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10/10/2004
Entry: "On the verge...of what?"

When I woke up this morning I had this sense of being on the verge of something, almost as if my inner self was anticipating or expecting something big or out of the ordinary to happen. Naturally the first thing I did was to go to the computer and check my lotto tickets to see if lightning had indeed struck the Broadnax household and I was now a multi-millionaire. Well as you can see, I am still on that verge or whatever that feeling is called...LOL People laugh and joke all the time about what they would do if they hit the Powerball or Mega-Millions or whatever the hell it's called in your part of the world. Come on now...be honest with yourself. In spite of how we all sit around and proclaim how much we would all of a sudden become wise humanitarians and such, puh-leeeeease! Give me a break. How many of you know deep in your hearts that if you, won let's say...$100 million lump sum in a lotto, know you would go just straight up crazy and spend like there was no tomorrow? Can you even imagine winning 100 million? Just think of the the consequences though....Can you even imagine how many lost relatives and especially "friends" would suddenly surface? Goodness...every person who ever made eye contact with you would probably be trying to stake a claim..LMAO. Could you handle the change that you'd certainly be going through? I read somewhere once that they did a "study" of big mega-lottery winners and the vast majority of them are unhappier now than before they won. Amazing. All I can tell you is this...If this brother won $1oo million dollars in the lotto, you'd best believe I'm going to change...LOL. Remember that song..."If You Don't Know Me by Now" by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes??..Well, like it say's..if you don't know me by now, you'll never, ever...ever ever get to know me...LMAO. Seriously, though, I really don't think I'd change that much, because my inner self, my soul is already operating under a "code red" alert, always prepared for the whatever. If anything I'd become a bit more cautious of the folk I come in contact with afterwards. And most definitely I would quit my job straight up. There's no way I could last two more weeks at that place knowing I'm sitting on that kind of wealth. Sorry, guys...love ya, but let my ticket turn up the winner, ok? I remember back in the day when one of our managers told all of us in a meeting that we are "disposable" as the economy shifts. How true that would be then if I won...my new economy would certainly dictate an immediate separation from service. I'd gladly step aside and let someone else fill my boots...LOL. But my 'mediate fambily would most certainly be set, knamean? And I could only imagine the house and connected art studio I would build..Mmmm..It'll have a huge *POP*...uhhh?hmm...oh

Daydream suddenly ended by telephone ringing...LMAO.....Whew, your boy was gone for a moment...Kirk to Enterprise..1 to beam up!

It is nice to daydream though..aint it?
Be good my peoples.

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4 brothers and sisters helped me to understand.


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on Tuesday, October 12th, 2004 @ 09:04 PM EST
Art4SouL said

WoW shocked $100 mil Boy I would lose my mind *after I got up off the floor from fainting* LOL!!! This sister would mos def quite her job. Move out of my house so folks cant find me. Traveling around the world would put a smile on a girls face too *wink* My family would be set. But Iím like you with the others. "If You Don't Know Me by Now... You will never, never every know me" LOL!!! Great post Greggy keepíem coming. Have a great week and Take it Ez shocked

Dear, who you telling? LOL. I know for sure I would probably initially lose my mind for the first couple hours, and then rational greggy would take over...hehehe. I like your solution to quit the job and move away although traveling around the world while George Dubya is still Prez may be hazardous...because of him even little tiny countries and islands be hating on America now..LMAO...Don't worry though, if I ever bust it like that, I'd make sure you, Warren and the girls were set too! :o) Smile, you're on greggy camera! have a good week Nina...G

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on Sunday, October 10th, 2004 @ 09:17 PM EST
France said

Hi Greggy. Oh, If only, if only...I'm still dreamin' myself. A guy who lives around the corner from my mom hit for 66 million & he didn't claim it for a week 'cause he didn't want to give his soon to be divorced wife any of the money, lol. Finally we saw him on the local news stating that he had a really bad headache when he won & wanted to wait 'til he felt better before he claimed it! A headache?!! I think 66 million & some Advil could cure that, lol! He built a big beautiful home, & I don't know what happened with his wife. Guess the "headaches" gone, lol.

I am sure if he waited until after hitting the lottery to try to divorce, I am quite sure homie got to give up a large portion of his winnings since theoretically they were still married when he hit and lottery winnings are considered marital property, right? Anyway he may have been getting rid of one headache for perhaps a bigger one if he wasn't prepared for his sudden wealth. In any event I know I can handle the pressure...try me :o) have a nice week France...G

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on Sunday, October 10th, 2004 @ 06:43 PM EST
Claudia said

I would give it all to charity. Have a nice day. Smooches!

I commend you on your good heart too...of course I have to let you know I just changed my legal name to Charity :o) Have a great dinner tonight!...G

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on Sunday, October 10th, 2004 @ 02:09 PM EST
Meadow said

I don't gamble, the blood of my Scotish ancestors just will not allow it razz I would like to have enough money to put in the bank and live off the interest though... imagine never having to worry about a bill or the overdraft again :sigh: Good little dream for a Sunday Greggy smile

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others,but to get ahead of ourselves -- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.
*Stewart B. Johnson

Yes I would love to experience the life of not living paycheck to paycheck and being able to just relax about financial matters yanno? Of course I aint depending on the lotto to be my ticket to the good life either, I do realize that's the result of hard work and motivation. A little dreaming aint never hurt nobody anyway :o) Have a good week Meadow...G

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