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post May 11 2011, 12:45 PM
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Yesterday I was approved for a mortgage. The terms for professionals brought to the Netherlands are so ridiculously good that I would be insane not to buy over here, but nonetheless this is still a very Big Life Choice thingy that grown ups do.

I've been running this site for a decade (I really should commemorate this somehow when I get the time), and so naturally I've changed a fair bit. I've got my PhD, nearly learned to drive, I'm in a position of authority, I've moved to a different country, I've written a novel (though not got it published)... It's been a busy ten years and I could have sworn I was supposed to be a little childish, but looking at that list it seems I've done quite a lot of grown up things.

What have you done in the last decade, specifically what things are supposed to suggest you're now a grown up?

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post May 15 2011, 09:44 AM
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Since 2001 I have done the following
1) Finished my degree and managed to get a good grade whilst working 37 hours a week
2) Met the love of my life
3) Qualified as a teacher and moved back to my home town.
4) Got in and out of a very troubled relationship
5) Took 5 years to realise he was the love of my life
6) Bought a house
7) Got married
8) Somehow ended up in a fairly responsible job
9) Learned to drive and bought a car
10) Had a baby
11) Moved into rented accomodation because the stupid economy is evil and stupid

It really scares me when I look at this list as, not only am I kind of an adult (NEVER a grown up!) but I am also a fairly stable and sensible adult. Removing my hobbies of rambling on the internet and hitting people with latex weapons I appear to be quite a "normal" (gah I hate that word- I need to spit) sort of person. I am the sort of person that my daughter's friends' parents will be happy for them to hang out with. I will be deemed as the responsible parent who takes them to their first concert or gets the phone call at 2 in the morning "can you come and pick us up from <insert vague middle of nowhere place here> we haven't got the cash for a taxi home and you won't get too angry. UNTIL said parents find out about the twatting with latex sticks. THEN I get relegated to the "odd" pile. Perhaps I should answer the door carrying a rubber sword...
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- Mata   Growing up and the last ten years   May 11 2011, 12:45 PM
- - Dread Pirate Cath   Not a damn thing.....   May 11 2011, 04:10 PM
- - Daria   Everything has changed. March 2001 was when my dad...   May 12 2011, 07:49 PM
- - Mata   In other words: http://www.xkcd.com/150/ Cath - ...   May 14 2011, 11:40 AM
|- - Spiderhobbes   QUOTE (Mata @ May 14 2011, 12:40 PM) In o...   May 14 2011, 02:41 PM
- - Pikasyuu   what didn't happen? i met and lost one of the ...   May 14 2011, 05:48 PM
- - Faerieryn   Since 2001 I have done the following 1) Finished m...   May 15 2011, 09:44 AM
|- - Spiderhobbes   QUOTE (Faerieryn @ May 15 2011, 10:44 AM)...   May 15 2011, 10:58 AM
- - Lurker in the Park   Erm, last ten years... Finished my A levels, Went...   May 16 2011, 08:08 PM
- - Daria   Oh man, listing stuff. My dad left I finished hig...   May 17 2011, 11:56 AM
- - Phyllis   Ten years ago at this time, I was planning my firs...   May 17 2011, 01:22 PM
|- - Spiderhobbes   QUOTE (Phyllis @ May 17 2011, 02:22 PM) I...   May 17 2011, 05:03 PM
- - Dread Pirate Cath   Cand convert the guest room any how just leave the...   May 17 2011, 04:02 PM
- - Phantom   good question, well here it goes: lol I started w...   May 17 2011, 04:19 PM
- - Ashbless   Can I make the argument that I'm less grown up...   May 18 2011, 06:07 AM
- - elphaba2   Ten years ago I was wandering around with both eye...   May 19 2011, 06:29 AM
- - LoLo   I've been finding this topic really fun and tr...   May 19 2011, 08:24 PM
|- - Spiderhobbes   QUOTE (LoLo @ May 19 2011, 09:24 PM) I...   May 20 2011, 12:27 PM
- - Sir Psycho Sexy   Not a whole helluva lot of merit. I don't thin...   May 20 2011, 10:34 AM
- - I_am_the_best   Well 10 years ago I was 9. So, i went through pub...   May 20 2011, 04:16 PM
- - CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane   I bought an umbrella. Some other stuff happened I...   May 20 2011, 05:39 PM
|- - Tarantio   QUOTE (CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane @ May 20 ...   May 20 2011, 09:56 PM
- - Mata   Well, I actually went ahead and bought a house. ...   May 20 2011, 10:18 PM
- - CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane   Hey, guess what I bought today? An IRON! I...   May 21 2011, 03:00 PM
- - Mata   It's okay to iron as long as you don't act...   May 21 2011, 05:37 PM

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