Friday, March 07, 2008

If I Had a Million Dollars

This morning I was listening to one of my all time favorite songs, If I had a Million Dollars, by the Barenaked Ladies Band. In my opinion the best part of the song is:

If I had a million dollars
We wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinner
But we would eat Kraft Dinner. Of course we would, we'd just eat more.
And buy really expensive ketchups with it. That's right, all the fanciest Dijon ketchups!

As usual, after listening to the song I was thinking about what my life might be like if I really did have a million dollars. Besides paying bills, helping out loved ones financially and taking some expensive trips, what kind of everyday things might change? Would my eating habits change? Surely my kids would still like Kraft Dinner sometimes. I know I'd still enjoy homemade vegetarian lasagna but, yeah, maybe I’d try the more expensive cheeses.

How about you? After paying bills and buying a few luxuries, what would you change with a million dollars? Would your eating habits change?


Bithalynn said...

My favorite part of that song is after they say, "I'd buy you a fur coat - but not a real fur coat that's cruel" a little later they say, "I'd buy you a green dress - but not a real green dress that's cruel" cracks me up everytime I hear it!

Wendy Roberts said...

That's a great line too!

spyscribbler said...

Eating habits, definitely. Mostly because I either buy healthy or cheap, depending how the budget is doing. :-)

The rest of my life would completely change. We're working towards a big change, so a million dollars would just get us there quicker.

B.E. Sanderson said...

I love that song! If I heard the story right, it was written from the perspective of a kid trying to get a girl to like him. Too cute. =o)

If I had a million dollars, I'd eat better for sure. (Not healthier, just yummier.) Crab legs and filet mignon and scallops. Mmmmm. With a million dollars, my husband could retire and we'd move somewhere warm... with trees... and water. *sigh*

Wendy Roberts said...

Spy, I hear you on the healthy vs cheap food purchases. Why is it that eating healthy is so damn expensive?!

b.e., an icy wind was blowing outside my window as I read your 'somewhere warm' and I was like *ME TOOOOOO!*

Jana DeLeon said...

I'd change my address - would definitely be living at the beach. :)