Let’s face it — winning the lottery would be the shizz. This past weekend, a couple of my friends and I sat on the beach in a circle chatting about hitting the jackpot. A couple of great questions came up, and I decided to put my responses to each of these below. We noted, before the conversation got too serious, that this would be one of the mega lottery winnings. So let’s say the jackpot is $220 million and you take home somewhere around $100-110 million.
(1) What’s the first thing you would buy? You have to be able to have it in your possession within five hours.
Wrightsville Beach, NC. I know folks are going to be curious about this one. You’ll be glad to know this is actually a swankier upgrade from my first thought, which would be Southport, NC. Basically, you can boil it down to this — I love being on the coast. It’s also important to me that I’m around my family and friends. Wrightsville would put be close to most of my friends and not any farther away from the ones who don’t live close by. And I’d be close to the fam.
(3) Limit yourself to two realistic (although realistic is relative at this point) vacation homes — where would those two be?
I would own a place in NYC. New York is one of my favorite places in the world. Having an abundance of money would make it even better. It wouldn’t have to be huge, but a nice place to hang on the weekend when I’m trying to go H.A.M.
The second place would be a small home in South France on the coast. I’ll have to do a little more research on where exactly it would be. I’ve narrowed it down some, but need more time.
You never really talk about TV. What are you favorite shows? What shows could you not live without?
Well taken point. Frankly, I think you could answer these two questions in different manners. However, I’m not going to. I’d rather try to find the few shows that fit into both categories and answer it that way. Below you will find my list. The list is actually in order. (1) being the best; (5) being a show I still watch religiously, but not quite as awesome.
(1) Friday Night Lights
(3) No Reservations
(4) Breaking Bad
(5) Modern Family
As you can see, there’s some diversity up there. If you don’t watch Friday Night Lights — then watch it. If you’ve watched it and don’t like it — then stop reading my blog.
Dexter… well… It’s incredible. Michael C. Hall is my favorite TV show actor since Mark Paul Gosselaar.
If I could have any job on Earth it would be Anthony Bourdain’s. Plus he’s one of the very, very few people I’ve endorsed on this website.
I wish I could point directly to what drew me into Breaking Bad. Oh wait… It was the meth.
As for Modern Family — my wife is Claire. I’m not kidding. She is just like Claire.