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Western727
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If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 9:53 am


".....I'd be rich."

What would you all do if you won the lottery? What is your definition of "Big pimpin', spendin' cheese?"

As useless as it is to dwell on things that we don't have, it's fun to think about sometimes. Here's my ideas:

Step 1: Buy a house. A nice, normal house, that's not too big, and has a nice yard.

Step 2: Buy good lawnmower and various gardening tools for said yard.

Step 3: Pick up a Cessna 185.

Step 4: Install tundra tires, 3 bladed prop, VGs, and stall fences on said 185 (If not already there). Pick up wheel skis for later use.

Step 5: Go pick up a new mountain bike - Preferably a hardtail with all XT componentry, good wheelsets, good suspension fork, pedals, etc. (A couple of my personal favorites are the Schwinn Moab, Specialized Stumpjumper, or the Trek 8000. I think Gary Fischer and Rocky Mountain make a good one too, but I can't remember the model right off)

Step 6: Get my sorry ars married off, and buy ring for wife.

Step 7: Take said wife shopping for home furnishings - let her go a little bit crazy.

Step 8: Replace old, 1980's era GS Racing skis with new school all mountain skis.

Step 9: Greatly fortify CD collection

Step 10: Grudgingly pay for new power supply fan in personal computer

Step 11: Visit REI. This time, I get to go crazy.

Step 12: Commence permanant vacation


The cool thing about the above list: Everything but the Cessna 185 is reasonable (and maybe even that)...

So what the heck - go crazy ya'll.
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 9:56 am

Buy a decent house and go traveling. No wife or kids for me.
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 9:58 am

Step 6: Get my sorry ars married off, and buy ring for wife.
Well you can forget about all the other thing, she'll probably pump up the rest of the money Big grin hahaha I'm just joking.

Nicolas
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 10:02 am

I'd pay my flight lessons, (PPL, CPL, CFI rating, ME rating, floats rating), I'd buy a house and a nice sebring convertible, I would also buy a nice house for my mother too and I'd probably marry my girlfriend.

Nicolas
 
Iain
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 10:02 am

"Big pimpin', spendin' cheese?"

You guys need some basic education in style! Ceese? I think you mean G's!
Iain
 
Lindy
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 10:04 am

If I had a Million Dollars I would make the world to suck my dick without the condom on
 
Western727
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Iain

Fri May 04, 2001 10:08 am

>>>You guys need some basic education in style! Ceese? I think you mean G's! <<<

The lyrics I was reffering to was from Jay Z's song "Big Pimpin'" The words of the song actually say "cheese."
I thought it was "G's" at first too.


 
Western727
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Lindy...

Fri May 04, 2001 10:10 am


Dude, that's gross.

Besides, it would take a lot more than a mill....


 
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RE: Lindy...

Fri May 04, 2001 10:12 am

Western727 thats just Eminem hehehehe
 
Western727
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RE: Lindy...

Fri May 04, 2001 10:13 am


Oh... ok...

Sorry bro...
 
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RE: Lindy...

Fri May 04, 2001 10:17 am

hehehe I would buy my own cessna 172
 
Western727
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RE: Lindy...

Fri May 04, 2001 10:18 am


Yeah, I could see myself in a 172 - but it would have to be an old 172 with 180 hp engine, plus, I'd have to put a STOL kit on it, but I could live with one....
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 10:19 am

Here is the first couple lines!

Uhh, uh uh uh

It's big pimpin baby..

It's big pimpin, spendin G's

Feel me.. uh-huh uhh, uh-huh..

Ge-ge-geyeah, geyeah

Ge-ge-geyeah, geyeah..


You know I - thug em, fuck em, love em, leave em

Iain

 
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RE: Lindy...

Fri May 04, 2001 10:20 am

I would have my own paint job on it,
Painted in little USAirways c/s hehehe
 
Western727
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Iain...

Fri May 04, 2001 10:25 am


Dude, sorry, ok...

My hip hop roomate told me it was cheese, and I didn't have any reason to doubt him.
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 10:38 am

Well let's see...
1. Build a huge house
2. Buy Mercedes-Benz S500
3. Spend what is left on a plane
 
guerosinfe
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 10:48 am

-Buy a house
-Built a home studio
-Buy some guitars
-Tons of old LPs and CDs
-Round the World travel
-Buy some old Cads

GüeroSinFé
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 10:56 am

I'd buy her a K Car, a nice reliable automobile.
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 11:16 am

I've always wanted a boat, so I'd get a 40' footer or so with a comfy living area and high performance...

