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Oh, the weather outside is frightful...

While I was home for Thanksgiving (yay! home!), I actually watched the news. Unfortunately, the weatherman kept predicting rain for 72 hours or something equally ridiculous. Since we have apparently turned into a wimpy species and freak the heck out about seasonal weather (i.e., snow in winter), I chalked up '72 hours of rain' as an exaggerated weather forecast.

Here we are, on Tuesday in Indiana, and I don't think it's really stopped raining since Saturday in Ohio. What.

Now they're predicting 1-3" of snow for WL overnight. Of course we're under a winter weather advisory because, ya know, snow just does not happen. It's actually God's dandruff. Or excess sno cone shavings. Either way, I don't know if I should throw together a makeshift boat or run to the store and stock up on bread and milk for the impending snowy doom. Maybe I'll just hang out with Manwich and make this soup instead:

Ham and Bean Soup

1 lb. dry navy beans
1 lb. meaty ham bones…

The trick is growing up without growing old

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Thanks for the words of wisdom Casey Stengel :)

Every once in a while, I do something that I never would have done in undergrad. Then I sit back (usually within minutes of doing said task) and think, hot damn, I'm an adult! And the I proceed to fidget about in my head (because out loud would get me some weird looks) and freak out a tiny little bit because, hey, I'm only 20-something. And I don't really think of myself as an adult yet. Most of the time. Kinda. Sorta. Maybe?

Why do I mention this? Because I did something terribly adult last week: I started an IRA. Like, saving for retirement sort of stuff. I am 24. I probably won't retire until I'm 70. What.

In case you live under a well-insulated and very isolated rock, the economy kinda sucks (everywhere) right now. AND I'm still in (grad) school. That means I don't have a 'real' job and when I do graduate, I'll probably be 'overqualifed' for tons of stuff anyway. So in the very likely even…