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Diane AKA Traska

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Re: My "splurge" - if I had all the money in the world
« Reply #60 on: November 18, 2014, 02:30:12 PM »
After the usual debt payoffs, charity funding, etc. I would hire someone to teach me how to drive a stick in an automobile (I only know how to drive an automatic), and then I would find a luxury fast car like a Lamborghini and a racetrack and have at it.

Diablo?  Aventor?  Murcielago? Or something old school, like a Countach?

(I so want a Countach...)
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Re: My "splurge" - if I had all the money in the world
« Reply #61 on: November 18, 2014, 02:48:26 PM »
Kind of in love with the Murcielago right now, but I'll drive any of them!

After that, I'd love to go to one of the racing schools, like Skip Barber, and learn more about race cars.
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Re: My "splurge" - if I had all the money in the world
« Reply #62 on: November 18, 2014, 02:50:25 PM »
reading some of the responses reminded me of a funny one of my mom's.

We have a local casino here where they have the usual buffet.  The buffet always has crab legs which my mother loves.  You have to ask the server for a crab thingamagig (you know that cracks it).  She has joked to the servers that if she ever won a lot of money downstairs she was going to come up here to eat and pay someone to crack the crab legs for her and dig the meat out  ;D

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Re: My "splurge" - if I had all the money in the world
« Reply #63 on: November 18, 2014, 04:23:28 PM »
I would buy out an entire show of Cavalia and invite all my closest friends to come see it for free.
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Re: My "splurge" - if I had all the money in the world
« Reply #64 on: November 18, 2014, 05:01:28 PM »
I would cut my hours at work. I think I'd get bored sitting at home all the time and I really do like my job, but if I didn't have to work for a living, I wouldn't work as much. I think Mr. Bottlecaps would like to quit his job too - although he likes his job too, I think he'd rather be able to stay at home and play video games! :-P

I'd love to travel more, see more of the world, just for leisure. How nice it would be to be able to go places and do things without money being an object!

Oh, and I'd buy Mr. Bottlecaps a Bugatti Veyron (it's his favorite car), because why not? :-P
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Re: My "splurge" - if I had all the money in the world
« Reply #65 on: November 18, 2014, 05:15:03 PM »
I like the live-in housekeeper. I like the hairdresser every day. I'd love an indoor pool.

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Re: My "splurge" - if I had all the money in the world
« Reply #66 on: November 18, 2014, 11:23:09 PM »
I'd like to be a mysterious benefactor with a private island in Greece. I could helicopter people in that need a break and throw fantastic house parties for them, especially if they could be masked galas. (I'd need to learn to fly the helicopter, of course) I'd also get some top-notch chef training, then be the cook for the weekend for lots of deserving folks who needed a good long lounge in my flower garden or nap on my beach or cruise in my yacht.

Also, lots of hardbound books on good shelves. I would pay a lot to have a library full of well-bound books.
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Re: My "splurge" - if I had all the money in the world
« Reply #67 on: November 19, 2014, 03:48:32 AM »
If money were no object, I'd relocate to NYC in a heartbeat. And if money were really no object, I'd buy one of the highest-up apartments in this building:
http://432parkavenue.com/?state=contact

I'd do things like take the fashion design course at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and probably train in several other trades and disciplines too- I'm not sure if I'd be able to call myself just a cosplayer anymore after all that training. A master of design and fabrication, more like. Yeah, I'd do something like start my own clothing line, designing the kind of things I'd love to wear, or specialize in costume and prop making. Other residents of that glitzy building would soon get used to sharing the elevator with various exotic and otherworldly beings! (Really, it would be me in various guises..most of the time!)

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Re: My "splurge" - if I had all the money in the world
« Reply #68 on: November 19, 2014, 05:28:15 AM »
I'd buy a piece of land and build a house with an indoor archery range, a sunny craft/reading den, gaming room, stables, heated pool and a mini-orchard. And pay for people to clean and look after it!

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Re: My "splurge" - if I had all the money in the world
« Reply #69 on: November 19, 2014, 06:48:52 AM »
To add on to my previous--I'd start a shoe company (I'd have to hire everyone) which catered strictly to people with feet outside the range found in stores (short and wide, long and narrow, or other combinations of short/long and narrow/wide) who have to put up with miserably fitting, painful shoes because they can't afford to spend a couple thousand dollars (or more) on a single pair of shoes.  (I'm a 5.5 or 37 European but really wide, so I'm in the short and fat foot area.  No one would ever be made to feel badly about the size of their feet the way Shoes of Prey did to me.)


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Re: My "splurge" - if I had all the money in the world
« Reply #70 on: November 19, 2014, 11:35:18 AM »
To add on to my previous--I'd start a shoe company (I'd have to hire everyone) which catered strictly to people with feet outside the range found in stores (short and wide, long and narrow, or other combinations of short/long and narrow/wide) who have to put up with miserably fitting, painful shoes because they can't afford to spend a couple thousand dollars (or more) on a single pair of shoes.  (I'm a 5.5 or 37 European but really wide, so I'm in the short and fat foot area.  No one would ever be made to feel badly about the size of their feet the way Shoes of Prey did to me.)

I love this idea! I have a wide foot. Usually I can find something that fits "good enough," but it's such a pain having to deal with my feet/toes being rubbed by parts of the shoe, that although labeled wide, just aren't quite wide enough!
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