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When I Get Rich--30 Items I Must Buy

Updated on October 23, 2013
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Money, Money, Money!

Some days I feel sorry for wealthy people. They aren't allowed to sit about and daydream about all the wonderful things they will buy when they are rich(er). Then again, there is a certain amount of satisfaction in knowing that I have at least one luxury that they do not.

Even so, I still like to make mental lists of all the neat stuff I will buy as soon as I come into the big money. Now, I know that money is "the root of all evil", and that it "can't buy happiness", but it can buy certain things to comfort me while I am being evil and unhappy.

In celebration of this being my 30th hub, I will divulge 30 of the items, from the outrageous to the practical, from my "Things to Buy When I Am Rich" list. What would you buy if you suddenly became wealthy?

Hot Air Balloon

This is first on my list, because I have always wanted a balloon, and that is exactly the excuse I will use for buying the newest, sportiest one on the lot. Hot air balloons are practical too. I can make back most of my money by selling rides on the weekends.

I can also spy on neighbors that live in the next county, and start a few UFO scares with the proper attachment of strobe lights. What's more, I will be the only person in the neighborhood who owns one, which will add to my "eccentric rich-person" reputation.

New Vehicle

A balloon isn't always a practical means of transportation. I mean, I'm not going to go inflate it every time I need to run to town for a loaf of bread. It is very difficult to find appropriate parking for balloons too, and they have no alarm system.

So, I will need a new rig. Since I intend to have at least twenty children, cargo space will be much more important than fuel economy. Nothing says Oklahoma redneck stylin' like a brand new Dodge four door pickup.

With some creative horizontal stacking, I should be able to fit ten passengers into the cab and a twelve or more in the bed. This will make that trip for bread much easier on everyone, as the Beetle would be a bit crowded after ten or so kids, and the loaves would most likely get squashed at some point.

Butler

I"m not sure that I really need a full time butler, I would just like some lurking presence with an impeccable British accent to answer the door. Just the thing one doesn't expect to find in a small, vintage home in the middle of Oklahoma!

There might not be enough traditional tasks to keep the man busy, so I hope he likes gardening and pool-keeping as well. In his spare time, he will also have the priviledge of balloon inflation and waxing. (note that I am attempting to use the haughty tone of voice here. By law, anyone who has over a million dollars has to use a superior tone when speaking or writing.)

Duplicates!

Even though television warns us that "hoarding", "collecting", and "obsessing over" items is bad and shows we have character weakness, I intend to take that risk and buy a multitude of certain easily-lost items. Never again will I have to search kitchen drawers or under the couch cushions for missing objects:

  • Socks--at least a thousand pairs. That way, by the end of the year, I will have about ten pairs left that match.
  • Scissors--I want a dozen pairs in every room.
  • Sharpies--I must confess. I AM a Sharpie addict. And rather than seeking therapy for this, I will simply go out and purchase several of each color ever made.
  • Plastic totes--A happy home is one with all the clutter stored in neatly labelled plastic totes.

Culture

  • Meatloaf albums. Lifelong fan, never owned an album. Sad.
  • Picasso Painting. Doesn't matter which one, he is my hero.

Pool

I'm sure I'm not the only one who dreams of having their own swimming pool. Don't even think my dream pool will be like your dream pool though. I want a nice, skinny pool that is twelve feet deep from end to end. It will be locked away in a windowless building where I can swim any hour of the day or night in any type of suit without fear of peepers. Or worse, people who think that I actually want them in my water.

Sorry, but I am not really the party person anyhow, and the thought of tons of people crowding my pool when I want to do laps isn't really my fantasy. Besides, in a world of sue-happy people also looking to get rich, I would have to play lifeguard day and night to make sure someone didn't try to drown themselves to get a chunk of my hard won money!

Darth Vader

I am and have always been a Star Wars fan. As such, I desperately NEED a life size, autographed Darth Vader stand-up somewhere in my home. I don't really care who autographs it, I just feel that is important to have somebody's name on it somewhere.

