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Apr. 11th, 2006 | 01:41 pm
mood: coldcold

If you have more than 40 of these, you're spoiled.




Do you have:
(1) your own cell phone
( ) a television in your bedroom
(2) an MP3 player
( ) a photo printer
( ) your own phone line
( ) TiVo or a generic digital video recorder
(3) high-speed internet access (i.e., not dialup)
( ) a surround sound system in bedroom
( ) DVD player in bedroom
( ) at least a hundred DVDs
(4) a childfree bathroom
( ) your own in-house office
( ) a pool
( ) a guest house
( ) a game room
( ) a queen-size bed or larger
( ) a stocked bar
( ) a working dishwasher
( ) an icemaker
( ) a working washer and dryer
(5) more than 20 pairs of shoes
(6) at least ten things from a designer store
( ) expensive sunglasses
( ) framed original art (not lithographs or prints)
( ) Egyptian cotton sheets or towels
( ) a multi-speed bike
(7) a gym membership
( ) large exercise equipment at home
( ) your own set of golf clubs
( ) a pool table
( ) a tennis court
( ) local access to a lake, large pond, or the sea
( ) 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
(8) wealthy family members
( ) two or more family cars
(9) a walk-in closet or pantry
(10) a yard
( ) a hammock
( ) a personal trainer
(11) good credit
(12) expensive jewelry
( ) a designer bag that required being on a waiting list to get
( ) at least $100 cash in your possession right now
(13) more than two credit cards bearing your name (not counting gas cards or debit cards)
( ) a stock portfolio
(14) 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:
( ) 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
(15) wear perfume or cologne (not body spray)
(16 ) regularly get your hair styled or nails done in a salon
( ) have a job but don't need the money OR
( ) 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
( ) regularly pay someone else to drive you taxis
( ) 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:
( ) been on a cruise
(17) traveled out of the country
(18) met a celebrity
( ) been to the Caribbean
(19) been to Europe
( ) been to Hawaii
(20) been to New York
( ) eaten at the space needle in Seattle
(21) been to the Mall of America
(22) been on the Eiffel tower in Paris
(23) been on the Statue of Liberty in New York
( ) moved more than three times because you wanted to
( ) dined with local political figures
(24) been to both the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coast

Did you:
( ) go to another country for your honeymoon
( ) hire a professional photographer for your wedding or party
(25) take riding or swimming lessons as a child
(26) attend private school
( ) have a Sweet 16 birthday party thrown for you

In other news, lab, when I wrote this, was really cold!

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Fata Morgana

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from: chimerically
date: Apr. 17th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
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You have this too, right?:
( ) local access to a lake, large pond, or the sea
(The bay and the ocean are pretty close ...)

Here's my breakdown. I'm at 23, so I guess I'm not spoiled, but more than halfway there. ;~) Some of the questions seemed pretty weird and arbitrary, though ... I would argue that some of them on their own would likely mean that one is spoiled (e.g. owning a second house or a horse), at least more than a collection of 40 of the less-spoiling others would. And I can think of other things one could add, for example, owning a car made in the last 5 (or whatever) years, having access to good public transit, eating out more than X meals/week, attending live music/dance events, etc. :~)

Do you have:
(1) your own cell phone
( ) a television in your bedroom
( ) an MP3 player
( ) a photo printer
( ) your own phone line
( ) TiVo or a generic digital video recorder
(2) high-speed internet access (i.e., not dialup)
( ) a surround sound system in bedroom
( ) DVD player in bedroom
( ) at least a hundred DVDs
(3) a childfree bathroom
( ) your own in-house office
( ) a pool
( ) a guest house
( ) a game room
(4) a queen-size bed or larger
( ) a stocked bar
( ) a working dishwasher
( ) an icemaker
( ) a working washer and dryer
( ) more than 20 pairs of shoes
( ) at least ten things from a designer store
( ) expensive sunglasses
(5) framed original art (not lithographs or prints)
( ) Egyptian cotton sheets or towels
(6) a multi-speed bike
(7) a gym membership
( ) large exercise equipment at home
( ) your own set of golf clubs
( ) a pool table
( ) a tennis court
(8) local access to a lake, large pond, or the sea
(9) your own pair of skis
(10) 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
( ) wealthy family members
(11) two or more family cars
( ) a walk-in closet or pantry
( ) a yard
( ) a hammock
( ) a personal trainer
(12) good credit
(13) expensive jewelry
( ) a designer bag that required being on a waiting list to get
( ) at least $100 cash in your possession right now
( ) more than two credit cards bearing your name (not counting gas cards or debit cards)
( ) a stock portfolio
(14) 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:
( ) 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)
( ) regularly get your hair styled or nails done in a salon
( ) have a job but don't need the money OR
( ) 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
( ) regularly pay someone else to drive you taxis
( ) expect a gift after you fight with your partner

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

Have you:
( ) been on a cruise
(16) traveled out of the country
( ) met a celebrity
( ) been to the Caribbean
(17) been to Europe
(18) been to Hawaii
(19) been to New York
(20) eaten at the space needle in Seattle
( ) been to the Mall of America
(21) 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
(22) been to both the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coast

Did you:
( ) go to another country for your honeymoon
( ) hire a professional photographer for your wedding or party
(23) take riding or swimming lessons as a child
( ) attend private school
( ) have a Sweet 16 birthday party thrown for you

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Liz

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from: stellae
date: Apr. 17th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
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I counted 'local access' to be the people who have lake property or live w/in like 10 minutes of the beach... so I didn't count myself as having that one. But depending on how you define 'local' I suppose I do.

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Fata Morgana

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from: chimerically
date: Apr. 17th, 2006 05:35 am (UTC)
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Good point - that's probably what they mean. :~)

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Fata Morgana

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from: chimerically
date: Apr. 17th, 2006 05:40 am (UTC)
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I was comparing it to land-locked living, e.g. in SLC, where it's at least an hour's car ride to get to the smelly Great Salt Lake or a reservoir in the mountains. :~)

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jillB

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from: jilflirt
date: Apr. 17th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
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I had 40 exactly. Which makes me technically not spoiled! Dave got 25.

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guardmisfit

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from: guardmisfit
date: Apr. 17th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
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Office Hours at 10pm? And you wonder why they're not showing up? Pick me, pick me! :-P

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Liz

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from: stellae
date: Apr. 17th, 2006 07:20 am (UTC)
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oh, crap... I need to backdate it...I wrote it at like 1 pm on tuesday. it just sorta sat on my computer and did nothing for a while.

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guardmisfit

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from: guardmisfit
date: Apr. 17th, 2006 07:21 am (UTC)
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slacker!

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