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Mata
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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Faerieryn
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...
Reason for edit: spelling errors


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post May 15 2011, 10:58 AM
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QUOTE (Faerieryn @ May 15 2011, 10:44 AM) *
Since 2001 I have done the following
6) Bought a house
7) Got married
10) Had a baby


That's about as grown up as things get! smile.gif It is necessary that you behave in silly and "odd" ways, to balance things out! Clutch that rubber sword with vigour! biggrin.gif
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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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