You are given a gift of 1 million dollars (kindly adjust for currency in your location). There are some restrictions on how you can spend some of the money, as follows:
$100,000 must be donated to charity. What charities will you support?
The Humane Society. I am an animal lover and it is a charity that tends to be overlooked in my area.
$100,000 must be given to one person that you know. To whom do you give it? What would you expect him/her to do with it? Would you put any restrictions on its use? Would it make a difference if you could make the donation anonymously?
My parents would recieve this, I would restrict it to be spent on something frivalous, no bills no practical possesions, strictly fun and selfish things that they would otherwise never buy.
$100,000 must be given to someone who has recently been in the news. Who gets it? Why?
Oh this one is hard. I suppose I would give it to the tsunami victoms, I know that that is more than one person and may even be considered a charity but I haven't seen to many deserving individuals on MY news.
$100,000 must be spent on a public beautification project. You can build a park, commission artwork, etc. What do you do, and where do you do it?
I think I would put it towards cleaning up the parks and banks that run along the part of the Willamette river that meanders through Cottage Grove.
$100,000 must be spent on a memorial to someone/something that you have loved and lost. What form does the memorial take? Who is it for?
I would create an art scholership in the name of my Grandmother, who we lost last Fall and whom was an amazing artist.
$50,000 must be spent studying something you have not formally studied. What will you study?
Music. I would love to be trained to play the accoustic guitar, I have tried to teach myself but am not doing so great, I want to have this skill to help merge my writing with music.
$50,000 must be spent establishing a scholarship. What's it for and who will you name it for? Oh I didn't see this when I answered the other question. So does that mean I can add this $50,000 to the other $100,000?
$50,000 must be given away in a contest. What kind of contest do you hold?
Writing of course, only I get to be the judge!
$200,000 must be spent doing as many things as you can on your "lifetime to do list." Always wanted to see Alaska? Take a boat trip on the Rhine? What things would you do first?
Go to Scotland. And own a home.
That leaves you with $150,000 of mad money. If the rules say you can't spend that money on things that might be termed "practical," what do you buy on your spending spree?
a really nice car, a new entertainment system, a huge kitty condo! and have my mothers home re-designed however she would like and finance my dad's yearly trip into the hills to chase critters. Buy my sister a horse and board it for her and buy my other sister an entire set of home furnishings that only SHE picked out.
I think that probably costs more than that, but hey I was going for the gusto!