Friday, June 09, 2006
For lack of anything better to do as I was falling asleep last night, I watched the pilot/series premier of Windfall.

Women my age will be delighted to find the eye candy of their youth on parade in this show. In fact, the big slimeball on the show is played by none other than Iron Eagle hero Jason Gedrick. At the namby pamby husband who may or may not get cheated on is played by Dillon McKay (scratch that -- Luke Perry) of Beverly Hills 90210. Which I find interesting because I can see Gedrick as the good guy and Perry as the bad guy, but whatever. It is probably best not to put too much thought into this.

I have heard, as have you I'm sure, about how winning the lottery ruins your life. This show appears to be all about that. Which, in the grand tradition of gawkers bottlenecks and trainwrecks means it will be a hit. People love to watch other people in misery (how else do you explain the popularity of reality television?).

It got me wondering what my husband and I might do if we suddenly became obscenely wealthy. Maybe I'm just flattering myself, but I don't think it would change us all that much. For one thing, I don't think it would send either of us looking for the exes in our lives. I'm sure that we would initially do some shopping and make ourselves and our parents more comfortable. I'm also sure that we would put down a nice chunk of change paying off the mortgage and sock away plenty for Bunny Boop's future education. I don't think either of us would quit our jobs, though.

I think it is more along the lines of we would find different work. Maybe we would start our own resort, like we've talked about in the past. Or maybe, we'd just keep it super quiet, continue living in our house and working in the same old places. I wouldn't mind going back to school and getting my MBA or going to culinary school. I would never fly coach again, that's for damn sure.

It sure is nice to think about, even if all of the data suggests that all that money ruins lives. Maybe it does, but I don't think it would ruin ours. We are more down-to-earth and investment minded; that kind of money would't go to our heads. Or so I tell myself.
posted by Phoenix | 10:25 AM


At 2:12 PM, Blogger Kathleen Nelson said...

Oh dearie, you've gotta think bigger.

When people ask me what I'd buy if I won the lottery, I simply reply, "Sovereignty." The benevolent dictatorship of Kathyland is just a fat jackpot away.

Granted, it'll take a $200M jackpot for me to get what I want, but it's fun to dream.



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