Wednesday, September 06, 2006

You be the judge

Evidences I am a grown-up:

  1. I am only 20 short payments away from owning my car.
  2. Yesterday I realized that if I don't slow down and take an evening off soon I will completely loose my mind. I've never been able to realize that in time before.
  3. I got excited because last night my friends had the ear doctor and I over for dinner and they made us chicken with prosciutto and a avocado/orange salad with white balsamic dressing. v. grown up food.
  4. This morning I thought about making sure to fit "clean shower" into my list of things to do today, and it isn't even really dirty yet.
  5. I thought about buying a vacuum cleaner.
  6. I've started to track my finances in an excell spreadsheet.
  7. I have more married friends than single.
  8. I stress out about my 401k.
  9. When I was at the pet store last weekend the first thought that went through my mind wasn't, "look how cute those puppies are!" but "wow, that would be a lot of work."
  10. My little sister is having a baby.
Proof Otherwise:
  1. I bought said car with NO money down and have been paying a RIDICULOUSLY high monthly payment.
  2. Even thought I know I should slow down and take a break I think I'm going to ask the ear doctor to take me swing dancing tonight. Doesn't that sound like fun!?!?!
  3. Sometimes I still make an entire box of Kraft Mac&Cheese and eat it all straight out of the pot. Why dirty another dish?
  4. Even though I think about cleaning the house it still isn't a weekly ritual like it was at my mom's house.
  5. After the vacuum cleaner thought drifted through my mind it was immediately expelled by my decision to just sweep stuff under the rug a little bit longer.
  6. My financial spreadsheet consists of about 6 lines of expenses and one line for income. It's really kind of sad.
  7. I still succumb to my fun few roommate's invitations to stay up WAY too late laughing and participating in diet coke and m&m eating competitions.
  8. I stopped putting money into my 401k to go back to school. This is very dumb because these are the best years for me to be putting money in. Oh well.
  9. I still go to the pet store at the mall before I go to any other store. Even Banana Republic and Nordstrom.
  10. She's having the baby....I'm not.

The verdict?


girl from florida said...

definitely not a grown up :) Love this post!!

Courtney said...

I'd say a perfectly well adjusted and well balanced 20 something. Not too shabby.

Anth said...

It sounds're in your 20s.

And I look at puppies and think "That's a lot of work," and I HAVE a baby. Which is grandma-esque. Luckily I combat that with: Why clean the bathroom sink when you can play Spider Solitaire three more times? and Why make a real lunch when you can have Top Ramen. Yum.