My two least favorite chores in the world are cleaning up after cooking/eating dinner (the actual cooking part, I like, but cleaning up after the kids, I hate) and making school lunches. After dinner, I would retire to my own pursuits, leaving the servants to clean up the kitchen and make lunches for the next day. That would be the life!
First of all, I would't tell anyone I won. For instance, let's say you get 50 million from lottery. Some people say they would leave their jobs immediately, but I think many other people can realize something different happened to you. So, I would stay some weeks on my current job, and leave it if it was some activity I wouldn't like so much. But as I enjoy what I do I think I wouldn't quit. I also would be the kind of person that wouldn't buy expensive things, like a Ferrari, or a huge mansion (at least not just after I won this money), because it is such a so unusual situation for me (having so much money) that I think I wouldn't know what to do, actually.
I would Buy a small house in the middle of no-where and live off the intrest while learning java and spending 12 hours a day at my computer (ok maybe only 8) Putting the rest in a safe buried under ground (id use half to pay off all payments to bank) then i would read every book on java Bert and Kathy come out with since HeadFirst second eddition is so good then i would try bugs cooked in various ways ....... i really dont think it would cost 1 million to do that but a stay at home job in a small sub-terraenean house with a few million stashed away safe would be good enough for me (especially if its near a Bookstore or has excellent internet reception if it doesnt i will invest on getting it all in all i would learn more java and work at home
I would sleep around a bit. After which I would try to use my money to meet my idol, my hero, Mr. Bill Gates just so that I can kiss his hands and tell him of how big a fan I am and to let him know how much he means to all of us, I don't care if I have to spend the largest chunk of my money in this pursuit. The rest of the money I would use for curing my internet addiction.
I wouldn't tell anyone, that's what I wouldn't do.
Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill: My two least favorite chores in the world are cleaning up after cooking/eating dinner (the actual cooking part, I like, but cleaning up after the kids, I hate) and making school lunches.
I can understand that, so for the first problem we have a rule at home that I found at a Buddhist retreat centre, everyone washes their own bowl. My youngest daughter is young and stupid so she loves this rule, she even wants to wash everyone else's dishes too. Stupid joke aside, kids are really helpful when they're young, but we treatless them like they're too small and they're so desperate to prove that they're not.
My eldest daughter at 13 now took a little convincing, we had to consistently apply this or indeed even I would end up slipping and leave it to my wife to do. Now they have a nanny home during the holidays and even though the nanny assumes she has to do the dishes, everyone just does their own. Its not much, but it lightens the load if only in your mind, now it doesn't feel like you have to clean up after everyone, and the kids dont make as much of a mess as they would if someone else would clean up after them.
As for the second problem, the eldest makes lunch for the both of them, we just try to cook enough so there'll be leftovers to put on their sandwiches.
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Originally posted by Arvind Birla: I would sleep around a bit.
I'm sure that'll be fine, as long as you wear a condom.
Peter Gibbons: What would you do if you had a million dollars? Lawrence: I'll tell you what I'd do, man: two chicks at the same time, man. Peter Gibbons: That's it? If you had a million dollars, you'd do two chicks at the same time? Lawrence: Damn straight. I always wanted to do that, man. And I think if I were a millionaire I could hook that up, too; 'cause chicks dig dudes with money. Peter Gibbons: Well, not all chicks. Lawrence: Well, the type of chicks that'd double up on a dude like me do. Peter Gibbons: Good point. Lawrence: Well, what about you now? what would you do? Peter Gibbons: Besides two chicks at the same time? Lawrence: Well, yeah. Peter Gibbons: Nothing. Lawrence: Nothing, huh? Peter Gibbons: I would relax... I would sit on my ass all day... I would do nothing. Lawrence: Well, you don't need a million dollars to do nothing, man. Take a look at my cousin: he's broke, don't do shit.