If I had the money and the guts..

@dawnald (84153)
Shingle Springs, California
June 12, 2009 10:18am CST
I'd leave.... Well I found myself thinking that yesterday, yes I did. So, y'all, if you had all the money you needed and the guts to go do whatever you wanted in this world, what would you do? I'd be doing a whole lot of snorkeling, try hang gliding, see a lot of shows, travel everywhere and I'm not sure what all.
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• United States
12 Jun 09
Oh, I'd probably not do anything as exciting as all that. I think I would make my way to New York and push my way into Bryant Park during fashion week. One day I want to see that a designer has used my pieces to compliment his/her collection. Better yet, I want them to be calling me, asking me to make pieces just for their collections.
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jun 09
Now that would be really cool!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
12 Jun 09
What the mind believes, the body achieves, Diddly! Don't wait for the external life changing event to force you to take that step, CREATE the opportunity and take that first step yourself.
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• United States
12 Jun 09
You are right, James. I know this. Someone reminds me of this every day.*S* But, it is always nice to have someone else remind me. See you guys Monda! ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!!!!! And, I am outta here!
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@katsmeow1213 (29041)
• United States
12 Jun 09
Yeah, same here. I'd just travel everywhere and do all sorts of great things. I'd take the kids to all the great theme parks of the world, starting with Disney (the Florida one cuz there's plenty of other things to do in Florida). I'd travel the country and take in all it's beauty. I'd visit historical cities like Salem, Mass. and modern cities like New York, and I'd see the Grand Canyon and the Rocky Mountains. I'd walk on the walk of fame in Hollywood... Then I'd visit the rest of the world. Taj Mahal, great wall of China, Big Ben, Eiffel Tower...
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jun 09
imagining trip...
• United States
12 Jun 09
Oh there's more. I could go on all day listing all the places I want to visit. Egypt, Rome and Venice, maybe Spain... but don't need to stay too long... Japan (for the architecture) China for the history, maybe even Thailand because I saw it in this movie and it looked really cool.
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jun 09
Portugal, Hungary, Australia, don't get me started either!
@p1kef1sh (45638)
12 Jun 09
If I had the money there is no doubt that by now I would be doing a round the world road trip - by air! If I had the money I'd like to be giving it away to people that really need it more than me. If I had the guts I'd tell myself that I can do that right now but it would leave me and my family homeless. So perhaps I'd better wait a while longer.
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jun 09
I'll write a letter to Paul McCartney and ask him to send you some of his if you'll write to Warren Buffett and ask him to send me some of his!
@p1kef1sh (45638)
12 Jun 09
I'll happily write to Warren Buffet - sounds like an upmarket rabbit diner. Who is Warren Buffet. I confess that his place in the annals of history has completely passed me by. I wouldn't want any of Paul's money. He will need it for the next bimbo who takes his fancy!
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jun 09
Warren is one of the richest men in the world. And as for Paul, maybe if I steal his contact lenses he will think I am a bimbo. lmao
@cynthiann (18618)
• Jamaica
12 Jun 09
I would definitely travel to many countries that I have not been to before. I woul dalso like to see more of the U.K. Off the beatern track as it were. I wouldn't need guts if I had the money! I so want to see China and other countris in Asia and more of Europe and I have not been to South America. So mnay places to experience and see. It is such a big world and life is not a rehearsel but the real thing.
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jun 09
Yep I can think of a long list of places I would travel to!
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
13 Jun 09
Traveling is definitely cool and awesome. I'd love to do a well-rounded, if possible, just like the book; Around the World in 80 days. I'd also love to help the poor; and this is real. I see so many starving children and elderly my heart just goes out to all these people. It is great to see so many non-profit organizations. I was kind of sad to see that even in my own country, there are still people whom can't afford a good education. So to slot money into education is also good. I'd first love to educate myself, then I will want to have a foundation for the different causes. And I would love to see more help-lines for people with lots of problems but with no one to turn to. I see depression to be one of the top list of causes. Would love to see this problem being see too. So I would need money in all these. If I have the guts to..
@debrakcarey (19923)
• United States
13 Jun 09
I would make sure of my children's and grandchilren's security first...I could not in good consciousness help anyone until they were set and secure. Then I would want to return to my community and my to the home of my ancestors...what has been given to me. I'm sure once I began traveling all over the world...I would see more need and want to help too.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
14 Jun 09
Alice, now that we are talking about me and me only, LOL..I would want to spend time just surfing the waves! I'm so loving the sea, so I would want to have a luxurious home by the sea, and having my own surfing company. Like providing lessons or some sort for students. Or just having a surfboard rental or some sort. I can go on and on...ha...
