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Uncle Rat made me

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 post this in your blog, please leave a comment on this post. To participate in this blog game, copy and paste the above list into your blog, and bold the items that are true for you. If you don't have a blog, feel free to post your responses in the comments.

Father went to college  (father didn't graduate from High School--took adult ed classes at local college,  though)
Father finished college
Mother went to college
Mother finished college (as a returning adult student)
Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor (not that I knew at the time--turns out yes)
Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home (if I asked for money for a book, even a comic book, they always found it somehow)
Were read children's books by a parent

Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18 </l-cut>(dance and voice)
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 (no one in my family had a credit card, period)
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs (Scholarships and work study--family paid for transportation and some R&B)
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
Went to a private high school
Went to summer camp (4-H, partial scholarship based on awards)

Had a private tutor before you turned 18
Family vacations involved staying at hotels sometimes (had one family vacation, ever--stayed with relatives and friends)
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them (car? what car?)
There was original art in your house when you were a child (I assume we aren't talking crayon art by 1st graders)
Had a phone in your room before you turned 18 (didn't have a phone at all for two or three years, let alone my own)
You and your family lived in a single family house (renovated summer camp--four small rooms and a bath)
Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
You had your own room as a child (my brother slept in the living room)
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
Had your own TV in your room in High School
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
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 (until we moved to the country)
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family (but I knew sometimes we didn't have money for the oil bill)



( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 1st, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
I give in - I'll do it too
Jan. 1st, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
Interesting, isn't it? I've learned more a about a few people with this list of questions, than from a mountain of other lists.
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