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Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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[personal profile] oursin gave me 18. If you would like to participate, please comment and give me an upper bound. When I was 18,

I lived in: A flat a few blocks north of the University of Southern California, where I was a sophomore [second year]. It was a stone's throw from the Shrine Auditorium. Yes, that place where they hold the Oscars. I remember being deeply annoyed when security used to try to get residents to take a two-block diversion to get home when the award ceremonies were on. I always refused. I think they were sort of afraid to stop me, because not only did I tell them firmly that I couldn't identify a celebrity if you hit me in the face with one, I was nearly always dressed in black fatigues (I wanted to be Sarah Connor. I still sort of do.) and looked extremely grumpy. Nowadays that would probably get me arrested.

I drove: I didn't have a driving licence. Yes, I lived in California and I didn't have a driving licence. I lived within easy walking distance of campus and I didn't exactly have a lot of money to throw around. USC is a private university, and even with lots of scholarships, my "spare" cash mostly went toward sensible living expenses, among which a car would not have counted.

I was in a relationship with: AHAHAAAAA. I was, shall we say, not the most committed person at 18. I can't honestly remember the number of people I was "in a relationship with", however briefly.

I feared: Slowing down. I wanted to live life in top gear all the time.

I worked at: Being the best possible student. I messed up my second term of freshman year (I actually got a couple of B's for the first time in my life, the horror) and I was determined to make up for it. I also spent much of my free time tutoring other students in chemistry and maths to make money.

I wanted to be: An artist and a scientist.

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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2013-04-25 00:02 (UTC)
How could you live in So Cal and not have a car?! Especially in the SC neighborhood, which is more "hood" than neighborly...

You should pursue your artistic side more! Yes, in all of your free time, LOL. Seriously though, you've got a talent and a love for it - you should pursue it more!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-04-26 11:42 (UTC)
I moved down there to go to uni when I was still 16. I hadn't done any driving lessons, so I just didn't bother to get my licence until I was nearly finished with my degree.

Thank you. Yes, I agree. I don't know how my time will be shaped once Humuhumu starts nursery and I start work again, but I'm hoping that I can squeeze in more artistic expression.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-04-26 11:40 (UTC)
I think I swallowed too much of that horseshit they feed you at school about how you can be everything you want to be as long as you try hard enough (and never sleep or eat properly), forgetting to mention that helps a hell of a lot if you're making the attempt from a comfortable cushion of money. Ah well, I had a good time. Mostly.


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[User Picture]From: ursarctous
2013-04-26 11:24 (UTC)
This looks fun, may I have an age, please?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-04-26 11:42 (UTC)
But of course! How about 6?

(Requires some replacements: for "drive", perhaps put "I had a favourite toy..." and for "in a relationship with", "I had a good friend called...")

Edited at 2013-04-26 11:44 am (UTC)
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