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You can't take it with you
#1
UNDER THE STREET - Thursday, January 4th, 2018

asked under the spare change jar in your closet


What extravagantly pricey indulgence will you purchase when you win both of the half-billion dollar lotteries currently up for grabs?




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Perhaps we can interest you in a million dollar platinum fishing lure from this list of practical items.




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Do you even surf, bro?  Hang ten on this $1.3 million dollar board.



   
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#2
I'll buy a blister pack of six 1/16 oz. maribou jigs and go dunk'em through the ice in search of delicious crappie fillets. Color doesn't matter -so long as it's chartreuse.
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I would buy every hungry person a fruit pie.
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I'll buy land on a mountain with beautiful views, a heliport, and independent utility services that I own and operate myself on the land. I won't be dependent on anybody else any more than necessary. Farm workers will come in and till the land and there will be animals useful for food. There'll be a deep water lake on the land too.

It'll be big enough for everyone in my extended family to have their own homes. 

But being fatalistic to a great degree, I will likely be the place that Putin or Iran or N. Korea decide to target when they make their first nuke shirt into America. If so, I hope they're successful in killing everyone on the first shirt. 

In my dreams.

Likely I'll give a lot to each relative so they can do for themselves, and I'll also donate to some of my most concerning situations in the world. And then I'll stay right here in my middle class home because I have 3 kids who almost cry when I talk about selling this house. Too many memories here for them to lose. 

But I will put in a better newer heating and cooling system for this house. 

And there will be no need to string an electric wire from the laundry into the main  basement room for a heater because the heating in the wall went kaput. Without that wire across the laundry room I won't fall down again hitting my knee directly on the concrete floor. (Either that or I'll buy knee pads to wear every time I do the laundry.)  If I could undo that one thing that happened a few days ago then my big toe won't be dark blue and my knee wouldn't be bruised and my arm wouldn't hurt from catching me and there would not be numerous other bruises on myself. All for the lack of that lottery win. It's not that we couldn't have paid for those things. It's that I'm married to a penny-pincher who thinks if he has to pay for it he'll be a pauper on the street.

Unfortunately, he also didn't buy the lottery tickets because of the same reason.
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#5
Travel.  Everywhere.  Eat the most bizarre foods, see the most exotic dances, listen to the strangest music.  I'll travel until my health declines and I can travel no more.
"There are some ideas so absurd only an intellectual could believe them."   George Orwell    
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#6
you do all that, Iamme, it will be travel of an interior sort that you won't be able to do Tongue  Semper gut!
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(01-04-2018, 12:31 PM)Riverdrifter Wrote: I'll buy a blister pack of six 1/16 oz. maribou jigs and go dunk'em through the ice in search of delicious crappie fillets. Color doesn't matter -so long as it's chartreuse.

Oh, RD, this so reminds me of my son. From the time he was big enough to go crappie fishing with the old guys, chartreuse was the magic word!  Thanks for the memory.
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#8
I think we'd give away most of it, to family/friends/charities.  After first paying the taxes, whatever they happen to be, of course.

My desires are relatively not that pricey, although I do have my eye on some Vandersteen speakers that cost about $1500.  I've been thinking about them for years, but can't quite justify buying them just yet.  Maybe someday. And I might want to try some expensive wine, like a really good red Bordeaux.
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