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Stewie
04-25-2011, 01:20 PM
Critical mass = you have enough money to live on until you die.

What would you do? It doesn't matter your age, you have no monetary concerns.

luv
04-25-2011, 01:23 PM
Volunteer work and travel.

gblowfish
04-25-2011, 01:23 PM
I'd whack off in a water bottle.
No, wait...

Spott
04-25-2011, 01:24 PM
2 women at one time.

Mr. Laz
04-25-2011, 01:24 PM
depends on several things

1. my health - if it sucks then i'm retiring so i can concentrate on family and health
2. Family needs - if there is big needs as far as time then i retire to take care of family member
3. do i have a decent job ie one that i don't hate

if the above 3 are alright then i probably keep working (at least some) because you never know when things could change.

Also depend on how old you are, of course.

MOhillbilly
04-25-2011, 01:24 PM
everthing and nothin at all

blaise
04-25-2011, 01:25 PM
Spend a few months a year in NYC, a few in London, and a few in Paris. Then spend the rest of my time travelling to places like Italy, Russia, Japan, Sweden, Norway etc.

Donger
04-25-2011, 01:25 PM
Do it all over again.

Stewie
04-25-2011, 01:25 PM
Volunteer work and travel.

Travel seems to be a popular option. After three years of traveling around the world non-stop what would you do? Planes, boats, hotels, airports, etc. get really tiring.

jiveturkey
04-25-2011, 01:26 PM
Continue to work in a consulting capacity and travel a bunch.

Deberg_1990
04-25-2011, 01:27 PM
Buy the Chiefs, Hire Mecca as GM

seclark
04-25-2011, 01:27 PM
quit eating ol roy and move up to canned alpo.
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Dr. Facebook Fever
04-25-2011, 01:27 PM
Charlie Weis appears to be at critical mass, but it has nothing to do with his money.

To answer the question though... whatever I want at any given moment.

luv
04-25-2011, 01:28 PM
Travel seems to be a popular option. After three years of traveling around the world non-stop what would you do? Planes, boats, hotels, airports, etc. get really tiring.

Once I've gone everywhere I want to go, I'd increase my volunteer work. There are so many organizations that could use the help but can't afford to pay/money would be better spent on something other than help. I actually tend to work longer and harder whenever I don't "have" to.

Rain Man
04-25-2011, 01:28 PM
Travel
Play war games (board and computer)
Read
Play the stock market in a non-threatening manner
Walk across the United States
Write a book and/or magazine articles and/or short stories
Cook gourmet foods
Join a gym and work out regularly
Ask about the two chicks at the same time, though I probably won't get permission


Believe me, I'd have plenty to do.

KCUnited
04-25-2011, 01:28 PM
Mosh Pit BBQ.

Food Truck here in KC. Park it down in Westport/P&L late night and Saturday afternoons in the River Market. Slanging Q and blasting metal and hardcore over a loud speaker.

luv
04-25-2011, 01:29 PM
quit eating ol roy and move up to canned alpo.
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Speaking of dog food, how's your wife?

I keed, I keed. Well, I do wonder how your wife is doing, though.

Rain Man
04-25-2011, 01:30 PM
Once I've gone everywhere I want to go, I'd increase my volunteer work. There are so many organizations that could use the help but can't afford to pay/money would be better spent on something other than help. I actually tend to work longer and harder whenever I don't "have" to.


That's pretty noble. I would have no interest at all in doing that, I'm sad to say, unless it's something fun for me as a general activity (e.g., volunteering at a running race or doing stats for a high school or semi-pro football team).

seclark
04-25-2011, 01:31 PM
Speaking of dog food, how's your wife?

I keed, I keed. Well, I do wonder how your wife is doing, though.


she's home and doing fine, thanks. couple weeks off work. she's bored as hell.
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patteeu
04-25-2011, 01:31 PM
Go to Vegas and put it all on black.

