Saturday, July 22, 2006

If Money Wasn't An Issue

These are the things I would do:

Deliver these to Ramblin' Rose because she is cool and she lives in a very cool place.

This is the only frivilous item I would buy for myself: a big-ass pair of these.

Get a personal chef to prepare me all my meals, and my family's meals too. Make sure this chef keeps me healthy. Also make sure this chef is hot, and enjoys prepping food shirtless. I'll make the lemonade in case he gets too hot.

Hire a personal trainer to make me work out. Ditto above.

Hire a personal shopper, but not for unnecessary items--just to help me find clothes that will look good, and make me feel comfortable. This personal shopper must be like friend-material, someone with fashion flair but not snobby, someone who will drink margaritas with me after we shop.

Buy books (oh wait, I spend money on these all the time!).

I would not seek out a plastic surgeon to fix my eyes, my butt, my gut, my boobs, my spider veins, however, I MIGHT consider laser to get rid of 'unwanted' hair.

I would also get a microdermabrasion treatment to make my skin smooth.

Oh, and weekly pedicures cuz me feet are horribly yucky.

Monthly massages. Yes, monthly, not weekly. This way it will still be a treat and I won't be like, "Oh geeze, it's Friday again. Must go to the masseuse." See above chef and trainer notes regarding masseuse as well.

Take my children to cultural exhibits more often. More on this later but we went to see Seussical the Musical Friday, and then Saturday, Diva and I went to the ballet. Manic gets Culture!

Would not need a new house, but will do some updates like blow out our laundry room so we have more room, so the maid who will come only once a week will have enough room to do the laundry comfortably.

Get a new bed, will 1,000 thread-count sheets. Oh, and new plush comfy pillows, and a comforter I could sink into with luxury.

Add a sunroom to our family room.

OK, I guess this list is getting a little bit frivolous. Sidenote: I just got the dictionary out to find out how frivolous is spelled, and by chance, I happened upon this word and its definition:

four-letter word: any of several short words having to do with sex or excrement and generally regarded as offensive or objectionable.

This confuses me. Does this mean that KITE or BELL or KISS would not be categorized as a 'four-letter word?' Or that damnit or p*$$y is NOT considered a four-letter word because these words have more than four letters?

OK, see where my mind is? It's all over the place, but I thought I'd share some of my "What If I Had All The Money In The World" wants with you.

What are the top five things you would do or buy if money wasn't an issue?

21 comments:

Trish said...

Um...

1.Private plane with a really hot pilot that flys me anywhere I want to go...with his shirt off, of course.

2.King sized bed...ditto the thousand threadcount sheets.

3.Persian rugs

4.Island in the tropics, with staff and cruise boat for overnight trips

5.Clothes/food/wine/chocolate

Manic Mom said...

Hey Trish--
Clothes, food, wine and chocolate would be numbers 5, 6, 7 and 8!

LOL!

Why the Persian rugs? Interesting list. And yeah, ditto on the hot pilot!

Manic Mom said...

Hey Trish--
Clothes, food, wine and chocolate would be numbers 5, 6, 7 and 8!

LOL!

Why the Persian rugs? Interesting list. And yeah, ditto on the hot pilot!

Ramblin Rose said...

ohhh Manic, those reeses look like heaven!!!!! homer drool big time over here!! Thanks for linking me too...


I'll have to find a link for those tim tams....


RR

Swishy said...

We are SO THE SAME PERSON! I've always said if I were super rich, I'd have a chef and someone to go shopping for me to get me cute clothes to choose from. And I'd totally get massages all the time. I might get a trainer, too, but only a really hot celebrity trainer who could hook me up with his hot celebrity friends. Or at least tell me gossip about them. HA.

Trish said...

Persian Rugs because they are just so yummy to walk on with bare pedicured feet. So I guess the pedicure would have to be jammed in there with all the other #5's...lol

~d said...

Man, Mom. I don't wanna play. Its gonna make me all sappy and stuff.
Jeez.
I think I will hang and enjoy today!

B. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!! I'll be sure to continue reading yours as well. :)

Caryn said...

