The truths of being an adult…

I’ve been trying to write a post all morning and I’ve spent more time staring at my computer, trying to figure out how to word it, than I have spent actually writing.  I was just about to give up for today and try again tomorrow, when I got an email with a list of “Adult Truths”.  As I read through the list, I knew I had to post it…because some of these are so true. 

The original list was longer and I have no idea who to credit for writing it.  But here are my top ten Adult Truths (with commentary, of course)…

1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die. – J and I have this agreement since we started dating…to clear each other’s computer histories and to get rid of anything we would not want our mothers to see.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong. – Especially during fights with J.

3. There is great need for a sarcasm font. – Definetly…because sarcasm doesn’t translate well over email.

4. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet? – Really.  Mine usually end up in a sort-of-folded ball.

5. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired. – Seriously…I could sleep 10 hours and still wake up tired.

6. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day. – Mine usually happens around 4PM.

7. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call. – I have a work list and a home list.

8. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger. – Which might explain why I’m on Jenny Craig.

9. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said? – I don’t hear at all and it annoys J a lot.  So after three times of making him repeat something I just smile and nod or agree.  Someday it’s going to get me into a lot of trouble.

10. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is. – I do this at least six times during the day.

Am I alone in these?  What else do you consider an Adult Truth?


  1. I imagine #2 would be a little hard to live down with John… LOL

  2. Oh my word – these are so true!
    I never hear what Wilzie is saying, so I smile and nod a lot. Although the other day I smiled and nodded to something and he said “You have no idea what I just said, do you?” And I totally did! So apparently my “engaged in the conversation” look is a lot like my “I have no idea what you just said” look.

  3. I 100-percent agree with everything on this list. All are very true!

  4. You are not alone at all… I recheck my alarm clock three times before falling asleep… I swear it’s an issue I’m trying to work on… but most of these are totally right on!

  5. If I don’t have a meeting or deadline to meet in the morning, there’s days when I realize my productivity isn’t gonna happen at about 10 am. Then I realize I have to work later or on the weekend, but it doesn’t stop me.

  6. These are so true. I hate when I’m writing an email and I get worried that someone won’t understand so i have to write ‘that was sarcasm by the way’ in parenthesis which just kind of defeats the sarcastic remark. Folded sheets are always a ball in my house . Why even try?

  7. Productivity gone by 10? 9:05 in my office some days. My most productive days are Friday afternoon when I get everything done I was supposed to do all week. Turns out I could only work for about 8 hours a week and be good to go… I think that’s a sign.

    How to fold a fitted sheet. My sister has a serious problem with this I have tried to teach her, she says she’s got better things to remember so she just gives them to me if I’m around and if not she puts the freshly clean sheet right back on her bed. Since clean sheet day is my favourite day of the week I have learned how to fold one… it makes a difference you know it does.

    I just tried to type out instructions but it can’t be done… pictures are needed and I will post it tomorrow. Thanks for the blog post fodder – I owe you one!

  8. Well ex fiance #3’s mother taught me how to fold a fitted sheet. So, I’ve got that one. As for arguments with Neal…I try to not start one unless I KNOW I’m right. Even then he says “well…I have to give you one every now and then. Otherwise you would just give up.”

    My adult truths??
    Staring at groceries in the fridge will not magically morph them into dinner.

    If you put it off long enough, eventually it will solve itself (whether it results in the flu finally going away or your tooth falling out because you waited so long to go to the dentist).


    We must accept the things we cannot change because dwelling on the fact that you occasionally have penis envy is a total waste of time.

  9. I am convinced I will simply never learn how to properly fold a fitted sheet. Just ain’t happenin’. Also, what is it with the watch thing? I do that ALL THE TIME. I also find myself asking someone a question about the weather or whatever and will have to ask two minutes after. Do I have short-term memory, or is it true that the mind is the first thing to go!?


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