Pneuma
04-25-2011, 01:31 PM
get the band back together

Stewie
04-25-2011, 01:31 PM
Once I've gone everywhere I want to go, I'd increase my volunteer work. There are so many organizations that could use the help but can't afford to pay/money would be better spent on something other than help. I actually tend to work longer and harder whenever I don't "have" to.

But what about that great house with a pool where you can entertain all your friends and family? You'd be the hero... feeding them awesome steaks and booze and letting them wallow in your wealth.

luv
04-25-2011, 01:32 PM
That's pretty noble. I would have no interest at all in doing that, I'm sad to say, unless it's something fun for me as a general activity (e.g., volunteering at a running race or doing stats for a high school or semi-pro football team).

I like feeling needed and helping others.

Bump
04-25-2011, 01:32 PM
I would probably move to Colorado, get a script for weed and just chill all day, every single day. I would probably party way too much too.

luv
04-25-2011, 01:33 PM
But what about that great house with a pool where you can entertain all your friends and family? You'd be the hero... feeding them awesome steaks and booze and letting them wallow in your wealth.

Not my thing. I mean, I'd enjoy hosting parties and having fun, but I wouldn't make it a lifestyle.

Slainte
04-25-2011, 01:34 PM
Hire a hot whore and 'make a mouth baby'...

notorious
04-25-2011, 01:35 PM
2 women at one time.

http://i51.tinypic.com/25ivz1l.jpg


ROFL

Bump
04-25-2011, 01:36 PM
Hire a hot whore and 'make a mouth baby'...

fuck that, when you are rich women just come to you and are ready to drop their panties. Why would you bother paying?

patteeu
04-25-2011, 01:36 PM
Make myself a costume and become a super hero.

Simplex3
04-25-2011, 01:38 PM
I like feeling needed and helping others.

In my experience it's more the first part than the second.

Jewish Rabbi
04-25-2011, 01:40 PM
Well I'm still driving my FedEx truck /r8ers

ChiTown
04-25-2011, 01:42 PM
I'm staring it in the face right now. I have <5 years to get to this point, and then I am DONE.

I'll be just short of 50 yrs old. I'm not interested in material possessions. I live in a moderate house, drive moderate cars. I don't have expensive hobbies, hell, my kids are my biggest hobby. Truthfully, and for the first time in my life, I have no idea what I want to do at that point. Actually, I'm a bit scared to get there....

seclark
04-25-2011, 01:44 PM
I'm staring it in the face right now. I have <5 years to get to this point, and then I am DONE.

I'll be just short of 50 yrs old. I'm not interested in material possessions. I live in a moderate house, drive moderate cars. I don't have expensive hobbies, hell, my kids are my biggest hobby. Truthfully, and for the first time in my life, I have no idea what I want to do at that point. Actually, I'm a bit scared to get there....

think you'll work part-time, just to keep busy?
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luv
04-25-2011, 01:44 PM
In my experience it's more the first part than the second.

I just can't see living a life that doesn't serve a purpose. What would motivate you? You've got to have goals, short term and long term.

ChiTown
04-25-2011, 01:46 PM
think you'll work part-time, just to keep busy?
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Honestly, my wife asked if I would be interested in being a HS teacher. I hadn't thought about it until she she mentioned it. It's pretty intriguing to me, especially if I could be a coach as well.

Saulbadguy
04-25-2011, 01:46 PM
Destroyer of worlds.

Stewie
04-25-2011, 01:47 PM
I'm staring it in the face right now. I have <5 years to get to this point, and then I am DONE.

I'll be just short of 50 yrs old. I'm not interested in material possessions. I live in a moderate house, drive moderate cars. I don't have expensive hobbies, hell, my kids are my biggest hobby. Truthfully, and for the first time in my life, I have no idea what I want to do at that point. Actually, I'm a bit scared to get there....

This is what I'm looking for. I'm in the same situation. BUT, I know of a really cool place where I can move and volunteer. It's not volunteering like handing out cheese or sitting behind a table and balancing a checklist. It's interacting with tons of people for the enjoyment.

Count Zarth
04-25-2011, 01:48 PM
Buy Chiefsplanet.

