Sunday, June 27, 2010

If I Had a Million + Dollars

This is a question that comes up amongst friends sometimes.  What would you do if you won a huge amount of money?  I mean, what would you do, aside from sharing with family and giving to charity?  Would you buy enough yarn to fit a warehouse?  Have your fingernails painted a different color each day of the week?  Buy a Bentley?  

For me, I would travel a lot.  I'd probably have a second house in Southern Germany, a place that I miss more than I can express.  I'd buy Australian yarn in Australia, Peruvian yarn in Peru.  I'd go everywhere from north to south, from east to west.  I go where the music is, catching all my favorite bands and singers.  I'd have a massage every week.  I'd take classes in all the things that interest me, from making pysanka to cooking Italian food to photography to playing slide guitar. 

If I had a number one wish, I'd learn to play like Derek Trucks.  If I could achieve even 10% of his abilities, I'd be a happy person.  Check out this video from 3 years ago.  If you fast forward to 10:24, you'll see what I mean (even better if you enlarge to full screen mode).  I find it difficult to take my eyes off his hands and fingers on the strings.

I'd love to hear what you would do.  If you blog about it, let me know.  Pass it on.....!


JelliDonut said...

Yep. Travel. Can't think of anything better!

Unknown said...

You hit the nail on the head. Travel, travel and travel. Plus the bit about learning more about things that interest you. Buying the yarn you love from its site of origin? What fun.

Ana Petrova said...

Can I go with you?
I would have an apartment in Budapest and a house in Hawaii. And yes travel the world. But a million dollars may not be enough in this economy. Remember a million is not what it used to be.

Judging from the prices of real estate I think those two homes may blow my budget. Ok maybe I would rent.

lizzzknits said...

I would re-tile the master bath which is now leaking.......Gonna have to find the $$ somewhere.....

Actually, I would travel as well.