Monday, March 30, 2009

For fun: What would you do with a million dollars?

What would you do if you suddenly were rich? How would it change your life? What would you buy? Or are you already rolling in so much money that you'd use it to light the candles on your 48 foot dining table?

P.S.: If you don't use dollars, please substitute whatever form of currency you have.
P.P.S: If you don't have currency, or are so evolved you have no physical needs, please feel free to advise others on how to spend their money.
P.P.P.S. Thanks to Rick D. for the question in the suggestions post!

44 comments:

DESTINY said...

I shall advise since I don't use money.

My advice is thus: Buy low, sell high.

It is your destiny.

Ms. Fettleston said...

Dear Ms. Mira,

Oh my goodness. A million dollars! Well, if I had a million dollars, I set up trust funds for my nephews, of course. Then I would spend a small bit on indulging myself. I have always wanted a silk nightdress. Real silk. Such a luxury.

Oh, I do hope those nice young men don't read this, dear. Let's just keep this between us women, shall we?

Sincerely,

Ms. Fettleston

Scruffy said...

pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant.



Woof.

Marilyn Peake said...

I grew up in a very poor village. We barely had enough to eat. After my mother died, it was revealed to me that my destiny involved going on a difficult mission to rescue six boys trapped since ancient times within a magical air bubble beneath the ocean. With the help of Elden the dolphin and Beluga the white whale, I rescued them. To my great surprise, my entire village was then allowed to share the great wealth from the magnificent ancient city beneath the ocean! It has been great fun, hauling the treasure up from the bottom of the ocean and seeing people’s lives improve as a result.

- Wiley O’Mara, main character in The Fisherman’s Son Trilogy

Candy said...

Not what I 'would' do but what I 'will" do with a million dollars. Of course, she has to die first but I'm on my way soon now and I hope it'll only take a month. When I come back everyone at the club will treat me like SOMEBODY and want to borrow money for drugs and stuff. I'm not into that but Brian is wasted most of the time. I'll not lend anyone a sou! But I'll get a decent place to live, where I can see the sky instead of just legs walking past the window. And I'll eat more than fish and chips! And I'll not have to work in some fetid pub with dirty old men trying to pinch my bottom all the time.

I know- I'll have a party for us! Ms. Fettleston can bring some of her muffins. Fin probably needs fattening up and maybe she's close to my age which would be fun. Shadow, can you eat or does food just drop from your mouth to the floor? Goran, can you beam yourself down from your ship for a few hours? All of you = how great to have my own friends in my own place. All of you - and no Brian!

Anonymous said...

Hi Candy,

That sounds fun. Awesome fun. I'd like that.

Wiley, how old are you?

If I had a million dollars, I'd buy my mom and dad a house. I'd buy an X-box and a wide-screen T.V. and a DVR. An Ipod and an IPhone. And a car for next year when I turn 16. A Camero. Red. Or black.

Shadow

Marilyn Peake said...

Shadow,

I'm the twelve-year-old main character in The Fisherman's Son Trilogy.

- Wiley O’Mara, main character in The Fisherman's Son Trilogy

Pure Fiction said...

One million euro . . .goodness. Let me see . . . I suppose I could buy some new clothes, smarten myself up a little? Although the truth is I couldn't give a flying fruitcake what I look like. Not anymore.

I suppose I could fly over to Candy's party - if you wouldn't mind, Candy? It sounds nice - and I'd love to try Mrs Fettleston's muffins.
And then there's the roof to be fixed. And the hitman to pay, of course - The one I'd hire to kill my ex-husband.

Who am I trying to fool? The truth is, cruel and ignorant as he is, I'd probably spend every penny of it trying to win him back.

Anonymous said...

Wiley

That sounds fun. What kind of treasure. Was it a pirates?

Sorry your mom died.

I'm older than you. I'm fifteen. My mom's still alive.

I'd also buy a new computer and a motorbike. I'd get games for my X-box. I'd get a tatoo. A snake.

Shadow

Brokerage said...

Finally. A moment to introduce myself. It's lunch hour, not that I take lunch. Wanted to give you my full attention.

Name's Brandon Smythe, call me Brand. Good to meet you, Destiny, Ms. Fettleston, Wiley, Candy, Shadow, Pure Fiction. You too, Scruffy. Good dog.

Damn. That's my secretary. A sec.....told her I'd take the call later. This is an important meeting.

