Monday, May 19, 2008

Because I Sort Of Miss Myspace

True statements are bolded. [Commentary.]


1. Father went to college
2. Father finished college
3. Mother went to college
4. Mother finished college
5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor
6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers [what does this even mean?]
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home [I never counted, but I don't think so]
9. Were read children’s books by a parent
10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18 [piano, clarinet]
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18
12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively [the Mormons—I think not]
13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs [it was mostly me, baby]
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
16. Went to a private high school
17. Went to summer camp [does Girls’ Camp count?]
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels [sometimes]
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child
23. You and your family lived in a single-family house
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
25. You had your own room as a child
26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18
27. Participated in a SAT/ACT prep course [does working through an interminably large workbook count? I didn't think so]
28. Had your own TV in your room in high school
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
31. Went on a cruise with your family
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family
33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family [until I started paying them at about 16]

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