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
14 Jun 09
Debra, your answer is exceptionally beautiful. I like the part which you said returning back to the community or something; somewhere along those lines. You are right; it's best to put some cash stored for our love ones too; just in case, we are no longer around.
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
12 Jun 09
Hi dawn, If you are on your trip do not forget to come to India, and especially the North East Region of the country. You would get stuck here and might be would ask for a plot of land to build a house and live here the rest of your life.
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jun 09
I'm sort of stuck on something tropical where I could go snorkeling every day if I wanted to, but I'd definitely like to visit!!!
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
12 Jun 09
No problemas. Here you would get all facilities for snorkelling and all other adventures. Just let me know before you drop.
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jun 09
Snorkeling in North East India? kewl
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
If I have the money,I'll open a business.I'll make whatever amount I have to multiply and grow.I'll buy myself a new house.I'll treat my family to a vacation in Brazil.I'll save my money for my future.
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Jun 09
Why Brazil specifically?
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
I like the "laidback" vibe of Brazil,a very sweet destination for a real vacation
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jun 09
It does sound very nice. There's a few places on my list that are ahead of it though.
@sid556 (30999)
• United States
13 Jun 09
Ok...If I had the money....I'd quit my job for starters. I'd buy a better place for my daughter and me to live. Then....I'm not too sure. I know I would not get bored. I've never been one for "planning ahead" so I'd probably for once be really, truly free as I've always wanted to be. I'm pretty sure that's not ever going to happen so I'm not going to dwell on this one. I'm actually pretty content in my life as it is.It'd be nice to have more time with family and friends and to not worry about the bills getting paid. other than that, I'm really pretty much ok with my life. There isn't a lot I'd even want to change up.
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Jun 09
If you have a daughter, you're not totally free though. If nothing else, school?
@sid556 (30999)
• United States
14 Jun 09
I don't consider anything to do with my daughter as taking away from my freedom at all so yes...I am. it is all a state of mind. she is part of what I want to do.
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Jun 09
Yep, if that's what you want to do, it's not the same as if you're forced to...
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
If I had money I will buy my own house so I can be independent and live on my own, set my own rules and do as I please. I also buy my own car so I can travel anywhere I please without worrying how I can go home fast. I would also travel around the world and try the things that I watched on amazing race. Like eating that country's delicacies, bunjee jumping, sky diving, skiing, etc, basically the things that I don't usually do, eat or even tried.
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Jun 09
I'd love doing some of the things on Amazing race too! but without the fast pace and sleep deprivation, because if I go to another country I want to be able to actually see some things!
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
Yes you are right. I wanted to join the Amazing Race but without the sleep deprivation and all the running and screaming. I need sometime to set up my camera and pose in every corner of the country I visit. So I guess I need more money to visit the countries around the globe with finesse, tons of pictures and stuffs from all the places I visited.
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jun 09
The sleep deprivation especially...
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
My choice would probably say a lot about me and the kind of life I'm living, lol. If I had the money and the guts... I'll go have another baby. :) When it comes to finances, I'm very conservative. I've certainly become shy of any risks about money since I became a mother. I just can't do that to my daughter. We have enough and some for extras, but I don't think there's enough to be comfy with a second child. Second thing is my first pregnancy was simultaneously a wonderful and horrific experience. I had hyperemesia until a little over the fifth month, then when I gave birth, I developed bladder atony, which was a really painful experience.... I guess that's where the guts part would come in. :)
@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jun 09
Well I hope that things work out so that you can have another one. All the travel and everything can come later!!!
@debrakcarey (19923)
• United States
13 Jun 09
Well...I'm past having more babies but that is an awesome choice. Maybe I'd adopt some who did not have a home. I love being a mom too!
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Jun 09
I wouldn't mind either if the bod wasn't so creaky...
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
12 Jun 09
I don't know about the guts part but if I had all the money to do whatever I wanted to do, then I'd definitely try, or at least learn how to, sky surf. I'd jump off the plane with snowboard & just have fun. Build my own highway & drive F1 car to & from where ever I need to be, & have a speed limit sign read, "Minimum Speed Limit 125mph". Definitely go shark diving. Learn "bullfighting". Few other things I can think of but will stop here...
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jun 09
Sky surf? Wot's that? I'd like to try hang gliding myself...
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@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
16 Jun 09
sky surf  - ~sky surf
Sky surfing is when you jump off of a plane with snowboard or surf board, mostly snowboard. When you do free fall, you can actually "ride" the air. Looks really cool & fun. Picture included
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Jun 09
I don't do drops, therefore hang gliding appeals to me more. But sounds pretty cool...
