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Snail Baby Graduation

Posted 2010.09.05 11.29 in Aquaria

A cupfull of snail babies (pea-size to marble-size) get released into the grown-up snail tank.

How To Tell When You’ve Become A Grown-Up

Posted 2007.02.08 1.00 in Pointless Blather

This could probably be a really, really long list. So I’m going to only mention things that a) are so far removed from my thought-patterns that I had at age-18 that I wonder if maybe I was replaced by aliens, and b) I find mildly amusing. And of course I reserve the right to change the rules at any time. 🙂 My blog, my rules.

And I should point out also that just because I feel like this today, doesn’t mean I will still feel the same way tomorrow. In fact I’m pretty sure that by next week I’ll be horrified or embarrassed by whatever’s on this stupid list.

So without further ado, here are some ways you can tell that you’ve become a grown-up:

#1: You spend 2 hours at a bath and kitchen place, picking out a toilet and a sink for your bathroom. Two freaking hours. Because you want your bathroom to be Just So. Only grown-ups do this.

#2: As much as you enjoy Second Life for the freedom, chaos, sex, or other diversions, what really has you fascinated now is how it’s a micro-cosm of a pure capitalist anarchy and you’re all interested in the economy and ups and downs of the virtual land market. Only grown-ups who are also geeks, nerds, or economists do this.

#3: You want to do a happy-dance when you score a great rate on your mortgage renewal that lets you shorten the ammortization and shave a couple years off the total expected life of the mortgage. I assume that this is a grown-up thing to do, although I’ve never seen grown-ups do happy dances when their mortgage renewed. Maybe when the mortgage was paid off though.

Actually though I have a confession. I don’t really think I’m all growed up. Grown-ups don’t refer to themselves as grown-ups, unless they’re talking to small children. Grown-ups probably don’t do happy-dances. Grown-ups might be interested in the economy, but not so much Second Life.

And the bathroom? Yeah grown-ups do spend a lot of time to pick out a toilet that’s Just So. But grown-ups don’t use H.R. Giger’s artwork as their guiding theme for their bathroom design…

So really, I don’t know where the hell I’m going with this. I’m just overtired, and felt like sharing. Blah blah babbledy-babble.