Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Love/Hate

Bah!! Real Life!!

I totally hate being a grown up sometimes. Admittedly I can stay up late and eat all the chocolate I want. But I just spent my entire tax return on making an extra mortgage payment and paying off my line of credit.

Boo!! Boring.

And it was all over so fast. 6 clicks and bye-bye tax return. I have spent you wisely, it's true. But remember those days before bills and RRSP contributions and a myriad of other financial responsibilities? You could take all your babysitting money to the mall and buy tacos and hair clips and CD's. I miss the days of having 100% disposable income.

I will try to cheer myself up with a list of 5 reasons why I love being a grown up.
  1. Sex
  2. Being able to listen to my music as loud as I want
  3. Increased proficiency at Trivial Pursuit
  4. Sleeping on high thread count sheets
  5. Fake sick days (my mom did not fall for the Ferris Bueller even once)

11 comments:

Meg said...

Bah! I could really use $200 worth of tacos and hair clips and t-shirts that say "FOXY" right about now. Stupid adulthood.

Here's my list of 5 things I love about being a grown-up:

1. Drinking on weeknights, because I can.
2. Monogamous sex. Comfortable, not yet boring, and not like having company over and the resulting nervousness that inevitably ensues.
3. Well earned days-off-in-lieu.
4. Claiming massages on my very adult benefits plan (but I have yet to actually do this...)
5. Deciding what I want to eat and when. No more "It's LIVER NIGHT!" catastrophes to deal with.

Paper Bag Princess said...

I pretty much like everything about being a grown up. Yes, the mortgage stuff sucks (kudis to you on the extra payment, btw). Maybe you need to treat yourself - a mall taco once in a while won't break the bank!

Lady Rose said...

It's true. I should be a bit more leniant with the funds sometimes. Or not beat myself up so much when I am leniant.

But I have a terrible, terrible fear of being poor when I'm old. Living in some shabby retirement home where the staff are abusive and I don't get to eat as much chocolate as I want OR listen to my music loud.

But I should know better. I should always take some percentage of what I view as 'extra' money and blow it on unreasonable things.

As if another cute spring shoe is unreasonable!!

Sterling Lynch said...

I also like being grown up but mostly because I am nothing like an adult. :)

Paper Bag Princess said...

I totally take back what I said about being an adult. It sucks. [Turns out I OWE taxes, hence the bitterness]. Being an adult really sucks once the tuition credits run out.

(:

Meg said...

Oooooooh, woooooeeeee, tution credits. That's enough incentive to go back to school, that's for sure.

Meg said...

I'm drunk. Forgive me.

Lady Rose said...

Why are you drunk at 9:00 on a Thursday night? Don't you have to responsibly and adultly go to work tomorrow morning?

Sterling Lynch said...

Well done!

I've used up all my tuition credits too. Maybe it's time to go back to school.

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