Wednesday, May 15, 2013

One Word Wednesday- Lottery



The Powerball jackpot has reached $360 million.

Three. Hundred. Sixty.

Million.

I'm thinking that might be enough for me to live on. Comfortably.

I'm also thinking about what I could buy with that much money.

I'd like a new car. I know, I know, I just got one. And I love it, I do. But, even my new-to-me Sienna has a few drawbacks. Like the fact that three kids have to sit next to each other. This results in the whole- "He's touching me" issue. Forget that they will fall asleep on the same couch, arms and legs draped over faces- even the slightest graze of a finger in the van is horror.
I'm thinking something like this-
Then, the kids get, not their own seat, but their own row.

Of course, with that kind of money, we'd get a new house. Eight bedrooms would be nice. And a bathroom for each one. But, there's no way I'm cleaning that many bathrooms that are used by boys.   I'll have to have a maid, or two. One to do general cleaning, one who's job it is just to clean the toilets-- in, on and around. It may take most of the $360 million just to pay her. It'd totally be worth it.

I'm not sure what else I need. I could probably get some ideas from those who already have loads of money.

I heard once that Oprah gets a daily massage. Yep. That's on the list.

Celine Dion bought a $2,000,000 humidifier. If it made me sing like her, I'd get it.

Johnny Depp and Leonardo Dicaprio both own islands. I'm not sure I need an island. "But, you could walk around naked," you might argue. Yea, unless my money can also buy me a swimsuit model's body, I don't even want to do that on my own private island.

Donald Trump has a mobile champagne cooler. Seriously? I'd use mine for diet Coke, of course. Ice cold carbonation whenever I want? That's luxury.

Mariah Carey has over 1000 pairs of high heals. I have one. One pair. And, I can only wear them for the three hours I'm at church. I would, however, love 1000 pairs of socks. All the same color, so I never have to match them again.

I guess my needs are pretty basic. And, since Utah doesn't take part in the lottery, there's no chance I'll win. I'll keep my dreams of a spacious car and a maid in my head.  They're about as likely as me sounding like Celine.

What would you buy?




11 comments:

  1. I'd tithe, invest in property, buy a plane so I could go visit grandma any time I wanted, and build myself a library like the on in Beauty and the Beast.

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    1. I kinda answered it post-length. I hope you don't mind. I linked back. :)
      http://papaisapreacher.blogspot.ca/2013/05/if-i-had.html

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    2. Mind? Of course not! (And, I absolutely love that you mention tithing first.)

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  2. A house on acres and acres of wooded land with some kind of water (creek, river, pond, lake, whatever) and a horse barn. Horses for me and four wheelers for Will. Someone to take care of the horses so I don't have to. An awesome cook. Also a maid, but since I have girls, I guess I only need one, ha ha.

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    1. Oh, yeah, a cook. That would be nice.

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  3. I'm gonna send you some positive mojo and all I want in return is a new minivan with one of those cameras so you can make sure you're not backing up on any children or racoons. Deal?

    Good luck!

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    1. My 'almost new' van that we just got has one of those cameras. It's awesome. I'll totally buy you one.

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    2. Much obliged. And I won't even be jealous right now that you have that coveted camera - those are da bomb!

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  4. Ha! So much of what you write I can relate with...having grown up in a family of 8 kids. I love how you pointed out that your kids will sleep all over each other but can't stand a single touch (or even a look) in the car. I remember that. How did my parents handle it!?

    You are hilarious. My mom is still telling people about your LTYM essay.

    And if I had millions of dollars, I'd throw BIG parties everyday!

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    1. Your mom is now my favorite! And, I would come to your daily parties!

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  5. Of course I'd buy $360 million more lottery tickets!! ;)

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