I had a moment of clarity tonight. Old roommate said something more than a bit mean about the way I left the room. Overreaction on substance, and the tone was completely out of line. I was starting to get upset about it, but I really don't have to.
1) I am an adult.
2) Living right against Manhattan. Just one subway stop away. I tend to underappreciate how cool that is.
3) Where they have honest to goodness brick and mortar bookstores open until 11 PM.
4) Also: Steak 'n Shakes.
5) And I have 1500 in the bank even after I paid the rent.
My point is, if I need the nerd equivalent of going out and buying myself a new hat, I am perfectly 100% entitled to do exactly that. Because I'm an adult, and if it harms none...
That's exactly what I'm going to do. It's what I was always going to do, but the knowledge I can is pretty awesome.