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three wishes...what are they?mohair_chair
Aug 19, 2003 7:22 AM
This board has gotten too heavy lately. Let's lighten things up.

You have three wishes. You can't ask for more wishes. You can't ask to go back in time. You can't ask that creationism or evolution be proved or disproved. Old Ed can't ask for more bourbon. Anything else is possible. What do you do?


1. $1 million. Yep, just $1 million. I'm not greedy, I just want enough to retire comfortably.

2. Musical talent. I want to be the guy who can walk into any room where there's a piano and start pounding out requests. I want to be able to play most stringed instruments. In short, I want to be the entertainer. Not as a job, just as an adventure.

3. I want to be mentally and emotionally stable. I won't elaborate on that, but it's probably going to take more than one wish!
re: three wishes...what are they?ColnagoFE
Aug 19, 2003 7:27 AM
1. magic moneymaking machine...endless supply of money. if money ever wasn't worth anything it would also be able to make any other types of currency or bartering equivalent.
2. magic foodmaking machine...makes any kind of food instantly
3. magic house that never needs repair or maintenance. everything always looks new and is infinately changeable depending on my mood.
In other words, you wanna be Bill Gates, right?!? ;-)) nmRhodyRider
Aug 19, 2003 12:42 PM
Hard to narrow down that last one....Silverback
Aug 19, 2003 8:09 AM
Ah, man, you took all the fun out of it: I want to win the lottery now, then go live in Hawaii in the 1930s, before it got screwed up. But failing that:
1. Good health late into life. I have a couple of 80ish relatives who've taken pretty good care of themselves, but are finally beginning to crumble. They can't do a lot of things they used to enjoy, and that's a b!tch.
2. ENOUGH money. Not necessarily a lot, but enough that I don't have to worry about everyday expenses and I can travel occasionally if I want to.
3. Shoot, I'll take musical talent, too. I've been trying to learn to play guitar for 30 years, and I STILL sound like first-day-of-band-camp.
re: three wishes...what are they?gregario
Aug 19, 2003 8:30 AM
well you prevented me from asking for my first wish: an unlimited number of wishes. But here goes:

1. Peace. no wars, no strife, no "religious violence" - (there's an oxymoron if I've ever heard one), no road rage, etc. (why can't we all just get along? - Rodney King)

2. An end to disease that a person doesn't bring upon themselves. What I mean by that is it will be OK for a smoker to get cancer, but not a child to get leukemia, cystic fibrosis, etc.

3. This last one is hard to articulate. Give everyone in the world a sense of happiness and well-being.

How's that? I see a population explosion in our future.
re: three wishes...what are they?MR_GRUMPY
Aug 19, 2003 8:37 AM
1) 500 Billion dollars
2) Absolute power over everybody on the Earth.
3) Immortality.

Oh yeah, not to seem greedy,.......... a new bike.
re: three wishes...what are they?Duane Gran
Aug 19, 2003 8:38 AM
1) Wisdom - This was Solomon's wish when given the chance
2) Good health - such that I could ride a penny farthing in the Tour de France (just kidding!)
3) Peace - General notion of people getting along, share the road, etc
bikes for everybody!!!!!Tri_Rich
Aug 19, 2003 9:12 AM
Solve many problems with just that.
re: three wishes...what are they?PaulCL
Aug 19, 2003 10:43 AM
1. Next Monday's Wall Street Journal
2. $10 million to invest
3. Happiness and long life for my three children

If I had to choose one, happiness for my children
re: three wishes...what are they?Continental
Aug 19, 2003 11:55 AM
1. I wish that none of my future wishes cause damage to me or others.

2. I wish that all people had the opportunity to live life to their full potentials.

3. I wish that all people had the will and wisdom commensurate with their full potential.
A heart. A brain. The nerve. (nm)RhodyRider
Aug 19, 2003 12:44 PM
re: three wishes...what are they?JS Haiku Shop
Aug 20, 2003 6:45 AM
unlimited money
unlimited influence
unlimited time
You sure you're notSpecialTater
Aug 20, 2003 7:56 AM