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The Lottery and Marriage Poll

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If you were single and won a lottery jackpot, would you marry someone after winning the prize?

YES [ 13 ]  [26.53%]
NO [ 36 ]  [73.47%]
Total Valid Votes [ 49 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 5 ]  
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Posted: July 1, 2011, 10:06 am - IP Logged

My belovéd and I have an agreement.  If we win the lottery, I will retain sole control of disbursement of funds because I have bettter financial sense and a harder heart to turn away leeches.  Our unified PUBLIC front will be if our friends or someone from his family asks him for undue favor, he will tell them they have to approach me and I will say NO.  If someone from my family approaches me with the same request, I will tell them to ask him, and he will then say NO.

If we win the Mega tonight, I am throwing away my little daily pills that instant and we are going to have the baby we wouldn't be able to afford otherwise.  Yes, I know millions of people have babies when they can't afford it, but that's just not the way we would do it.

Not wishing against any of you who have tickets, but if you're not vested in the Mega tonight, I would appreciate good Karmic thoughts towards lil' ole me winning. 

Feadogger really wants a baby before her ovaries retire.  And to have the money to repair the damage and remove the mold from our water damaged house.

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    ok after reading this i kinda sound like a weird biologically driven b*&ch but i need to explain. 

    First, I had too many tabs open and I meant to respond to the other Marriage and Lottery thread.  Sorry.

    Second, most all of our family and friends have even less than hubby and i so we share whatever resources we have with them. My house is known far and wide as "The Sanctuary" where everyone can escape their problems and get a good meal, sleep in a comfy bed with clean sheets, free counseling, Wi-Fi and sometimes a martini or two. We share what little we have despite some of them doing stuff like stealing stuff from our house, identity theft, etc.  And all the while my elderly mother is on me like a duck on a June Bug about it.  Any of y'all read Gone With the Wind?  I feel like Melanie Wilkes with an endless stream of refugees that I'm trying to care for with Scarlett screaming in my ear.

    The few times in our lives we have needed help badly no one ever stepped up and offered it, and we're too proud to ask.

    So no matter the smack I am talking here I will probably fold and still continue helping out my "friends" and family.  Human nature is so hard to fight sometimes.

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      ok after reading this i kinda sound like a weird biologically driven b*&ch but i need to explain. 

      First, I had too many tabs open and I meant to respond to the other Marriage and Lottery thread.  Sorry.

      Second, most all of our family and friends have even less than hubby and i so we share whatever resources we have with them. My house is known far and wide as "The Sanctuary" where everyone can escape their problems and get a good meal, sleep in a comfy bed with clean sheets, free counseling, Wi-Fi and sometimes a martini or two. We share what little we have despite some of them doing stuff like stealing stuff from our house, identity theft, etc.  And all the while my elderly mother is on me like a duck on a June Bug about it.  Any of y'all read Gone With the Wind?  I feel like Melanie Wilkes with an endless stream of refugees that I'm trying to care for with Scarlett screaming in my ear.

      The few times in our lives we have needed help badly no one ever stepped up and offered it, and we're too proud to ask.

      So no matter the smack I am talking here I will probably fold and still continue helping out my "friends" and family.  Human nature is so hard to fight sometimes.

      feardogger re: the last sentence. you can always adjust you're attitude,but not you're heart

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        Posted: July 1, 2011, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

        ridge runner can't get married if he wins millions he's already met his quota for this life..

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          ok after reading this i kinda sound like a weird biologically driven b*&ch but i need to explain. 

          First, I had too many tabs open and I meant to respond to the other Marriage and Lottery thread.  Sorry.

          Second, most all of our family and friends have even less than hubby and i so we share whatever resources we have with them. My house is known far and wide as "The Sanctuary" where everyone can escape their problems and get a good meal, sleep in a comfy bed with clean sheets, free counseling, Wi-Fi and sometimes a martini or two. We share what little we have despite some of them doing stuff like stealing stuff from our house, identity theft, etc.  And all the while my elderly mother is on me like a duck on a June Bug about it.  Any of y'all read Gone With the Wind?  I feel like Melanie Wilkes with an endless stream of refugees that I'm trying to care for with Scarlett screaming in my ear.

          The few times in our lives we have needed help badly no one ever stepped up and offered it, and we're too proud to ask.

          So no matter the smack I am talking here I will probably fold and still continue helping out my "friends" and family.  Human nature is so hard to fight sometimes.

          Yes, the added context certainly helps. 

          Kind of a rough road if family & "friends" will steal from you.

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            Posted: July 2, 2011, 12:19 am - IP Logged

            Green laughWhay would we call baby JOKERS, ...JOKLETS?

            ..........ROFL.............Green laugh

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              Posted: July 2, 2011, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

              Met only a handfull of folks that should be married, and I am not one of them.

              I cringe to think that marriage is anything less then a commitment to drive the other person nuts! ANd some folks are dern right great at that task!

              ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

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                Posted: July 2, 2011, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

                No.

                When I wanna slip out the back door, I don't need any kind of "paperwork" slowin' me down. Wink

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                  Posted: July 2, 2011, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

                  ridge runner can't get married if he wins millions he's already met his quota for this life..

                  You can never say never tiggs.

                  Sometimes everything is fine then out of the blue they commence to naggin about little things like you havin a lot of wimmin friends and stayin out all night teachin em to dance and stuff and the next thing you know you're in court losing another house.

                  I got no toleration fer the naggin.

                  Some wimmins get real particular about certain things after you marry em.

                  Some of em just don't know when they already done hit the dadgum jackpot.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

                  "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                    Posted: July 2, 2011, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

                    You can never say never tiggs.

                    Sometimes everything is fine then out of the blue they commence to naggin about little things like you havin a lot of wimmin friends and stayin out all night teachin em to dance and stuff and the next thing you know you're in court losing another house.

                    I got no toleration fer the naggin.

                    Some wimmins get real particular about certain things after you marry em.

                    Some of em just don't know when they already done hit the dadgum jackpot.

                    LMAO........"and the next thing you know you're in court losing another house".....  Green laugh

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                      Posted: July 4, 2011, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

                      I have been happily unmarried for 11 years.  When I win I will claim it then get married, thereby changing my name and moving.  Seems like a reasonable solution....

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                        I have been happily unmarried for 11 years.  When I win I will claim it then get married, thereby changing my name and moving.  Seems like a reasonable solution....

                        or you can remain happily unmarried and just change your name.

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                          Posted: July 4, 2011, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

                          Nope, I would probably live a party lifestyle though.. which could lead to some trouble Wink

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                            Posted: July 5, 2011, 11:11 am - IP Logged

                            or you can remain happily unmarried and just change your name.

                            yeah but then you have to worry about the gift tax and all that jazz.  He's a good man, works 2 jobs and he has put up with me all this time, he deserves to share the money :)

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                              Posted: July 5, 2011, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                              I have been married for 10 years...like most marriages some days its happily, other days--not so much...

                              I sometimes worry when we win the lottery my husband will leave me.  We married young(me 20, him 23), were each others' first EVERYTHING--sometimes I worry that he would want to go "sow his wild oats" once he has money....

                              If I was single I would probably get married.