So, a million dollars. Thanks, but you keep it. I have enough money to...one sec. Damn. I've got to take this one. Back later.

Brokerage said...

Changed my mind. Got a place I could use an extra million.

Thanks. Return the favor someday.

--Brandt

Subtle said...
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Subtle Rose said...

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Marilyn Peake said...

Shadow,

The treasure is an entire ancient city similar to ancient Greece and Rome and the mythical Atlantis. There’s practically an endless amount of magnificent treasure.

- Wiley O’Mara, main character in The Fisherman’s Son Trilogy

Marilyn Peake said...

Brokerage,

I fear you are always interrupting the living of your life in order to take phone calls. You are rushing through time. Why?

Remember the message I shared with Wiley O'Mara:
Drink deeply by land or sea.
Earth comes only once.
You have only one life. Do not waste that precious gift.

- Lucinda, magical fairy godmother type woman in The Fisherman’s Son Trilogy.

Marilyn Peake said...

Brokerage,

I would like to do business with you. But it will be on my terms.

- Donella, "Repo Girl" in Repo Girl and the Fortune Faerie, short story soon to be published in the anthology, Twisted Tails IV: Fantastic Flights of Fantasy.

shy said...

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.

~Robert Graves

Brokerage said...

Donella,

Got my attention. I'm listening.

--Brand

Marilyn Peake said...

Brokerage,

First, I need to know exactly the type of work you do. How would you explain your job, and the types of deals you make?

- Donella, "Repo Girl" in Repo Girl and the Fortune Faerie, short story soon to be published in the anthology, Twisted Tails IV: Fantastic Flights of Fantasy.

Fin said...

Honestly, I'm set to start inheriting far more money than I could wipe my butt with for the rest of my life.

First, I'll get the squatters' place up the road fixed up and inhabitable. Mom can take what of it she wants since Roger and Evelyn stiffed her when Dad died.

Then it gets tougher. Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like to suggest to you that there are actually people outside your door, and they're starving. There are tiny babies who drink water that would probably burn my skin like acid. There are childrem being turned into sex slaves and war mongers.

I think, other than funding a road trip across this country, I will do what I can to help those people. Maybe I'll walk up the white house steps and actually wipe my bottom with a one-hundred dollar bill. Cause it's paper. If you're not going to make it into a book, or art, that's all that paper is really good for.

And Candy, if you fatten me up, can you start with my boobs?

Brokerage said...

Donella,

Investment banker.

What do you have to offer?

--Brand

Fin said...

Okay, ALL! I think it may be time for an intervention with Brokerage.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fin,

How are you tonight?

Shadow

Goran Njiric said...

A million? Give it to a charity. Now that I'm in the FGSS, and at my age, money doesn't mean much. For the rest of my likely short life, I'll have everything paid for. What's not to love about that?

Thinking about it, I might just get rid of my extra cash that's sitting in my bank accounts too. I've got no one to leave it to, so why not?

Fin said...

Goran,
You're not scary. You're strange in an endearing way. But strange is scary to people, at least here on earth in the year 2009, but apparently there too. So, maybe I missed it somewhere but how old are you, exactly?

Shadow,
Sorry. I was in bed early last night. That never happens. How's things?

Marilyn Peake said...

Brokerage,

Investment banker: that is perfect. I’m working with powerful world leaders who could use your services. I will make the arrangements, and I will schedule a fortune-telling session for you with my friend, the Fortune Faerie. You will learn much by gazing into her crystal ball and listening to her predictions.

Fin said, "Okay, ALL! I think it may be time for an intervention with Brokerage." Do not even think of doing that, Fin. I have warned you.

- Donella, "Repo Girl" in Repo Girl and the Fortune Faerie, short story soon to be published in the anthology, Twisted Tails IV: Fantastic Flights of Fantasy.

Troubadour said...

When I was alive I had more wealth than I could ever spend. For all of the lives I took, I confiscated jewelry and money.

My father was a silversmith and jeweler, and from him I learned to melt down the heirlooms and reforge them so they would not be recognizable.

Fin said...

Donella,
Why do you feel the need to threaten me? I mean, I don't do that to you. But hey, I'm clever, and I hate money so maybe I'm warning YOU. I'm not, really. It's your life should you feel like wasting it. WASTE AWAY.

Goran Njiric said...

I was hoping that I could stay scary. It seemed rather fun, like something I could brag about. Though, I doubt I could keep it up for long.

