Friday, May 16, 2008

Am I spoiled?

I had to clicky, clicky, clicky to find where I think this meme started.
Here is the path I followed:

Being a Mom of 3 Boyz, Purple Puzzle Place, Collecting My Thoughts, Tollef Fog Heen's blog, Magni's General Ramblings, A Bump on the Log of Life

This is where it ended. I looked through several pages of A Bump on the Log, but couldn't find the post. So you see, when linking back to someone's post, it's helpful to link to the post and not just the blog.

Go through the list. Tick everything you have or have done. If you can tick 40 or more, you're spoiled.

(x) your own cell phone
() a television in your bedroom
(x) an iPod It's in my phone. Does that count?
(x) a photo printer But I never use it.
(x) your own phone line
() TiVo or a generic digital video recorder
(x) high-speed internet access (i.e., not dialup)
() a surround sound system in bedroom
() DVD player in bedroom I don't own a DVD player at all. We use the Playstations for that.
() at least a hundred DVDs
(x) a childfree bathroom
(x) your own in-house office
() a pool
() a guest house
() a game room
(x) a queen-size bed It's a king size, but who's measuring?
() a stocked bar
(x) a working dishwasher
(x) an icemaker
(x) a working washer and dryer
(x) more than 20 pairs of shoes
() at least ten things from a designer store
() expensive sunglasses
(x) framed original art (not lithographs or prints) Only because the artist died and we picked it up at his estate sale for a song!
() Egyptian cotton sheets or towels
(x) a multi-speed bike
() a gym membership
(x) large exercise equipment at home
() your own set of golf clubs
() a pool table
() a tennis court
(x) local access to a lake, large pond, or the sea Lake Mead, but we don't go
() your own pair of skis
() enough camping gear for a weekend trip in an isolated area
() a boat
() a jet ski
() a neighborhood committee membership
() a beach house or a vacation house/cabin
(x) wealthy family members This does not benefit me. They don't get wealthy by giving it away!
(x) two or more family cars
(x) a walk-in closet or pantry
(x) a yard
() a hammock
() a personal trainer
(x) good credit This means I'm responsible, not spoiled!
(x) expensive jewelry What's expensive? I own real rubies, sapphires, diamonds and amethysts.
() a designer bag that required being on a waiting list to get
(x) at least $100 cash in your possession right now
(x) more than two credit cards bearing your name (not counting gas cards or debit cards)
(x) a stock portfolio
(x) a passport
() a horse
() a trust fund (either for you or created by you)
() private medical insurance
() a college degree, and no outstanding student loans

Do you:

(x) shop for non-needed items for yourself (like clothes, jewelry, electronics) at least once a week () do your regular grocery shopping at high-end or specialty stores
() pay someone else to clean your house, do dishes, or launder your clothes (not counting dry-cleaning)
() go on weekend mini-vacations
() send dinners back with every flaw
() wear perfume or cologne (not body spray)
(x) regularly get your hair styled or nails done in a salon
() have a job but don't need the money OR
(x) stay at home with little financial sacrifice
() pay someone else to cook your meals
() pay someone else to watch your children or walk your dogs This annoys me. These are NOT equivalent!!
() regularly pay someone else to drive you
() expect a gift after you fight with your partner

Are you:
() an only child
() married/partnered to a wealthy person
() baffled/surprised when you don't get your way

Have you:

(x) been on a cruise
(x) traveled out of the country
(x) met a celebrity I see Chuck Norris every July.
(x) been to the Caribbean
(x) been to Europe
(x) been to Hawaii
(x) been to New York
() eaten at the space needle in Seattle
() been to the Mall of America
() been on the Eiffel tower in Paris
() been on the Statue of Liberty in New York
() moved more than three times because you wanted to
() dined with local political figures
(x) been to both the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coast

Did you:

() go to another country for your honeymoon
(x) hire a professional photographer for your wedding or party
(x) take riding or swimming lessons as a child
() attend private school
() have a Sweet 16 birthday party thrown for you My mom was in another country on my 16th.

Only 39 for me. And some of them have nothing to do with being spoiled. I have two credit cards and good credit because I earned them. And all of the travel related questions occurred when I was in my 20s and working as a Travel Agent. We went to Paris, but couldn't afford the fee to ride the elevator to the top. Thank goodness they've built one here in Las Vegas, where we CAN afford to ride to the top.

1 had this to say:

L Case said...

I'm surprised you've never eaten at the space needle and I love your comment about the dogs and children. It had me laughing out loud!