Windfall Woman

Life and times of an older Brittany Murphy look-a-like still working as a sales executive after experiencing a life changing windfall a year or so ago

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Friday, September 30, 2005

Being new to blogging, I have been visiting other people’s. At first, I was randomly just hitting “next blog” on blogspot.com. While interesting, that method was very tiring. Weeding through all of those blogs! I had no idea that there is so much pornography in blogs! Call me naïve, but I was really taken aback. Now I’m all for First Amendment, freedom of speech and all that jazz but that kind of stuff really is not what I was interested in viewing.

So many blogs are written in foreign languages too! I took French in high school and college but I’m not enough fluent enough to decipher the language completely. Frustrated, I began to search blogs using certain words and phrases. Bingo! I found some terrific reading material. These blogs led me to a treasure trove of even more great ones! I could not stop reading! I commented in a good many of them (and some of you have been kind enough to come visit me – thank you). I really have bookmarked these sites and feel as though I am at the precipice of making some new friends here – even if we just write back and forth. So far this seems to be working with nice commenters as well. If I don’t care for your blog, I don’t comment. I am old fashioned enough that if my grandmothers are looking down from heaven, I sure don’t want them to be disappointed in what I am writing.

I watched Survivor last night and thought of the similiarities between outwitting, outlasting and outplaying this wonderful yet overwhelming windfall. Look at Richard Hatch, the first Survivor. Winning a million dollars plus endorsements! He has now been indicted for tax evasion – imagine that! I mean did he think NO ONE from the IRS watches Survivor? I simply cannot believe it.

Think of all the people who have made it big and lost it all – P.T. Barnum, Dorothy Dandridge, Walt Disney, Mike Tyson, Eddie Fisher, Isaac Hayes, Mickey Rooney, Mickey Rooney, Mark Twin, M.C. Hammer, Kim Basinger and don’t forget – Donald Trump! It’s scary scary scary. That is why I am being so ultra conservative. I mean I have the chance of a lifetime for my family, friends and others. I just can’t mess it up. I just can’t.

15 Comments:

Blogger Leah said...

Hi WFW,
I like the new blogskin much better than the previous one. Good choice!

In terms of your messing up the windfall...just make sure you work everything out with the accountants, etc. But also make sure that you're keeping a CLOSE eye on the accountants and what they're doing. You don't want them ferreting away your money. I had a vendor that I work with lose tons of his company's money b/c of his accountant. And he was a small business so it almost put him under. Just a word of caution.

And I also like that you're not going out and blabbing to your community, etc. It's nice to keep a low profile. The whole blogging thing is good b/c you need to share the joy...obviously. But I remember hearing about a guy in WV who won the lottery and people in his town kidnapped his granddaughter. There are some depraved people.

Anyways...Have a great Friday!

p.s. And today's "what would I do with a windfall" dream is: Set up a scholarship for poor (but smart) kids from my high school. Yeah....there's a lot of kids in my hometown that need it.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Lauri said...

I love the new look, too.
And I'm really fascinated with how you're handling the windfall, keeping it to yourself and seriously pondering every penny. I'd like to think that's how I'd do it. Although, how long do you think the anonymity will last? I hope a long time.

1:27 PM  
Blogger ipodmomma said...

very interesting blog... thanks for your comment on mine! my kids have gotten to the point of commenting on it, to make me happy...

so to see your comment was a thrill!

and as you can tell by the bunny, I'm a simple person, easily amused... :)))

good luck with the windfall... it sounds like the kind of thing people dream of... you sound smart enough to not only enjoy it, but put it to good use... don't hear too many stories like that these days!

visit the ipodmomma anytime... all comments are most welcome, and I will come and have a gander at yours... I met a very good friend via an internet message board and know that not everyone out there is a crazy nut! :)))

have a good evening...

mollie

1:57 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

Well, I heard that Elton John lost all his money in the past, and just threw a big concert. So it is reversible, for musicians at least ;)

2:57 PM  
Blogger Flubberwinkle said...

The examples you stated were mostly "high-rollers" and most were right-smack in the middle of the limelight. They are easy bait for "losing it". Don't let this good fortune become an anxiety. As long as you keep your feet on the ground, take things slowly (anonymity is a MUST here), you will be able to keep a clear head for your future choices. Try to avoid toooooo many consultants imho. :)

3:10 AM  
Blogger steelcowboy said...

Slow and steady wins the race; take your time, and be cautious.. which you already are, of course :)

3:02 PM  
Blogger Mimi in NY said...

invest. Invest wisely, and treat yourself ocasionally. and learn a foreign language for god's sake.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Hale McKay said...

Welcome to blogging. You may be new, but your writings are nice to read.

3:40 AM  
Blogger The Muse said...

Ah, so that is how you chanced upon my blog and left your comments there!

Thanks Windfall Woman! Yeah, for a new blogger, you write pretty cool !

Welcome to Bloggin'!

8:31 PM  
Blogger purple_kangaroo said...

I was wondering if you were a new reader of my blog or an old one under a new name. :) Now I'm really curious what keywords you used! LOL.

9:13 PM  
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