Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Holie Molie

So just what, exactly, does $700 billion dollars look like? Better yet, what does it feel like?

Think on this, dear Reader:

If you were to sit in the most comfortable chair you can find, you get hooked up to a feeding tube, catheter and colon bag to take care of bodily necessities and you were endowed with endless life, and proceeded to count out each and every dollar in $1 increments per 1 second non-stop, it will take 22,197 years for you to complete the task.

Have some fun doing more of the math. Wrap your mind around this and wonder about the future our grandchildren will enjoy.

Good thing money is easily printed on paper. Hope there are enough trees in the world. If our monetary system isn't based on cash, hope there is enough ... what? Confidence? Good feelings? Smiles? Pixels? Widgets? Spa treatments?

How about beads?!!? ;-)

I'll donate 111 beads to the effort. While I seriously doubt the history I was fed as a child, they did tell us New York was purchased from the natives for beads. This necklace should be able to secure me a parking spot on Manhatten, adjusted for inflation.

BTW --- I've been tagged. Actually, twice this month, but I haven't had the opportunity to do my duty. I will work on that this week!


Leet said...

Hi Hilary,
I wonder, what inspired you the most to create wonderful design. I feel difficult to get ideas lately... both for work & my painting...
Cheers -

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Thanks for the humorous look at the money :P

Stormee said...

I can only imagine! Great work!

Annette Piper said...

I love those earrings Hilary! BTW, I've gone and tagged you too.... may as well do the lot in one fell swoop!


ForKeeps said...

LOVE the pink beaded earrings... If only I wasn't saving my $ for christmas!