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$10 Million Dreams

Ahhhh the things we could do with that much money, the possibilities are endless but here’s some of my top choices. The idea for this post wasn’t mine I came across it here and here, both of which are worth taking a look at.

  • Do something fun like going down to Broadway station for a day and hand out monthly passes to everyone you see, because riding the bus sucks or go downtown and hand out $100 to everyone that you see.
  • Buy ourselves a gorgeous house with an awesome kitchen.  It must overlook the ocean, Point Grey/Kitsilano area would be nice.  The more I think about it the I think I could probably just spend most of it on real estate if we tried.  It would also be great to get Mom & Dad a house down here as well as paying off their house in PG and getting ourselves something up there.  I’m not sure how much we’d spend up in PG but why not.
  • Give some to family and friends, of course.
  • Help out as many charities as we can.
  • Cars: there’s just so many vehicles that between the four of us (Me, Simon, Mom & Dad)that we could buy, too many to list, but oh the fun we could have shopping for them.
  • Buy some land for the Dog farm the Mom has always wanted to have.  Help as many as we can and then a few more.
  • Get a couple of dogs of our own.
  • Build and awesomely huge aquarium at our house.
  • Do some traveling, a European vacation would be fun, visit England, France and finally make my way to the town of Auray like I’ve always wanted to.
  • Buy the best Nikon D-whatever and take up photography on a serious basis.
  • Hire a maid and chef, because cleaning sucks and cooking is only fun once in a while.

Well that’s probably a good enough list to get started.  Feel free to add your own in the comments (that is if anybody still reads this).  Keep in mind that a lot of this would happen after we’d invested the majority of the winnings so as to set up an income with which to live off of and have fun dreaming about all the things you’d like to buy.

Life Experiences

Bold the ones you’ve done..

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said ‘I love you’ and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne.
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cds
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror.
96. Raised children.
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived.
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146: Dyed your hair
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head
149: Caused a car accident
150: Saved someone’s life

Now, it’s your turn.

Mug Shots Meme

I came across a Mug Shots meme and being the person that doesn’t usually go for the whole meme thing I liked this one and decided to go with it.

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OK before you all start on the comments I know it’s not a mug but I don’t drink coffee so I don’t use mugs. I drink a whole lot of diet coke though and this is my favorite glass. I bought (read: mom paid for it but I ended up with it) it as a set from Avon many many years ago. The one glass that’s left has a pewter bear on it and the other one had a wolf. I liked them so much when I got them that I didn’t use them, they just sat in the box they came in so that I wouldn’t ever break them, don’t worry I eventually came to realize the silliness of this concept. Several years ago when the Okanagan was dealing with the massive wild fires that hit that area there was a lady on the news one night who’s house had just been burned to the ground and her piece of advice was “use your good china ever day because you never know when it’s going to be gone.” The next time a came across the box of glasses I finally pulled them out of the box and started using them. And of course what I feared happened and Simon accidentally dropped one of them one day and it shattered (I made him keep the pewter wolf though) so now I enjoy the one that’s left even more. Well that’s my favorite glass story, please share your stories.