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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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What a great list. Wish I had known you when but you might have still been in high school.

Ok, no lost weekend in Vegas but there were a few lost weekends.. and while I've never taken an accounting class I did have a great dad who happened to be a natural and taught me pretty well... but the rest? Oh yeah.
I may have just fallen a little in love with you reading this list.
I hope that didn't just creep you out.

Perfect list! If only more of us would follow your advice. You should hang out a shingle. ;-)

wow!!? I think you're an advice coumnist in your secret life. Love this list. Want to see a photo of Aunt Florrie & Uncle Phil.

Can I go visit your Aunt Florrie and Uncle Phil? I don't think a photo is enough for me.

P.S. -- we often threaten our teen with a list of things she must learn to do before she's allowed to leave the nest. It's certainly not the same as your list (although the accounting class would be a good idea), but in a few ways your list reminds me of our list -- it's all about knowing how to take care of yourself.

My first marriage wouldn't have happened if I'd followed this sort of advice.

Check X 10! This list makes me feel much better about my 20s - I mean I did actually acomplish something by doing all that stuff (and then some, ahem) - I now know exactly who I am and what I want. =) Being 30 is so worth it.

Awww... wonderful! I've been married 20 years, I'm terrible at math, and I have never been to Vegas. The rest??? I'm not tellin'.

I LOVE your list. It would solve so many problems if people would do those things. And seriously, everyone needs an Aunt Florrie and Uncle Phil-- mine happens to be Aunt C who lives on a sailboat and travels the world six months out of the year. (Invaluable for advice on the prevention of foreign faux pas and yes, how to haggle.)

Hmm, I haven't done a lot of these, although I have done some of them. Things seem to have turned out OK anyway. (26 years and counting.)

That's a great list. I've been married for 10 years, but I feel like doing some of those things now. Not sure my husband would be so happy about it, but whatever. . .

Nice list - I like it! The one thing I did before I met RR that I feel was important? I had my own place. I paid my own rent, my own electric, my own internet, my own phone, etc. I kept it for a year after meeting and starting a relationship with him. It was important that I learn that I can be independent and self-sufficient - I didn't learn this lesson early enough and it led to two very long, very miserable relationships before this one. Now I can tell him to f*ck off without being scared that I won't be able to take care of myself. *grin*

So, um. Apparently I'm the only nosy commenter you have.

Where were you before I married a man 16 years younger than me? Huh?

Well it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Lovely list. I would love to ask, but then someone might ask me and we like our skeletons right where they are. *ahem*

too late :)

My only other thought--live by yourself or at the very least with a non-family roommate. You know much more about yourself when you have to pay your own bills, do your own laundry, buy your own groceries and decide just how long you need to go between cleaning the bathroom.

My only other thought--live by yourself or at the very least with a non-family roommate. You know much more about yourself when you have to pay your own bills, do your own laundry, buy your own groceries and decide just how long you need to go between cleaning the bathroom.

You are wise beyond your years. This should be printed in the Daily News.

Where the heck where you 10 years ago?!?!

Wonderful list, Cookie. I missed quite a few of those on my first try but I think I had all but haggle-lesson and the trip to Vegas in before the second/current/last try.

The only man I trust with money is my father -- and he trained me well. He also taught me how to hem a pair of pants. ;-)

Awesome List! I'm still single too! Your list is so fun!

My mom always encouraged these types of things, and where she didn't, her mom/Gram always did.
That's why we're happier, or at least content, with the choices made.

Rock on.

Okay I did at least 7 of those before i got married.Love #4.I got a call on my wedding day from the guy.He said don't do it I can be there in 6 hours.I can live the rest of my life knowing I mad the right choice.That guy is in prison now.And I am still happily married. Good Advice!

How did you get so wise my Cookie? :)

But what if you don't want to do those exact things? Cause, you know, Vegas is *so* not my style. Not that it matters at this point... but yes, I very much agree in principle. Go sow some oats as well as learning practical stuff. You'll be much happier. Those I did do.

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