Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Meme first!

My dear friend, GoingLikeSixty has tagged me for what I can only think to call the "Were You a Snot-faced Spoiled Brat When You Were Growing Up?" meme. Hooray! It's my first meme of 2008!

Here goes......

Bold any that apply:

Father went to college
Father finished college (Nursing school)
Mother went to college
Mother finished college (Who needs college when you're already the best at what you do?)
Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor (No, but I do have an uncle who is a politician)
Were the same or higher economic class than your high school teachers (I'd say same. Ish)
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home (I had more than 50 just in my bedroom)
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home (Yeah, counting all the children's books and my vast collection of Stephen Kings....yeah, it'd be close to 500)
Were read children’s books by a parent (I loved to hear my mom read to us...)
Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18 (Piano lesson for 10 years)
Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18 (Clogging lessons began my Senior year)
The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively (I'm not sure how to answer this one - I don't dress and talk like your average redneck......)
Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18 (No, I was 20 before I turned stupid)
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs (No, it's called "Financial Aid")
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
Went to a private high school
Went to summer camp (Girl Scout camp for 4 years and church camp every summer until I got married)
Had a private tutor before you turned 18
Family vacations involved staying at hotels (Motels.....like the "Sleazy Slipper" in Branson, MO, where we found a huge booger on the bedspread....gag)
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18 (Yeah, because I was the firstborn. Tater, however, got my hand-me-downs, poor thing)
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
There was original art in your house when you were a child (Yeah, original art by me and my sister and it hung on the fridge)
Had a phone in your room before you turned 18 (Yep. And when we moved to town with Mom, Tater and I even had our own phone line. You know you're jealous.)
You and your family lived in a single family house
Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home (No, there was that pesky divorce that threw a wrench in that plan)
You had your own room as a child (Because even back then, my OCD would not have allowed me to survive sharing a room with my slob of a little sister.)
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course (No, I pretty much obsessed over it on my own)
Had your own TV in your room in High School (In elementary school it was this monstrosity of a black & white thing that had to have a piece of folded paper stuffed behind the dial to keep it on the channel. In Junior High Tater and I both got like, 4.5" b&w TVs for our rooms and don't think we didn't think we were cool)
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College (Ha! Still don't)
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16 (8 years old, flew home from Nebraska)
Went on a cruise with your family
Went on more than one cruise with your family
Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up (No, but we went to Bass Pro Shoppe a lot)
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family (What kid wasn't unaware? We were blissfully ignorant as children.)

I'll tag Hillbilly Mom, The Queen of Dirty Laundry and Sam for this one because I'm annoying like that.

Happy New Year!


Going Like Sixty said...

re: heating bills: I only knew because I had to take the truck to get coal for our furnace!

Word Verification: Galyqah, Canjun for four women.

Hillbilly Mom said...

Thanks for the priming. My well has been running dry this week. Like THAT hasn't been obvious. I'll be gettin' around to this meme on Wednesday.

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

OOH, this looks like a snarky one, huh? Can't wait to get to it!

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