While i'm at it, i might buy a whole bunch of stuff we couldn't afford when i was little. This will be a sign that i have "arrived."
Here are a few things that are on my list to buy in the near future:
- K Swiss -- these were "the thing" to have in 7th grade. I had some generic ones from Payless. I finally got the real deal -- on clearance at Ross -- but by then they were no longer cool.
- Starter Jacket -- In 6th grade "the thing" was to wear a boy's starter jacket. Ryan Peacock let me wear his all the time!
- Puma shoes
- a Homies T-shirt -- i had a Hispanic math teacher who HATED these. I never understood why. To me it's like FUBU for Latinos!
- Guess jeans -- though i doubt they come in my size!
- A side-by-side fridge (with ice maker and water) -- to me this was a sign of rich folks. only rich people -- rich white people-- had these when i was little.
- Wheat bread -- again, only rich white folks ate wheat bread (at least that's what i thought growing up)
- Cereal in a box -- actually, i buy this now. My first box of Lucky Charms (NOT MARSHMALLOW MATEYS) was a real coup! i grew up eating cereal in the bag. My mama called it "knee cereal" b/c it's so low on the shelf that you have to get on your knees to get it.
- Trampoline -- all the rich kids had these (they also all had broken legs -- maybe i'll pass on this)
Now that i'll be all pimped out with my rich people stuff, it's time to do some rich people things:
- Wear my seat belt: when i was little the only people i knew who regularly did this were rich folks. Maybe we didn't do this cus we didn't always have seatbelts in our hoopties.
- Put bills in my name only: by the time i was 7, the water bill and light bill were in my name. This became a problem when at 20 i went down to the city to put my water bill in my name and they were confused b/c i had a bill i my name since 1988!
- Take my lunch to work: all i ever wanted to do in first grade was take my lunch to school. But we were too broke, plus i got free lunches at school so my mama didn't see the point. Well, now that i'm grown and "rich" i take my lunch to work every day! (but if my job offered free lunches, i'd totally apply!)