When the Mega Millions was approaching $1 billion last Friday, Hubs and I were having fun thinking of what we would do with all that money. (Shocker, we didn't win.) My last thought before we went back to our regularly scheduled Friday night, was that I would take a portion of the money and open my own publishing house.
Then I could publish all the people who write good books but can't even get a nod from the traditional publishers. And pay them better than the traditional publishers pay authors. And drive the Big 5 out of business.
Bwa ha ha.
I mean, what else do you do with almost a billion dollars? Buy a new house? Nah. We like this one. We'd fix it up. Do the remodeling we've been dreaming about. And we'd buy more land, of course. There's this piece of property that fronts a creek I like to fish on. Buy that, throw a little cabin on it for bathrooms, munchies, and naps. A getaway ten minutes from home.
Traveling would be a lot easier. Buy a plane? Nah. I have no interest in owning a plane. We'd charter flights. Pop up to see Mom. Pop down to see Mom-in-law. Fly people in to see us.
Give money to our friends and family? Probably, but then they'd have to deal with taxes and crap. Move Mom into a nicer place and pay the rent on it for the rest of her life, of course. But giving everyone I know and love loads of moolah? Not so sure about that. More often than not, money ruins people.
We're simple folk. We don't want or need much. We have pretty much everything we need or want already. Having some more money so we never have to worry about it again would be awesome, though. And having enough so our loved ones never have to worry about it again would be even better.
I'm not buying tickets for the next drawing. Over a billion? That's way too much. I mean, the $868M it was when I bought the last ticket was too much. This is why I play the smaller game 'Show Me Cash'. The biggest it's gotten as far as I can remember was like $500K. I could work with that.
Sorry about not being able to open the publishing house, though. That would've been cool.
What would you do it you won a billion dollars? Did you buy tickets for tonight's drawing?