If I am filthy, stinking rich, this will be a three-dimensional type stand-up that makes the appropriate emphysema sounds when you walk by, and will be made out of some valuable substance, such as plastic. If I am only a tiny bit rich, then heavy cardboard will suffice.

I, Claudius

When I was eleven, I discovered this wonderful book by Robert Graves. It is a fictionalized account of the lives of the first four emperors of Rome. It is scandalous and captivating, as it details the 'real' lives of Rome's historical figures, all as supposedly chronicled by Claudius.

Not only is the book fantastic, the BBC mini-series was superb. It featured elaborate sets, and some wonderful performances by actors such as Sir Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, and John Rhys-Davies. I'm sure I have watched this excruciatingly long but never boring series hundreds of times, yet I don't own a copy. I have to borrow it occasionally from my mother.

Therefore, (and this may be what I buy on my trip home from the balloon store) I really need my own set of DVD's, as well as the book. Not owning it is just as sad, if not more so, than not owning my own Meatloaf album.

Books!

Forget a trip to the spa or salon--I'm headed straight for Barnes and Noble.

  • Complete works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Because I still don't know what happened on Mars.
  • All the Star Wars and Star Trek fan novels.
  • The complete Stephen King collection. Because I am still borrowing THAT from my mother too!

Laptop

Since I will probably have a lot more social contacts once I am wealthy, I will need a better computer. I won't pick out a specific one just yet, because getting rich doesn't always happen overnight, and a better model may come out day after tomorrow

I do know, however, what requirements it will need. It MUST be able to boot up in less than five seconds. It MUST be hot pink (even the keyboard) with a personalized graphic design. It MUST hold ten gazillion gigabytes of data, fit into a small purse and weigh less than a paperback. It will also have the ability to connect with my wi/fi even if I am a thousand miles away.

Oh, and that reminds me. I will need new internet service. Something fast that never crashes even if the satellite is kidnapped by aliens. Impossible you say? Hey...this is MY daydream!

Private Library

I will need a small house or other building moved to my vast (two) acreage to house my growing book collection. Like my pool, this library will be completely run by my own rules. I will arrange the books not by author or subject, but by how well I like them on a scale of 1-10. No shelves will be higher than five feet so I never have to stretch to reach anything. As well as books, the library will have to have:

  • A comfy chair
  • My own Coke Machine filled weekly with Diet Coke. ( I want one of the cool robotic machines that grabs the bottle and drops it through the door. Its very sci/fi.)
  • Unlimited supply of paper to jot down notes and sketches as I am inspired by what I read.

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Shop Til You Drop

I may as well add these shopping sprees to my list:

  • Dollar Tree- (just because I will be rich doesn't mean I won't still love buying something for a dollar)
  • Hobby Lobby-(where I will blow all the money I saved at Dollar Tree)

Toys R Us Shopping Spree

Remember those twenty kids? Even though I intend to take them along on the book buying extravaganza, and they will have access to all the caffeine they need to stay awake and finish reading, I want to do something kid-oriented with them too.

Don't assume I am being totally unselfish here. I love toy stores, and taking all the children to one is just a good excuse for my husband and I to play with the remote control helicopters. They can all pick out whatever they want, and while I am there I will stock up on some things I desperately need:

  • Magic 8 ball (my mother really is getting tired of me borrowing everything.)
  • Ouija board (to scare the neighbors that didn't see the UFO lights.)
  • Original Tetris game. (there goes my Hub writing)

Friend

Good friends are hard to find for free, and some people might say that you shouldn't trust a friend you have to buy. I'm sure that as soon as my name hits the papers though, I will have scores of free friends that I didn't even know existed, as well as new relatives that I'm certain I didn't have when I was poor.

That is why I think it is very important to purchase at least one friend of my own choosing. I intend to look for certain qualities when purchasing this pal, such as pliability and durability.

They should be low maintenance and spontaneous, and come with a suitable return policy, as well as a guarantee of replacement parts. For their own comfort, they shouldn't have a fear of heights, water, fire, alligators, or children.