@debrakcarey (19923)
• United States
13 Jun 09
If I had hundeds of millions of dollars...lol I would first buy thousands of acres in the Missouri Ozarks and build a house for each of my children...and me. Maybe raise horses and have many animals to love and care for. A large victorian house for myself would be nice. And then...I would travel to Ireland and the rest of the UK...spend a few months just getting to know the people and the scenery and history. Then I would go to Italy, Sicilly in particular and do the same. Then, I would visit each country of the world..see the major scenic wonders. Then...I would come back to the states...and perhaps do something worthwhile for those on the reservations...healthcare, clean water, etc. Then I would build a homeless shelter in my town...and a half way house for recovering addicts. I would start a parenting school for teenagers, I would also contribute to the arts in my community...there are a great many ways to spend millions to help people. Oh...and I would be a perpetual student....learning has always been my joy!
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Jun 09
Ah yes, Ireland. There was this cute little castle in Killarney.... :-)
@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Jun 09
Yeah but stay away from Aberdeen!!!
@kingxu (44)
• China
13 Jun 09
If I had the money,the first thing I would like to do is to biuld project hope schools in poor areas.I was born in a poor family,I had the opportunity to finish my school due to the help of other kind-hearted persons.So helping other poor students to finish their study is my dream.I hope all the students in the world have the same chance to study in school.The second thing I would like to do is to travel around the world.
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@debrakcarey (19923)
• United States
13 Jun 09
Awesome...I'd love to build schools for the poor. Education is the key to helping people. Give a man a fish..and you've fed him for a day...teach a man to fish and you've fed him for life.
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Jun 09
That would be great. Creating opportunities for people would end a lot of the misery in the world.
@JenInTN (27548)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Heyya dawn! Oh the money and the guts! I would quit my job and by a RV. I would travel and visit all the places I've wondered about and do all the things I watched on TV and said..WOW. Parachuting..that's where the guts would have to come into play...scuba diving..mountain climbing...oh my the things I would do.
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Jun 09
All that sounds good, but you can keep the parachuting. Dawn doesn't do drops!!!
@Citychic (4071)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Money and guts, what would you do with it? Hey Dawnald, well if I had the money and the guts I would become a professional singer. I feel like I already have the guts and a natural talent to sing but the money is another story. I would pay for some singing lessons for one sure and studio time. Then travel the world and share my extraordinary gift with everyone. Thanks for posting, happy mylot!
@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Jun 09
Good luck to you! I always wanted to sing, but wasn't blessed with the voice!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
14 Jun 09
I have gotten the opportunity to travel quite a bit...but I would certainly go on a cruise again...and maybe more then one..like another carribean cruise....a cruise to Alaska.....and I would stop and see everything I possible could...
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jun 09
Cruises are nice, but I find that you don't stay in one spot long enough to really get to know it. Still, stopping at lots of places and sampling them can give you an idea of places you might want to go back and spend more time at.
@3account (318)
• United States
14 Jun 09
oh lots of things,i would buy i superbike,lots of performance parts for my bike and smoke all the bikes on the street,take up stunting full time because i can afford breaking things now,will do lots of shopping,though its nothing adventurous..well apart bungie jumping i have done it all because base jumping,para sailing/gliding etc..ya i would buy a jetback too.i thinks it way to cool to fly with that :)
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jun 09
Aha, a thrillseeker has come to my discussion! lol
@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
13 Jun 09
If I had the money I would buy a small palm fringed island in Central America. On it I would built a tree house and a beach hut. I would be able to go snorkeling around the colorful coral reef. I would go shopping on the mainland once a month and stay there for half of each year. For the rest of the year I would go home and live in a thatched cottage. I would Teach English as a Foreign Language. I would be able to have a camper van and go away most weekends. It would be enjoyable to try out hang gliding and sailing a small boat.
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Jun 09
I am so totally with you on the snorkeling!!!
@check23 (448)
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
I used to think of this a lot. What if i have lots of money and what will i do with it? Well, I'd be out of the country, i'll go to places where i wanna be. I will eat all the delicious food that i never had and only watched it on tv. I will buy a car and a car and a car. I will invest some of the money in businesses so that i'll never run out of it. And... Ooh, I have lot of things i wanna do if... only i have the money. =D
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Jun 09
I can pretty much eat what I want now (and too much of it lol) but I would definitely travel!
@pxm204192 (160)
• China
13 Jun 09
having money is the good things for us, but you can have a think that not having money is not bad thing.because it can exerise your ability to have a money.
@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Jun 09
It cannot make you happy, but it can give you the time and the opportunity to do things that make you happy.