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Hello and thank you for stopping by to check out my bio. I recently moved to Southern CA from beautiful Victor, CO-Population 450 Elevation 9696 and I'm lovin' CA. The weather is lovely and the people are divine for the most part.

My husband and I won a car on Let's Make a Deal.  If you'd like to see our it is...

I have been married to my wonderful husband, KJ, for 13 years now.  We have a great Siamese cat, Tiki (named after Tiki Barber-Retired Giants RB).  And, yes, I love football-Go Broncos!!!

I decided to type out my “official” bucket list.  Some of the items on the list are…

*Go skydiving
*Jog a mile without stopping
*Watch a live fight (boxing) in Vegas
*Perform a standup comedy act
*Go to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
*Volunteer at a homeless shelter on Thanksgiving
*Memorize the symbols of all elements on the periodic *Pay for a random person's groceries
*Learn to belly dance
*Play one $500 hand of blackjack
*Come up with my own personal theme song
*Jump into a pool in an evening gown and stilettos

I joined poetry soup because I love poetry and I also had a goal (on my list) to win at least 3rd place in a poetry contest.  Thanks to Paula Swanson, I was able to cross that one off with a 1st Place win in her Yard Sale Contest.  I decided that since the poetrysoup gang is so warmhearted, I wanted to hang out here for good :)

Mega Lotto-What would you do with $290 million?

Blog Posted:3/22/2012 10:43:00 AM

Hi guys!  Admittedly, I don't play the lotto.  My whole family plays and I call them suckers.  I'd rather take my chances on things like game shows and parlaying the hard six (only those lucky enough to know how to play craps will get it). 

Anyway, I hooked up my neighbor's printer yesterday and she just dropped me off a lottery ticket for the Mega Jackpot that's at about $290 million.  That was nice of her.

So, if I hit should I just give her the dollar back or shall I be nice and offer to pay for her printer?

Also, what would you do if you won $290 million.  Let's be honest....I don't want to hear any "save the world" Miss Universe type answers.

OH and BTW...if I hit the $290 million, Bentleys for everyone!

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  1. Date: 4/5/2012 9:02:00 AM
    two ninety MILL....Hell, I'd buy every one of those fake BeeeHotches that have won Miss America for the last 10 years. Yeah, I said it...The World's oldest profession. Hookers, baby, Hookers!

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  1. Date: 3/24/2012 12:09:00 AM
    Yet another fun blog, Natalie :) Hmm oh shucks, is there still any of the $290 million left for me? lol--- what would I do? Hmm after giving some secret donations...I'd probably buy my own island-- have a cocoa plantation and outbeat Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, plus travel, travel, travel...

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  1. Date: 3/23/2012 7:54:00 PM
    Think calmly, so i wouldn't have a heart attack....

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  1. Date: 3/23/2012 7:07:00 PM
    Smile ˜ Two Hundred & Ninety Million, Billion, Trillion ? I Would Give Every Penny Of It To The Poor, & Rejoice In my Beautiful Heavenly Father's Everlasting Love! * Always & Forever, John!:) ˜

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  1. Date: 3/23/2012 8:17:00 AM
    Natalie, I am not delusional enough to think that $290mil could save the world - unfortunately, that amount of money is just a drop in the bucket. I would share a big chunk with people(you could have some money without any DEE DEE or strings attached wotsoever), and invest a big chunk, just in case I blew the load with Mick-Dad....Hmmmm, I would do a lot of travelling again, and lose huge interest in logging onto the Soup lol. Then after a bit o' craziness, I would do lil' silly things like creating my own poetry website. No charges, PMs; completely free. Everyone would be on an equal basis as far as blogging, etc(and have those "radio" filter buttons, so people could choose to view/block adult poetry, because I am against the censorship of any art form - I couldn't care less about the excuses surrounding censorial action - for the most part, any administrative body is blatantly biased and hypocritical. I would have to keep this in mind for myself. Not having PMs, would make me less "interested" in serving the needs of paid members over others, in a hypocritical fashion). And everyone would be welcome to join.

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  1. Date: 3/23/2012 3:48:00 AM
    Firstly i got the thrill watching you go for the win-Hooray :),Secondly I would divide the money by 4-Part for family,Part to invest and get interests,part to the third world children and the remaining to travel and travel ....:)

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  1. Date: 3/23/2012 12:02:00 AM
    First of all, let me wish you good luck on your Mega ticket. I would be happy if you only paid for my lifetime membership! Is it too much too ask of you, Natalie? Of course, a BTW would be also appreciated. Oh, you should offer to pay for her printer..she was so nice to give you a chance at winning big! Hoping you will be a big winner soon.:)& hugs. Your friend in poetry, Andrew.