Remove profanity filter.

Sit back and watch the chaos.

seclark
04-25-2011, 01:51 PM
Honestly, my wife asked if I would be interested in being a HS teacher. I hadn't thought about it until she she mentioned it. It's pretty intriguing to me, especially if I could be a coach as well.

i'd kill myself in a week just spending time at a high school. you're a better man than me.
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Stewie
04-25-2011, 01:52 PM
Buy Chiefsplanet.

Remove profanity filter.

Sit back and watch the chaos.

This isn't about making trivial ripoff videos in mom's basement. You're looking for different critical mass...ive... penis.

Ebolapox
04-25-2011, 01:54 PM
the obvious applies. I'd love to travel, volunteer for worthy causes, read all of the books I never had time for, become an expert in several fields (I'd love to get doctorates in several disciplines other than the one I'll be working toward this fall), start collecting cool old stuff..

one thing I'd really like to do is drive from the western-most road of alaska (where sarah palin can see russia) through canada, the USA, south america and to the southern-most tip of south america. drive, see the sites, take my leisurely time exploring america and the other countries I've never seen.

Jethopper
04-25-2011, 02:08 PM
the obvious applies. I'd love to travel, volunteer for worthy causes, read all of the books I never had time for, become an expert in several fields (I'd love to get doctorates in several disciplines other than the one I'll be working toward this fall), start collecting cool old stuff..

one thing I'd really like to do is drive from the western-most road of alaska (where sarah palin can see russia) through canada, the USA, south america and to the southern-most tip of south america. drive, see the sites, take my leisurely time exploring america and the other countries I've never seen.

Gay. 3 women.

Simplex3
04-25-2011, 02:09 PM
I just can't see living a life that doesn't serve a purpose. What would motivate you? You've got to have goals, short term and long term.

You do? Because I don't.

Count Zarth
04-25-2011, 02:12 PM
I just can't see living a life that doesn't serve a purpose. What would motivate you? You've got to have goals, short term and long term.

Fuck bitches, get money.

MIAdragon
04-25-2011, 02:27 PM
Sleep the F in, buy a house in St Martin and sip on rum punch. I need nothing else.

Stewie
04-25-2011, 02:32 PM
Sleep the F in, buy a house in St Martin and sip on rum punch. I need nothing else.

You need some entertainment in your richness. Throw a few back while at St. Maarten.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAfQwDizpRo

ElGringo
04-25-2011, 02:32 PM
I have thought about this many times, I would pretty much do what I do now. I own and operate an Internet Cafe (basically) and basically play on the internet all day, and provide a service to people. I would probably do a little more cheap/free services for the church across the street, and probably close a little more often for days at the beach, but overall the same.

bevischief
04-25-2011, 02:38 PM
Travel
Play war games (board and computer)
Read
Play the stock market in a non-threatening manner
Walk across the United States
Write a book and/or magazine articles and/or short stories
Cook gourmet foods
Join a gym and work out regularly
Ask about the two chicks at the same time, though I probably won't get permission


Believe me, I'd have plenty to do.

This is a good start for me.

tyton75
04-25-2011, 03:38 PM
Get a nice highway convertible, grab the wife, spin an arrow on a map of the western hemisphere and go in that direction until I hit water.. seeing everything I can on the way.

Play in said water..

Then spin again.

Rausch
04-25-2011, 03:45 PM
Travel...

Phobia
04-25-2011, 03:50 PM
I would travel the internet being a white knight.

luv
04-25-2011, 03:52 PM
You do? Because I don't.

Yes. I need something that drives me everyday. Otherwise, what's the use of getting out of bed? Why even want to wake up?

notorious
04-25-2011, 03:52 PM
I would travel the internet being a white knight.

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Rain Man
04-25-2011, 04:12 PM
Yes. I need something that drives me everyday. Otherwise, what's the use of getting out of bed? Why even want to wake up?

Personal fulfillment drives me. If I could just sit and read and have a nice meal and pursue some hobbies that make me smile, that's enough. It may be kind of selfish, but in the end it's all about me.

