My Own Private Idaho…

I have seen multitudes of “If I win the Powerball…” posts on Facebook and here and there on Twitter.  Honestly, if I won, which would be unlikely times a million, (especially since I rarely ever buy a ticket) I would give some money to our adult children (along with a disclaimer that they never ask for money ever again) and move somewhere far, far away with my husband and my short girl.

Most likely not Idaho.  That is a B52’s song.  And a movie.

But my own private something?  Absolutely.

A commune for all my favorite people who are my most favorites ever?  Yes, I would love this.

I think the key would be to unplug yourself from everyone who will make a pest of asking you for money.  Hire a great attorney, hire a great accountant and financial consultant, and go sail away somewhere, far, far, away.

I don’t even know if I can think about it. 

But the reality is this.  I will forget to buy a ticket until I watch the news Wednesday night.  If no one wins, again, I will forget to buy a ticket between Wednesday night and Saturday.  It is just how I operate.

So, no private Idaho for me.  No private Idaho commune for you either friends.  Unless you win, and invite me to live in the commune, then I am packing my bags.


5 Comments on “My Own Private Idaho…”

  1. You sound so much like me. The last time I even bought a lottery ticket of any type, it took me a month to even check if I’d won anything. And guess what? I won. A whole $10. At least I got back the “investment” I made in the ticket originally plus a few dollars. 🙂 I would come visit you in your “own private Idaho.”

  2. Addison Cooper says:

    I’ve often thought that it would be fun to have a commune where all my friends could live. But I’ve never played the lottery, so – I guess no Idaho for me, either!

  3. Heather says:

    I figure there have already been two or three winners in Iowa so my chances just went down exponentially. Plus… like you, I will forget.

  4. Jen says:

    I never remember to buy a ticket. Darn it.

  5. libbylogic says:

    I am getting too old. I just thought about paying off bills.

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