden. I will accept a personal check, your broker can wire the money to mine, I can establish a Swiss bank account for it to be wired to, or we can agree on some other form of transfer that suits you best.

Seriously, look at the shit some lottery winners get in. I think it reflects a person's presonality. If you were a loser before winning the money, it ain't gonna buy you class or, more importantly, any sense.

bob
post #73 of 116
That kind of money gives you the freedom to be an asshole; the only question is whether you'd be able to resist the urge.

Having said that, in moments like this I like to think of the wisdom of David Lee Roth: "While money can't buy you happiness, it can buy you a boat big enough to sail right up next to it."
post #74 of 116
A guy in my city won a big lotto several years ago: tens of millions. Immediately he: 1. Secretly moved himself and his family to an as-yet-undisclosed location; 2. Retained an attorney, an accountant and a financial manager to steer the winnings into the most advantagous investments; 3. Deeded his business to his church; and then and only then did he 4. Present himself and the winning tickey to the lottery headquarters. He still slips into town on occasion, quietly and somewhat secretly visiting old friends. His church sold the business (with his blessing) and profited immensely. I understand he continues to give extremely generously to charity and church. And to noone's surprise, both he and his family appear to have maintained a very "normal" life (although they are thousands of miles away from their "old" lives.) It can be done, but if the crazy gene is present before the money hits, I'm guessing it serves as a very fast-acting catalyst.
post #75 of 116
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Originally Posted by Dakota rube
A guy in my city won a big lotto several years ago: tens of millions. Immediately he:
1. Secretly moved himself and his family to an as-yet-undisclosed location;
2. Retained an attorney, an accountant and a financial manager to steer the winnings into the most advantagous investments;
3. Deeded his business to his church; and then and only then did he
4. Present himself and the winning tickey to the lottery headquarters.

He still slips into town on occasion, quietly and somewhat secretly visiting old friends. His church sold the business (with his blessing) and profited immensely. I understand he continues to give extremely generously to charity and church.

And to noone's surprise, both he and his family appear to have maintained a very "normal" life (although they are thousands of miles away from their "old" lives.) It can be done, but if the crazy gene is present before the money hits, I'm guessing it serves as a very fast-acting catalyst.

I would get the money first, just to make sure that there isn't something wrong with the ticket, and I in fact did not actually win.

Jon.
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