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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

WHEN I AM RICH...



In one of Walter Matthau's movies, "Buddy, Buddy", he was supposed to slide down a hotel's laundry chute & land in a laundry cart.  He missed the cart & ended up on the floor.  He had a few bumps & bruises so the studio called the paramedics.  After attending to him, they asked him if he was comfortable.  His answer--"I make a nice living!!" 

The reason I brought this up is that my husband has always made a nice living.  He is very generous with me & the rest of his family.  (To see "Application For Family Membership" click here.)  That being said, there are still some things that I want to taste, wear or own that I probably never will.  They may be a tad too expensive.  They include:

Elizabeth Taylor was the owner of the most expensive engagement ring. It was given to her by Richard Burton. The ring is a 33.19-caret type IIa certified diamond, which means this diamond is exceptional. It is chemically pure and has a high clarity. The diamond is an Asscher-cut and has a large cutlet facet. This ring tops the chart of the top 10 world's most expensive engagement rings with a value of $8.8 million.


This Monopoly game is only $2,000,000. The dice with 42 full-cut diamonds signifying the numbers are priced at $10,000 each. The board game also features the photo etched “Chance” and “Community Chest” cards along with 165 gemstones in total. An ounce of gold which cost between $360 and $460 when it was first crafted now costs over $1,300 an ounce.

Maine conjures images of well-worn fishermen and juicy lobsters, not quite a destination for overpriced cocktails. However, the quaint White Barn Inn in Kennebunk created this $40, 000 cocktail to celebrate its 40th anniversary, priced at what some people earn as a yearly salary. What makes this drink so expensive? It’s garnished with four-carat ruby atop its mixture of Hanger One Vodka, St-Germain, pomegranate, fresh grapefruit juice, and a spoonful of rosewater.


Charlotte Thomas “Bespoke” bed sheets are considered to be the most expensive bed sheets of the world. These sheets are 22 carat gold woven directly into merino wool fabric. 1000 thread counts are made from 100% pure cotton.  The price of Charlotte Thomas sheets is about $2400. 


At a price of $4,800,000, this Lamborghini is the most expensive street-legal production car in the world. Why so much? With no exaggeration, the car is literally coated in diamonds and diamonds aren’t cheap. For the Trevita, the Swedish manufacturer developed a new exterior finish called the Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave, which involves coating carbon fibers with a diamond dust-impregnated resin. I can’t even fathom how much the touch up paint costs. Underneath the lustrous finish lies a 4.8-liter, dual-supercharged V8 with a total output of 1,004 hp and 797 lb-ft, which means it should have little to no trouble overtaking semis on the freeway.  Just three were ever made.

The prize for the most expensive restaurant in the world goes to Kitcho, which is run by award-winning chef Kunio Tokuoka. Traditional Kaiseki cuisine at this eatery would set him back around $600 per person, but it is famed for being one of the best meals you can get in Japan.

With an astronomical price tag of $500 million just for the base model the sky is no longer the limit when it comes to luxury standards.This is the more expensive private jet of Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal costing more than twice than his other, smaller, less luxuriant private plane. Former 5th richest man in the world, currently still in the top 50, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia is a man who spares no expense when it comes to being unmatched in terms of luxury.Airbus created a modified empty Airbus A380 just for him for which he paid $350 million. On top of that he started making it his own going beyond anything ever seen.The jet, referred to as the “kingdom in the sky“, besides having everything gold plated  & a solid gold throne in the middle, also has a concert hall, a Turkish bath, a garage for a Rolls-Royce and even a prayer room with electronic mats which automatically rotate to face Mecca.

The "Streets of Monaco" will be the most expensive yacht in the world (well over $1,000,000,000) & one that doesn’t even have an owner yet. The reason for that is said yacht is still under construction, but once built, you can imagine it will have helipads, pools, cinemas and more. And will obviously be bought by some super wealthy oil baron.

