Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rich Men's Decisions

Today's post is inspired by our local radio stations lack of a good playlist. I got inspired to draw after I heard the "I wanna be a billionaire, so freakin' bad" song 2 times in a row on two different radio stations. It got me thinking... what would i do with a billion dollars?




1) FAMILY HOUSE + LOT: Most people want to live as far away from their parents/families as possible but I'd like the complete opposite! With a billion dollars, i'd first buy a big lot and have 3 custom houses built: 1 for me & my <3, one for my parents, and one for my brother and his wife. 

2) MED CRUISE: Take the whole family on a mediterranean cruise and just travel all of Europe, Asia, and heck.. might as well travel the whole world! :D 

3) EPIC BLOGGER MEET-UP: I'd fly all of you, my fave bloggers, to one central place so we can finally meet and have a grand time. Any suggestions for location? I hear Bora Bora is real nice :P 

... and all the little things like paying off all bills, getting a new laptop/desktop (my MacBook is operating at snail speed, kinda hard to run a business with that. haha!), and a new paint job for my car (i'd probably get a different color than the black it is now.. black just screams "key me!") 

What would you do with a billion dollars? 

25 comments:

RicAdeMus said...

I grew up in a poor man's version of your planned neighborhood. My grandfather had some land and offered an acre to each of his kids as they got married. Four of them took him up on it and built houses along a dirt road leading back from my grandparent's little country store.

I'd do most of the same things you mentioned. The big money plan also included getting my FIL a special van for transporting his wife; and two nice cars for my dad--one for Florida and one for DC, along with a fistfull of airline tickets so he would stop drivng back and forth (to save money).

And I have to start the herrohachi foundation, dedicated to bringing smiles to children around the world and helping them achieve their dreams. {well, it might be named after my kids, but what's in a aame anyway?} =)

Nashe^ said...

I'd just travel everywhere and do a hell lot of charity work(yea honestly)! The blogger meetup sounds great, rich lady! :D

Oh btw, about the mediterranean cruise? I have a friend who is actually currently on one, FOR A FREAKIN FAMILY REUNION. I'm talking aunts/uncles/third cousins++. She's been gone since the end of May. Yea wtf.

Shop N' Chomp said...

Hiya Kym! Hee hee...love your cute drawing. This song has been playing non-stop and has been annoying the heck outta me. LOL. To answer your q, I'd pay off my mortgage/bills, buy a bigger place, buy my parents a bigger place, travel and give to charity. :)

MKL said...

I would travel around the world and meet all my bloggy friends individually :)

ochikeron said...

Wow! I think that sounds enough for my renovation plan!!! Maybe I can buy a new home instead of renovating!!! Ha-ha!!!

Trish said...

i would do the 1st one as well, i feel like i just cant be too far away from family! & of course travel the world, open up businesses & make investments! more money!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

You are just so sweet. Your family is really lucky and blessed to have you. I'm with you on number one. I want something like that too. =)

Liz said...

Bora Bora is my ultimate dream place to go to :] Lol, I wish I was a billionaire too :p

becca said...

hmm id donate half of it to charities first...

then buy houses for family..

and then maybe buy a gatorade.

haha

the girl in stiletto said...

me is the first on the list for bora bora meet up!!!!!

lol. well, if i'm a billionaire, i'd..... *dozing off after working extremely hard to earn a million dollar - which will never happen ahah!*

Nicole said...

I love your ideas! With a billion dollars, I wouldn't waste my time going to grad school. I'd just move out to San Diego and live on the beach. I'd buy my mom a lovely house anywhere she wanted, but I'd also make sure she had another place near me. And then I'd probably spend tons of time traveling. Oh, and of course I'd have to give a bunch to local animal shelters to keep pets from having to be put down.

April said...

love that song! and i'm definitely one of those people who wants to be very far far away from their parents, but i love the idea of you all sharing a little lot with custom houses!

if i were a billionaire, i'd definitely buy a place in NYC and furnish it with gorgeous things, buy lots of shoes, pay my parents back for college tuition, and travel the world!

.maitai said...

lol! That song is so catchy. lol. :P

That sounds like an awesome list! Mine is similar...

1) I'd buy my dream house and dream houses for my closest friends and family. :D

2) Travel the world visiting new places and friends (and Bloggers)

3) Buy my dream cars/trucks/motorcycles/others. lol

4) Get myself a MacBook Pro (>_<) and all those other techie items that I want. (>_<)

MizzJ said...

Hmm good question! First, I'd quit my job and just follow my dreams like opening a restaurant, writing a book, becoming a pro blogger haha. Oh and travel of course! Buy my parents a fancy house and myself a fancy house :)

Christine said...

I have been hearing that on the radio station every morning and afternoon! and I have been day dreaming a lot on what to do with the money... the problem is I am driving lol I need to concentrate on the road! :P

... daisy... said...

we've got the first point in common... then I'd take a year off work and will travel round the world, I would see every place I long to see... and on the way I would try to help people in need as far as I can... I'd probably get back to my job a bit poorer... then if there's something left I would take my best friends on a trip wherever they'd love to go.
And I would buy a flat in Dublin and one in Barcellona!

Golden said...

I love that song too! I don't really mind the lyrics but the tune is so catchy. I can see that you really love your family. They're so lucky to have you.

By the way dearie, I am currently holding a giveaway. I hope you don't mind joining it. The winner will win $40 gift certificate. Here's the link to the giveaway:

http://www.goldensdiary.com/2010/07/take-home-40-gift-certificate.html

Thank you!

Lots of love,

Karen said...

My vote is on the epic blogger meet. YAYYY! :D

I wouldn't know what I'd buy with a billion dollars...

Amy said...

take care of my family and friends. :)

travel

charities and giving back to the world as much as i can.

...crickette... said...

you know what, i fantasize about being rich when i hear that song too. for awhile i really loved listening to it, and you just reminded me about it.

if i become a billionaire, i'll build a house for myself and my family too. i would definitely do a lot of travelling and of course, some shopping (because it would be wrong to forget to shop --- at least for the trip).

Carine said...

It's not a very original nswer, but i would take a gap year to travel, find a place I love and buy a house there :p

// krissy ♥ said...

EPIC BLOGGER MEETUP!! :D

Hmm, I prolly won't be able to spend everything in my lifetime, but I guess I would also want a house for me and my family. I wouldn't want a house that's too big though. After investing and whatnots, I'd have a library built :)

Jordan said...

I so agree with the families! I would like to live close too. People are crazy! And I better be included in your favorite bloggers, bora bora sounds reaallll nice :)

I love how creative you are! This was a super awesome post.

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Melissa said...

a billion dollars sounds good to me ! I think the possibilities are endless, but some of the first things on my list would be TRAVEL, build a dream house, and start a pancreatic cancer foundation in honor of my mom =)

izumi said...

LOL bora bora yeaaa that would be awesome :)