Post # 1
So Darling Husband and I came to the realization last weekend that we are kind of yuppies! Not in the negative way of being snotty, spending excessivly on designer stuff, etc. but more in our activities.
Since graduating college a few years ago, DH’s and my interests have changed. We’ve started playing golf, are taking tennis lessons, we’ve joined a wine club – and since we’re just 23 and 24, these activities and interests just seem to make us a bit yuppie.
Anyone else feel like they are kind of yuppie?
Post # 3
Um, us. *Raises hand tentatively.*
Which is ridiculous, because we don’t have money, but the neighborhood we live in is famous for being overloaded with yuppies. And, well, I kind of like some of the stuff. I’m not into the “hey, I’m DESIGNER” stuff, but clothing, location, Whole Foods, yoga, etc are my splurges.
I also have a horse. I don’t think that helps. I pasture board her for cheap! And I worked for lessons most of my life! Haha, I don’t think I can save myself from this one.
Post # 4
@Mrs.KMM: I definitely feel like a “yuppie” from time to time.
FI’s hobby is sailing, my hobby is horseback riding and I’ve been known to sport argyle and cable knit sweaters. Fiance and I also love wearing our boat shoes on weekends.
I’m only 26 but we are turning into Muffy and Biff from the country club!
Post # 5
lol my Maid/Matron of Honor teases me all the time bc she says me and Fiance are yuppies now and that is just what I did NOT want to be! 🙂 But adding up the circumstances I can kind of see her point:
– two mid-20s professionals (lawyer and corporate accountant)
– just bought a 4 bedroom house in a nice new subdivision in the ‘burbs
– 1 dog, 2 cats
– plans in the works for an actual white picket fence (HOA mandated)
– he drives an audi a4 and i just bought a toyota rav4
she says all i need now are a couple of kids and a soccer practice to get to lol.
Post # 6
ETA: Reading other people’s responses, probably not. Neither of us is particularly preppy. We’re just both professionals.
Post # 7
@lilyfaith: Yeah – the city we live in near Dallas is know for being one of the most yuppie areas of the Dallas metro area. Certainly doesn’t help our case either.
@CorgiTales: No house for us yet (but probably in a couple of years we will have one), but Darling Husband is a consultant and I’ve got an engineering degree and work in the medical device field (not as an engineer though). Our jobs certainly don’t help with the yuppiness either – especially DH’s consulting. Plus we have a dog.
Post # 8
Yep, add me to the list :S
-FI and I are both insurance agents
-Recently bought a 3 bedroom house in a family friendly suburb
-Argyle? Check. Sweater vests? Check. Golf League? Check.
-I’m a horse person too… and Dressage at that (doesn’t get much more yuppy than dressage!)
-Ideal weekend = going to greenhouses to get ideas for our landscaping, quiet dinner in, and going to local wineries (sp?) for tastings/tours.
We’ve turned over to the dark side… oh well 😛
Post # 9
Ummm, yeah, somehow I’ve turned out to be a yuppie.
The only reason we joined BJ’s (like Sam’s Club) was to be able to buy cases of Pelligrino bottled water (imported from Italy). That’s the only thing we ever buy there, besides steak. We go through more than a case a week.
My husband drives a Mercedes sports coupe in a state where it can snow for 5 months out of the year.
I’m currently wearing a button down top and a cable knit sweater.
We walk our cat around the yard/neighborhood on a leash.
The only non-yuppie tendency I have is I hate Whole Foods with the fire of a thousand suns.
Post # 10
My friends tell me that Darling Husband and I are both yuppies and waspy. We joke that we are totally Tod and Margot from Christmas Vacation!
Post # 11
I thought it was worse–I thought we were HIPSTERS.
Then my friend said, “You know, there’s a difference between being a hipster and just being white.”
You know that “stuff white people like” book/blog? I took the quiz and I’m like, 90% white.
I DO like coffee! I DO like study abroad! I DO like yoga!
Post # 12
@prettylizy: same here with the dressage! BUT I have a Mustang. Not exactly your typical Warmblood-y dressage horse.
ETA: we have a dog and a Prius, too. Wow, these are stacking up fast.
Post # 13
Hee hee, this thread is funny.
My biggest contribution is both Fiance and I drive Priuses and we shop at Whole Foods. Although maybe this makes us more crunchy than yuppie? 🙂
But ditto what JennyW1 said! Bring on the travel to developing countries! Bring on the yoga! Bring on the reusable grocery bags!
Post # 14
@JennyW1: lol i love that website!!
Post # 15
@MissBoston: I forgot about the Priuses and the Whole Foods! No Prius, but we do occasionally ride our bikes…to Whole Foods. (They’re not fixed gear, though so…)
I have a question, though. What is the difference between a:
Or are they six-of-one-half-dozen-of-the-other?
Post # 16
@prettylizy: I do the hunters and the equitation… so I hear you on the horse yuppiness. Right now I”m trying to save enough money to buy a new saddle and lease a horse to do the 3’6″ eq.
@gabrielleelise1981: I have to admit I’ve taken my cat out on a leash too…
@JennyW1: I LOVE that website… So funny.