Thursday, April 05, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #4: If I Won the Lottery


Last week's $40 million Power Ball ticket was sold in nearby Stoughton, WI. Alas, I was not the winner, but one can always dream, right? What would you do if you won 40 million dollars?

1. Pay off all bills.
2. Renew passport.
3. Find a nice assisted living facility for Mom.
4. Rent a secluded cabin far from everyday life and people I know and sleep for at least a month. Maybe two. Okay, I might read a bit in between naps.
5. Set up small trust funds for youngest nieces and nephew.
6. Donate money to local school libraries and music programs.
7. Donate to select charities.
8. Buy an Alphasmart Neo. Wait, laptop? Nah...definitely the Neo -- it's more light weight, and long-lasting battery power means not having to worry about foreign outlets. Bzzt!
9. Travel. USA, Europe, Australia -- beginning, of course, with Norway. It's been too long....
10. Find a modest house in a nice, quiet neighborhood near water (but out of flood reach) for me.
11. Attend conferences, no matter how angsty they make me feel.
12. Invest. Traveling and all might be fun, but one must plan for the future.
13. Change name so certain family members can never locate me.



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Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Angelle 2. Gina Ardito 3. Elle 4. Kissa
5. Lara 6. Dayna 7. Dayna2 8. Crystal 9. Margo 10. JAC



The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others' comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!



23 comments:

Angelle Trieste said...

Neat. I think I would invest most of it. My bf thinks I'm insane. ;)

My TT: Why I Heart Knut

Gina Ardito said...

I'd buy a publishing house to produce all the quality books my cp's and Diva friends write but can't seem to get thru the NY houses!

Kissa Starling said...

Love it. I was going to do a lottery winning this week also. Ended up hurting my wrist and had to make it relevant. I love your last one!
http://kissesfromkissa.blogspot.com/

Elle Fredrix said...

I agree with you. I'd do all kinds of level headed stuff. I don't understand these people that just go crazy. Of course, maybe if it happened to us, we'd go crazy too!

Lara said...

Hmm.. yes, it was 38 million in last night's lottery. I haven't checked my ticket yet... And I have a lot more than 13 things I'd be doing when I win. :)

Dayna_Hart said...

Hear, Hear! :)

Travel, house, and namechange :)

and yeah, responsible stuff like make sure the kids can go to university.

But then, bring on the bling...which in my case would be books :) Great list, Heather!

http://daynahart.com/blog

Jana said...

ROFLO at the changing your name. Too funny.

Crystal Jordan said...

Yeah to all of those. Too bad I don't play the lottery, huh?

Margo Lukas said...

Oh, loved them all. Especially the house near the lake...but above flood level. How sensible :)

It is fun to dream.

Emma Sinclair said...

I'd travel, too.

And I'd do one totally wacko off the wall thing, but I don't know what. Maybe buy a diamond as big as a house, maybe a few hundred thousand dollar pair of shoes (with matching bag of course).

I mean with 40 million, does it really matter if you blow though 1 or 2?

Shelli Stevens said...

That's a good list. Investing is a great idea. And traveling. MAN I want to travel again some day.

Jennifer McK said...

I can relate to the secluded cabin. I would take a month off somewhere ALONE. No kids, no hubby, nobody but me.
I'd start there.

Eva Gale said...

Sign me up for #4 and 13!

Jana said...

Okay, Missy Trix! I done did it! hehehehe

Here's the Link!

Heather said...

Kissa~ Hope that wrist is better!

Elle~ Nah...I think it's hard to go really crazy when you're too darn sensible, lol. (But ya never really know...do you?)

Kissa, Dayna, Jana~ I'm serious. I have relatives I never see who would suddenly land on my doorstep.

Jana~ *WEG* I knew you'd cave eventually!

JENNA said...

I'd do most of that myself! Though...I think I'd bring some writing friends along to the cabin. Sleep, eat, read, write...if it doesn't fall into those categories, it doesn't happen!

Jenifer Bianco said...

LOL, great list, especially the last one. The idea of never having to worry about money again. I couldn't imagine.

Keziah Hill said...

13 Favourite Heroes
Travel, buy houses by the mountains and the sea, give a lot away....

Lillian Feisty said...

I would travel for the rest of my life. And write really bad poetry.

Shari said...

I'd update my wardrobe, too.

Kate Willoughby said...

Oh, I did this topic a few weeks ago and completely forgot about trust funds. EXCELLENT idea!

Happy TT!

http://katewilloughby.blogspot.com/

Jaci Burton said...

Isn't it fun to dream big? I think we all should do that.

Love the 'change name' *g*

Heather said...

Jaci~ definitely fun to dream! :)

I love how everyone liked item 13, hehe....