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5 hours ago, aku-chan said:

 

I fed a squirrel some sweetcorn (It was curious enough about what we were feeding the ducks that it came close enough to the housemate and I that I probably could've tried hand-feeding it, but didn't want to risk my fingers), also brought a bottle of Kombucha to try on the way home, it was surprisingly tasty.

 

 

Probably the first time I had to pay rent and utility bills. 

Not only was I working my butt off in a job I didn't like, but suddenly I didn't even get to keep most of the money I made? Adulthood is such a scam.

 

18 minutes ago, Inarah said:

 

I think when I was 17 and signed my first student loan papers. That would have been the first time I was responsible for something other than myself.

 

 

Very similar experience here: Being taken to meet the local bank manager and open my own account Made me feel I was crossing that nebulous barrier into adulthood.

 

But I'm not sure that "grown up" is the same as mature. I suddenly realised that I was mature when people started asking my professional advice. And they didn't just listen, they started taking notes... 

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14 hours ago, Crowley said:

Question for Sept. 13th

 

For the  adults: When did you feel like you were a 'grown-up'?

 

Still don't feel like one. Very few accomplishments that have held up over the years that could go into that column. Someday, mayhaps, a few might come my way.

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14 hours ago, Crowley said:

Posting this early cause I know how Monday mornings can be.

 

Question for Sept. 13th

For the  adults: When did you feel like you were a 'grown-up'?

For the non-adults: When do you think you'll feel like a 'grown-up'?

 

 

It's more a part time thing...

There are times I feel like an adult when people ask my advice, when I give orders to people at the Base, when I pay bills, drive a car etc etc.

And then there are the times where I feel like a kid again, when I paint/print and play around with my minis, when I paly a videogame, listen to music, watch a cool movie etc.

 

I can't recall the first time, maybe when someone started adressing me as hey Mister....Who me???

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14 hours ago, Crowley said:

Posting this early cause I know how Monday mornings can be.

 

Question for Sept. 13th

For the  adults: When did you feel like you were a 'grown-up'?

For the non-adults: When do you think you'll feel like a 'grown-up'?

I adult the minimum amount necessary to keep life moving. Everything after that..........

 

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *cartwheels around and juggles flaming chainsaws at the same time*

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18 hours ago, Crowley said:

Posting this early cause I know how Monday mornings can be.

 

Question for Sept. 13th

For the  adults: When did you feel like you were a 'grown-up'?

For the non-adults: When do you think you'll feel like a 'grown-up'?

I think when I had to come home from college because my Dad was sick and I had to shoulder the bills.

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21 hours ago, Crowley said:

Posting this early cause I know how Monday mornings can be.

 

Question for Sept. 13th

For the  adults: When did you feel like you were a 'grown-up'?

For the non-adults: When do you think you'll feel like a 'grown-up'?

I don't have any idea.

 

I think my drill instructor might have informed of that fact at the top of his lungs, approximately 6 inches from my face, with a surprising amount of creatively used profanity.

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On 9/10/2021 at 7:17 AM, Crowley said:

Question for September 10:

What's your favorite mini that you own? Painted or not. Pics welcome, links only if it's to the Reaper store.

Probably the one that was sent to me for an exchange.  It's gorgeous, and treasured. 

 

Aside from that, probably the gnoll I finished some time ago.  No pics handy, I'm on mobile, and playing catchup. 

 

On 9/11/2021 at 1:34 PM, Crowley said:

Quest for Saturday and Sunday, Sept 11+12

Try something new this weekend, and tell us how it went.

I got a job on the other end of town, that's kind of new for me (I usually try to have work relatively close).  If that doesn't count, uhm....  We did some other things with our Mac and cheese? 

 

On 9/11/2021 at 5:57 PM, Kuroneko said:

 

Challenge accepted!

 

Tomorrow I shall go to IKEA and buy only the things on my list i.e. a throw, some napkins and some bulbs.

 

How hard can that be?

Having done ninja excursions to ikea many times, I know this to be doable.  Nowhere near as fun as doing the full walk through and "magically" coming home with a few extra things though... 

 

On 9/12/2021 at 8:02 PM, Crowley said:

Posting this early cause I know how Monday mornings can be.

 

Question for Sept. 13th

For the  adults: When did you feel like you were a 'grown-up'?

For the non-adults: When do you think you'll feel like a 'grown-up'?

Uhhh... We're supposed to grow up?  Didn't get that memo.  Ignore the suspicious pile of ashes for a recently used fire pit.... 

 

I haven't really had any particular moments that stand out as such.  Kind of had adult responsibilities placed upon me at age 9 due to dad being on Air Force tours, although thanks to a hospital trip (and almost losing the functionality of my right thumb) my parents never did make me do dishes as a kid... 

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I've got more years behind me than before me, and I don't particularly feel like an adult on any given day. I'm mostly just stumbling along faking it as best I can and hoping for the best outcome. 

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1 hour ago, Crowley said:

Question for September 14:

If you could spend the day with any historical figure, who would it be, and what would you do?

 

Someone's watched Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure recently, haven't they? 😉

 

Hannibal of Carthage, and we'll likely play a tabletop wargame. I want to see for myself how his military genius plays out in a non-lethal scenario. We might also play laser-tag or paintball, to see if he can adapt to modern warfare.

 

Can I please have a time-traveling phone booth to collect more historical figures?

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On 9/12/2021 at 10:02 PM, Crowley said:

Posting this early cause I know how Monday mornings can be.

 

Question for Sept. 13th

For the  adults: When did you feel like you were a 'grown-up'?

 

When I stopped making excuses and procrastinating and just pulled up my boots and took care of my responsibilities. Life's not easy, but it's a lot harder when you refuse to take on your personal, professional, and civic responsibilities. 

At the same time, I'm quite proud of the fact that I managed to keep most of the fun activities I loved as a kid (minis/guitar/art/games). You can be childlike without being childish.

1 hour ago, Crowley said:

Question for September 14:

If you could spend the day with any historical figure, who would it be, and what would you do?

The Great Peacemaker of the Haudenosaunee. I'm fascinated by the great stunted democracy of the New World that was not rooted in Greek tradition. We would just smoke the peace pipe and talk about life.

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2 hours ago, Crowley said:

Question for September 14:

If you could spend the day with any historical figure, who would it be, and what would you do?

While he was not a famous historical figure, it would be my Swiss grandfather. My mom and aunt (his daughters) never told us he and his buddies used to run weaponry across the Alps and Lake Geneva to the French Resistance during WWII until well after both he and my Swiss grandmother were gone. Apparently they were chased on several occasions by the Gebirgsjaeger (German alpine troops) on a couple occasions to boot! I would love to hang out at a cafe with a couple beers and find out more.

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3 hours ago, Crowley said:

Question for September 14:

If you could spend the day with any historical figure, who would it be, and what would you do?

Mad Jack Churchill. I'm sure that listening to his way of thinking would be delightful. Just listening to his experiences and all the things that he's done would be a treat.

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4 hours ago, Crowley said:

Question for September 14:

If you could spend the day with any historical figure, who would it be, and what would you do?

Teddy Roosevelt and hear his exploits and adventures and go shooting together

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