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Free Time for Art and Writing

Now I am down to the most important part. Free time. Since my poor over-worked butler will handle cooking, cleaning, pool maintenance, landscaping, inflating the balloon and filling the truck with gas, I will have much more time every day. If he doesn't, then maybe that friend will...

Since life isn't a cell phone plan, I can't buy additional minutes, but I can pay people to do all the tasks that heartlessly eat away my fun time. I will be able to spend time with each of those rascally children, and still be able to turn on the computer without the guilt of knowing a pile of dishes is staring at me from the kitchen.

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Before I Go

So there is a little peek into my mind, and a promise of how things will be. I'm still not sure how I will acquire all of these funds, but I am pretty sure it is in my destiny. Naturally, the list goes on beyond thirty items, but I won't bore you with more insanity.

Lets meet again at the next tribute, Hub 50! And until then, don't feel shy. Tell me what you dream of buying when you too become wealthy. And remember, this is all for fun.

Of course we all want to use our money to make the world a better place for humans and animals, and I'm sure most of us would if given the chance. But what are the little, quirky things you would do just for yourself and your family? And remember, I will be taking applications soon for friends and/or butlers, so be sure to let your uniqueness shine.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I would love to have someone that could come clean all my windows once a week, or two! I have always wanted a salt water aquarium, one that would take up a whole wall in my house! But I would need someone to take care of that too! I had a pool, don't want another one, they are too much trouble. I prefer my hot tub now! I love your hub! I would love to see what more people have to say, going to share this right now! Voted up and awesome! :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, it's lovely to dream, isn't it? Nice list; not sure what would be on mine, but I love the ad for the Meatloaf albums. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      I think I would buy some time alone so I could write. :) Great ideas, sharkye. Voted up and more. :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I like TT's idea, but I also like your ideas! I love the hot air balloon!! Fabulous hub Jayme! :)

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      jenbeach21 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Love these ideas! I personally want the free time and private library. My dream home has a room with floor to ceiling bookshelves filled with all my favorites. Voted up and shared!

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Fun stuff! I would like to have a personal restaurant with signature dishes from my favorite restaurants including Five Guys and Olive Garden. And I'd like to have a tour bus so I can travel and see sights and concerts around the continent. Definitely thinking too much about money I don't have :).

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      Tim Mitchell 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Great article sharkye11. I didn't see a Harley in there. What, you not going riding with pops? (grin) I strongly agree with you on the balloon, the lap top and the shopping spree. Those are high on my list too!

      I watch the balloons in the evening at work here in the north part of San Diego county on my work breaks. They soar across the distance just passed the large American flag flying in Car Dealership row. Looks awesome. Love to have a laptop for bunches of reasons. And, the shopping spree would meant this Christmas the kids in this mobile home park would have an awesome Christmas. I would like to modify that shopping spree to let me pick proxies for a two hour period for all those kids that call me the hummingbird man - giggle.

      Sharkye11 thank you for sharing the art of dreaming and having fun doing it too! I agree any signature for the standup will do, yet do you get the one of the actors or the voice . . .

      Tim

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      @sgbrown--Thanks for reading and sharing your wishes too! Saltwater aquariums are beautiful, but I agree. I would NOT want to have to clean one. Especially one of those huge wall-size tanks!

      I didn't know windows were supposed to be cleaned! Dang! That must be why my house is so dark! Lol! :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Though I only have 5 thousand books, I have my personal library. But I want to make it bigger.This is my top priority. Thanks for sharing your priorities.

      PS: Thanks for following me.

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      Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

      this is the list I am dreaming of as well .. at least I have the Laptop :P

      Fabulous hub, voted up & shared!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Oh, what a dreamer you are. I'd sure like to buy some more time, and I'd like to buy a couple of really nice trusting friends, too.

      Great Hub..voted it UP and shared.

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      @billy--Thank you! I can't help but think the world would be a better place with more Meatloaf albums.

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thank you Terrye, Linda and Jenbeach! I can just imagine anchoring the balloon somewhere and reading a book way up in the sky!

