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We all daydream about how life would be different if we won the lottery, if we'd married x instead of y (or not at all), if we hadn't left college to play in that bar band, if we'd majored in finance instead of comparative religion, or accepted that Peace Corps gig in Madagascar instead of the job"at Texas Instruments.
Sandy Davidson Lincoln, Neb. -  - Picture framer -  - If a fairy godmother offered you the skill or talent of - your choice, which would you choose? Playing the - guitar. -  - Name a past decision or act you'd change if you - could.  Dropping out of college. I was too into the - party life. I'd probably be a lot better off financially if I'd - finished. -  - What would winning the lottery let you do that you - can't now? Buy land and horses. -  - If you could change a physical thing about yourself, - what would it be? I'd have 20/20 vision. I'm - practically blind. -  - How would things be different had Al Gore won the - 2000 election? Things would suck. We wouldn't be - as safe.
  • Sandy Davidson Lincoln, Neb.

    Picture framer

    If a fairy godmother offered you the skill or talent of your choice, which would you choose? Playing the guitar.

    Name a past decision or act you'd change if you could. Dropping out of college. I was too into the party life. I'd probably be a lot better off financially if I'd finished.

    What would winning the lottery let you do that you can't now? Buy land and horses.

    If you could change a physical thing about yourself, what would it be? I'd have 20/20 vision. I'm practically blind.

    How would things be different had Al Gore won the 2000 election? Things would suck. We wouldn't be as safe.

Randy Kraynak Albuquerque, N.M. -  - Engineer -  - Given the choice, what new skill or talent would you - acquire? Being an articulate writer would further my - career as a scientist. -  - What decision or act in your past do you wish you - could change? I'd have learned more about long- - term financial responsibility and persistence at an earlier - point in life. I'd be in a better position to retire now, at - 55. -  - Your first act upon winning the lottery today would - be ... I'd quit my job. It's not fun where I'm at now. -  - If a snap of the fingers could make it happen, what - physical thing about yourself would you change? I'd - be more fit. My lifestyle hasn't been very active the past - 10 years or so. -  - What would it be like now if Gore had won in 2000? -  We'd be in a far better position both here and - abroad. The Bush administration is leading us down a - path of long-term harm. We've lost the high moral - ground due to our actions in Iraq. We'll be paying for - that for a long time.
  • Randy Kraynak Albuquerque, N.M.

    Engineer

    Given the choice, what new skill or talent would you acquire? Being an articulate writer would further my career as a scientist.

    What decision or act in your past do you wish you could change? I'd have learned more about long- term financial responsibility and persistence at an earlier point in life. I'd be in a better position to retire now, at 55.

    Your first act upon winning the lottery today would be ... I'd quit my job. It's not fun where I'm at now.

    If a snap of the fingers could make it happen, what physical thing about yourself would you change? I'd be more fit. My lifestyle hasn't been very active the past 10 years or so.

    What would it be like now if Gore had won in 2000? We'd be in a far better position both here and abroad. The Bush administration is leading us down a path of long-term harm. We've lost the high moral ground due to our actions in Iraq. We'll be paying for that for a long time.

Dan Jenkins Downtown -  - Real estate appraiser -  - Given the choice, what skill or talent would you - acquire? Negotiation. Conflict arises from - misunderstanding between people and nations, and I'd - like to be able to help with those conflicts. -  - How would life change tomorrow if you won the - lottery today? I'd pay off all my family's - homes and work towards alternative fuels. -  - Given the chance, name something you'd change - about yourself.  You're implying I'm not perfect? -  - How would things be different if Gore had won in - 2000? We wouldn't have gone to war, and our focus - now would be on energy independence.
  • Dan Jenkins Downtown

    Real estate appraiser

    Given the choice, what skill or talent would you acquire? Negotiation. Conflict arises from misunderstanding between people and nations, and I'd like to be able to help with those conflicts.

    How would life change tomorrow if you won the lottery today? I'd pay off all my family's homes and work towards alternative fuels.

    Given the chance, name something you'd change about yourself. You're implying I'm not perfect?

    How would things be different if Gore had won in 2000? We wouldn't have gone to war, and our focus now would be on energy independence.

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