Thursday, 12 May 2011

Money thoughts.

I've been thinking about money. Small and large scale. Small scale I can cope with, as in how to make enough to keep me in whisky and tobacco and have enough left over for non-essentials.

With that in mind, I've decided I can make a bit of cash from this writing lark after all. So that free download won't be free for much longer but it will still be cheap. Grab it while it's free and get real value for money! I'll also put some effort into getting it available on platforms like the Kindle. Oh, and write another one.

The really big money though, that makes my head hurt. Once in a while I try to work out what the big muckamucks want with so much of it, and why banks are so keen to make money when they already print as much as they want. Every little attempt gets me a bit closer, I think, but I don't know if I've really caught on yet. See, in my mind, if I ever made enough that I could live the rest of my days on the interest, I'd never bother to earn another penny. I cannot grasp the mindset of the billionaire who still wants more and I really cannot understand why anyone would even consider paying thousands per night for a hotel bed. I mean, spending that kind of money while you sleep? Why? If you're asleep, it really doesn't matter where you are.

Tonight I put a money post into Orphans of Liberty (where I have been remiss in posting lately due to book editing) and that's plenty of money thoughts for tonight. I need a brain clearout and I have a bottle of brain clearout liquid for that very purpose. Ah, Grant's Sherry Cask reserve. Redex for the mind.

So... To Oblivion, and beyond!


JuliaM said...

" I cannot grasp the mindset of the billionaire who still wants more..."

Me neither. I remember reading an article interviewing lottery winners, and one of the biggest winners - more money than anyone could possibly ever need - said she still did the lottery.

I mean, *boggle*! What the hell for?!?!

Angry Squaddie said...

Hmm, I can't find your post on the Orphans site. Any chance of a link?


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