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Jun. 21st, 2013

09:26 am - A thing

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Today the YoT turns 18. That means that apart from a couple of outlying things, he's legally an adult. For me, that means voting and being able to buy drugs over the counter, the capacity to enter a contract, and the requirement to be 'doing something'.

For some reason in his mind, it means he'll have to pay more tax. I have explained how this isn't actually the case, but he's pretty adamant that adulthood is about tax.

I hope this doesn't end up defining his adulthood.

Anyway, yeah. My kid, he's all growed up. I have successfully negotiated the reproduction minefield and turned out a pretty OK contribution to the future of the world.

Do I get to go back to being irresponsible now?

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From:rivet
Date:June 20th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
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Definitely! I think you should start that this week!

Since I'm not around, can you please give tommy a big squishy hug from me and tell him I think he's a fine young man?
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From:tatjna
Date:June 20th, 2013 10:20 pm (UTC)
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I can totally do that.

And given Happy's comment below, I am suggesting next weekend for the inaugural Irresponsibility Challenge.
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From:tieke
Date:June 20th, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
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But, but, you're supposed to be talking about the storm. Because it is the ONLY topic of conversation in Wellington today!

Also, the YOT shares his birthday with my Mum!
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From:tieke
Date:June 20th, 2013 10:01 pm (UTC)
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Oh, yeah... and congratulations to Tommy and you!
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From:rivet
Date:June 20th, 2013 10:21 pm (UTC)
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That ferry path makes me queasy from here!
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From:tatjna
Date:June 20th, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
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Well, there was the bit where I got to work this morning and my (east side, 5 storeys up) office window had come unlatched and been blown partly inward. Luckily, the window itself opens outward so it wasn't messy or anything. But it's the first I knew that window opened at all.

/tats' storm story
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From:tieke
Date:June 20th, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
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I found my route to work blocked by a fallen branch, and I had to bend down and move it out of the way!!
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From:tatjna
Date:June 20th, 2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
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I heard that many children are staying home from school in disappointment at the lack of snow!

We got it once, we should get it every winter!
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From:bekitty
Date:June 21st, 2013 02:33 am (UTC)
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A tree fell over at the bottom of Mount Pleasant Rd, there was a huge slip on Raroa Rd, and a tree fell over in Aro Park. Also, a tree fell over next to the playground on Holloway Rd.

Karaoke last night at S&M's bar was quite an intimate group. There were only about five or six of us taking turns to sing.
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From:t_c_da
Date:June 20th, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
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I noticed, while on the bus from uparutt to work this morning, that several lengths of the inbound rail line from Petone were hanging in midair, and several lengths of the outbound line from Ngauranga were buried in ballast - methinks the Hutt Valley line will be closed for a day or two, at least.

here's a picture... courtesy someone else...

/phreadde's storm story...

Edited at 2013-06-21 04:11 am (UTC)
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From:rivet
Date:June 20th, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
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Also, congratulations. You done good.
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From:pombagira
Date:June 20th, 2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
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hooray you done a great job..

bring in the irresponsible

*loves to you and tommy*
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From:tatjna
Date:June 20th, 2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
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I was actually thinking The Looming Giant might be an appropriate new name. Or perhaps the Garbage Disposal Unit.
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From:t_c_da
Date:June 20th, 2013 11:21 pm (UTC)
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I would have thought he'd been a GDU for some time now...

You do know the teenagers stance don't you? viz. Arms outstretched in front of an open refrigerator.
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From:ivonava
Date:June 20th, 2013 11:13 pm (UTC)
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It's my daughter's and my brother's birthday today. :)
Happy birthday to the YoT!
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From:tatjna
Date:June 20th, 2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
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Lots of solstice babies! ;-)

Happy birthday to all of them..
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From:raincitygirl
Date:June 21st, 2013 12:19 am (UTC)
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Congratulations to the Youth of Today, soon to be renamed the Taxpayer of Today!
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From:downwardlashes
Date:June 21st, 2013 01:00 am (UTC)
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Of course, it's time to party all night and go on long vacations or something. Whatever it is that all those childless people have been up to.
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From:tatjna
Date:June 21st, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
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I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to turn his room into a craft room at some point. But probably not while he's still living in it, eh?
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From:downwardlashes
Date:June 21st, 2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
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He could still keep one corner, right? ;)
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From:richaarde
Date:June 21st, 2013 02:01 am (UTC)
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You mean adulthood isn't all about taxes?
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From:meathiel
Date:June 25th, 2013 03:37 pm (UTC)
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Do I get to go back to being irresponsible now?

Not really ... ;-)

Happy belated bday to the YoT!
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