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12/09/2010 01:29:53 PM · #1
What would you do with it?

Say whatever you want on cars, mortgage, charity etc., but I am particularly interesting on how that would affect your photography life.
Would you get that camera and those lenses that you have always wanted?
Quit your day job, and become a freelance photographer? Make a studio? etc.

I for one would be very tempted to give up being a teacher and try to make some money with photography, especially since it wouldn't have to be very secure income since I all of a sudden would have a lot of money saved up.

What would you do?
12/09/2010 01:35:46 PM · #2
Travel the world taking photos.
12/09/2010 01:45:32 PM · #3
Go for my cancer operation on Monday :_( in stead of having to wait until January 24th.
This second one is growing very aggressively, doubling in size about every 6 weeks. I have to wait for the government, just hoping my operation does not take the form of an autopsy. Then travel Asia and take photos.
12/09/2010 01:49:14 PM · #4
I would give it all away to people who deserve it.

Message edited by author 2010-12-09 14:18:13.
12/09/2010 01:56:46 PM · #5
Originally posted by docpjv:

Go for my cancer operation on Monday :_( in stead of having to wait until January 24th.
This second one is growing very aggressively, doubling in size about every 6 weeks. I have to wait for the government, just hoping my operation does not take the form of an autopsy. Then travel Asia and take photos.


Really sorry man, that's quite awful.
12/09/2010 01:58:18 PM · #6
Originally posted by jeger:

Travel the world taking photos.


Ditto!

DocPJV, I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope everything turns out well for you...

Message edited by author 2010-12-09 14:00:49.
12/09/2010 02:09:40 PM · #7
Originally posted by docpjv:

Go for my cancer operation on Monday :_( in stead of having to wait until January 24th.
This second one is growing very aggressively, doubling in size about every 6 weeks. I have to wait for the government, just hoping my operation does not take the form of an autopsy. Then travel Asia and take photos.


Wow! so sorry to hear that, I wish you all the best, and if you don't mind, I'll keep you in my prayers.
12/09/2010 02:16:19 PM · #8
1M is not what is used to be..... and with a young family, I'm NOT going to be able to travel the world.

* It would give me the option to throw in this crappy well paying job for something more interesting.
* Would do a couple of trips to Africa, Iceland e.t..... Effectively making the family vacation better then local/interstate.

DocPJV - Hope it works out for you....
12/09/2010 02:19:40 PM · #9
I would buy you a green dress.

(but not a real green dress. That's cruel.)
12/09/2010 02:21:03 PM · #10
Originally posted by K10DGuy:

I would buy you a green dress.

(but not a real green dress. That's cruel.)


What are your green dresses made of? Fur?
12/09/2010 02:23:56 PM · #11
Originally posted by Jac:

Originally posted by K10DGuy:

I would buy you a green dress.

(but not a real green dress. That's cruel.)


What are your green dresses made of? Fur?

BNL quote, foo!
12/09/2010 02:30:38 PM · #12
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by Jac:

Originally posted by K10DGuy:

I would buy you a green dress.

(but not a real green dress. That's cruel.)


What are your green dresses made of? Fur?

BNL quote, foo!


We wouldn't have to eat Kraft dinners.
But we would eat Kraft dinners.
12/09/2010 02:32:57 PM · #13
I know the song Slippert.

They also say; I would buy you a fur coat, but not a real fur coat that's cruel.

I was trying to..... awww nvm. ;)

Message edited by author 2010-12-09 14:36:51.
12/09/2010 02:59:43 PM · #14
Quit my job, buy a large house with a built in studio decked out and lots of camera equipment. Oh and this would all be in Florida near a beach.
12/09/2010 03:01:36 PM · #15
Originally posted by Jac:

I know the song Slippert.

They also say; I would buy you a fur coat, but not a real fur coat that's cruel.

