Thursday, July 27, 2006

sigh here, please

If I had a million dollars....
No, I'd have $114 million, thanks!

What would I do? What would I do?

First: I'd invest it to make more money. Not that I don't think I have enough, but to ensure that what I want to do can continue long after I am gone.

All debt; mine, my families, friends, probably even all of yours, as of right now those on my blogroll and those who answered the question, debt gone! (Who loves you? Uh, who?) However, this is a one time payment, get out of jail free card. Any and all debt aquired after payment is made, is yours to keep. I love ya, but I ain't gonna be an ATM. Here's my theory, learn to manage your own money and your own debt. I have some family members (step-sister) who is very slow on the uptake on this one. (Didn't make her house payment for a year because she just didn't want to. Yeah, she's living in an apartment now.)

College funds for niece and nephew. However, they must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. Trust funds for them also, but they can't touch them until they are 25 and it won't be in one lump sum. They also won't know about it until they are 25.

I will travel the globe. Anywhere and everywhere I have always wanted to go. Friends and family please, join me.

Build a house, or restore an old two-story farm house, in the country on an acreage. Huge garden of vegetables. Backyard is nothing but flowers. I have a least two, maybe three, dogs. A barn on the property. An old Ford pickup, circa, 1930's, fully restored, but the door still squeaks when I open the driver's door. New model Mustang in the garage.
Build a second house by the ocean. As close as I possibly can make it to the shore. Nothing fancy. Just a nice little cottage.

Paint, write, photograph, design.

Now for my life's mission:
I will start an organization that promotes women's issues. In all countries, not just in the Third World. Something has happened to women's self-esteem and self-worth. The stories I hear everyday of a young women not valuing herself breaks my heart and makes me mad.
Education in terms of teaching young girls, starting in pre-adolescence, to value themselves.

Market ads that show real women, who have real bodies. Not bodies that are a size 2 or 0 with fake boobs. That isn't what we look like. Show bodies with natural curves, all shapes, all sizes.

Go to Third World countries and teach/educate that women do have self-worth, value. Female infantgenocide is still very much happening. Women are not valued. However, I think that the same thing can be said in this country as well. I'm not saying we are killing our baby girls as soon as they are born, but we are teaching them not to value themselves. The images that are shown everyday of what a 'real' women is aren't accurate. We are told what we are supposed to look like, how stupid and sexual we are to act, and how smart we aren't supposed to be. These are all thrown at us constantly and we wonder why we aren't happy and why we can't achieve it.
I would promote and educate in terms of: birth control, education, safe sex practices, values, health care. This includes all things big and small all things that can be thought of.

Promote education.
Start schools in other countries and improve the schools in the U.S. Education is freedom, however our education system needs to improve greatly so that freedom can be achieved.

Promote literacy.
The number one thing a parent can do to help their child in terms of development is to read to their child. Ta dah!
Yep, reading. The easiest and simpliest thing a person can do to help ensure a child's future. I would scream that loud all over the world. (Wait, did I just do that? Okay, not all over the world, but within a twelve-state area?)
I would have book drives, book sales, reading programs, ad campaigns all over the country.

I would open a:
Book store.
A coffee shop.
A gay disco.
A great little neighborhood bar.
A cafe'.
An independent film movie theater.
A sex club.

I would travel, travel, travel, travel, travel, travel, travel, travel, travel,travel, travel, travel!!!!!!

Last, but damn sure not least, I would throw one hell of a party, the likes of which none of us have ever been witness to. Yes, all of you are invited. Pack a bag. Because who knows where we will all end up.

8 comments:

puerileuwaite said...

To heck with the money. I want you to run for office!

I'd even temporarily swing from the other side of the plate for the gay disco opening.

We need a Party Girl Party, Party Girl!

TrappedInColorado said...

You can keep your money. Don't waste it on me. My debts are small and very manageable. Hire me to help run some of the organizations to improve the status of women in the world. Salary in the low 6 figures.

I will have to insist on being invited to the bash! What bands should we get to play there? We can have more than one since it will last for 3 days.

I suggest: Michael Franti and Spearhead. Bon Jovi. KC and the Sunshine Band. Taj Mahal.

I like your style. I'm still in lust with you.

TrappedInColorado said...

You can keep your money. Don't waste it on me. My debts are small and very manageable. Hire me to help run some of the organizations to improve the status of women in the world. Salary in the low 6 figures.

I will have to insist on being invited to the bash! What bands should we get to play there? We can have more than one since it will last for 3 days.

I suggest: Michael Franti and Spearhead. Bon Jovi. KC and the Sunshine Band. Taj Mahal.

I like your style. I'm still in lust with you.

HST said...

I LOVE this post.......I added you to my links, you're officially part of my sidebar family!

Party Girl said...

P: Thanks. That it so very cool for you to say. I am so flattered.
I see me on a stage (fully clothed) mic in hand, spouting words of wisdom to long, and much applause.

Where's my billboard, where's my signage?
Who's my manager, my PR person? I need an entourage to keep me humble.

Trapped: Low 6 figures? Done. Done, done, and done.

Homely: I appreciate the shout-out. Very cool.

GirlGoyle said...

Wow you'll need more than one life to accomplish all that. Or at least a lot of help. PICK ME! PICK ME! As for worldly possesions I want the same thing...restored old New England Farm House with a barn and a few horses, chickens and dogs and a cat. But I'd like it by the beach with so much acreage I can't see my neighbors...ever. Cuz you know me, I've very social.

ptg said...

amen, sister.

Can I work with your women's group?! I only require a 6-fig income and about 6 weeks of vacation a year...LOL

Party Girl said...

GG, of course you can be on the payroll.

In fact, you're all on the payroll