Sunday, August 19, 2007

The $50,000 question - a meme I created (having not really planned on creating a meme)

A philanthropist awards you $50,000 with the stipulation that you may use half of it for yourself and the other half you must use for the benefit of others. By "benefit of others" it can mean anything really, buying a gift for a family member or donating to a charity.

a. How do you spend the money on yourself?
b. How do you use the money for others. Please be detailed, so if you say "give X dollars to charity, let us know what charity and why you select that one.
c. If you were to spend part of your money to have a performer do a show for you, who would it be and why?
d. If you were to use it on a new vehicle for yourself, what kind?
e. If you spent part of it to go to a "fantasy" camp, what type would you choose?
f. If you were to use it to buy season tickets for a sports team, what team would it be?
g. If you were to use it to go on a cruise (assuming you like cruises) where would you cruise to?
h. If you were to use it to go to NYC to see a show (or shows) what would you see?

and

i. Totally off subject (but since Fall is coming) what is your favorite carnival food (I was watching "Big" while writing this and saw them at the carnival)?

14 comments:

Michael - Lover of Amy said...

a. Getting out of debt and starting some real savings.
b. I would do something for my mother, as she has done more than I could ask for me over the years.Anything more I would donate to my church as I have never given as I ought to. BTW our pastor read a stat from the Gallup poll that 53% of members of churchs gae $0 last year.
c. Hrm, a private show, Debbie Gibson, Toby Keith, or Jimmy Buffett.
d. Chevy Avalanche or Jeep Commander.
e. Auto Racing.
f. if in Atlanta, the Thrashers (NHL), if anywhere, the Phillies.
g. I would love to see the Mediteranean or Alaska.
h. Wicked, Rent (again), Beauty and the Beast (though it just closed), Mama Mia
i. Funnel Cakes!

Steven said...

a. pay off debt.

b. wow. this one is good. there are so many possiblities. i think i would pay the way for a bunch of missionaries to go to a bunch of places all over the world. how many ever 25,000 would buy me.

c. harry connick, jr. because he rocks. and dang the chance to have him sing over jen and i eating a candlelight dinner...awww yeah.

d. i would get me a mini cooper.

e. baseball fantasy camp.

f. boston red sox.

g. an alaskan cruise.

h. les mis and phantom

i. for some reason i love the philly cheese steaks they sell at fairs.

Cyndi said...

A philanthropist awards you $50,000 with the stipulation that you may use half of it for yourself and the other half you must use for the benefit of others. By "benefit of others" it can mean anything really, buying a gift for a family member or donating to a charity.

a. How do you spend the money on yourself? i would take my son to ny and see a yankees game.get out of debt put some money in savings for nathan.I would live to buy some land in the country and build a nice house for me and my family
b. How do you use the money for others. Please be detailed, so if you say "give X dollars to charity, let us know what charity and why you select that one.aspca i want to help animals and compassion for children
c. If you were to spend part of your money to have a performer do a show for you, who would it be and why?
d. If you were to use it on a new vehicle for yourself, what kind? hybrid
e. If you spent part of it to go to a "fantasy" camp, what type would you choose?
f. If you were to use it to buy season tickets for a sports team, what team would it be?the yanks of course!
g. If you were to use it to go on a cruise (assuming you like cruises) where would you cruise to?bahamas
h. If you were to use it to go to NYC to see a show (or shows) what would you see?does yankees games count?

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i. Totally off subject (but since Fall is coming) what is your favorite carnival food (I was watching "Big" while writing this and saw them at the carnival)?
funnel cakes!!!and the corn on the cob at the fair

and you need to answer my questions on my blog

Jeff said...

a. Pay off debts to buy a home

b. Pay off others' debts!

c. Actors from Phantom of the Opera to sing for me and Val on our anniversary

d. New car for the missus, such as a Lexus

e. Spy camp or Space Camp

f. Red Sox!

g. Alaska

h. Les Miserables

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i. Pronto Pups

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Michael - Lover of Amy said...

Steven - nice choice with the missionaries, nicer job with the singer as you chose to score points with the Mrs. Have to warn you about the Mini, great look and gas mileage, but unless you plan to drive it like they did in Italian Job or put a baby seat in the back, find another car. Popular discussion puts it just behind the VW Cabriolet and the VW Beetle as a car only a gay guy would drive. Never had a cheesesteak at a carnival, but I may have to try one. The Apple Festival in Elijay, GA is coming in about 6 weeks.

Cyndi - all I heard was blah, blah, Yankees, blah, Yankees, blah, blah, Yankees. :) And sure the Yankees can count as your show to go see because Yankees games, like the theatre are spectacles involving drama queens that usually end in happy ending s despite what the audience would like. :) Yeah for funnel cakes!

Jeff - okay you and Steven are definitely best buds with the same thought of scoring points with the Mrs. (In Shatner's voice from Star Trek V "What does God need with a spaceship") What does a librarian need with a Lexus? :) And finally what the heck is a Pronto Pup?

amy said...

