April 12th, 2006


Spoiled Rotten meme

Blame drawshad - she started it...

Do you have:Notes:
xyour own cell phoneA silver razr
a television in your bedroomCindy has issues...  I've got three working televisions, but they're all in the basement
x an iPodOnly a (1GB) shuffle, but I've got my eye set on a nano!
xTiVo or a generic digital video recorderYup - it's part of the dish system, and I don't have to pay a monthly fee :)  Plus I've got a DVD burner attached to it...
xhigh-speed internet access (i.e., not dialup)Static IP, 3MB circuit - life is good!
a surround sound system in bedroom^ see the TV thing...
DVD player in bedroom^ see the TV thing...
xat least a hundred DVDsWithout even breaking a sweat
a childfree bathroomSure - YOU keep the children out of it...
xyour own in-house officeServer, two primary computers, two desks, storage, ... and the mess from <censored>
a pool
a guest house
xa game roomOf course it needs to be cleaned out, but...
xa queen-size bed or
With a premium mattress!
xa stocked bar
xa working dishwasher
an icemakerActually prefer buying ice from the store
xa working washer and dryerFront loading, on pedestals
than 20 pairs of shoes
Not so much...
at least ten things from a designer storeDoes the Disney store count?

expensive sunglassesBut only because they're prescription with AR coating and polarization, and flexon frames
xframed original art (not lithographs or prints)Capricon art show ... rock on!
Egyptian cotton sheets or towels

a multi-speed bike
xa gym membershipNow I just need to USE it...

large exercise equipment at homeStill have a Nordic Trac - until we figure out how to get rid of it
your own set of golf clubs

a pool tableIt's kind of a mini one, though (for the kids)
a tennis court
xlocal access to a lake,
large pond, or the sea
Evergreen Lake (Comlara Park)
your own pair of skis
xenough camping gear
for a weekend trip in an isolated area
The curse of being an assistant scoutmaster
a boat
a jet ski
a neighborhood committee membership
xa beach house or a vacation
Disney Vacation Club - can't wait to go back!
wealthy family membersI wish!
xtwo or more family
And one month to go before the 2nd one is paid off!!!
a walk-in closet or pantry
xa yardFenced, with a swingset and a tree!
a hammock
xa personal trainerAgain - maybe I'll pay attention this time
xgood creditYes!
 expensive jewelry
a designer bag that required being on a waiting list
to get
at least $100 cash in your possession right nowI don't DO cash - it's too easy to spend. 
than two credit cards bearing your name (not counting gas cards or debit cards)
Only two?!?
xa stock
Not so big, but it's young
xa passportCrap - have to renew it this year.  This is year 10.
a horse
a trust fund (either for you or created by you)
private medical insurance
a college degree, and no outstanding student loansPaid off all the loans.  Now I just have to finish the degrees.
Do you:
xshop for non-needed items for yourself (like clothes, jewelry, electronics) at least once a week
Amazon is your friend (my wife might disagree).  Woot is fun as well!
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-
Got to get it under control first...
xgo on weekend mini-vacationsNot anywhere NEAR enough - but that's the price you pay for having kids
dinners back with every flaw
xwear perfume or cologne (not body spray)Depends on the situation
regularly get your hair styled or nails done in a salonI'm guessing monthly hair cuts count...
have a job but don't need the
money OR
stay at home with little financial sacrifice
someone else to cook your meals
Not so much - my wife
xpay someone else to watch your children or walk your dogs
Yup - Wade gets to go to day care one day a week so that Cindy gets some time to herself
regularly pay someone else to drive you (e.g. taxis)Nope - I LIKE to drive

expect a gift after you fight with your partnerLike THAT'S ever going to happen...
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
xtraveled out of the country
xmet a celebrityI shook President Ford's hand (while he was president), and I got Red Skelton's autograph
been to the
xbeen to EuropeI've been to Italy (Milan, Pordenone, Venice) and Sweden (Stockholm, Uppsala)
been to Hawaii
xbeen to New YorkFlew Cindy in for an anniversary present - we'd like to go back
eaten at the space needle in Seattle
been to the Mall of AmericaTalked about it, but...
been on the Eiffel tower in Paris

been on the Statue of Liberty in New YorkTook the boat trip around it, but not enough time to spend trying to get in
moved more than three times because you wanted
How about DIDN'T move because I wanted to!
dined with local political figures
xbeen to both the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coastAmazingly enough, yes!  I've been on the Queen Mary in Long Beach and walked on the beach in Vero Beach!
Did you:
go to another country for your honeymoonCouldn't afford it
xhire a
professional photographer for your wedding or party
And I'm really, really glad we did - Pictures were great!
xtake riding or swimming lessons as a childI'm pretty sure I had swimming lessons
attend private school
have a Sweet 16
birthday party thrown for you
Not so much...
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