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BloomingRose
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0 posted 07-20-2001 11:32 PM       View Profile for BloomingRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BloomingRose

What would you really do if you won the lottery?

I would buy a tropical island, run around nude all the time, listening to music.
I would own AOL.

What would you do?

Deb  
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1 posted 07-21-2001 12:54 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

I'd set up a big non profit organization that would give out food, shelter, scholarships.

hi Sweets, Lizzy, Kris, Ina, Erin, Erica, Minna, Kit, Kamie, Javi, Jenn, Sharon, Nan, Cawlee, Cherish, Ashley, Sara, Justine, Leah, Jess, Kimmie, Mare

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2 posted 07-21-2001 01:15 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Pay off bills and debts, clearing up my credit. Then I'd set aside monies in interest bearing accounts for select friends of mine, as well as buying a house for one in particular. Then, well, I'd buy me a pickup (pre-85) with a camper shell in back, and would drive around the country, with my bed and kitchen behind my seat.  

Heh...I'd be so rich, I could afford to be poor. LOL
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Are you kidding?
Try to find that island, of course!    

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I would buy you an Island  

err just kidding Kamla...heh

There is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar.
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I would buy enough houses or land for my children/me to have as investments when they were older.

I'd send my mother and on a world trip and send her especially to Ireland so she can go 'home' then dad to England for the same thing.

I'd pay off all the bills of everyone in my family and send each of my brothers where ever they wanted to go.

Then if there was enough money left, I'd buy myself a Lotus 'Elise' in that fast red ( ) or a XK 180 Jaguar or an XKR WITH the discount from Dad's friends.

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I'd give it to my best friend for her to buy back her life with, and if there was any left, I'd either save it for University, or spend it on gifts for my mates, parents and myself.. depending on how much was left. Oh well, pity I never buy lotto tickets, eh? *sigh*  

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7 posted 07-23-2001 08:26 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I'd save 3/4th's of it.

put 50% of it saved in a bank account.
put 25% of it in bonds.
put 25% of it in IRA's.

Then I'd spend the 1/4 on a nice house and a great jeep cherokee.
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I'm glad you write so well, Dopey - 'cause you sure can't add.  
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LOL  

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10 posted 07-24-2001 12:36 PM       View Profile for BloomingRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BloomingRose


That island sounds better everyday. I seem to crave solitude, and a little sunshine.

So far most replies are WAY too practical. Good, but practical.
How about some imagination here?  
btw~ Dopey, your intentions are good.

Deb  
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if it was powerball

I WOULD RULE THE WORLD

the part bill gates left for me
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12 posted 07-24-2001 03:00 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

HEy haha!! .....*checks to see how he added wrong*.......hmmmm......I meant 50%, 25%, and 25% of the 3/4's taking out to save....

the left portion, being 1/4 which in itself is another 100% will be spent.

I added right....I think  


haha I never claimed to be good in math. I flunked Senior year math, I only passed cuz I convinced the teacher I'd be a brat in summer school and she might as well just let me go to college. haha  
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Oh ok......and you want imagination Blooming? Well my answer above would be my REAL doing with the money, but lemme see with my imagination:

-I'd buy a bunch of monkeys and buys a giant building. I'd put a sign out that says "Bank"....I'd let the monkeys be the bank tellers and let them run the bank. Id name it "What bankers REALLY do"

- I'd buy the really obese people, the kind that can't get up and i'd sell them to the hungry people. That should give them innitiative to eat all the food I buy them.

- I'd buy all the best guitar amps, tuners, strings, pics, cords, effects, pedals, and stuff and play in a rock band.

- With my money i'd get power in the music industry.....I'd form my own record label. Sign a few people and have my own recording studio, but it'd be runned by Wallabee's.

- I'd set up a "Save the Sloth" Foundation for those slow, cute things.

- I'd parade around the world with a camera and make people do stupid, rediculous things for a few bucks.

That's it for now.

I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

Somewhere out there a cow is laughing at you

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Dopey~ Lets hope you invest your money.
Your imagination is real dopey.  

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WHy thank you  
Yu Lan
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16 posted 07-25-2001 12:17 AM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

Yeah, Dopey.. she means imaginative, as in that I would buy the Eiffel Tower and parachutte off the top, showering fake money to people below and watching them scrabble for it on the ground, just for the heck of it.

Actually, I wouldn't do that.. BUT hey..
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17 posted 07-25-2001 03:44 PM       View Profile for BloomingRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BloomingRose

Dopey~ You are quite welcome  

Yu Lan~ How about some real money. Two goals in one. You get to jump, and give a little.

I think I would NOT jump.  
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18 posted 07-25-2001 04:13 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

hee hee...ok....
I would pay off my parents bills....
I would send my parents on a trip of a lifetime...anywhere they want to go....
I'd try to buy my way into meeting Prince  
I'd buy my friend Todd a ranch
I'd set my kids' up for a comfortable life of no financial worries
I'd get a house probably in Washington, on the coast, where it rains all the time....with a kabillion windows to see the ocean and rain all the time....*sigh*
I'd have a roller skating rink in my house....( a total disco one)~no roller blades allowed!
and a bowling alley....
I'd buy every cd I ever wanted
I'd want to go to Italy.....
I'd have a in home theater...
I would go to a spa for a month...ahhhha....
I'd do something for battered women....something big....
and darn it...I'd get hair extensions...LOL

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You made a good choice in location for what you want, but you may want to narrow it a bit further,, for instance using Seattle for a base ref: Annual rainfall total is about 37 inches ( far less than many might imagine) with a daily chance of rain being 42%.

In the northern coastal town of Quillayute the annual rainfall total is almost 104" with the chance of rain on any given day being 58%  ( sunshine % btw is only 32)

farther south in Hoquium the total annual rainfall is 70".

Here where I live we get a large amount of rain but fewer actual days of getting it.
Did I mention it is still raining?...lol

There is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar.
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I would start a publishing company for new and emerging poets. . .

Start scholarships at my high schools (yes, schools) for artists and writers. . .

Work on making poetry a more accepted art form. . . workshops, readings, poet tours. . .

Build the house of my dreams on Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan. . .

Do stuff for my family. . .

and way more stuff that I can't even begin to list here. . .  

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wow Jamie,   great info to know..... I wish it would rain here...I am plugged into a thundering rainstorm cd right now, but out my window...it's about 90 degress....sad...very sad......I need rain....
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I would buy a town and it would become the poetic capital of the universe. I'd sell 'Voices on the Web' and all the books we write. I'd have free workshop camps for kids who want to write and since the town will be out in the boonies, a lot of inner city kids would come there....I'd have one building with nothing but computers in it so everyone could be online or learn to use a computer....I'd have a parade every Saturday..a dance every Saturday night..and a huge town picnic every Sunday....
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Sea~ you have a great imagination, and a really big heart. I like the idea of the bowling alley. What fun! Oh, and the house on the water...*sigh*. My dream too.

Jamie~ Gee...a regular weather man here! ha!
So what's my forcast? Ha!
Dangerous question.   Be nice.

Sven~ Good ideas you have there!

Poet~ Big heart. Too bad we can't make all our dreams come true.
Oh well, dream on!  

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I'd buy out Versace. Lovely clothing in there.  

I'd buy a house for the specific intention of beating to death when I was angry/upset/whatever with a baseball bat. It'd be filled with really expensive items and they would be smashed to hell.

A jet would be bought and I'd go and see everyone in this place that I talk to and some that I even don't to say, "yes, I met you!"

"Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs." -- Robin Williams

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