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[Jan. 1st, 2008|12:32 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
A meme for the New Year. Thanks, Jim!

Based on an exercise developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. If you participate in this blog game, PLEASE acknowledge their copyright. BOLD WHICH APPLY TO YOU:

Father went to college
Father finished college
Mother went to college
Mother finished college
Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor

Were the same or higher socio-economic class than your high school teachers I guess so.
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
Were read children's books by a parent
Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18 Music lessons mostly.
The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively

Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
Went to a private high school
Went to summer camp
Family vacations involved staying at hotels Sometimes. Like the trip out here from CA, but most were trips to visit someone with a house.
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
There was original art in your house when you were a child
You and your family lived in a single family house
Your parent(s) owned their own house(s) or apartment before you left home
(wasn't paid off yet, but they had their own mortgage)
You had your own room as a child
You had a phone in your room before you turned 18 (not even remotely)
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course SAT
Had your own TV in your room in High School
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College (my dad got me an IRA for my high school graduation gift.. he's such a dork)
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
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
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family (are you kidding? My mom had us help her pay the bills so we'd know what the expenses were.)

[User Picture]From: traveller
2008-01-01 06:20 pm (UTC)
I just did this, and. eef.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2008-01-02 12:32 am (UTC)
It was hard to look at because I actually had a rather unpampered upbringing in my own mind, especially after the divorce. But this was.. oddly uncomfortable.
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[User Picture]From: traveller
2008-01-02 02:14 pm (UTC)
there was a point in my childhood where it shifted from blissful unawareness of the fact that we were poor to my nose being regularly ground in it. so for me this exercise ended up being like. more of the same. that's how it felt, even though i am pretty sure nobody reading it would ever do so or even think that way about me. childhood neuroses are the hardest to beat.

*lean on you*
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2008-01-01 06:26 pm (UTC)
But what kind of a waffle are you?
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2008-01-02 12:30 am (UTC)
Pecan. Blackberry syrup. Which actually says quite a bit about me.
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