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July 8th, 2002


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03:15 am - Operation No Regrets
Went back to look at my latest commitment today. The lease was sitting there to be signed. I haven't read it yet. Showed the place and the park to bad_faerie... and in the night to leko and fws. I recently decided on a policy of no regrets for the present. I've been fairly well rewarded as a result: I still love my car, as does everyone else who has played in it. I'm still blown away by my ridiculous apartment -- I just hope I can tap some of its potential. Etc.

Curious, but it is starting to look like I may soon be a fully productive cog in the machinery of society: car, credit card, apartment, and a job. WTF? It scares me to think that the next big steps involve concepts like "marriage". That is certainly quite a while away... which is relieving, that I may be through most of the hoops.

Hoop hop bop!

"E-mail will be inaccessible July 7th - July 8th.
Also, there will be a Network Outage in Doherty, Warner, and
Baker/Porter Halls. See official.computing-news for details.
" -- work may be interesting tomorrow.

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From:ex_trurl
Date:July 8th, 2002 05:57 am (UTC)
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While grocery shopping yesterday, I was struck by the obvious yet rather strange feeling independence. That, wow, I'm actually completely supporting myself -- even above the poverty line (I think). Then some internal debate on whether I actually consituted an adult occurred.

Are there really any other big steps than perhaps "mortgage" and "marriage"?

It is good that things are working out for you. I can't say that I am happy with just about any aspects of my present situation, except perhaps my health.

And yeah, you never called me back :-P
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From:daemonv
Date:July 8th, 2002 09:24 am (UTC)
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Heh. You are all grown up. And I think you should be happy with many aspects of your present situation -- no, it is not optimal, but there isn't much that is bringing you down. Things are still working out, so in some regards it may be as good as it gets for a while.

I realized I didn't call you back around 12, and decided I suck.
From:ex_trurl
Date:July 8th, 2002 09:35 am (UTC)
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Heh. Well, more of what I meant was that when you're younger you have this internal schema about "adults". But I'm not sure that I feel such a schema really covers me, or perhaps any of us for that matter. It is probably just that when we're young we don't realize many of the realities of adulthood.

I think I will be happier about at least a few things in Philadelphia, but I guess you're right in a way. Or maybe I'm just in a better mood now than I was a couple hours ago having written some code and consumed several cups of coffee.

Well, that's okay, I think I was sleeping by midnight anyway.
From:maryneedssleep
Date:July 8th, 2002 03:25 pm (UTC)
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credit card? no wonder you say you don't feel like yourself!
;-)

so when do you actually move in? intrigued by the descriptor "ridiculous"
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From:daemonv
Date:July 8th, 2002 04:05 pm (UTC)
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i got a purdy credit card.

i can move in whenever. i've started redirecting paperwork toward it. i'm probably going to hold off moving most stuff there until at least my mom has come (one week)... so she can furnish it, and help me layout. Or something.

ridiculous, a: 1920s mansion converted to a 4plex. 2Br/2Ba. Old (sink, switches, chandelier) with New (windows, appliances). All hardwood floors. More volume in closets than my freshman dormroom. And it is across the street from a beautiful off-the-maps park, an ideal dogwalking place (and frequently used for it!) Probably as big as my parents' first house in Boston. A place that makes one appreciate the cost of living in pittsburgh.
From:ex_trurl
Date:July 8th, 2002 04:10 pm (UTC)
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Man, you suck. *sigh* Someday... But I guess unless a miracle occurs it is doubtful I'll ever need more than a single bedroom place unless I suddenly find myself knowing ridiculous numbers of people to entertain.

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