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Am I spoiled?
Here's the spoiled meme:


A score of more than 40 means you're spoiled.

Do you have:
(1) your own cell phone
( ) a television in your bedroom [Good God, no.]
( ) an iPod
( ) a photo printer
(2) your own phone line [Only sort of, but OK, I'll count it.]
(3) TiVo or a generic digital video recorder [Again, only sort of: the Mr. has one in the house I share with him part of the time.]
(4) high-speed internet access (i.e., not dialup) [Yes, but I'm thinking of getting rid of it.]
( ) a surround sound system in bedroom
( ) DVD player in bedroom
( ) at least a hundred DVDs
(5) a childfree bathroom [My only bathroom is childfree--it's not as if I have a child-ful one.]
( ) your own in-house office
( ) a pool
( ) a guest house
( ) a game room
(6) a queen-size bed or larger
( ) a stocked bar [I don't think a few bottles on top of the china cabinet count.]
( ) 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
(7) framed original art (not lithographs or prints) [Does a canvas painted by a friend count?]
(8) Egyptian cotton sheets or towels [Yes, I believe I bought them at Kmart.]
(9) a multi-speed bike [Yes, one I never use.]
( ) 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
(10) your own pair of skis [Yes, if you count 20-year-old cross-country skis, or some newer showshoes.]
(11) enough camping gear for a weekend trip in an isolated area [Probably.]
( ) a boat
( ) a jet ski
( ) a neighborhood committee membership
( ) a beach house or a vacation house/cabin
(12) wealthy family members [Depends how far out we're counting, but yes.]
(13) two or more family cars
( ) a walk-in closet or pantry
( ) a yard
( ) a hammock [I own one, but it's not up, so I'm not counting it.]
( ) a personal trainer
( ) good credit
(14) expensive jewelry [No idea what counts as expensive, but I have an heirloom or two that probably qualify; they didn't come from the dime store.]
( ) a designer bag that required being on a waiting list to get [Again, hell, no.]
( ) 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
(15) a passport
( ) a horse
( ) a trust fund (either for you or created by you)
(16) private medical insurance [I'm counting my employer-provided insurance, but that hardly strikes me as a luxury. I don't have a concierge plan or anything like that.]
( ) 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
(17) do your regular grocery shopping at high-end or specialty stores [Sad to say, foo-foo groceries are a weakness for me.]
( ) 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
(18) wear perfume or cologne (not body spray) [Of course, sometimes. Doesn't everybody?]
( ) 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
(19) traveled out of the country
(20) met a celebrity [If getting schmoozed by the governor of a large state counts, then yes.]
(21) been to the Caribbean
(22) been to Europe
( ) been to Hawaii
(23) been to New York
( ) eaten at the space needle in Seattle
( ) been to the Mall of America
(24) been on the Eiffel tower in Paris
(25) been on the Statue of Liberty in New York
( ) moved more than three times because you wanted to
( ) dined with local political figures
(26) been to both the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coast [A little questionable about the Pacific coast, but I lived in Seattle for a year so I'm counting it.]

Did you:
(27) go to another country for your honeymoon [It depends whether Puerto Rico counts as another country.]
(28) hire a professional photographer for your wedding or party
(29) take riding or swimming lessons as a child [Both. I don't have to count them twice, do I?]
(30) attend private school
( ) have a Sweet 16 birthday party thrown for you

I erred on the side of "spoiled" in my responses, and still didn't quite make it.

In other news: Pelican comes to DC next month. Whoo! Not exactly the springiest music ever recorded, but I'm not complaining.

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Current Mood: okay uneasy
Current Music: "You're The Beautiful One", The Posies

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emperor_fool From: emperor_fool Date: April 12th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did the same as you--counted whatever I felt I could. I too still fell short. (Didn't count my insurance, since the commonwealth of Massachusetts pays a lot more than I do for it.) The bathroom one is just plain weird for us childfree folk...
wyldanthem From: wyldanthem Date: April 13th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hehe, I did the same as you and emperor_fool. The "Have You" section helped rack up a lot of points, though. :o)

And even though Puerto Rico is technically U.S. territory, it can certainly feel like being in a whole different country! Beautiful beyond words in some areas and terribly impoverished in others.

*goes looking for her I Heart Little Islands pin*
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