Friday, March 28, 2008

A Million Dollar Friday Five

This morning at the Revgals, Singing Owl puts the following Friday Five to us!

Lingering effects of a cold have me watching more television than usual. There appears to be a resurgence of the old daytime staple--the quiz show. Except they are on during prime time, and a great many of them offer the chance of winning one million dollars.

I think it started with Regis Philbin and "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" but now we have a half dozen or so.

My husband and I started musing (after watching "Deal or No Deal") about what we could do with a million dollars. I thought I'd just bring that discussion into the Friday Five this week. It's simple. What are five things you would want to do with a million dollar deposit in your bank account?
  1. Rip the back of our house off and build a two-story addition in the same 1920's Arts and Crafts style as the rest of the house. Complete the long list of necessary and desired repairs/improvements to the existing house.
  2. Buy a grand piano.
  3. Donate significantly to organizations that assist low-income children to gain education in music.
  4. Pay off debt.
  5. Investment for Retirement.
Well... that was FUN!


Crimson Rambler said...

Excellent play!

Auntie Knickers said...

I hope you get your grand piano, anyway (does that presuppose the extra room, or could you fit it in the current house? Having seen them elsewhere in pretty small houses, I guess it's a matter of priorities.) Good play!

leah sophia said...

especially your #3--especially since at least in this country the public schools have cut almost all funding for the arts. in my play i forgot to mention debt, though mainly due to hasty lateness or late hastiness.

Singing Owl said...

What Auntie Knickers said! I'd come hear you play it if you invited me. ;-)

LutheranChik said...

Your comments about music really touched me. My blue-collar father, who didn't understand the school music program because it wasn't "practical" and who didn't have time to chauffeur me around to practices and performances, would not let me participate in band or choral music class even though I tested very high on a musical aptitude test. This crushed me at the time, and it still makes me sad almost 40 years later. What a great way to invest your fortune.

I also dearly heart Arts and Crafts architecture and arts -- good luck on that house! (My partner and I may be embarking on stained glass classes in the near future, and my personal design favorites are the Arts and Crafts/Prairie styles. Some day I may be able to make you an appropriate suncatcher!

Chunklets said...

I think that if I had a million dollars, I'd definitely be in the market for an orbital death-ray of some sort. Although for a million bucks, it probably wouldn't be a very good one... ;)

Sally said...

I love your # 1- happy to be where you are, and a desire to retain the integrity of the home.

RevAnne said...

Great play.
I'm not at all jealous of your house. No, really, I'm not. :)

Episcopollyanna said...

Good choices. :)

Chorus said...

LS - Awful, awful, awful.
SO - The Grand Piano would be more for WH than me, but you'd be welcome nonetheless!!
Chik - We would LOVE to do some stained glass in our house too!

Thanks all for the comments!!