Lifted from Floatykatja

I can’t resist this…..

(It was devised by PhD students at Indiana State University. The original authors of this exercise are Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, and Stacy Ploskonka. If you participate, they ask that you please acknowledge their copyright.)

Bold the true statements. You can explain further if you wish.

1. Father went to college
2. Father finished college

3. Mother went to college

4. Mother finished college

5. Have any relative who is an attorny, physician or professer.

6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers.
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home.
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
I have two childhood homes and I would guess they have 2000 at least between them.
9. Were read children’s books by a parent
Continually by both and at least every day.
10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18

Ballet, tap, piano and horseriding.
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18

See above.

12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively.

13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18

14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs

15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
16. Went to a private high school
17. Went to summer camp

18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18

19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels

20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
I got lots of nice clothes from my parents but when I was younger I lived for the hand me downs from my trendy older sisters.

21. Your parents bought your first car which wasn’t a hand me down from them.

22. There was original art in your house when you were a child
Yes lots and they seem to aquire it often.
23. You and your family lived in a single-family house

5 bedroom, 4 storey regency townhouse with my Dad and my Mother has always owned at least two houses at any given time.
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
25. You had your own room as a child
26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18.

I’m sure I woiuld have had one if I’d asked, but I didn’t.
27. Participated in a SAT/ACT prep course
I sat common entrance – does that count?
28. Had your own TV in your room in high school

29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
Yes often.
31. Went on a cruise with your family
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family
33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up

This came up recently as Shep and I were driven down the Exhibition Road on the National Express. It turned out I’ve been to all the museums in London and he’d been to none. Not that I appreciated all of it – I hatedc the Maritime Museum and was terrified by the Imperial War Museum but I have always loved the V&A and made special trips to it quite recently to see Vivienne Westwood’s gear and such like.
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family

25 out of 34 is pretty conclusive I suppose.


4 Responses to “Lifted from Floatykatja”

  1. punctuation Says:

    Whenever I see this questionaire number 29 always confuses me. At first glance I always think it says “Owned a mutual fund or The IRA”.

    The former being something like The Bradford and Bingley and the latter being a bunch of Irishmen that did not need chapati flour and rucksacks to create havoc in the centre of London.

  2. me Says:

    lol… “owned…the IRA”

  3. sungirltan Says:

    whats an IRA in yank anyway?

  4. Lisa Says:

    An IRA in yank is a retirement fund. Here is a link that explains more than I’m sure you want to know:

    Personally, I’m thinking about just moving to the beach when I’m old and hoping someone will donate a margarita occasionally. 🙂

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