25 Ways to tell You're Grown Up

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    Talking 25 Ways to tell You're Grown Up

    1. Your houseplants are alive, and you can't smoke any of them.

    2. Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question.

    3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge..

    4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed.

    5. You hear your favorite song in an elevator.

    6. You watch the Weather Channel.

    7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of "hook up" and "break up."

    8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.

    9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "dressed up."

    10 You're the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won't turn down the stereo.

    11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.

    12. You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.

    13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.

    14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald's leftovers.

    15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.

    16. You take naps.

    17. Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.

    18. Eatin g a basket of chicken wings at 3 AM would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.

    19. You go to the drug store for ibuprofen and antacid, not condoms and pregnancy tests.

    20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff."

    21. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time..

    22. "I just can't drink the way I used to" replaces "I'm never going to drink that much again."

    23. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.

    24. You drink at home to save money before going to a bar.

    25. When you find out your friend is pregnant you congratulate them instead of asking "Oh my, what happened?"

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    26. You read this entire list looking desperately for one sign that doesn't apply to you and can't find one to save your sorry old backside. Then you forward it to bunch of old friends 'cause you know they'll enjoy it too. And now you know why I am forwarding this to you...
    Last edited by Scott; January 31st, 2009 at 05:59 PM. Reason: Your post about being a grown up gets edited to remove profanity. Bonus I fixed a spelling error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J View Post
    26. You read this entire list looking desparately for one sign that doesn't apply to you and can't find one to save your sorry old backside.


    Say it ain't so!
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    Could add your body makes more snap.crackle, and pops that the breakfast ceral when you stand up.

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    Looks like I still have a long way to go, only 9 of them applied :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by HITCH KING View Post
    Could add your body makes more snap.crackle, and pops that the breakfast ceral when you stand up.
    27. The sound of "Snap, Crackle & Pop!" isn't coming from the cereal bowl.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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    #28 It now takes me all night to do what I used to do be able to do all night.
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    Not only do they all apply to me ... but also to all my friends, and my wife too. I think it comes with the gray hair... well whats left of it.
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    All I can say is GUILTY as charged
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    Well I guess I'm safe. Of course the only one that doesn't apply is:

    9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "dressed up."

    I refuse to give up on my jeans!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    #28 It now takes me all night to do what I used to do be able to do all night.
    29. Pulling an all-nighter hurts for a week.

    30. At age 20, the first thought if caught between rest stops on a long trip was: "I'll hold it." Now, it's: "Depends."

    31. Used to be that the ball glove needed more oil. Now, who doesn't?
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

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    32. Not only do they all apply to you, but also to everyone you hang out with.

    Sorry, I had to...
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    33. When you wake up and something hurts and you don't know if you have injured yourself or if you are just supposed to feel like that.
    Last edited by mkh; January 31st, 2009 at 07:20 PM. Reason: Cahnged from 32 to 33

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkh View Post
    33. When you wake up and something hurts and you don't know if you have injured yourself or if you are just supposed to feel like that.
    Nah, that's middle age. Just you wait ...
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J View Post
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    20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff."

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    If you think you can do this your pretty old!!! When I was in college (three years ago) we thought $12.00 bottles of wine was "pretty good stuff" and if we could have found any alcohol for $4 a bottle we would have been pretty freakin' happy!!!!

    ~Krockett

    ummm no offense meant

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Nah, that's middle age. Just you wait ...
    I don't have to wait. I are already thar.

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