lends itself to self righteous pap, doesn't it?
Luckily, I've never taken myself that
So here it is, the morning of my 20th Birthday. Some of my friends, upon reaching this age, had big problems with it. The fact that I'm no longer a teenager.....so what? I've been able to smoke, buy pr0n, vote, and die for my country for two years now. I don't get any freebies with this one. (at least when I gained level five I got another Ching!)
So what the hell does this mean to me? As far as I can tell, not a whole lot. I've lived a good life these past ten years. I've gotten considerably more interesting. I've gained and lost enough weight to build a few jessicapierces. This past decade was spent making all the really good friends I've ever had. Figured out the girl thing (er....sort of). My voice changed. I stopped looking at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (cartoon versions) as my idols, and started looking at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (comics versions) as my idols. I developed a taste in music (more advanced than "Goddamn I hate that frickin' Small World song."). Avoided some of the mistakes of my first ten years (like in 4th grade when I stuck my finger in one of the desk holes as a practical joke, and then it actually got stuck, and the teacher spent half an hour getting me unfused from the desk.....). Made some new ones (new resolve for this decade: Avoid being the consensual third wheel. If they need my help to have a relationship, they probably shouldn't be in it to start with). All in all, I'm looking forward to the future.
After all, I'll be dead at 30, right? :)