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Posted: February 15, 2013, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

I would love to travel the u.s. this summer when the weather is nice and if I had a powerball jackpot under my belt I think I would.  My mother has a brother in spain so I would send her their for the summer so she could catch up on old times.  But I would like to see crater lake and the grand canyon and the red woods.  Plus the statue of liberty and yosemite national park because we never got to do that as kids because we were on a limited budget.  So if I had the money I would travel the u.s. for fun.  I would be fantastic!-weshar75

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    Posted: February 15, 2013, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

    I would love to travel the u.s. this summer when the weather is nice and if I had a powerball jackpot under my belt I think I would.  My mother has a brother in spain so I would send her their for the summer so she could catch up on old times.  But I would like to see crater lake and the grand canyon and the red woods.  Plus the statue of liberty and yosemite national park because we never got to do that as kids because we were on a limited budget.  So if I had the money I would travel the u.s. for fun.  I would be fantastic!-weshar75

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    I hope you can achieve one of your goals each year even if you don't win the lottery. Ive been to the Grand Canyon a few times and the small plane sight seeing tour is the best. It only takes about 45 minutes to see everything from a plane, but its worth the trip.

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      Posted: February 15, 2013, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

      lol  That will be ONLY one of my jobs, even after a lottery win. I cannot imagine dropping my next book (in progress) and walking away....someone would have to pry it with a crowbar from my hand.

      Thats awesome when you enjoy what you do, not like work at all.

      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

      For a lead role in a cage?

       

                                                  From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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        lol  That will be ONLY one of my jobs, even after a lottery win. I cannot imagine dropping my next book (in progress) and walking away....someone would have to pry it with a crowbar from my hand.

        I wouldn't use a crowbar.

        I'd just tickle ya til ya drop it.

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          I wouldn't use a crowbar.

          I'd just tickle ya til ya drop it.

          Ha Ha. It is far from finished so it is not worth much at this point.

          J'aime La France.

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            Posted: February 15, 2013, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

            Deciding to quit work would depend on the amount of money I won. The Palmetto Cash Five lottery, which is one I play on a more regular basis has a jackpot of $500,000.00 at most. (The powerup option for this lottery ranges from 2x to 5x on a jackpot of 100,000.00). Even though $500,000.00 is a nice amount, it's not enough (to me) to quit my job. I happen to like what I do, but if I even win enough money that me feel I was set for life (Powerball), I'd give a two week notice the very next day. I'd love to spend time finishing projects around the home, spend more time with friends and family, and TRAVEL!

            "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it!"- Walt Disney

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              Posted: February 16, 2013, 12:25 am - IP Logged

              yea no kidding....the unpaid intern.  Go get us coffee please.

              The point of the not get paid part was that the only difference betwen a rut and a grave is the depth, so if you're not doing something you'd do just for enjoyment get into a field that you would enjoy.

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                Now Mr. Maringo, if one competed against a lot of other people to get a job and you worked your way up and your name is on a special project or matter (it is your "baby"), I don't see why anyone would be expected to give up their job for others if they won the lottery. It is not that easy to hand over your "baby" to anyone and just leave it.

                Spending money 24/7 is not going to fulfill ones intellectual needs. One needs to exercise their mind as well. I commend the winner for staying to at least finish out his project. He probably has institutional knowledege of the project that no one else has, so he is doing the unselfish thing.

                 Local schools, churches, homeless shelters, hospitals and public parks always need volunteers. Not challenging enough? there are many causes that need to be addressed such as teaching financial literacy to the laymen, counselling of the youth on issues affecting them or joining environmental protection pressure groups. You see there are many things to do out there that the corporate world does not address. I am not saying abruptly abandoning and thereby jeopardizing a project; just easing off it gently but surely.

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                  The only "job" I'd have is volunteering. The major reason for not wanting a job would be so I could be free and not tied down to doing what someone wants, when they want. Imagine, you decide randomly you want to take a vacation somewhere. If you're still working, it could be weeks before you're able to actually go. Now imagine you've quit that job. You can pack your suitcase right away and go on down to the airport.


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                    The only "job" I'd have is volunteering. The major reason for not wanting a job would be so I could be free and not tied down to doing what someone wants, when they want. Imagine, you decide randomly you want to take a vacation somewhere. If you're still working, it could be weeks before you're able to actually go. Now imagine you've quit that job. You can pack your suitcase right away and go on down to the airport.

                    Yeah thats true...imagine if  your boss told you that you couldnt do something or to do something that you really didnt want to do...everytime that happened you'd be like Im so out of here....It would be a challenge to stick around when you know you didnt have to.

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                      The point of the not get paid part was that the only difference betwen a rut and a grave is the depth, so if you're not doing something you'd do just for enjoyment get into a field that you would enjoy.

                      Noooooooo.....Volunteer work is one thing.  But if you have a talent and you value yourself , being paid for your efforts is a part of normal self esteem.

                      J'aime La France.

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                         Local schools, churches, homeless shelters, hospitals and public parks always need volunteers. Not challenging enough? there are many causes that need to be addressed such as teaching financial literacy to the laymen, counselling of the youth on issues affecting them or joining environmental protection pressure groups. You see there are many things to do out there that the corporate world does not address. I am not saying abruptly abandoning and thereby jeopardizing a project; just easing off it gently but surely.

                        I think we are in agreement. The contract is in the mail...lol

                        J'aime La France.

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                          The only "job" I'd have is volunteering. The major reason for not wanting a job would be so I could be free and not tied down to doing what someone wants, when they want. Imagine, you decide randomly you want to take a vacation somewhere. If you're still working, it could be weeks before you're able to actually go. Now imagine you've quit that job. You can pack your suitcase right away and go on down to the airport.

                          Roger that, I'm a spur of the moment guy my ownself.

                          The little woman never knows when I'll walk in the door and say "Commence to packin', Sugarbritches, we're headed fer parts unknown and we'll be leavin' in one hour."

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                            Noooooooo.....Volunteer work is one thing.  But if you have a talent and you value yourself , being paid for your efforts is a part of normal self esteem.

                            Artist,

                            The point isn't volunteer work at all. Consider 'doing it for no pay' as an idiom, an expression. After he retired from baseball Mickey Mantle said, "I would never have told them that I loved this game so much I would have played for nothing". Of course he didn't mean that literally, it's just an expression of exaggeration to make a point.

                            Many define financial freedom as having enough money to free you up to do what you want to do whenever you want to do it. Keeping a job doesn't exactly allow that.

                            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                            Lep

                            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                              Posted: February 18, 2013, 12:36 am - IP Logged

                              I know one thing for certain, lm dropping everything right there.   If lm driving on interstate 880  in my Silverado and l hear l won that kind of  scratch- lm pulling over on the side and walking. Let the CHP impound my beast . One has to do at least one crazy thing in life.
                              * Working for someone from that point on?- surely you jest !