John Hudock has a lengthy list. Among my favorites:

*You keep more food than beer in the fridge.

*6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to sleep.

*You don’t know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.


Although, I must confess, often drink what I think are quite good wines from F. W. Langguth Erben, especially their Spätlese and Reislings, which are well under $5 a bottle.

Note: I’ve copied the whole post below, in case his blog*spot permalink doesn’t work:

Signs That You’ve Already Grown Up

Your potted plants stay alive.

Fooling around in a twin-sized bed is absurd.

You keep more food than beer in the fridge.

6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to sleep.

You hear your favourite song on an elevator.

You carry an umbrella. You watch the Weather Channel.

Your friends marry and divorce instead of hook-up and break-up.

You go from 130 days of vacation time to 7.

Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as ‘dressed up’.

You’re the one calling the police because those darn kids next door don’t know how to turn down the stereo.

Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.

You don’t know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.

Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.

You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald’s.

Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.

You no longer take naps from noon to 6 p.m.

Dinner and a movie the whole date instead of the beginning of one.

MTV News is no longer your primary source for information.

You go to the drugstore for Ibuprofen and antacids, not condoms and pregnancy tests.

A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer ‘pretty good stuff’.

You actually eat breakfast foods at breakfast time.

Grocery lists are longer than macaroni & cheese, diet Pepsi & Ho-Ho’s.

“I just can’t drink the way I used to” replaces “I’m never going to drink that much again.”

Over 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.

You don’t drink at home to save money before going to a bar.

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James Joyner
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  1. Yes, but what does it mean when you have more photo film than food in the fridge? 🙂

  2. Blogeline says:

    According to this I must be really old…but I am not. I juts graduated from College!!!
    But I guess I have aged quite a lot since I got married.