Sunday, January 25, 2009

Project Runway Repurposed and What I Would Do With 2 Million Dollars

So the Project Runway Repurposed Fashion Show was last Sunday. I didn't win anything, but my garment turned out better than I expected and everyone had super fun happy times. I didn't bring a camera cause I never take pictures anyway even when I do bring one, so photos will be coming at a later date. If you're in Livingston County, stay tuned to your Press Argus, I'm sure they'll eat this crap up. Or check out The Opera House web site.

Now, I've been entering various Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes almost every day for 2 years. Obviously I haven't won squat, but it got me to thinkering. They've got this 10 million dollar prize game that I've entered too many times to count and each entry email explains that if you take the payout (always take the payout) instead of the yearly payments, you'll get approximately 3.7 million. After taxes, lets say you would clear 2 million.

What would you do with 2 million dollars?

I know what I'd do.

First off, $500,000 goes into offshore accounts in Euros. $1,500,000 left.
$100,000 goes to buying this house. Add in another $30,000 for taxe
s, fees and refurnishing and there's $1,370,000 left.

$20,000 pays off that bastard student loan. $1,350,000 left.
$100,000 to my parents, $50,000 to my brother. $1,200,000 left.
$25,000 (give or take) for this car. $1,175,000 left.

$30,000 for gifts and other type things for friends and family. $1,145,000 left.
$45,000 will cover a pretty rad Paris vacation (flight, accommodations, food, shopping, activities (bars, bars and more bars) short trips to surrounding areas). $1,100,000 left.

$50,000 for a personal shopping spree. $1,050,000 left.
$50,000 to charity. $1,000,000 left.
Hmmmm... after all that, I think I'd start investing. Maybe.

Or I could just buy 4 of these.


  1. 2 million double cheeseburgers. Then, I would use my own money to rent a steamroller. I think you can see where I'm going with this. Afterward, I would let bums scrape up the cheese and burger off the highway and do with it what they please.

  2. Or you could commission the largest double cheeseburger ever and let the bums fight over it. Charge admission.