AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 898 times:
Okay, so as of the last hour or so, I'm 17 years old. I don't feel like I have any more freedoms but I can already tell I have a whole hell of a lot more in terms of responsibility in store. As my grandmother said, I'm (expletive) out of luck. The only perk in store is that I get to tour universities in California as soon as I get back. Things don't get any easier, do they? Oh well. Good times, anyway. I'm thoroughly enjoying myself. It just feels really wierd!
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 887 times:
Wow, thats strange. One of my little brother's friends turned 17 today (July 17th) aswell. In addition to her, I have another friend who's birthday is today who actually used to participate on this forum...N4KHGirl (if you remember her). She didn't turn 17 today though.
AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 880 times:
AA61hvy...I sort of knew that was coming (it's what I get for posting pointless threads that don't start with "Most Pointless Thread EVER")! Oh well. I guess if the MPAA deems me old enough to watch R movies I can handle the shaft.
Flyf15...Yeah! I remember her... she hasn't posted on here in quite some time...
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6195 posts, RR: 13 Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 872 times:
I remember turning 17. Personally, I thought being 17 suckedl I liked 16 much better. In Texas, you become criminally liable in the adult court system at 17, but you really don't get much more privileges (other than the seeing an R rated movie as an above poster mentioned, but when I was 17 (6 years ago) nobody really cared or checked IDs for that matter. You don't even get to vote or be considered an adult until you're 18. I did get to get my pilot's license when I was 17, so that's definitely a plus. Unfortunately, things don't get easier IMO, but you do get more control over your life. As you get older, you'll be more responsible for your own affairs, but you'll have the freedom to manage them in the way you see fit too. Good luck!
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767ALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 659 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 861 times:
Turned 17 in April. It stinks, well kinda the summers do, when i get home from my boarding school. Its college and scholarship applications to no end.. Plus college visits, And my school makes us do tons of summer work. Fit that in with a job, girlfriend and tryin to get my lisence. But its gotta get better sometime.
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Fightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 795 times:
Wait until you turn 18, that's something else. Well in the US it's not the same, but it's great in Europa, cause you're then officially allowed to endanger fellow citizens not only per pedes but on four wheels as well...
AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 789 times:
If you're talking about driving, it actually varies slightly from state to state here. In my state of California, most students generally start driver's education around 16 or 17, but we have a "graduated licensing" system where we young, reckless hoodlums can't drive unaccompanied by an adult until 18 or some rubbish like that. This is an increasingly popular system of licensing in the US. So, I still have a year to go. I'm not actually going to start endangering people...er...driving until I start university.
Elal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 767 times:
aer lingus, in california, for the first 6 months you arnt supposed to drive with anyone else in the car unless someone over 21 is in the car....the cops here in LA are very nice about it if we get caught so we all drove with our friends anyways haha...here at 15 you can get your driving permit and at 16 you get your license!!!!!!
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7673 posts, RR: 18 Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 763 times:
Hate to tell you this, but 17 is just one of those uneventful birthdays. No real significance in what you can do or how you feel. My 23rd is coming up in a month, and I basically feel the same way. But on the flipside it is a good excuse to hang out with your friends and have a goodtime.
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