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      nicomp really 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

      I want the robot pop machine in the balloon and I want to get Wifi on the laptop while I am floating around, while my friend frantically follows me from the ground in my new vehicle driven by my butler who is also a chauffeur..

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      TNSabrina 4 years ago

      Great article! I understand what you’re saying. My time will always be more important to me; however, I do make mental lists of what I’d do if I had money to go along with my time. Traveling to different countries is at the top of my “to do if I strike it rich one day” list.

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      @Alecia--oooh! Personalized food sounds great! That is what is so great about daydreaming...it doesn't cost a dime! Thanks for commenting!

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      @tsmog--Haha! Even if we were rich I don't think my husband would let me ride anywhere but the back of his bike(s). I'm sure however that he would insist that my entire wardrobe was changed to Harley stuff.

      Sounds like you have your priorities already lined out for the money-day too! Won't we all have fun with our new laptops?

      My Darth Vader stand-up would have to be autographed by James Earl Jones. The real voice of Vader, since I think the original actor is now departed. And no way would I own anything that had anything having the little dweeb they got to play young Darth Vader. Yuck!

      Thanks for commenting and sharing your dreams too!

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      Its always good to dream... I remember making a list when I was a kid ... I grew up in humble surroundings and we didn't have any household gadgets - couldn't afford a TV/ Fridge or anything similar. We didn't have a car and our parents rented . So I made a promise I'll grow up and get a house, with all the necessary amenities and then have a library of my own. I'm now sitting in that library typing this comment. Maybe it's time to make a new list... I love your choices. I definitely want a pool!

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      @Vinaya--Your library sounds wonderful. We had over six thousand books we lost in the fire. I have been slowly rebuilding the collection. I estimate I am only at 1000 at the moment, but I buy whenever I can. I have a terrible weakness for books! Thanks for dropping by and reading!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      This is a very creative hub. This list is awesome! The friendship paradox is interesting.

      I love the idea of having my own private library as well as the latest hot air balloon. I would probably invest in a good pair of binoculars as well.

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thanks Mike Robbers and Mary615!--At least we can all dream together for free!

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      nicomp--You have discovered the perfect way to enjoy most of these items all at the same time! Thanks for the comment!

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      @TNsabrina--Traveling would be a wonderful thing to do after getting rich! So many wonderful things to see out there! Thanks for reading!

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      Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

      Money is not the root of all evil, but evil is done with the intent of profiting in some way whether it is monetary or emotional satisfaction. That is the ugliness of it. But anyone who gains money that is not ill gotten and uses it for good is wise.

      Yes, I would love to roll in dough, too, but I think about the countless rich people who died very unhappy, even committed suicide. There are some precious, priceless things that money cannot buy. It can buy conveniences, but never happiness. What is the price of one glass of water? A man in a desert, and without water, for three days would pay a million dollars for just one glass of it. A man without money can dream, plan, and hope. A rich man who is bored because he has everything money can buy is lacking in wisdom, but a rich man who spends his time working for the things that money cannot buy is the wiser.

      I still dream of that day that I hit it big! I do not plan to rob a bank, but I am hopeful for the honest big one!

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      freecampingaussie 4 years ago from Southern Spain

      I really enjoyed this - gave me a laugh ! I would love someone to turn up and declutter for me .

      As we are planning to travel overseas next year I would love a travel pass that allowed me to get on flights/trains /boats as we felt like at anytime !

      I hope to go up in a hot air balloon while away .

      Voting you up!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This a fine wish list. I'd want a library filled of books and of course time to read all of them. Great job.

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      @Docmo-Wow, thanks for sharing that! Your comment is proof that people can reach those goals, very inspiring for everyone who dares to dream!

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      @lovedoctor-Great idea with the binoculars! Almost a necessity with a hot air balloon! Thanks for the comment!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I'm afraid I would buy what everyone says cannot be bought. Leave it to me to do the impossible. Yes, I would indeed buy happiness.

