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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Comments/If I Had a Million Dollars

I am now an official blogger. One thing we bloggers love are comments. Don’t worry, you don’t even have to personally know me to leave a comment, though if you’re some creepy pedophile, I’d rather you not. Here’s a quick lesson on leaving comments:

Below my extremely witty and eloquent posts, there is a thin line, under which is written “x comments”. If you feel like leaving a comment like, “Oh Nat, you are the most amazing mother I have ever known”, or “That reminds me of the time my son blah blah”, or something else totally random, then click on the comment link. It takes you to a page with a square in the upper right-hand corner where you can write comments. Then fill out the word identification part. If you are a fellow blogger then you have a google name and password; enter such into the appropriate spaces provided. If you don’t have a google account, then click on “Name/URL”, and just type the name you want to go by, like “Bubba”. Or if you’re going to write a comment like, “Your posts are awful and your kids are ugly”, I’d rather you click on the “anonymous” button, because I don’t like meany-heads. Then click “Publish Your Comment”. And voila! You just made my day.

Are we ready to practice leaving comments? Good.

The other day I was thinking, “What would I do if I had a million dollars?” My first thought was “I’d buy you a green dress, but not a real green dress that’s cruel” (thanks, Bare Naked Ladies!). My second thought was I’d pay off my house and other bills. But a million dollars is a lot of money; those would make just a small dent in the wad. Of course, I’d also hire a maid, a cook, and a gardener. But I’m the type of person I’d end up putting the rest in some kind of investment and just sit on it. So I’m going to ask you: What would YOU do if you had a million dollars? It’s tithing-free and tax-free. Comment away!


Ralphie said...

I totally get an "A" on commenting 101.

If I had a million dollars, I would pay off house, take my family on the most memorable vacation ever! throw money at my sick father and his nurses and then sit on the rest. And sit and sit and sit.

April said...

TRAVEL!!! that and pay for my kids college and weddings... I know, I know... it's a ways away... still thinking about it though!

Beej said...

I know what you mean about comments. It makes it seem like someone out there is actually reading what you are writing. I will try to do better. I'm just so busy and I usually don't know what to say.

If I had a million dollars, I would pay off my debt (including to my parents) and go to school (maybe even medical school) and pay for Spence to go to school. I would travel to Africa, Italy, Austria, Fiji, Moorea, Bora Bora, Guatamala, and maybe a couple of other places. Then I'd buy a house out in the country somewhere with an arena and barn and pasture, etc. I would buy a park horse and show and have fun. I think that I would still work, but much, much less and hopefully at a new job with my schooling done. And I would make sure that I was having babies. And I would buy Spencer a truck and me a 4-wheel drive vehicle. And I would maybe buy a fun little car, too. Yeah, I would need more than a million dollars I think....

Arin said...

A stellar vacation would definitely take place. I think then I would have to invest the rest. I know BORING! I should pay off debt but the more I invest the greater the return and since it is tax and tithing free I could use all the interest to pay all my bills.

Karlenn said...

Wow. The list could go on and on! Finish my basement. Buy a second car. Hire a personal nutritionist and a personal trainer. I like April's idea of saving it for kids' college and weddings. For now, I'd just settle with getting my dang tax refund back (Ben's old boss's accountant messed up, apparently, and we should be getting his W-2 next week. Sheesh).