It’s not often that I write about what a charming, gracious guest I am. I should though because then more people would invite me over and I would bring them the perfect hostess gift and they would spread the word and I wouldn’t be able to handle my social calendar. I would get a driver to take me to all my engagements.
Last night was the 2nd Annual Dinner Party and Badminton Fete. You may remember the original from last year. Last night was also a rollicking good time. We really need to get video of the badminton match, it is powerful sports activity.
I didn’t have anything to bring because I’m not very organized and I hate going to the grocery store. And it has been hotter than balls so I don’t have any energy due to the lack of central air conditioning at my house. Not one to walk into a party empty-handed, I decided on my new go to hostess gift….Powerball tickets!
I bought a ticket for the hostess and each of the guests. Happily on big Powerball nights or maybe all the time, there is an Oregon Lottery person at the kiosk to help those, who like myself, have never bought lottery tickets before. The jackpot was $442 million last night so I gave it a go. Who would be the most popular guest ever if they come to dinner and oh by the way here’s millions of dollars, too. That’s right, ME.
I also brought an agreement with me for everyone to sign which stated that we all agreed that if one of the tickets won, we would take the lump sum and divide it equally between the six of us. I received kudos for thinking ahead and being so legally responsible, then I promptly signed my name on the wrong line.
We didn’t win the Powerball. Some guy in Minnesota did, along with a couple of other winners in New Jersey. Oregon has only had three Powerball winners.
BUT….what would you do if you did win the Powerball?!?
I thought about it and I couldn’t tell anyone. I would have to call an attorney and my financial guy and talk to them about how to handle that sort of windfall. I would initially create trusts for each of my kids for college and whatever else life throws at them. Trusts that they couldn’t touch till I said so.
I would buy this house in Portland.
I would buy one of these two houses in Gearhart:
or this one, which is not old but looks old.
I would definitely quit my job to work on my new houses and on fundraising work.
I would definitely make large donations to Hopewell House Hospice, where my mother passed away and to Portland Rescue Mission. I would give my siblings each $1 million dollars unless I won hundreds of millions and then they would each get $10 million and so would Mitch.
I would get this car:
I would buy a ridiculous number of purses from Tiffany Leather Goods. I would have a breast reduction. And have my feet fixed (I have bunions).
What would you do if you won the Powerball?