Greg
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 11:19 am

1) Buy an airport.
2) Put a huge penthouse suite on top of the control tower that has easy viewing of all airport/aircraft operations.
3) Buy a Boeing Business Jet (For when I don't feel like flying with an airline).
4) Build a water park nearby.

Ok, so that is only feasible if I was Bill Gates, but it is fun to think about.  Insane
 
guerosinfe
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 11:24 am

CVG777,
you can't buy an airport photo and a BBJ scale model.

GüeroSinFé
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 11:26 am

I'm sorry...I meant you CAN

GüeroSinFé
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 11:27 am

It is fun to think about though....  Smile
 
Western727
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 11:33 am

>>>Put a huge penthouse suite on top of the control tower that has easy viewing of all airport/aircraft operations.<<


Actually, some guy has done that at the airport here in town. It's an uncontrolled field, yet it has two towers: One from when USU had an ATC program, and one from some rich dude who decided to build a control tower, and put his office at the top.

(The airport is LGU, Logan Muni, Logan, UT)

But the thing is, so little happens at LGU - I mean it's fun to hang around there, but I don't think I'd go to such great expense just to stare at empty runway.
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 11:36 am

I thought that is what you meant.

A more logical idea(kind of)...

1) Have a 360' picture of an airport taken from the tower screen-printed or plastered to the walls of my room.
2) Install a live feed camera somewhere near an airport that will allow me to watch arriving and departing traffic from the comfort of my own home many miles away.
3) Start a collection of Airport/Airline videos. I'll buy every single one.
4) Travel.....a lot!
5) Buy a share in a BBJ.
6) Build some sort of large waterslide somewhere on my residence. (I just had to put this.)

 Insane
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 12:21 pm

With just a million, after I paid the taxes, I'd pay off my debts, buy a house, a new car, a plane, invest whatever might be left over, and keep on working to pay the upkeep on all of the things I just bought.
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Fri May 04, 2001 6:18 pm

Which currency, $1,000,000 australian dollars won't get you far.
Ok, I will go for American dollars.

A bigger house,
A round the world trip which would include a Concorde flight(might even do this even if I don't win a million just do it sooner.)
Import Dodge Ram Pickup or similiar, and change to righthand drive.
The lastest and greatest entertainment system you could find.
A satellite dish for the entertainment system.

I think Western727 had it all covered though. What is REI.


 
Western727
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BNE

Fri May 04, 2001 11:38 pm

>>>I think Western727 had it all covered though. What is REI. <<<

Oh sorry, that's a western US thing... Recreation Equipment incorporated.

It's a great place to find backpacking/climbing/misc. outdoors equipment.


 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Sat May 05, 2001 9:21 am

with 1 million US (2.25million NZL....hehehe) I would buy
-Ferrari 360 Modena (in monza red of course)
-Buy a large house for me(complete with a huge cocktail bar)
-purchase all the best camera equipment I could ever need for plane spotting
-buy a Blue & Gold Macaw
-do my 'best airports of the world' itinerary in business class(earning FFpoints for another trip and enough miles to become an elite gold status flyer
-put myself through the necessary pilot training
-pay for my own university fees.
-put the rest in the bank/invest so I can make more $$$$$
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Sun May 06, 2001 1:23 am

I would put it all away in Boeing stock until it was time for me to go to ERAU. Then I would do something like buy a house and a Porsche. Also a C182
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Sun May 06, 2001 1:36 am

I'd put myself through college, finish up my pilot training, get a hangar, then buy a new 182 or a Mooney. I'd also buy a jetski or a ski boat.
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Sun May 06, 2001 1:58 am

I'd save the money and save more so that in the future I could buy myself my own aircraft  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Sun May 06, 2001 8:22 am

If I had a million Lira....

I'd probably buy a second hand one star porno movie.

EGGD
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Sun May 06, 2001 12:31 pm

Go half on a 707. Big grin


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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Sun May 06, 2001 1:15 pm

Well, after the government viscoiously steals $390,000 of that $1 million, I'd have enough left over to give to charity (probably the church- at least $100,000), leaving $510,000. I would probably pick up a nice plane and a biiiig house (with the remaining funds for the down payment... I couldn't buy a whole house with the money left over). Oh, and I guess a BMW M5.

You can't do a whole lot with a million dollars anymore.
 
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RE: If I Had A Million Dollars...

Tue May 08, 2001 10:34 am

...I'd still eat Kraft Dinner  Laugh out loud

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