May 12, 2004
The Dreaded "A-Word"
Am I becoming an adult? My friends and I are trying to plan a football weekend this year, and we can't pick a date. Is this the end of carefree living? Is it time for me to move on, start planning for wife, family, future? My college friends are mostly 26, two are already married, and one more just got engaged (congrats Dan), but are we all so responsible that we can't get together for a weekend that is at least four months away? I guess so. There is just one weekend where I can't go, but for the other five games, there are conflicts as well.
I suppose the first steps that I took to becoming an adult was a few months after I graduated college. In August of 2000, I got my first mortgage, buying an apartment with help from my parents. Since then, I have sold that apartment and bought a new one, taking on another mortgage, this one for the next 15 years. Ownership of an apartment is a step towards owning an apartment, but why no football? That's what it all comes down to - no football with my buddies anymore.
On the plus side, one more friend getting married means one more bachelor party. Know what that means? Vegas, baby. Vegas. (A man can dream, can't he?)
Posted by tien mao in Friends/Family at 7:45 AM
You know, I was just thinking about the same issue. The apartment thing made me feel old, too. Well, you always have your hair.
Posted by: corie at May 12, 2004 9:51 AM
the apt thing is definitely an issue. at least you're on your first mortgage though. and just think about it, in 30 years, all the shares of the apartment will be yours! thus is the american dream.
and yes, i don't think i'll be going bald.
Posted by: tien at May 12, 2004 10:11 AM
mortgages don't make me feel old. i won't be paying the same one in 5 years, much less 30. it's working that makes me feel old. unfortunately, i do have 30 more years of work to deal with.
Posted by: dan at May 12, 2004 12:53 PM
hmm, great dan. so now i can feel old in another way too.
Posted by: tien at May 12, 2004 11:47 PM
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