June 18, 2012

$1,000 just doesn't buy what it use to...

I'm back for another visit to the fabulous Stasha's "Monday Listicles" over at  The Good Life.  Random ramblings, the sequel. Today Stasha inquired, what would I do if an extra $1,000 miraculously landed in my lap wallet? Seriously, I get excited when I find an extra five bucks crumpled up in a coat pocket. But $1,000 bestowed upon moi?  I might just go full mental jacket at the mall.  But...first I would like to thank the Academy.  And then I would tell the judges that I would be honored to donate the stash towards my dream of fulfilling world peace.  BUT, then I would...

1.  NOT pay any bills


I would avoid my mailbox like the plague. I'm afraid all the bills might suck the moolah right out of my tightly clenched fist and into fiscal responsibility. If I can't have world peace...then this is all gonna be about MOI.


2.  Cosmetic surgery on my feet....OR even better...feet transplants


Geez, I'm thinking $1,000 MIGHT get me a smaller second toe...and that's about it.  We can put a man on the moon, yet we can't make my feet prettier?


3.  No Brainer...TRAVEL


ALMOST as much fun as travelling is...planning it.  I could EASILY spend $1,000 in the travel section of the bookstore planning for my next monetary windfall.


4.  ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!


Maybe I would just throw a suitcase into the car and take off to where ever the road leads me.  $1,000 in gas and tolls should get me to....Peoria and back?????


5.  Fly the Friendly Skies



I always thought it would be so cool to go to the airport, check the departure boards and just pick a destination spur of the moment.  Even better...fly first class.  $1,000 could fly me from Philly to Pittsburgh, first class...ummmm ONE WAY.  And then I'd be stuck in the 'burgh.  Scratch that.


6.  Take Out


I wonder how long I could make $1,000 last on take out food????  No cooking, no dishes...no sweat.


7.  Ahhhh, Minty Fresh


A year's worth of doggie breath mints for my stinker.  I love ya buddy BUT...


8.  Seriously Dude?  This is suppose to be all about MOI.


...but you are kinda forcing my hand to give my boucoup bucks to you for a new outfit OR therapy.  Did your wife even notice that you left the house dressed as a chicken?


9.  Italia


I KNOW I can get to Italy on $1,000, because Rick Steves tells me so.  And my Rick never lies to moi. All I need to do once there is just sit and breathe.  La Dolce Vita baby.  I should even have enough left over for a bottle of Chianti Classico so I don't get parched...Salute'.


10.  Be Happy


They say money can't buy happiness BUT...$1,000 is definitely enough for me to test the theory.


It appears $1,000 just doesn't buy what it use to.  But, I could make it work.  A very happy Moolah Monday to you all.  And yes...still dreaming of world peace.

--Kathy









33 comments:

  1. A very entertaining and well done post! I wish I was this creative with mine. I took this question way to seriously.

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  3. I don't even dare dream of pretty feet - no cute, strappy sandals for me. ;)

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  4. I'd like to meet the person who said money can't make you happy . I had a smile all the time while reading your post.

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    1. Love this. Well said. Second that!!

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  5. Too funny. The Rick Steves comment made me laugh. And yes, if anyone could do Italy on $1000, it would be him. Good luck.

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  6. I always love what you come up with. These pictures (and comments) are inspired! I totally hear you on the feet. My second toe is longer than my big toe, and the rest of my "little piggies" are all short from being stuffed into shoes. I think I'd go for the Italia option... worse case you get stuck in Italy. :-) Have a great week!

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  7. you are so funny, I mean that in the nicest way! Love the italia and fly away photos best!

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  8. This was such a great post; I loved reading every word! You are so funny! And it's so SAD but true that $1000 just doesn't buy what it used to!

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  9. Ummm, I just spent close to $1k on a new lens this a.m. I'm surprised that didn't make your list!

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  10. Great post, Kathy.........love your shots and commentary. :)

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  11. Shoes.....you forgot to put shoes on your list!!

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  12. Great list!! Love the picture of the mailbox! And if I had 1000 - lots of travel! Okay, maybe not lots, but some!

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  13. Invece del buonissimo Chianti io ti offro un buonissimo Lambrusco di Sorbara!! buon lunedi a Te...ciao

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  14. This is hilarious! I need a foot transplant, too. ICK!

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  15. What a fun post! And I love how you incorporated photos into your list.

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  16. what a fun list....it's fun to imagine what you could do with any amount of $$ ! great shots...love your selfie

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  17. Travel is definitely a great way to spend $1000. I miss my traveling days.

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  18. Hmm I even jotted a few down this week, but none were as delightful as yours. Enjoyed your post and the pics!!

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  19. You always come up with some fantastic comments and amazing photos. Well done.

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  20. Thank you for the smiles and giggles-and some awesome pho-toes. Breath mints for the pooch. Yes, start with that.

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  21. What a FUN FUN post, laughed out loud! Love your photos as well, beautiful!

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  22. It can't buy happiness, but it's a start!

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  23. I love your lists! Send me a pack of them mints please. Your photography is so beyond beautiful. So if your handwriting.

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  24. I laughed and smiled all the way through this. Love the photos, too!

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  25. I really love your travel shot. And, I am with you on a feet transplant!! (for me also I mean haha).

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  26. That field of sunflowers makes me long for Italy! Or Austria. Guess I need to hit Europe! Lovely post.

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  27. love love love this post. So awesome. And I love that sunflower photo!! Beautiful! (I will totally share that bottle of Chianti with you. Ok?) Thank you for linking up to Love Bug!!

    Amy @
    Love Bug

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  28. You crack me up. And you didn't even mention shoes.

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  29. I totally agree that it sounds like a lot but not really these days. I would spend it on a lens-yeah only one lens for that much?! crazy!!

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