RNR
04-25-2011, 04:16 PM
I would travel the internet being a white knight.

Why continue doing the same thing?

Ebolapox
04-25-2011, 04:22 PM
3 women.

well no shit. that goes without even saying.

Graystoke
04-25-2011, 05:48 PM
Travel
Volunteer
Local Theatre

Pestilence
04-25-2011, 05:48 PM
Open up 10 credit cards.

Reaper16
04-25-2011, 06:12 PM
Be an angel investor for artisinal breweries.

kysirsoze
04-25-2011, 06:27 PM
Be an angel investor for artisinal breweries.

Nice.

I would basically do a cooler version of what I am doing now, making movies with my friends. Of course I would drop the day job and those films would have a substantially higher budget.

Gonzo
04-25-2011, 06:34 PM
Sit on my ass for a month and pay bitches to catch me up on house work, then fly to Europe and travel for about 2 months.
Upon my return I'd schedule some big game hunts in TX, Alaska and Canada.
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wilas101
04-25-2011, 09:37 PM
Critical mass = you have enough money to live on until you die.

What would you do? It doesn't matter your age, you have no monetary concerns.

I would spend my time hoping that enough money to live on until I died wasn't like 7 bucks.

kaplin42
04-25-2011, 09:43 PM
2 women at one time.

Best answer ever!

+1 for the reference

RedNFeisty
04-25-2011, 09:52 PM
If it were starting tomorrow...I would hire a tutor/nanny/live in babysitter to travel selective places around the world. I would buy a house/hut in Fiji and Florida, guess I would need one here as well, so a house in Kansas too. Not sure what I would do once I got bored traveling.

Rausch
04-25-2011, 09:54 PM
Nice.

I would basically do a cooler version of what I am doing now, making movies with my friends. Of course I would drop the day job and those films would have a substantially higher budget.

More acting and less seggs?...

kysirsoze
04-25-2011, 10:07 PM
More acting and less seggs?...

Oh no. Just the opposite. It's hard to convince girls that a graphic sex scene is really necessary to the artistic integrity film when she's being paid in Subway sandwiches.

lazepoo
04-25-2011, 10:34 PM
Read, write, and travel. I would never be in one place for more than a few months at a time again.

Bacon Cheeseburger
04-25-2011, 10:43 PM
I'd move to somewhere that has mountains and very few people.

Rausch
04-25-2011, 10:47 PM
Oh no. Just the opposite. It's hard to convince girls that a graphic sex scene is really necessary to the artistic integrity film when she's being paid in Subway sandwiches.

Not if they're Catholic.

Trust me, I grew up with 'em...

Rain Man
04-25-2011, 11:57 PM
I'd move to somewhere that has mountains and very few people.

afghanistan?
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BWillie
04-26-2011, 12:53 AM
I would quit working, immediately. I'd show up on a big ass mardi gras float w/ a snoop dog concert on it. blare that shiat from the parking lot, and then film a youtube video of me making it rain w/ hunski's all over the office, go into my bosses office on their lunch break only for them to return w/ me drinking some cold ones looking at internet porn on their computer. it would be tons of fun

HoneyBadger
04-26-2011, 01:04 AM
This will never be true for me, since i live by the old Mexican saying:

I have more time than money.

TIED5573
04-26-2011, 04:40 AM
get the band back together

:LOL:It's just not the same...

Inspector
04-26-2011, 05:27 AM
Spend a lot more time at our vacation home.
Do a lot more fishing / gardening.
Do even more stuff with the grandkids.
Follow my kid around when he's on his concert tours. (I've done some of that but it can get expensive...)
Probably skip the 2 women thing. I can't remember what to do anyway.

Amnorix
04-26-2011, 06:02 AM
That's pretty noble. I would have no interest at all in doing that, I'm sad to say, unless it's something fun for me as a general activity (e.g., volunteering at a running race or doing stats for a high school or semi-pro football team).

