Is that REALLY what you meant to ask?
By REReader on November 02, 2013
Here's why I don't generally find helpful blog prompts helpful: I'm too literal-minded.
For example, the first BlogHer prompt for November was "If you found one million dollars in the morning and had to spend it by nightfall, what would you do with the money?" And my answer is--if I found a million dollars, I'd hand it in to the proper authorities (and report it to the news as well, just to keep the proper authorities honest), because if I found it, then someone lost it.
That's not a fun answer.
Okay, let's change it up a bit: What if a genie appeared and magicked me up a million dollars, or an eccentric billionaire handed over a million dollars, or I won a million dollars, and only had a day to spend it before the remainder disappeared or was taken back? I'd pay off my debts, and buy an annuity. (I'd give some to family first, if that was allowed under "spending".)
That's not a fun answer either.
Of course, that's not what the prompt is about. It's about letting your imagination go on what you would do with a windfall of cash. But that isn't what it SAID. And I go straight for actually answering the question, every time.
However, if you want a fun answer:
(The Barenaked Ladies, live at We Day 2010. Video courtesty of freethechildrenintl.)
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