From My Blog April 1, 2009: Top Five Reasons I'd Lose a Pinky Toe

Today's Top Five: Reasons I'd Lose a Pinky ToeFirst, the rules:

I wanted to stay as realistic as I could. Things that theoretically someone could give me in exchange for my toe (although that would be a creepy dude). That meant no world peace, no goodwill toward men and no immortality.

And now, my top five.

5. Permanent, free, top shelf healthcare for me and my family. – No pre-existing conditions, no deductibles, no co-pay and our choice of doctors.

4. Get out of debt free card. – No student loans, no car note, no credit card debt. As of tomorrow morning, we’d start with a clean slate and a sparkling credit score.

3. Free education for the whole family. – Ella and I have always said, that if we won the lottery we’d probably spend the rest of our lives taking college classes. This way we could, even without the lotto. Of course this would also include Judah, Baby Awesome #2 and any future Awesome children.

2. Our dream house. – Not only the right floorplan with the right yard, but in the right location with enough cash on hand to furnish and finish the place like we’d want to.

1. A successful career as a writer. – At least one good shot (large print run and a??sizable??promotion from the publisher) at having a hit book. Because all you really need is one hit big enough so that someone somewhere will pay you to write from then on.

Four years later, I stand by every single one of them.