Tuesday, November 8, 2011

TMI Tuesday - 11/8

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
Yes, I collect a lovely British china, each piece patterned with its own unique flora. My response is C - I generally only use them for holidays and celebrations, however sometimes I just feel like pampering myself and will eat my lunch or have a hot drink using them. They are very pretty, but not particularly fancy and could easily be used for every day, however they are fairly expensive. Since I'm not the only one handling then, I'd hate to have them mistreated and suffer occasional breakage like the everyday stuff does.

2. Do you 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 don't really have any clothing that I don't wear, though I have things that I don't wear often. Not every piece of clothing is suitable for every occasion, of course, so some are worn more than others. I pretty much own the bare minimum clothing, though - I really don't need much, except that I perhaps have an inordinate number of matching bra and panty sets.

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
There's a good chance the answer would be "none", but for this purpose, I'll say that I'd employ a housekeeper. I enjoy cooking and cleaning, but I'm a very busy person and could use the help. Since there are some tasks that I like completed in a very particular way, I'd prefer a housekeeper to a cleaning service, as a housekeeper would be around enough to learn how I like things done.

4. If you were wealthy, how many homes would you own? Where? (locations–mountains, tropical places for the winter, foreign country/city)
I suspect I'd own one home and then rent as required wherever I wanted to be at any given time. That would afford me maximum flexibility to go wherever I wish and still maintain a home base.

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
I've always wanted to learn to pilot a plane - it's one of my dreams - but I would probably buy a yacht. Being on the water sooths my soul.

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 love driving, so the car I chose would not be based on budget per se, but would be based on handling, speed, responsiveness, etc. Since you get what you pay for, I expect that might be an expensive car, but I wouldn't be picky about what form that car took, only that I'd seriously enjoy driving it!

Bonus: Currently, what is your favorite luxury item or decadent thing that you do?
I'm a simple person and for the most part I like simple things. I can't think of anything luxurious or decadent that I do on a regular basis, though I have indulged in luxury and decadence at times. For example, a couple times L and I have enjoyed a couples massage at an excellent, but expensive spa in our city.

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1 comment:

  1. I have to agree about the 'everyday' bit... my first pattern of choice was discontinued after we bought our set, and I cried every time I found yet another glass in the trash from that set through careless handling. Same same the plates and bowls, and these were Corelle! therefore I'm VERY careful about how my fine china gets used!

    ~Kazi xxx