Tuesday, November 8, 2011

TMI Tuesday - Conspicuous Luxury

This week’s TMI Tuesday was the idea of http://virtualsin.wordpress.com/ 

1. Do you have a set of dishes that are used for special occassions (e.g. china)? Yes or no. If yes, how often do you use the special dishes?
a. any day because every day is special
b. once a week
c. only for holidays and celebration  d. never, it is displayed in a china cabinet or collecting dust in a box in the attic
I definitely DO NOT have special dishes.  I have paper plates and a dish set I got years ago on clearance at Macy's.  I also have some cheap odds and ends pieces from thrift stores. 

2. Do have clothes that you never wear because you are saving them for a special occasion? What is that item of clothing? What would be the appropriate occasion?
I have a very fancy, short black dress with a poufy skirt.  I got it for $10 at a thrift store and I had to get it.  I still haven't worn it because up until now, I haven't gone anywhere that was worth taking it out!  I was invited to the Marine Corp Ball  happening this weekend in Waikiki and I plan on wearing it then! 

3. If you suddenly became very wealthy, which servants would you employ?
a. cleaning service
b. housekeeper
c. cook
d. valet/maid/lady-in-waiting
e. chauffeur
f. dog-walker
g. other
If I had the opportunity, I'd love to have (a), (b), (c) and (e).  I hate cleaning, so if I could pay someone to do that for me, I would love it!.  I can cook, but if I could come home from work to a fully cooked meal each night, that would be really nice.  And while I don't hate driving, it would be nice to just sit back and let someone else do the driving after a long day of work.  Maybe even getting a nap in.

4. If you were wealthy, how many homes would you own? Where? (locations–mountains, tropical places for the winter, foreign country/city)
Hmm, I'd be happy to just own a house to call my own.  I would definitely want a house in Hawaii because it is my home and I love it here.  There's an area here called Manoa and I would probably want to buy a house there.

5. If you were going to take on a really expensive hobby, which of these would it be?
a. buy an airplane
b. buy a yacht
c. buy a small winery
d. raise exotic animals
None of these really appeal to me.  If I were wealthy, I suppose having a private jet would be really nice though.I love to travel and it'd be nice to just leave and go somewhere new, anytime I wanted! 

6. What kind of car would you buy if you had an unlimited budget?
a. expensive sports car
b. luxury car
c. monster truck
d. expensive hybrid or electric car
e. cheap car (I’d be too nervous driving an expensive car).
f. something for the chauffeur to drive me around in
I like driving, but it would be nice to have someone to drive me around, so I'd choose (f).  Just a big, comfortable vehicle to ride around in.  I wouldn't need a lot of amenities.  Just a cushy seat and cold air conditioning!

Bonus: Currently, what is your favorite luxury item or decadent thing that you do?
I bought myself a 55" LCD tv earlier this year.  I had an old style tv for years.  I finally decided to upgrade and get a big screen tv.  I don't watch a lot of tv except for football, but on NFL Sundays, I thoroughly enjoy my tv!  I never regret my purchase.

How to play TMI Tuesday: Copy the above TMI Tuesday questions to your webspace (i.e., a blog). Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below, on this blog post, so we’ll all know where to read your responses. Please don’t forget to link to tmituesdayblog from your website!

Happy TMI Tuesday!


  1. if you were rich, I'd apply for a job with you, would you have an opening for a personal boy toy?

  2. True, if I were rich, I could just have sexual slaves. You wouldn't need to apply. You'd get in right away! lol


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