      Interesting hub. Voted up, and even though many of my followers seem to have already been here, I will share it with those who have not.

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      FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

      Wow! It's really fun to dream of being very very rich. Me? I don't know if I had a billion dollars or so... too much to spend! Except is to have a nice big house and hey, I also like the idea of a private library. Private but is also open to those who wish to read books. :)

      Thanks for sharing this fun hub. Voted up and shared. :)

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      George Greene Jr. 4 years ago from California PA

      Ok got to have a limo with a hired staff of drivers(got to give them a day off so subs are needed!). my own radio station( I am a student DJ at a college right now and my dream would be my own station!)

      I would of course have that radio station in my own sports themed restaurant /bar.

      Got to have a game room as well with all the old-time video games in there(actually would need 2 of these --one for the bar and one at home

      HOME___A log cabin styled castle!!!

      Only thing I disagree is with buying a friend! Those can never be bought!

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      @Levertis Steele--very valid points that you make there. Rich people do seem to get bored more often than the rest of us. However, most of the ones that do insane stuff are ones that have been born into money, and therefore never knew anything else. Or they are they instant celebrities that are always hounded by paparazzi. I want to be rich without fame, so I can enjoy my comforts in peace! I hope you strike it rich too, in whichever way you prefer, and that we can make the world a better place through our newfound wealth.

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      @freecampingaussie--Wow, the boarding passes would be a great idea. No more travel hassle! I hope you have an awesome time during your travels!

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thank you rajan jolly! I'm glad to see so many other book lovers wishing for their own libraries!

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      @Au Fait--I think happiness can be bought sometimes. For many of us, just having enough money to guarantee we had no financial woes would be happiness enough! Thanks for the comment and the share!

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      George Greene Jr. 4 years ago from California PA

      Even with all that money to keep you out of debt, there comes the bad side of watching over your shoulder to see who wants to whack you off for your dough! and the never ever ceasing non-profits breathing down your neck on one side with the con men down the other! and which great great aunt did you say you was my 33rd cousin removed?

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      FullOfLoveSites-You make a good point. With too much money there wouldn't be enough to spend it on, and nothing left to look forward too. Maybe I will just keep it in the low millions! :)

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      @George Greene Jr.--Love the idea of a log cabin castle. With all that money, it wouldn't be a nuisance to heat and cool such a big house! Sounds like you have your rich persona already mapped out. But you make a great pint. We should all add security guys to our shopping list to protect us from all the folks who want a piece of our pie! thanks for the great comments!

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      This is so cute! And I laughed at your plans to organize your library's books on a scale of one to ten. Voting up, funny and sharing.

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      Pete 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      It is in fact the "love of money" that is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10) - getting it out of it's place as the be-all and end-all to everything. That being said, dreaming is fun and you have certainly done that here. If we are all honest, we will have all had times when we have pondered over the possibilities if money were limitless. I know I have, and it involves living somewhere warm all year round and travelling whenever I felt like it. Fun hub.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub. I love most of them. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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      Silva Hayes 4 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

      Fun hub! My two main goals if I won the lottery are: More time to create art since I would have staff to do the mundane stuff, and Travel, travel, travel. I would love to travel the world - - Italy, Greece, Sanibel Island, Mauritius, New Zealand, the list goes on . . . we can dream . . .

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      @Pamela--thanks! I am glad you enjoyed it! :)

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      jravity1 4 years ago from bellevue, MI

      If I get rich I am gonna buy a pinata. I could buy a pinata right now, but I will wait till I am rich. Diet coke? SMH. Its okay, its okay. :)

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      Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK

      'Creative horizontal stacking'....ha ha, remind me to never accept a trip out in your vehicle if we ever meet! I love this list and we would certainly share some of the items we would both buy - I also love 'I Clavdivs' (as we used to call it to one another at school) - you should check out the latest of the BBC history DVDS, The Tudors and The Borgias, both brilliant! Shared etc.

