congratulations! you’ve won the rabies lottery!

So i keep getting these emails saying I’ve won 50 gadjillion dollars in some overseas lottery. Thankfully most of them are diverted by my junk mail filter so I never have to actually see them, but occasionally one or two slips by. But it gets me to thinking… what if I actually won a lottery? how would it change me? or would it? I like to think I’d do what stereotypically cliche lottery-winners say and spoil my friends a little. Take everyone on a killer trip, maybe to hawaii or burning man or something. rent RV’s and fill them with pygmy goats and silly string and just get lost for a month or two. or give everyone I know really cool video cameras and $5000 to make their own indie films and then host my own film fest, with the winner getting a really cool prize. or I’d throw a really killer private concert with someone like U2 or dj shadow, but only for my real friends. fake friends would so be wishing they’d invited me to their parties or called me on my birthday. Maybe I’d fall in with the wrong crowd; start vacationing in miami, get a total plastic surgery  makeover and develop a severe cocaine problem. Actually, that sounds pretty alright to me.  On a totally unrelated note, I’ve been inundated with SXSW fever this past week. It seems like it’s everywhere, I keep seeing friend’s amazing shots of rockstars and hearing crazy stories about moon towers and mobile party RV’s. To say I’m a little jealous would be a shocking understatement. On the otherhand, I just heard there’s been an outbreak of rabid bats inhabiting the Austin convention center. Maybe it’s a good thing I passed this year. ;D   

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2 Responses to “congratulations! you’ve won the rabies lottery!”

  1. I often think about this issue too. I usually plan a trip and a cash giveaway for my friends and family. But then I start getting into the financials. Thinking ‘what if I only win $1 million? Can’t get too crazy spending on everyone. That’s not too much money.’ By the end of the fantasy I’m no longer on vacation, instead I’m in a financial planner’s office diversifying my portfolio.

  2. yeah that would be the smart, sensible thing to do… but honestly.. wouldnt you be a little tempted to just blow it all on something really effing awesome?? like building your own rollercoaster or anti-gravity machine?? ;D

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