25 Signs That You've Grown Up

  1. 25 Signs That You've Grown Up

    1. Your house plants are alive, and you can't smoke any of them.
    2. Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question.
    3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.
    4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed.
    5. You hear your favorite song on an elevator.
    6. You watch the Weather Channel.
    7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of hook up and break up.
    8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.
    9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "dressed up."
    10. You're the one calling the police because those damn kids next door won't turn down the stereo.
    11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.
    12. You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
    13. Your car insurance goes down and your payments go up.
    14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonalds leftovers.
    15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
    16. You no longer take naps from noon to 6 PM.
    17. Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.
    18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 AM would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.
    19. You go to the drug store for ibuprofen and antacid, not condoms and pregnancy tests.
    20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff."
    21. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.
    22 "I just can't drink the way I used to," replaces, "I'm never going to drink that much again."
    23. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.
    24. You no longer drink at home to save money before going to a bar.
    25. You read this entire list looking desperately for one sign that doesn't apply to you.
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  3. by   aus nurse
    :chuckle Wasn't grown up till I got to No 25 lol. Does one out of 25 count?
  4. by   LPN99
    LOLOL.....I can relate to just about all of it. Is that awful or what?
  5. by   beckymcrn

    I do not know when it happened but I am grown up.

    Almost all apply.
    I am just glad the title was not signs that prove you are finally OLD.
  6. by   Mkue
    Well at least I don't watch the Weather Channel yet..lol:chuckle
  7. by   ptnurse
    I don't wanna grow up!! I don't wanna grow up!! I don't wanna grow up!! I also don't know exactly when I crossed the generation gap, but it would appear that I am all grown up.
  8. by   TracyB,RN
    Darn it!! What has happened to me? I am aging too fast to even realize it.
  9. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    NO...NO....NO...!!! THIS CANNOT BE RIGHT!! I refused to grow up but somehow adulthood snuck up and kicked me in the butt! LOL
  10. by   bagladyrn
    Been there, but am now reverting, doing outrageous things! Rather disconcerting for my boys, but I told them I spent a lot of years being the grownup, responsible mom person. Now that I've got them all raised, I can revert to being the real me! Wheeee!
  11. by   tattooednursie
    # 8 applies to me, and I'm only 17 lol
  12. by   LasVegasRN
    Zee, I think it was especially cruel for you to post such a thing. Mean, mean, I tell you!
  13. by   MelSky
    LOL... i definitely haven't grown up yet. maybe it's time for some soul searching or something... nah! i'm only 20!
  14. by   goats'r'us
    i'm not grown up!!!

    i've never been happier to say that my house-plants are dead (though non-smokeable),
    i'll still accept sex in a single bed,
    i own no food but much beer,
    i can still go to bed at 6am (and i feel pretty good about myself when i do), elevator music makes me grumpy,
    i don't know anything about the weather and just hope i'll be appropriately attired when i leave the house each day,
    none of my friends have remained with their partners long enough for a marriage proposal, let alone a courtship, a proposal, a wedding, adequate fighting and a divorce,
    i've spent the last 3 months unemployed and relaxed,
    all my 'nice' trousers are jeans,
    my stereo's loud,
    my mother blushes when i hear (or tell) sex jokes,
    dunno about taco bell, but maccas closes at 11pm sunday-thursday, 1am friday and saturday, and re-opens each day at 6am,
    my car insurance almost bankrupts me,
    my dog eats what's cheap,
    the best night of sleep i've had in the past 6 months was on a couch,
    i need my naps,
    my dates don't ever end after the movie,
    greasy food fixes all,
    my mum buys me ibuprofen, i buy condoms, and i have no use for antacids or preg tests (thank god!)
    the best wine i ever bought cost 10 bucks (Australian),
    i don't eat breakfast,
    i've sworn off alcohol so often i might as well record "i'm never drinking again" for the times i'm too hung over to speak,
    i haven't used a computer for work since March, and it's July now,
    i still drink at home, sometimes yo the point where i don't make it out at all (now THAT saves some money),
    and i read the list going nope... nope... nope... nope... nope...