What’s your thang?

What would you do if you sold a book and could afford to take a few thou of your advance and do something special with it? You know, after the taxes, after the adding to the retirement fund, after all the necessarys. . . what’s your little extra dream? What plan do you have in your back pocket for when you finally have that little extra bit of dough?

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37 thoughts on “What’s your thang?

  1. I’m dreaming big, I know, but I really want a Lexus 450SL convertible. Dark blue, butter-colored leather seats. I can’t imagine a better way to roll up to my interviewees’ homes, or to rev up PCH.

    *sigh*

  2. I’m dreaming big, I know, but I really want a Lexus 450SL convertible. Dark blue, butter-colored leather seats. I can’t imagine a better way to roll up to my interviewees’ homes, or to rev up PCH.

    *sigh*

  3. That’s a tough one…when things are tight (as they are now), we start to make a mental list of things that need to be done as soon as we have the money.

    That means I’m not sure I’ll ever have a little extra 🙂 But if I do, I think I’d want…a steam shower (he-he) — they’re awesome, and I’d love to have one in my own house!

    1. How wonderful. I’m hoping you’ll have the chance to do that.

      Me? The first two advances are going exclusively to necessities: retirement, college fund, home repairs, etc. But a teeny, tiny part of the third (shh, it’s still mostly a secret)is going toward a trip to Disneyworld. 🙂

  4. I’M GOIN’ TO DISNEYLAND!!

    Hee.

    Not really. We’ve already been three times with our kid … that’s ENOUGH for awhile.

    Hmm, this may not sound very exotic, but we’d probably go to Hawaii. My parents live on the Big Island, so we’ve gone there the past few times we’ve visited. If I had enough money and time, I’d like to spend some time on the other islands. Oh! And I would take my SIL and BIL, because they’re so fun and because we don’t get to see them often enough.

    Great question. Although at first I thought it read, “What’s your thong?”

  5. A new kitchen, a new front door. These aren’t necessities, but I’d love to have them. Also a visit to our kids in California and the others in South Carolina. (I need a big advance.) 🙂

  6. Dh and I used to take little golf vacations before we had kids, so it would be great to do that again. It’s kind of a logistical nightmare to leave for too long, plus I’d miss the little bug bites, so it would be neat to bring them AND pay for a babysitter to come too. That way we could all have fun together or dh and I could sneak away when we wanted.

  7. Anonymous

    Such a hard question. We are so trained to think of “need to…”
    A want? For me? My own want…not FOR someone else?
    A tour of the world’s greatest art museums and museums of science and industry!
    Wow. I sound all like, cultural and stuff. 😉
    Oh, and congrats on the unmentionable third you know what.

  8. Hawaii again

    a VW bug for daughter and Mustang for son

    tons of new clothes

    a brand new sofa

    a Plasma TV that is 50 inches

    some RLM jewelry

    a week at Shutters in Santa Monica

  9. I’d put landscaping the backyard at the top of my list. We got the estimate on a new fence (which needs to be in before the landscaping) and that’s $7K. We can’t afford to do that, let alone put in the actual plants. I haven’t even seen the landscaper’s design but I know I’m going to love it and want it NOW, not 10 years from now. Sigh.

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