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Lanfear
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And it's kind of a nice time to sit and contemplate some things. I'm almost done with my first semester of college, and I'm just trying to review how I've been doing thus far.

Any advice or things you can throw my way? How can I "man up" a bit? What should I do now that I'm a legal adult?

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Joldo
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Smoke a cigarette in a voting booth while scratching off a lottery ticket with a stripper while she gives you a tattoo.
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Itsame
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You can't buy cigarettes until the day after you turn 18. At least in California. I tried, even though I don't smoke.

Edit: Sign a petition.

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rollainm
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"while scratching off a lottery ticket with a stripper"

Interesting visual there...

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Lyrhawn
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I don't even remember when I turned 18. The big deal around here is when you turn 19, because you can go across the border to drink.

But I'd say buy some porn and scratch off some lotto tickets.

Do they have scratch off porn?

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The Flying Dracula Hair
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quote:
Originally posted by Lanfear:
How can I "man up" a bit?

Go see Beowulf.
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I think the biggest change I made on my 18th B-day was that I decided I wasn't going to rely on my parents as much. Not to say that I was completely dependent. At least compared to my brothers, I was always a little more free roaming from my parents. But it finally hit me that eventually I would have to support myself. So I quit asking for money to go to the movies and such.

It wasn't something that came to me that day in particular, I guess, but something I realized right around that time. Any of this failing to make sense, go smoke a cigar. Everyone knows that cigarettes are for sissies. [Big Grin]

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Joldo
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I had the first occasion today when I really felt like an adult since I turned 18 and graduated six months ago.

I went to pick up my friend to hang out--since she and I are both home for Thanksgiving. I've always had issues with her dad--he's not a nice fellow, not a great father, and an awful boss (I used to work for him, and he's the only boss I've ever had I truly despised).

Today I saw him and while I dislike him, I didn't feel . . . I dunno, nervous or something around him like I usually did. I felt like I was on equal footing. I was taking his daughter out, and there was no power he really had in any sense. I'm no longer working for him and she's financially independent, so while I always tiptoed about him because he's . . mercurial, now I don't see myself or my time with my best friend at his mercy. We are adults. We are independent. And there's the end of it.

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Carrie
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When I turned 18, I had come down with a nasty head cold, so I spent the day watching movies and eating cake. I never did get around to buying porn and/or cigarettes - nor a stripper, nor a lottery ticket, nor a tattoo.

I did vote, though. [Smile]

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Teshi
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The day before my eighteenth birthday I got my written driver's license. I don't actually remember much (anything?) about the day itself.
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'almost done with first semester in college' indicates that for the most part there's a good goal in life taking place.

Myself, I would hire a stripper to complain to about how I can't drink in bars yet. To help underscore the irony.

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I don't think anyone has said happy birthday yet......


*crickets*


Oh fine! Happy Birthday!!! [Party]

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Eruve Nandiriel
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I signed up for an eBay account when I turned 18. I didn't register to voter for at least another year.

Oh, and Happy Birthday! [Smile]

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