A philanthropist awards you $50,000 with the stipulation that you may use half of it for yourself and the other half you must use for the benefit of others. By "benefit of others" it can mean anything really, buying a gift for a family member or donating to a charity.

a. How do you spend the money on yourself?
I would hire someone to paint every room in my house. I would get brand new furniture in the spare bedroom, the office and what will be LynnMaries room. I would hire someone to make our yard prettier and someone to maintain it. heeheehee! I
b. How do you use the money for others. Please be detailed, so if you say "give X dollars to charity, let us know what charity and why you select that one.
I woul agree with hubby. I would give our church our large amount. I would donate a large amount to a pediatric brain tumor research fund, and Make a Wish Foundation because I work with children who need the brain tumor research. Make a Wish is awesome and is not just for terminally ill children but children with life changing illnesses. Most families spend so much money on their treatment, there is not money for vacation
c. If you were to spend part of your money to have a performer do a show for you, who would it be and why? Kenny Chesney, Josh Grobin, Steven Curtis Chapman just because they are fun. Grobin would be a romantic date and Kenny and Steven would be a great group concert.
d. If you were to use it on a new vehicle for yourself, what kind?
A very safe SUV that would never hydroplane or flip over or blow up
e. If you spent part of it to go to a "fantasy" camp, what type would you choose?
I would love to learn how to work on a Disney cruise, not sure if there is one one but would love it. I would love to find a camp that would teach me how to do domestic things like bake or knit or crochet!!!!
f. If you were to use it to buy season tickets for a sports team, what team would it be?
no clue. I would let hubby have this. I would prefer a team that has no drama
g. If you were to use it to go on a cruise (assuming you like cruises) where would you cruise to?
It would be on a Disney cruise in a balcony room and I would cruise to Hawaii but I would sale from Miami or Pt Canaveral, a long cruise
h. If you were to use it to go to NYC to see a show (or shows) what would you see?
Rent, Phantom, Wicked

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i. Totally off subject (but since Fall is coming) what is your favorite carnival food (I was watching "Big" while writing this and saw them at the carnival)?
hmmm, love funnel cakes and soda and fun stuff. The Apple festival is coming up!! Yippee!

tiggerprr said...

Hey there...I did this and posted it on my blog, come read my answers!

Great questions! I loved it and tagged a few of my friends...let's see it go viral! :)

Cyndi said...

well that was just mean michael.I havent said anything bad about the phillies, in fact i think ryan howard can do everything ortiz can do AND play defense.but fine fine i see that the real evil of baseball(the sox) have gotten to you. and a pronto pup is a corndog.
but as for charity things i thought of something else i would love to start or support a pit bull rescue where they try to rehibilitate some of the dogs that have been fought and abused.

FRIGGA said...

Oooohhhh this is a good one! I'm gonna post it on my site though
:-)
I'll let you know when its up!

:-)

MickeysWife said...

a. At this precise moment, I'd spend a few days at a luxury spa resort lounging by the pool, getting massages and other spa services, eating fabulously, reading and sleeping.
b. I'd tithe 10% off the top to my local church and then I'd probably give another 10% to Grace Campus Ministries at Auburn University b/c I love their ministry and the couple that runs it are amazing.
c. I'm not paying for any performer to come do a show for me...but I'd pay for Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus) to come hang out with my daughter!
d. Uhmm...out of practicality, a Honda Odyssey.
e. Cowboy/girl Camp - where I get to rope, barrel race, etc...
f. Dallas Cowboys
g. Caribbean
h. This is my husband's specialty so I'd have to let him decide.
i. Funnel Cakes! I love funnel cakes!

retrodaddy said...

a. Pay off debt & invest. Perhaps also buy a used version of a Mini-Cooper.

b. I'd tell my mom and grandmom that if they want/need anything, tell me now. They get first dibs, and after I fulfill their needs, I donate to cancer research or some other worthwhile charity cause, like the University of Florida Athletic Association.

c. Prince, though I think he's getting $1M per show out in LA these days. If I can't get him, I call Color Me Badd and see if they're available.

d. Mini-Cooper, or perhaps a Toyota or Honda. Maybe a hybrid. Don't ask me to be more specific.

e. Rock 'n roll fantasy camp with members of Winger, Kix, GWAR and Thompson Twins.

f. Either University of Florida football or Pittsburgh Steelers football. If I was really adventurous, Arsenal football.

g. Mediterranean or Alaska (sorry for ripping off your answer, but I'm not very creative; at least I know quality when I rip it off.)

h. No clue. Not sure what's playing in NYC right now. I'd love to see a big-name act at MSG, though, like U2, Prince, etc.

i. Are carnivals a fall activity? I basically block out the entire fall for football. I'll go with funnel cakes, preferably with cherry, apple or strawberry fruit topping and powdered sugar.

FRIGGA said...

WhoooHoooo - I've posted my answers and directed my readers here! :-)

tiggerprr said...

It's going viral... told ya it would! ;)