Nice to hear that I'm endearing, though, thanks for that. As for how old I am, I'm 67 years old. If I were to guess, I'd say you're about sixteen, seventeen yourself?

Fin said...

Good guess, Goran. Seventeen. And really, you made yourself sound about 193 the way you talk about your life and experiences. That's a lot to pack into 67 years. Better than being bored I suppose.

Okay, I try to keep it all straight but are you human? What are Loonies?

Goran Njiric said...

No really big alterations here. Not some magic Jupiter-alien either. I'm human, save for the metal in my head. Loonies are human too, but they're all barking mad.

There's something about living in the Earth's moon that just makes them crazy. I don't know what it is, but I'd think it's the lack of gravity and color. Some of them think they could actually declare independence from the Earth, but the FGSS would probably scorch them out if they tried it. Most of their habs can be cracked just as easily as ours, and on the Earth's moon, there's really nowhere to run. They don't even have orbit to orbit ships there. They think they're the lords of all creation, but they pay top dollar for unrefined sewage. It's terrible.

There really isn't anything other than humanity, still. Sure, there are groups everywhere who have their own idea of what true, perfect humanity -should- be like, and some of them are heavily into body modification, but I never really cared much for that. Of course, had I lived on Earth, I'd have likely gone to the Antori group. Unfortunately, the light speed lag from here is too big for me to be a part of that sort of collective.

And, I know I sound old, but it's because despite the fact that I've lived in the same place my entire life, there's all kinds of things to -do-. There's no time to let yourself get bored. Once that happens, people go knife-crazy.

Fin said...

And, Goran, if there were to be a book written about your life and exploits, what would it be called?

Goran Njiric said...

Hmm. That's actually a difficult one. To be honest, I haven't got the faintest idea. It's an autobiography of sorts, so I would figure it might be something along the lines of "How I Got Screwed by the Machine: A Tale of Life With the GendamerĂ­a", but that seems a little... rough.

Better than 'Space Geezer in a Tight Suit', which my handler said should be the title. He's a bit of a jerk, though.

Goran Njiric said...

Forgot to ask, though, what would yours be?

I'd trade my sidearm for an edit function.

Fin said...

Goran,
It would be called "Fury" and it would be the first in a series called "A Furor's Tale".

"Space Geezer in a Tight Suit" might imply more humor than you'd want. Not that you're not a little funny.

Goran Njiric said...

Bad humor, is what it would imply. I know what you mean, though. I might just let the machine name it.

Yours sounds quite interesting. I hope the vast amount of things that I'm getting mixed up in don't take long enough to fill more than one story. While I'm up for a little bit of excitement, there is such a thing as too much.

Fin said...

There is such a thing as too much. But I have a lot to say.

Goran Njiric said...

It looks like you do. And a lot of work ahead of you. I hope you succeed in your goals, as they would likely be quite grand.

Fin said...

Goran,
For such an odd bird, you certainly are a peach. Maybe you're not that odd where you come from. But I doubt that.

sex scenes at starbucks said...

I'm already rich, I guess. At least that's what they tell me. What I'd like is half a minute to get on Amazon and order a new Ipod since I dropped my old one in the toilet.

Newsflash: My cousin says putting my address on such an easily hackable system is yet another no-no since the demons might find me.

Like they don't know where I am all the time anyway.

--Aidan

Christine H said...
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Christine H said...

Faldur - If I had a million dollars, then I would be richer than the King. Since no one can be richer than the King, this is a pointless question. I'm going to smoke a pipe now.

Marenya - A million dollars? If I had a million dollars, I'd be richer than the King! I can't even imagine that.

But if I did have wealth, I would first buy a little cottage for myself and my mother to live in. Then I would help all the other widows out there, especially the wives of Rangers and soldiers and all of the surmen who fought in the war.

And, I know it's selfish, but I'd like to have one dress that's as pretty as Pelwyn's.

Charlene said...

A million dollars...what wouldn't I do?
Well first I'd pay off all my debts in Esquin before they send a bounty hunter after me then I'd buy myself a nice place and invest in a company somewhere so I could sit back and relax.
...No, that's a load of crap, I'd hire a hit man to assassinate Esquin and put the remainder towards getting a mayor into office who'll actually do some good for the city!

-Brandon

Anonymous said...

Fix my starship and visit my property on the moon.