Ooh, good list. I would have to agree with so many of these, especially the cook, the personal trainer, the weekly maid (though we do have someone do light cleaning every other week--very nice!) and, because it's such a good idea, the personal clothing consultant. Of course, the clothes could get pricey, but I could afford it, right? And I, too, wouldn't sell my house, which we LOVE, but I would do a lot to fix it up. Actually, instead of the personal trainer, I'd have to list travel (including taking my parents places they've always wanted to visit but have never been) and/or plenty of time off work so I could write.

Andie said...

I know a cute chef for you...

Tyler Florence. YUMMY! (food network guy)

By the way, Manic, you know how you wanted alligator pictures from me? Well I have some in my blog just for you! :)

TTQ said...

I went to live with my big sis and I did all the shopping and meals for her family and also acted as her personal shopper in exchange for no rent. She did have someone who came into clean, but I cleaned up and above that. I also babysat when needed or did the drive to and from day care.

If Money wasn't an issue right now this is what I need...

I would hire a full time handy man year round. Painting, Wallpapering, chnging light, plumbing and kitchen fixtures,etc. But not for Hubby's gardening (he's so anal about our lawn and gardens, unless he wanted help).

I would also like a limo and driver and a private plane.

I would like a smal mega yacht 106' feet would suffice, with a captain of course.

I would like a personal assistant to answer my phone, schedule my meetings and dr's apts and make sure I know where I need to be when I need to be there.

My own make up artist, personal trainer, yoga instructor, spiritual advisor and hairdresser to come to my house EVERY DAY!

I would eat all meals out and only keep yummy nibbles in the house.

Private shopping hours (where they close the store) in my favorite stores (Neiman's, Saks, Chanel, Gucci, Armani, Tiffany etc..)

A home in the following places Ft. Lauderdale (where I just moved from), one here in Hubby's home town,
New York, LA, Chicago, Atlanta and DC. I'll stay in 4 star hotels in the rest.

Manic Mom said...

RR--send me the link to those luscious Tim Tams!

Swishy--duh, you mean you just figured out we are one in the same?

Trish--Yeah, the rugs do sound luxurious

Ah, D--Come play! It's fun!

B--thank YOU for coming on over too!

Caryn--I forgot I would need someone around the house to take care of the kids so I could write too!

Andie--I'll check out those gators.

ttq--some list girlfriend!

Drew Blackstone said...

1. New socks every day. Donate the once used ones to goodwill
2. Land. 10 acres.
3. Log cabin on said land.
4. lots and lots of guitars.
5. One of the huge pulishing houses. Make them take my manuscript.

Manic Mom said...

Drew--I love the new socks daily thing!

Isn't fun to think of what we'd want if money grew on trees!

OH! And funny thing--my word verification is:

OJRAT... guess even cyberspace knows he was guilty!

MQ said...

1. Chef - good, healthy food that I never have to cook
2. College tuition for my kids
3. Huge houses - one on each coast
4. Plastic surgery
5. Give some to family and friends

Of course this is the top five. I would add my more frivolous stuff later :)

Ramblin Rose said...

Manic, check out Ramblin Rose as I have a link on there just for you....


;)

RR

r martini said...

Here's my list.....

1. Modernize my kitchen and expand it to include a sunken seating area for guests and family to visit while I cook...complete with cameras so they can see what I'm cooking without getting up.

2. Build a workout facility. I'm a cyclist, I need a better option to workout.

3. Create a non-profit organization and help struggling families purchase school supplies and clothes for their kids.

4. Get an entire wardrobe for my wife and donate her's to Goodwill.

5. Pass out money on a street corner and ask people to pay it forward .... in good gesture.

Manic Mom said...

r martini--your list is too perfect.

Gina said...

Hey !

I did my bit of frivolity over at my blog - so I could have the links included...

www.gigigeorge.blogspot.com

monique said...

r martini - I suppose if you could meet anyone from the past it would be Jesus too right? The perfect answer person :)

mama kay said...

I am so with you on all levels. Chef, personal trainer, books and more books, personal shopper (hoooray!)new bed and delicious sheets, pedicures! and all the rest .. so beyond those things:
1) Boob lift (4 kids .. what can I say?)
2) A laptop
3) Balcony off of my bedroom (to sit w/the new laptop & coffee)
4) Daily delivery of my favorite Starbucks drink.
5) A real (romatic)vacation with my husband .. we have never had one!

then of course there is World Peace, adoption of needy children, feeding/housing the poor, finance my children's college education .. all the good stuff!