Will Work for Pants

So says the goat on the home page of LJ.

I was delighted to see the ad-carrying option for Live Journal. I don’t really want to pay for this, because I am cheap. But I welcome the opportunity to help the good folks at LJ who provide all these goodies a way to make money. So I immediately switched my account over.

The appeal to me is supposed to be that I can have more icons. Except that I don’t really care about icons and never used more than one. But I was inspired to see what it would take to add one, and it seems it wasn’t difficult at all. So maybe you’ll see a whole parade of icons from me now.

And to celebrate, yet another frivolous meme:

How Spoiled Are You?

Do you have:
(x) your own cell phone (it’s a work BlackBerry)
( ) a tv in your bedroom
(x) an iPod
( ) a photo printer
(x) your own phone line
(x) TiVo or a generic digital video recorder
(x) high-speed internet access (aka not dialup)
( ) a surround sound system in bedroom
( ) dvd player in bedroom
( ) at least a hundred DVDs
(x) a childfree bathroom
( ) your own in-house office
( ) a pool
( ) a guest house
( ) a game room
(x) a queen-size bed
( ) a stocked bar (ish — not enough to count, I think)
(x) a working dishwasher
( ) an icemaker
( ) a working washer and dryer
( ) at least ten things from a designer store
( ) expensive sunglasses (Mine were about $40, but since I see them regularly for $200 or so, I’m not checking the box)
(x) framed authentic art (not all is framed — some is stretched, some is sculpted, but I think this is a yes)
(x) Egyptian cotton sheets or towels
( ) a multi-speed bike
( ) a gym membership
( ) large exercise equipment at home
( ) your own set of golf clubs
( ) a pool table
( ) a tennis court
(x) 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
(x) a boat
( ) a jet ski (I wish)
( ) a neighborhood committee membership
(x) a beach house or a vacation house/cabin
( ) wealthy family members
( ) two or more family cars
( ) a walk-in closet or pantry
( ) a yard
( ) a hammock
( ) a personal trainer
(x) good credit
(x) expensive jewelry
( ) a designer bag that required being on a waiting list to get (please)
( ) at least $100 cash in your possession right now
(x) more than two credit cards bearing your name (not counting gas cards or debit cards)
(x) a stock portfolio
(x) a passport
( ) a horse
( ) a trust fund (either for you or created by you)
( ) private medical insurance
(x) a college degree, but no student loans

Do you:
( ) shop for non-needed items for yourself (like clothes, jewelry, electronics) at least once a week
(x) do your regular grocery shopping at high-end or specialty stores (sometimes)
( ) pay someone else to clean your house, do dishes, or launder your clothes (not counting dry-cleaning)
( ) go on weekend mini-vacations (once in a blue moon, not enough to count)
( ) send dinners back with every flaw
( ) wear perfume or cologne
( ) 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
(x) pay someone else to cook your meals (no, I don’t have a cook, but we eat out enough that I figured I should check this one)
( ) pay someone else to watch your children or walk your dogs
( ) regularly pay someone else to drive you (only if you count the MTA)
( ) expect a gift after you fight with your partner

Are you:
(x) an only child
( ) married/partnered to a wealthy person
(x) baffled/surprised when you don’t get your way (well, of course!)

Have you:
(x) been on a cruise
(x) traveled out of the country
(x) met a celebrity
(x) been to the Caribbean
(x) been to Europe
(x) been to Hawaii
(x) been to New York
( ) eaten at the Space Needle in Seattle
( ) been to the Mall of America
( ) been to the Eiffel Tower in Paris
(x) been on the Statue of Liberty in New York (not on it, but near it)
(x) moved more than three times because you wanted to
( ) dined with local political figures
(x) been to both the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coast (in any country)

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

I don’t know how many you have to check to be spoiled. That part of the meme was lost to the mists of time. I think this list makes me look fairly, but not critically, spoiled.


6 responses to this post.

  1. I think 40 was the borderline for spoiled.


  2. I think 40 was the borderline for spoiled.


  3. It looks like you come in at 36, which would make you “not spoiled.”


  4. Score! I am totally calling my mom to tell her I am not spoiled.
    Unless of course having a Friend do my counting for me adds a few more points to my tally.


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