Okay, let's see...
Okay, I'm bored with this. Send me some and I'll post 'em, otherwise maybe I'll get inspired sometime later this week.
Jill Nightingale, 37, who works at IGN Entertainment in ad sales, is the type of moviegoer - older, female and important to studios - that "Bewitched" should appeal to. But video games increasingly have taken up time she otherwise might spend watching television or going to the movies. The last two theater showings she said she attended were "Star Wars" and "Sideways," which she viewed in December.
She plays a video game for 30 minutes each night before bed.
I think being an adult involves being responsible for your own choices, but also realizing that you can't rely on other people for every aspect of your life. One of the defining aspects of childhood is that you rely on other people for everything: food, clothing, emotional support, education, etc. Becoming an adult is the process of shrugging off some of these things that are done for you and taking them on yourself.
However, that doesn't mean you have to shrug off *all* the things people do for you. For example, love, whether it is familial or intimate, is something that people do not easily give up. Having your family there to support you when things go bad is not a sign of childhood either. I think an interesting aspect of adulthood is that you are sometimes expected to ask for help from others, but the catch is that they have to be able to ask you for help too.
Obviously, it's an amorphous concept, but look at the people we consider childish. They're the ones who expect the world to revolve around them. I just think adulthood is that point one reaches where they realize they are part of a bigger community and that they must contribute to their own survival. It can happen for different people at different times, but putting off the final leap makes sense, I guess. Being an adult is
To me, it's when you really start to think and care about the consequences of your actions, and how they affect people that mean something to you.
As a person that has trying to "be an adult" (at least, out of school, on my own, paying my own way, etc.) and will soon be giving all that up to go back to school in September, it seems to me that adulthood isn't something that magically flips on, but sneaks up on you gradually. You no longer think of yourself as tied to your parents, and are related to as a person in your own right. What you do becomes more important than where you are from, and, yes, people do expect you to make decisions for yourself. Really, eventually, it is a state of mind where you do feel like yes, you are running your own life. When you get there, it isn't a bad feeling, but one of satisfaction - you get to choose the life you have.
No, we should not avoid being adults. Adulthood is inevitable. Sure, you can still act like a child, but eventually you are going to be forced to be an adult.
And in some situations that is good.
When it comes to making serious decisions, one must be an adult, act non-selfishly and rationally. Children are unable to do this on the same level as adults. When dealing with serious agendas, your health, your livelihood, and the financial success of your family, you must act in a manner that is responsible, logical, and consistent. You cannot immediately deal with your own feelings when acting as an adult; you must consider others and their well-being, such as when you must care for a child, or an elder.
Although, you’re right, just being in these situations does not make you an adult. Some people deal with adult matters in a childlike way. I am going to assume that it is because they are scared and don’t want to risk making the wrong decisions and become unable (or so they think) to deal with the matter in a way that is appropriate. Death, Finances, Marriage, Divorce, Children, Health, and so on and so forth, these are issues when you must be an adult. You must stand up and be strong, even when it is not easy. So, it is essential that you act like an adult... sometimes.
Children are pure, inquisitive, live in the moment and love life. They are uncensored and fun. If they want to go play in the mud, they do. They don’t care what the neighbors will think, or if this will cause them to neglect something else. They play in the mud, because they desire to play in the mud, and when they get sick of playing in the mud. They stop. Children are passionate and full of heart, they blaze their own trail. So be a child, experience life in its most pure sense; when it’s feasible.
But be an adult too, know what your responsibilities are and embrace them. Enjoy making your own way. Care about others. It is powerful to know that you have reached adulthood and are capable of being an adult, and you are, but never lose your inner child.
Are we made up only of our words and actions, or is there some deeper meaning behind our interactions with one another?I was amused to get the e-mail, mostly because it dovetailed extraordinary well with a post I started to write about an hour ago, but stopped because it seemed a little silly, and I didn't have enough to say to make it make sense, but my friend's e-mail prompted some more thinking -- and posed an actual question to address -- so now I feel motivated to ramble.
The question was partly inspired by your last post. Actually, the post didn't strike me as that interesting, but that's because we've talked about it before. I don't remember what we said, but the very fact of our having done that seems to diminish my interest in the
post. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm a bit troubled by the fact that people seem to have a finite number of topics and issues, of stuff to talk about. Not finite, exactly, but fewer and fewer new pieces of information.
I just came back from dinner with a friend, and I'm sitting here trying to think of what to write in e-mails to various people. And maybe it's because I'm just a bit tired from the workweek and haven't come up with a way to make my week sound new and interesting.
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May 23 The Cubs instructed pitcher Carlos Zambrano to cut back on his computer time because the hours he's spending typing could be contributing to his elbow problems, according to the Associated Press. This came about after Zambrano had to leave his May 14 start against Washington early with a sore elbow that the team determined was the result of a non-pitching condition and activity. "I have to spend one hour and take it easy," Zambrano said, after it came to light that he had been spending as much as four hours a day communicating via e-mail with his brother.
It has come to my attention that many of you are disregarding the
proctors' admonitions about KEEPING YOUR EXAM QUESTION DOCUMENT FACE
DOWN until told to begin the exam. It has been reported to me that many
of you are not only reading the cover page of the exam but have actually
been turning to the first page and reading the first page of the exam..
I must remind you that any of you who have done this have violated the
Please remember to follow the proctors' directions exactly and to the
letter. Do not start reading your exam until told to do so and do not
continue writing at the end after time has been called. We will be
monitoring compliance with these rules very carefully during the second
week of finals.
I believe that I was unclear about what types of outlines were permitted in the exam. Therefore, I will allow all outlines, even ones that you did not prepare or participate substantially in preparing. The registrar will make an announcement to that effect at the beginning of the exam. I apologize for creating confusion on this point.The registrar did not make such an announcement (or maybe he did, before I arrived -- I don't know), and I got the e-mail when I got home. Didn't make a difference, but still, kind of funny.
1. Laundry facilities - how many machines and where are they located.
2. Exactly what utilities are included in the rent.
3. If utilities aren't included, how much they typically cost (make sure to get estimates for both winter and summer).
4. If there's A/C in the unit, and what kind (window or central).
5. You need to ask if the building is wired for cable, and you could also ask if the building has its own high-speed internet service.
6. If there are any common facilities - lounge, fitness room, mailroom, etc.
7. Check out to make sure the common areas are kept reasonably neat and in good condition.
8. Is there a place that packages go to, or are they left on the door steps.
9. If all the windows open.
10. What's due upfront in terms of payment.
11. How long a lease the landlord is expecting.
12. The procedure for repairs or other problems.
13. Whether the building is all apartments or condos. If it's condos, whether most people that live there own or rent.
14. How old the appliances are.
15. Check to see if it comes w/ a microwave - a decent amount of places do.
16. Water pressure.
17. Dishwasher, disposal, fireplace, balcony.
18. Check the ceilings for signs of leaking.
19. Kind of flooring.
20. Can the walls be painted if you want.
21. Make sure you can fit your stuff, both into the apartment, and up the stairs and through the doorways.
22. Definitely check out closet space.
23. Ask if there's basement storage.
24. Does it come w/ parking (even if you don't have a car, maybe you could rent the spot).
25. Is subletting allowed.
26. Check the windows to see if the paint is peeling which might be a sign that they're drafty. Also just check to make sure they don't look old and drafty.
27. Try to check out the current tenant and neighbors. They might give you an idea if you're the type of person that might like the building.
28. As the number of blocks - not minutes - to the subway. People always underestimate minutes.