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 5:51:00 PM
    Sean-you even rhyme in your comments-that is great :) Joyce...You'd be left with about $150 million-that's a nice chunk of change-I'm sure your family and friends would appreciate your generosity :)

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 5:18:00 PM
    After taxes I don't know how much that would be but certainly enough to keep me in comfort for the rest of my life. But I would share with my whole family and all my friends and there are a lot of them. And there would probably be more after I have won. Love, Joyce

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 4:11:00 PM
    No , Nat . I got the smallest tent in the circus , but the largest Overdraft at the bank and because of the recession , dedression , concession and confession / penance , the 290 mill would ease the burden( slightly) PS . I would sent on that Bentley for you and hubby !!!

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 1:05:00 PM
    Hi Sean-that is very responsible of you and must have yourself a really nice house :)

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 12:45:00 PM
    Hi Natalie , this one is oooohhhh so easy for me . I simply would put a few more bucks to it and pay off all my debts . QED ...

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 12:17:00 PM
    Hi Vince and Joann-Yeah, that tax stuff really bites! But, even after taxes you'd have a bundle! I like your simple plan Joann-very nice. Arlid...Love it...and count me in please!!!

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 12:09:00 PM
    I would rent as many jets as needed,to collect the many soupers around the world.Then headed out on a World Soup Tour,..oh-la-la-la,whatta show that would be,LOL

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 12:00:00 PM
    First, i would pay taxes, but a cabin in the woods to write then probably give the rest away. i really don't need much and all I want is to have pwople read my poems - which they are doing here. Also, it would be nice to offer some to the neighbor, friendship is worth more than money.

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 11:58:00 AM
    I would be thankful I wasn't married to the president. He'd have it spent in eleven seconds. Probably, I would spread it out as far as possible among family as the federal govt puts taxes beyond belief on that amount. Our boys are allowed to advertise 290 million but take well over half of it back. In the meantime peoples losses total ove 600 million. Gotta love it.

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 11:22:00 AM
    Tracie-Sounds like a great plan! I think it would be great for you to employ a full-time poem deleter-you'd be doing your part to help the economy :) And David...thanks for the 'compliments' LOL-What the'd get two (black and not sure what other color it comes in-we'll have to ask)!!!

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 11:16:00 AM
    Natalie, now you know how much I adore your poetry I think it is absolutely wonderful, I read aall of your work and I think it is outstanding,I..oh what the heck I want a black one Please, pretty David

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 11:15:00 AM
    Lol Give her her dollar back..thats so so funny Natalie..Id buy a house on every continent and follow summer around the world lol.. save enough to live nicely on then give the rest to my id probably employ someone to sit and delete my poems for me coz its a boring job lol xxx Hugs and Goodnight

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 11:12:00 AM
    PD-That is awesome! I know you would give everyone PMs-that is so cool. Could I get a little place on the ocean too? With a dock? You and your man could come visit anytime. And I'll even decorate a room in Packers colors. What do you say? Aaron Rodger themed curtains....

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 11:07:00 AM
    yes... I'm saying that in an evil grinning way... ha ha.. buy the soup... and than give everyone a free p.m.... and MISS TEXAS..ha ha... world peace..after i dominate the world... and get rid of all the no no's~~love pd

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 11:04:00 AM the and world peace... ha ha..afte I get rid of a few no no's!..pd

