Monday, January 26, 2009

If I had a million dollars

It's award season, which means all the celebrities are out 'n' aboot. (I'm having a Canadian moment, go with it.) And when the celebrities come out to play, the gossip websites go nuts: Angelina and Brad totally snubbing Ryan Seacrest at the Golden Globes, Eva Longoria trying to be Jennifer Lopez, and.....this is my favorite part of all..... Angie didn't get ONE SINGLE AWARD. Not one! HA!!

Watching all of these celebrities makes me think about if I were famous. What would I do? Where would I go? How would I occupy all my free time and spend my millions? Ah, to have money. But it also got me thinking about the perks of being a celebrity and how you pretty much don't have to do anything yourself. Wouldn't it be nice to never have to pay another bill yourself? Or schedule a doctor's appointment or make a restaurant reservation? There are definitely things I would leave to my gaggle of assistants if I were famous. But there are also some things I wouldn't want anyone else doing for me.

I WOULD let someone else make all my travel arrangements for me. I WOULD NOT let them carry my luggage.

I WOULD get all of my cutting, plucking, waxing and painting done professionally. I WOULD NOT hire people to come to my house and do all of those things.

I WOULD hire a housekeeper and someone to do the cooking. I WOULD NOT want them to live in my house or be there for 16 hours a day.

I WOULD hire an assistant to take care of scheduling, booking, etc. I WOULD NOT let said assistant do my shopping for me, not even grocery shopping and especially not gift shopping.

I WOULD buy more expensive clothes and shop at upscale furniture stores. I WOULD NOT be above shopping at Crate & Barrel, Pier One or even Ikea.

I WOULD get a great big house in the Hollywood Hills (or La Jolla in San Diego). I WOULD NOT buy all the surrounding properties and turn it into Bill Gates' estate Never Never Land.

I WOULD get a dog. I WOULD NOT take it everywhere with me. Dogs do not belong on red carpets or in supermarkets.

What would you do? What wouldn't you do?


Z-Man said...
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Z-Man said...

If I had a million dollars, I'd be rich, although not so much these days.

I WOULD buy you a beer (and dinner at a certain restaurant before the beer). I WOULD NOT make you buy the second round.

I WOULD also create a blog to account for every penny of that million.

You know what I would do with my million