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post Jul 18 2012, 09:45 PM
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A friend just posted on Facebook that she has bought a washing machine for the first time. She is eight months pregnant and married, but buying the washing machine is the thing that felt grown up to her.

I've had a similar-ish thing this week myself - a first kiss in my own house while pretty sober... I think it was the location that did it. Generally the first kiss has been in a bar, at a party, or occasionally at a rented place I'm living, but doing this in my own house felt weirdly different.

What's made you feel grown up recently?

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post Jul 19 2012, 01:06 AM
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I could have written a short novel by this point

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Despite starting college, having been in a srs* relationship that's ending somewhat gracelessly, and being able to do most things without parental protest, I haven't had one of those moments yet.

I don't feel older, everyone else just seems younger by comparison. Maybe I should move out or get a job or do something else awfully adult-like.

*srs is intentionally typed like that because it makes me seriousness seem less serious tongue.gif


Ooh, I actually had a child moment while typing this.

Mom: I have a surprise for you.
Me: Oh yeah?
Mom: Yeah, go get my purse.
Me: *excepts money or something awesome*
Mom: But you have to clean the kitchen...
Me: Yeah yeah.
Mom: *hands me smiley face stickers*
Me: Oh... Thanks Mom...

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- Mata   Feeling like a grown up   Jul 18 2012, 09:45 PM
- - Yannick   Despite starting college, having been in a srs* re...   Jul 19 2012, 01:06 AM
- - Mata   I love stickers Anyone else? Or is it just me wh...   Jul 21 2012, 10:44 PM
- - Yannick   Pretty sure it's just you. Weirdo.   Jul 22 2012, 12:05 AM
- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Mata @ Jul 18 2012, 10:45 PM) What...   Jul 22 2012, 10:47 AM
- - BigMistake   I sometimes feel like a grownup because I'm st...   Jul 22 2012, 11:20 AM
- - CheeseMoose   Signing things make me feel grownup. Or worse, pos...   Jul 22 2012, 01:39 PM
- - Mata   Oo, good one. Yes, I sometimes have to sign things...   Jul 22 2012, 04:08 PM
- - Witless   Sending out professional looking invoices does it ...   Jul 23 2012, 03:19 AM
- - gothictheysay   Being trusted to get work done without supervision...   Jul 23 2012, 03:34 AM
- - Mata   Ha, yes! I can remember the first time that I ...   Jul 23 2012, 12:41 PM
|- - BigMistake   QUOTE (Mata @ Jul 23 2012, 02:41 PM) I...   Jul 25 2012, 10:16 PM
- - Sir Psycho Sexy   Filling out security clearance forms for several g...   Jul 27 2012, 09:18 AM
- - CheeseMoose   I bought a carpet for my flat today. An actual rea...   Aug 9 2012, 03:12 PM
- - Yannick   I had to stay awake and play navigator for someone...   Aug 9 2012, 07:30 PM
- - Pikasyuu   opening a savings account, saving for a *nice* lap...   Aug 11 2012, 04:41 PM
- - BigMistake   Sometimes I amaze myself by doing very grownup stu...   Aug 11 2012, 11:51 PM
- - elphaba2   hello, it has been almost two years since i have b...   Aug 18 2012, 05:10 AM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (elphaba2 @ Aug 18 2012, 06:10 AM) ...   Aug 19 2012, 12:17 PM
- - Mata   The trick seems to be to get as many of those thin...   Aug 20 2012, 05:48 PM
|- - BigMistake   QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 20 2012, 06:48 PM) The ...   Aug 22 2012, 08:01 AM
- - Mata   I overheard some students talking about me last ye...   Aug 22 2012, 09:30 PM
- - Yannick   I overheard my mom telling my grandma that I'm...   Aug 24 2012, 08:25 PM
- - voices_in_my_head   Gah. I haven't been here in awhile... My life...   Oct 24 2012, 12:13 AM
- - Hobbes   Big difference between childhood and adulthood: A...   Oct 24 2012, 04:19 PM
|- - BigMistake   QUOTE (Hobbes @ Oct 24 2012, 06:19 PM) Bi...   Oct 24 2012, 05:22 PM
- - Yannick   I actually still get excited when my bank sends me...   Oct 24 2012, 05:06 PM
- - mooooooooooopo   The trick is in ignoring the envelopes but still f...   Oct 24 2012, 05:37 PM
- - BigMistake   QUOTE (mooooooooooopo @ Oct 24 2012, 07:3...   Oct 24 2012, 06:02 PM

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