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My Past Blog Posts

Mega Lotto-What would you do with $290 million?
Date Posted: 3/22/2012 10:43:00 AM
I just picked up my new car!!!
Date Posted: 1/6/2012 8:43:00 PM
Poetry Soup Year-End Award Results :)
Date Posted: 12/26/2011 9:45:00 PM
Anyone want to read my winning short story?
Date Posted: 12/16/2011 8:03:00 PM
Last Call-Poetry Soup Year-End Awards...only a few days left to vote!
Date Posted: 12/9/2011 9:43:00 AM
Poetry Soup 'Just For Fun' Year-End Awards…Most Likely To…Please VOTE!!!
Date Posted: 11/22/2011 4:14:00 PM
Help from parents/teachers/aunts/etc. of 6-8 year olds
Date Posted: 11/21/2011 11:57:00 PM
If you could would you want to die? "Die a fun death" Contest
Date Posted: 11/18/2011 3:26:00 PM
Sleazy or Sexy? Game
Date Posted: 11/17/2011 10:45:00 PM
I was a contestant on a gameshow yesterday...wanna see?
Date Posted: 11/3/2011 2:15:00 PM
Edited...Which is True…Is it #1 or #2? Updated w/ answer :)
Date Posted: 11/2/2011 5:05:00 PM
How old is too old to trick or treat?
Date Posted: 10/31/2011 10:46:00 PM
Ungrateful Panhandlers
Date Posted: 10/30/2011 7:43:00 PM
Happy Hour-What R U Havin' Today?
Date Posted: 10/14/2011 4:45:00 PM
I survived...Thanks for all of the advice :)
Date Posted: 10/2/2011 6:11:00 PM
Help...Advice on camping please :)
Date Posted: 9/29/2011 10:59:00 PM
‘Criminal or Genius’ contest results posted
Date Posted: 9/28/2011 4:31:00 PM
Genius…or criminal…what do you think?
Date Posted: 9/3/2011 6:31:00 PM
Burlesque Twist Winners Posted-Congrats :)
Date Posted: 8/17/2011 9:13:00 PM
Burlesque Twist-New Contest & wish me luck at the race track :)
Date Posted: 8/10/2011 5:27:00 AM
Cellphones in the sauna...What annoys YOU? Results Posted :)
Date Posted: 8/2/2011 8:37:00 PM
‘Talkin’ Technology’ winners announced and hear about my method of judging/new contest!
Date Posted: 7/24/2011 7:07:00 PM
Talkin' Tech. New Contest-I hope you'll consider entering :)
Date Posted: 7/11/2011 8:41:00 PM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/16/2012Ode to Vie My Love Hate PoemRhymesatire,beautiful,beautifu
9/14/2012My Slutty Aunt's WeddingRhymesatire,wedding,wedding,
6/30/2012The Devil Moved in Next DoorVillanelleslam,
6/10/2012Pal in a TumblerDiminished Hexaversenostalgia,
6/10/2012Early RetirementNarrativesatire,teacher,night,nigh
6/3/2012Streaking at the MallLimerickurban,
3/11/2012If I were a Guy, I'dRhymesatire,
2/19/2012skaterboy's delightHaikuromance,teen,
2/18/2012moles last supperHaikunature,
2/11/2012I've Got a Big Butt and I Cannot LieMonorhymeslam,
2/9/2012Love in Ten Year IncrementsFootlelove,
1/21/2012Anvil DreamsQuintellaloss,sad,
1/17/2012My favorite thing about Poetry SoupFree versepeople,
1/17/2012Breakup TextLimerickgirlfriend-boyfriend,slam
1/17/2012Strong WomenFree versepassion,woman,
1/14/2012Time to Pay the TollVillanelleloss,passion,
1/13/2012Lee Ramage-Our random pleaMonorhymedevotion,
1/3/2012Love -n- the LotteryLimerickpassion,satire,i love you
12/27/2011Mile High ConsequencesLimerickfantasy,romance,
12/23/2011I Just Can't WinRhymeromance,wife,
12/23/2011Rusty RemnantsKimolost love,
12/21/2011 To-Susan, From-NatalieFree versededication,
12/18/2011 My New Year's Wish For YouAcrosticdedication,inspirational,
12/17/2011Morning GriefKimodepression,
12/15/2011HEADS UP-Quirky Cook OffFree verseadventure,cowboy,

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Fav Poems

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His Old Pick-Up TruckRhymedog,funny,me,old,
Ode To The Toilet PlungerLight Poetryfunny
TOP TEN PEEVESRhymelife,socialme,me,
Why Pa Ain't Pet Sittin' No MoreLimerickfunny
In My OpinionRhymefunnywife,me,
The Greatest Poet EverRhymefunnywrite,me,write,
When Madness Rides on Moonlight Sestinagod,life,
Wisdom of the CougarRhymelife,philosophymen,men,
Home BrewLimerickfriendship
Boozer Not a LoserLimerickfunnywine,
Retired Romance : RepostLight Poetryloveold,old,
This grinds my gearsRhymefunnyme,car,me,money,
Murphy's Lesser Known LawsRhymefunny,
One Night StandFree verseslam,care,care,me,
The Bird is the WordLight Poetryfunny,holiday,thanksgivin
Permanent Check-MateRhymeallegory,introspection,li
The Optimistic Pessimists ResolutionsLight Poetryfunny,holiday,me,me,time,

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Robert A. Dufresne United States Flag United States Read
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SillyBilly theKidster United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
Paula Swanson United States Flag United States Read
RALPH TAYLOR United States Flag United States Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read
Chris Matt United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
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