Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Disposable Income

Today I will explore my possibilities. Some of these are clearly within my reach, and some are clearly inaccessible to me, but I'm entertained by seeing what exactly is for sale and how they measure up against each other.

$98.75: Six extra-large Sicilian Classic pizzas from Papa John's.

$200: Burger King's most expensive hamburger, The Burger: Wagyu beef, white truffles, pink Himalayan rock salt, etc.

$457: Refurbished XBox 360 Elite (120 GB), extra controller, Fallout 3 and Left 4 Dead.

$500: Two tickets to LaGuardia Airport, two tickets to "Pissing my Pants on Vine" and "As the Diamond Burns" at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Manhattan--this Friday to Monday.

$1,000: Westin New York bagel: Alba white truffle cream cheese and Goji berry-infused Riesling jelly.

$1,316: Retro Vespa Style 150cc moped scooter and "Lady Jet" Bandit helmet (for Rebecca, obviously).

$2,133: Two tickets to Paris, stay at the La Tremoille hotel--this Friday to Monday.

$2,355: Two tickets to Florence, stay at the Residenza Del Granduca hotel--this Friday to Monday.

$3,546: Two tickets to Tokyo, stay at the Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport hotel--this Friday to Monday.

$4,359: Four 4-credit graduate-level classes (resident) at Metropolitan State University, plus fees, before books.

$22,020: BMW K 1200 LT touring motorcycle and black Indian Motorcycle biker boots.

$25,000: Serendipity 3's Frrozen Haute Chocolate: 23-karat gold, 28 cocoas, and La Madeline au Truffle ($2,600 per lb.).

$205,268: Three-year lease on 10th floor G-model office in the luxurious Royal Atrium office building, United Arab Emirates.

$365,000: Purchase price for 1-bedroom, 1-bath 850 sq. ft. loft at 1855 Industrial St., Los Angeles.

$549,900: Purchase price for 2-bedroom, 2-bath 1,539 sq. ft. condo next to Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis.

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