My uncle, an accounting wizard, retired and then became (for the first time in his life) very active in a local church, serving as treasurer and then as chair of the board of trustees or whatever it was. When discussing it with my aunt, she said he hadn't found religion so much as he had found accounting and business management in retirement. :D

idrapethat
04-26-2011, 06:08 AM
I'd rehab houses full time probably...not too interested in a life with no feeling of accomplishment.

luv
04-26-2011, 08:00 AM
Liposuction and exercise. No plastic surgery or boob enhancements, since I'd look good as is.

Count Zarth
04-26-2011, 08:06 AM
Liposuction and exercise.

And if you didn't change your drinking and eating habits you'd just get fat again.

luv
04-26-2011, 08:07 AM
And if you didn't change your drinking and eating habits you'd just get fat again.

I've already changed my drinking habits.

Iowanian
04-26-2011, 08:34 AM
My grandpa used to say if he won the lottery he'd probably just farm until it was gone.


I guess I don't see myself stopping and turning into a world island hopper.
That said, I anxiously await the day that I can go home from work at a reasonable time, regularly and spend more time doing things I'd like to do.

I know I'd still work doing something, but I'd find more time for week long turkey hunting tours through multiple states, fishing, hunting, tinkering on the farm....and less time in an office chair taking bullshit from needy clients.

I don't know how someone can truly know they are at "critical mass" unless they're at least in their 60s. If you're doing better than that, I congratulate your success and wish you early retirement bliss.

ChiTown
04-26-2011, 02:25 PM
I don't know how someone can truly know they are at "critical mass" unless they're at least in their 60s. If you're doing better than that, I congratulate your success and wish you early retirement bliss.

Truly good fortune for me. I was blessed to make a series of very good business decisions that have all paid off. It just means that I will have the opportunity to piss it all away throughout my 50's.
:)

tooge
04-26-2011, 02:30 PM
so some volunteer work, turn my pasture into crops and farm vegetables. Take my kids to lunch from school two or three times a week. Golf, fish, hunt, canoe, etc.

chiefsnorth
04-26-2011, 02:48 PM
Probably wander the world aimlessly until I decided what I wanted to do.

Dayze
04-26-2011, 02:52 PM
I'd relax, do nothing.
then after a while, learn how to brew my own beer.

if it immediately started tomorrow, I'd find a secluded beach in the Carribean, and do absolutely nothing but relax, enjoy the sun, and sip on cold beer for the next 6 months, figuring exactly what I want to do for the next 30 years.

chiefsnorth
04-26-2011, 02:55 PM
And if you didn't change your drinking and eating habits you'd just get fat again.

Not going to look good with all the scarring if excess skin is removed (or if it isn't)

Rain Man
04-26-2011, 03:09 PM
I would like to propose a social experiment.

Everyone on this board can give me $10,000, and I will post a daily update on my activities to answer the question once and for all.

BWillie
04-26-2011, 08:35 PM
I'd rehab houses full time probably...not too interested in a life with no feeling of accomplishment.

Ppl that would continue working if they were filthy rich bother me. Not that there is anything wrong with the philosophy, each to his own, but it just shows the difference in people's ideology.

The only reason I really want to accomplish anything is so I can create wealth. I've already noticed as I acquire more and more wealth as I get older I am much more apt to pay people to do crap that I don't want to do. I now have a landscaper, a lawn guy, I make my girlfriend do my laundry in exchange for a nice Brazilian meal or something. I pay painters and contractors to do easy painting and drywall jobs that I could easily do, but I just don't want to waste my time.

I guess I don't really feel that there is a meaning or purpose of life, so I don't care about accomplishing anything in particular, just would use it as an opportunity do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, wherever I wanted.

BucEyedPea
04-26-2011, 08:37 PM
Critical mass = you have enough money to live on until you die.

What would you do? It doesn't matter your age, you have no monetary concerns.

I'd do fine art, photography, go back to school to study literature, take some culinary arts classes and travel.

whoaskew
04-27-2011, 09:14 PM
I would spend my time hoping that enough money to live on until I died wasn't like 7 bucks.

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