If he got me any (or all) of these things
I might consider getting him a new watch:
 Just how many diamonds can one manufacturer put on a $5,000,000 wrist watch? Hublot answered that question with: as many we can fit in there!! They ended up with 1280 diamonds that have at least 3 carats each. It took over 1 full year just to find the diamonds and bring them to the headquarters from all corners of the earth but the end result was fully worth it. Every single stone was cut by a well renowned jeweler from New York, with over 40 years of experience, in order to make sure each bears the same cut signature.

I might settle for a puppy
if he hired a live-in dog brusher:
One of these Tibetan mastiffs is thought to have become the most expensive dog in the world after selling for £1.16 million.



















They say money can't buy happiness but give me a few million dollars & watch me smile!!----fishducky

 















26 comments:

  1. It seems my dreams are on the tame side too...
    I have enough. And I don't like diamonds.

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    1. I like diamonds--& emeralds--& rubies--& sapphires, etc.!!

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  2. "anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination"
    Maybe.
    but we don't get scary credit card bills and demands for payment either.
    I like diamonds, but don't have any. I do have a teeny tiny diamond chip that needs a magnifying glass to see it properly. and I like deep blue sapphires and deep red garnets.
    I'm aghast at the $5,000,000 watch. I know several people who lose their watches more often than I buy new socks.

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    1. If you can afford a $5,000,000 watch, you could probably afford to replace it!!

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  3. Id take the Ruby drink over the diamond ring any day.

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  4. Not interested in any of those things, Most of them would get you beaten to a pulp when they were stolen from you. The best thing money can give you is peace of mind.

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    1. I have diamond earrings, but I was wearing a &10.00 pair of rhinestone earrings when I went to pick up something at a store in a less than savory part of town. The clerk there said I shouldn't be wearing those in that neighborhood--I could get mugged!!

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  5. I'm not foolish enough to think money solves all problems, but I've mastered the challenges of having too little money and I'm willing to move on to the problems of having too much.

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  6. My wildest dreams were pretty tame, too, said the rich lady. ;)
    Those items are fascinating to look at but even if I had the money I wouldn't want any of them--LOL! :)

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  7. I was barred from entering the link for "Application For Family Membership" so I guess adoption is out?
    Actually, I have the hang of being poor and no real desire to be rich. Too many headaches.

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    1. I don't know why the link didn't work--guess you'll have to keep being poor!!

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    2. Try this link: http://fishducky.blogspot.com/2016/06/application-for-family-membership.html

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  8. I cashed in a lottery ticket today. Thank goodness I didn't have to go around a corner!

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    1. You don't win the jackpot, but you do win quite often--beware of alligators!!

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  9. If you didn't bring up how "comfortable" you and Bud are and how generous he is, then I'd stop asking you to let me join your family. My nagging is all your fault. I wonder what happened to Liz's ring when she died, along with the rest of her jewelry because she certainly didn't leave it to me. I don't want the expensive sheets because I'm allergic to wool. The expensive dog isn't nearly as cute as Franklin and Penelope, and I say that after Penelope barfed in my bed Saturday morning. Anyway, ah been rich and ah been poor, and poor is better as long as it doesn't include X. But I still want to join your family.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Fill out the application--time's almost up!!

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    2. You already know I'm weird. Isn't that the main qualification? My son and I were out and about recently and saw a man driving a Lamborghini. I said, Wouldn't it suck if you had a car like that and someone ran into you? My son said, If you can afford a car like that, then it's not your only car. It's probably your fourth, and you have plenty of insurance.

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    3. Unfortunately, probably true!!

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  10. I've borrowed that Minions cartoon to add to my coffee cup collection.

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    1. You're welcome to anything you find here!!

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  11. If you have a lot of money there is to much to worry about, but it would be a way to pass the time.Merle................

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    1. Can't you hire someone to worry for you?

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Your comments make my day, which shows you how boring my life has become.