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      Theresa Ast 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I LOVE THIS HUB! Yes, I am shouting -- I just frightened my two cats (who like to lounge on my computer tab;e). I love the premise, I love what you wrote, and I laughed out loud when I got to your graphic the Friendship Paradox illustrating the annoyance factor which limits friendship. This was great. UP, UP, UP, and sharing. :)

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from New Jersey

      This is so fantastic! I love this!

      As for me, I would buy new houses free and clear for all my near and dear ones, a yellow volkswagon convertible, and I would have a maid to clean my bathrooms and change the sheets on the beds once every day. Those are the things I dream about! Such a fun hub!

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      When I was shopping for the house I've now lived in for 18 years, I went upstairs, turned the corner, and was confronted with a room full of lifesized Star Wars characters. Scared the life out of me! Careful what you wish for!

      I think I'd exchange a butler for a wife on your list. Who wouldn't want a wife - especially women?

      I covet your library idea. How wonderful to own all the books I love. I have ebooks on Amazon and God love those readers, but a library full of real, hold in my hand books - Heaven!

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      Joy 3 years ago from United States

      Great choices.

      I hope you could get few of them :) Good Luck

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      This post put a smile in my day. I'll take the butler above all, followed by the resulting free time.

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      Silva Hayes 3 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

      Speaking of getting rich, did y'all hear that the Florida winner of the huge Powerball lottery in May is an 84-year-old woman? I would love to hear the details of how she spends some of her money.

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      vibesites 3 years ago from United States

      A delightful hub to read... the sky's the limit when you have so much money... it opens the doors to new experiences like riding on a hot air balloon (or owning one, hehehehe). I also like your idea of a private library.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      What fun read! I love the idea of a hot air balloon. And ditto on the duplicates!

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      Jayme Kinsey 3 years ago from Oklahoma

      jravity1--Pinatas are cool. When you are rich you can buy a much bigger pinata than you could buy today. And have room to store it too! Thanks!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I hope you get rich soon so you could treat yourself to one or all thirty items on your list :)

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      Jayme Kinsey 3 years ago from Oklahoma

      @Jools--Lol! Okay, if you ever come for a visit, we will watch Claudius instead of going for a drive. I love the Borgias too. If we run out BBC movies, we can always go for a ride in the balloon. :D Thanks for the fun comment!

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      Jayme Kinsey 3 years ago from Oklahoma

      @phdast7--Glad this made you laugh! :) But I do feel sorry for your cats! Cats will never understand the desire for riches.

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      Jayme Kinsey 3 years ago from Oklahoma

      @Theater girl--Sounds like fun dreams! Don't forget to hire maids for all of your loved one's new homes too! No one likes cleaning bathrooms! :)

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      Jayme Kinsey 3 years ago from Oklahoma

      @Kathleen--wow! That sounds cool. But I bet it would be un-nerving if you weren't expecting it! I had a similar thing happen once when house hunting. I stumbled into an entire area filled with dolls. All kinds of staring, creepy dolls. They hadn't been dusted in awhile, and were draped with cobwebs. The house was old too...so it had the whole "horror film" element going for it!

      I agree...a wife would probably be better than a butler. We all know already that wives are pretty efficient. Maybe a butler with a wife! As a team, they could handle just about everything!

      Thanks for commenting and reading, and I really hope you get your library! I love my books, and can't bear the thought of any book lover being without them!

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      Jayme Kinsey 3 years ago from Oklahoma

      @joym7--Thanks! I hope you get some of your greatest desires as well!

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      Nicole S Hanson 3 years ago from Minnesota

      lol funny hub, I especially like the image!

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      The mathematics of friendship, courtesy John Venn.

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      belleart 2 years ago from Ireland

      I would love a personal home library. Its probably my biggest dream, as it is, we have bookshelves everywhere, but it would be just about the greatest thing if I had one room filled from top to bottom with all the books I love.

      Its nice to dream...

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      George Greene Jr. 2 years ago from California PA

      Bellart ..I agree about that library too. Of course my library would include every album ever made in Mankind's history as well as every movie ever filmed. a news archive is also a definite must!

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