Friday, September 18, 2009

Clues to Adulthood

I have determined I’m an adult.

I discovered it Tuesday when I subscribed to a scholarly art magazine.

I coked my head to one side and sat and stared for a few, very long and self-aware seconds, with a (I'm sure) bewildered look on my face when it hit me: Only adults subscribe to non-trashy magazines. And now I’m one of them.

I'm glad my new-found adulthood wasn't found in a novel-like way of a Series of Insignificant Events.

Rather it was just one insignificant event.

And I think that's a pretty good start.


Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Welcome to the world of adults, Ande! It's a marvelous world where you get to make so many decisions...including which magazines to buy. Actually, I think you joined the adult world quite some time ago, but I'm glad you now know you're in it.

Heather @ Multiple Hats said...

Ande-let me know when you come full circle, and order a trashy magazine or two just to feel young again :)

I think you will make a most productive and captivating member of "adult" society.

Tyler - Danielle - Emree said...

I use to subscribe to TIME magazine, but I think my adulthood hit me when I was pregnant. Not even when I got married. Maybe I should have been an adult then, but I don't think I was.

I am an adult who loves fun dip, skips from one place to the other, and avoids dusting (I hate dusting).

Cali said...

That's a level of adulthood I've yet to obtain. I'm taking your example and I'm going to research which scholarly magazine I'm going to start getting. Wait, I get the Ensign (as of May 2009). Does that count. The first presidency always writes a message in it. That makes it scholarly right. Who knows more than them?

I love you Andrew

Ande Payne said...

Crap. I'm not subscribed to the Ensign. Adulthood shattered.

Lori said...

Welcome to Adulthood!!! It's not so bad and it lasts a really LONG time.

Rachel said...

Secretly Ande, if I had my choice above all other magazines;it would be People. But I'm just 'adult' enough to be embarrassed about this. Thus the true reason I get my hair dyed so often...
Love, Aunt RAchel

Lynn said...

Ummm, I don't know about your analysis...wouldn't adulthood be when you actually have to un-subscribe because you finally can't afford little luxuries like your very own magazine? But don't let that discourage you. I think becoming an adult was when you found an appreciation for true art. And by that standard, I'm still not there yet (at fifty-plus). How pathetic is that?