I was trying to..... awww nvm. ;)

I pretty piss-poor job. I expect better out of you next time. ;-P
12/09/2010 03:13:06 PM · #16
Wow good question.
1. Payoff my mothers debts.
2. Payoff my family debts.
3. Tithe and charity.
4. Payback people at DPC that has help my family and I.
5. Help others that are in need. I can relate and it would be a blessing to be able to help others for a change.
6. We have been renters all of our married life; a house would be nice...just a modest home.
7. Oh and a car since we don't have one. :)
12/09/2010 03:22:12 PM · #17
Originally posted by docpjv:

Go for my cancer operation on Monday :_( in stead of having to wait until January 24th.
This second one is growing very aggressively, doubling in size about every 6 weeks. I have to wait for the government, just hoping my operation does not take the form of an autopsy. Then travel Asia and take photos.


I am so sorry to hear about your health problem and the wait. I will keep you in my prayers.
12/09/2010 03:32:29 PM · #18
Originally posted by SDW:

Originally posted by docpjv:

Go for my cancer operation on Monday :_( in stead of having to wait until January 24th.
This second one is growing very aggressively, doubling in size about every 6 weeks. I have to wait for the government, just hoping my operation does not take the form of an autopsy. Then travel Asia and take photos.

I am so sorry to hear about your health problem and the wait. I will keep you in my prayers.

Money is all fine & dandy, but some things really put it into perspective. Good luck to you, PJ.
12/09/2010 06:24:45 PM · #19
Originally posted by Jac:

I would give it all away to people who deserve it.


"Deserve" is an interesting choice of words.

You didn't say "needed" it. You didn't say "put it to good use." but rather "deserved" it.

An Olympic athlete deserves recognition for a gold medle performance. A worker deserves to be paid for the job he agreed to do. A murder deserves his punishment under the law.

"Deserves" implies they have done something that has earned them the right to receive it. I am truely curious what criteria you would use to determine who "deserved" to receive some fraction of a million out of the blue from some total stranger.

Maybe "deserve" was a casual symantic choice. Maybe I think too much.

12/09/2010 07:18:42 PM · #20
Originally posted by Dr.Confuser:

Originally posted by Jac:

I would give it all away to people who deserve it.


"Deserve" is an interesting choice of words.

You didn't say "needed" it. You didn't say "put it to good use." but rather "deserved" it.

An Olympic athlete deserves recognition for a gold medle performance. A worker deserves to be paid for the job he agreed to do. A murder deserves his punishment under the law.

"Deserves" implies they have done something that has earned them the right to receive it. I am truely curious what criteria you would use to determine who "deserved" to receive some fraction of a million out of the blue from some total stranger.

Maybe "deserve" was a casual symantic choice. Maybe I think too much.


I think he just meant that he was hiring manual laborers...
12/09/2010 07:28:23 PM · #21
Pay for ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' docpjv`s operation..

Then spunk the rest up the wall on fast women and cheap cars..

And maybe a few pieces of L glass.

Might get the kids something as well.
12/09/2010 07:34:26 PM · #22
Originally posted by binarysmart:

Originally posted by jeger:

Travel the world taking photos.


Ditto!

DocPJV, I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope everything turns out well for you...


Tritto! if thats a word....

But oh my god thats my dream come true... :-/
12/09/2010 07:46:33 PM · #23
I'd take off work for two years to finish school instead of going part time for the next 8.

put the rest in the bank and let the wife quit her job to stay home with the kids.

12/09/2010 08:31:37 PM · #24
Originally posted by Dr.Confuser:

Originally posted by Jac:

I would give it all away to people who deserve it.


"Deserve" is an interesting choice of words.

You didn't say "needed" it. You didn't say "put it to good use." but rather "deserved" it.

An Olympic athlete deserves recognition for a gold medle performance. A worker deserves to be paid for the job he agreed to do. A murder deserves his punishment under the law.

"Deserves" implies they have done something that has earned them the right to receive it. I am truely curious what criteria you would use to determine who "deserved" to receive some fraction of a million out of the blue from some total stranger.

Maybe "deserve" was a casual symantic choice. Maybe I think too much.


Kids. It would all go to kids and helping them cope with their adult given problems.

All kids deserve it.
12/09/2010 10:50:30 PM · #25
Originally posted by coryboehne:

I think he just meant that he was hiring manual laborers...


...sad thing is that in this country a lot of people thing that "Manuel Laber" is a Mexican movie star :O)

Ray
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