I turn 28 on Saturday. I'm not terribly shy about my age; given my family history (and barring incident) I've got a good five or six decades to go. But it's been a big year for me, so I thought I'd share.
-- Mutual desperation is not the same thing as love.
-- If you have to pee, and you have to sneeze, for God's sake do it in that order.
-- If you decide it's not working out, and you tell him so, and his response is to ask how you can change ... it's not ever going to work out.
-- Avoid saying things like "ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD" at work if you don't want a lot of weird looks. (Of course, if that's your thing, go for it.) (And if you don't get weird looks, I want to work where you work.)
-- Once is an accident. Two times is coincidence. Three times, ask to speak to a supervisor as soon as the call connects.
-- If you stop doing something you love because someone else makes you feel bad about it, do I really need to finish this sentence?
(You may have noticed a bit of theme here.
-- "Practical" and "awesome" don't have to exclude each other. However, if forced to choose, "practical" is usually the better choice.
-- Don't ever forget that you have friends. If nothing else, at least Mr. Rogers likes you just the way you are. That's a starting point.
-- There's a great deal to be said for leading a quiet life. For one thing, it makes background checks a lot easier.
-- "Twenty years nothing, and then it all piles up in one day!" isn't just a line from Looney Tunes. It's prophecy. Beware.
-- Percoset is a mean sumbitch.
-- Trader Joe's makes a mean fruit pop.
Feel free to drop your own observations in the comments. L'Chaim!