Monday, 11 February 2008

A meme a footnote and a promise.

I picked this up over at Princess Genevieve and it tied in with the 'seven things' tag from Turtle. I suppose it is meant to indicate one's status/standing/self-interest level but it may appeal to the clinically nosey among you. (I know I read La Princesse's with abandon.)
Normal service will be resumed on this blog quite soon as I have been just a little bit crafty in recent day. I may even have created a pattern all by myself. oooooo! Just a few more pictures to take.
The plan is to place in bold all the things that apply to you. So here goes.
Father went to college.
Father finished college.
Mother went to college.
Mother finished college.
Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor. Yep, yep and yep.
Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers. Took me five readings to understand this one. I guess.
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home. Uh-huh.
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home. Do we count everyone's books? B/c probably.
Were read children’s books by a parent. Not that I remember but we must have been. I remember my dad making up stories at bedtime. Did you know he went to school with some fella called Bill Shakespeare?!
Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18. yep.
Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18. Cello, trombone, basketball and then jazz ballet for six weeks. I begged my mum to buy the spotty blue leotard. *sigh* it was beautiful.
The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively. Usually.
Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18. Nope.
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs. No.
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs. No.
Went to a private high school. From ages eight to 17.
Went to summer camp. Didn't really have them in Australia.
Had a private tutor before you turned 18 . Yes. My aunt organised it for Human Development in Society (stupid made-up subject). The tutor was the examiner for the State. I so had no interest and barely scraped the exams.
Family vacations involved staying at hotels. We stayed in motels sometimes en route to where ever but hotels? Only remember once, in Ireland in 1978.
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18. My clothing was sometimes bought new but not very often. There were too many above me for me to get new.
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them. I have bought me cars but never new. The closest we have got was one that was 18 months old.
There was original art in your house when you were a child. Does mine count? What about photies?
Had a phone in your room before you turned 18. Hahahahaha! My mother would NEVER allow that.
You and your family lived in a single family house. Huh? It was just us in the house if that is what this question means.
Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home. No.
You had your own room as a child. Only for the last few years as there became fewer of us at home.
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course. What is this?
Had your own TV in your room in High School. Ref: answer for phone question.
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College. I had a bank account. Does this help?
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16. Yep.
Went on a cruise with your family. Nope.
Went on more than one cruise with your family. Still nope.
Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up. Sometimes. Two of my brothers snuck me away from school for the day to see the Piccaso exhibition.
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family. Not in dollars and cents but I was certainly aware of heating/food/phone bills.

Original source: The list is based on an exercise developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. The exercise developers ask that if you participate in this blog game, you acknowledge their copyright.If you want to participate, please do the same.


  1. I am congenitally nosey (must have inherited the gene ... I suspect my mother's side of the gene pool, but don't tell her I said so) - so read all that with interest.

    Can't wait to see your crafty bits. x

  2. I find this meme so interesting! and in answer to some of the Americanisms on here - single family home is what we say meaning stand alone house, not an apartment or row house/townhouse. and SAT/ACT are our college entrance exams so we often take prep classes before taking the exams.

  3. Some very interesting facts there Mrs Trash!! I'm glad you asked what some of them meant as I had no idea either!!

    See you soon :)

    Lesley xx