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Mid-life crises?

Some people look at sports cars.

I look at luxury condos I probably couldn't afford.


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Nov. 12th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)
...and this looks so reasonable compared to the Bay Area. *sigh*
Nov. 12th, 2007 01:21 am (UTC)
You, my friend, do not get to complain.
Nov. 11th, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
Mid life?

You will die at...60?


Nov. 12th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
Well, if he's dividing his life into thirds, then maybe he'll die at 90 instead.
Nov. 12th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm 34 1/2. 69 is less ludicrous an estimate though it's still a bit early, on average.
Nov. 11th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
Actually, you definitely *could* afford some of these. Whether you'd actually want to is another question.
Nov. 12th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
The minuteman gets longer every year! (And the other people don't construct sentences very well.)
Oh, was I supposed to be reading for content?
Nov. 12th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
I've never understood the point of sports cars. Higher insurance rates, higher gas expenditures, higher carbon footprint, much higher initial price, and what do you get in return? You get performance that you'll never be able to use on the road without risking hefty tickets. I once saw a Lamborghini in the parking lot at the TGI Friday's in Everett. Where in metro Boston can the driver possibly drive that thing and get a Lamborghini's performance out of it?
Nov. 12th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
hey, man, everett to brockton in 30 minutes!

...well, except not.
Nov. 12th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
those condos are meant for people with more dollars than sense.

pretty, but i'll bet the heating bills stack up in winter -- all that open space and high ceilings...
Nov. 12th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
Well, they're new construction, and certainly they're touting their highly energy efficient features. One of the websites mentioned passive heating/cooling.
Nov. 12th, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
I'd eventually like to live somewhere like that. While I'm not sure the prices are worth it for those in particular (haven't looked at the floorplans enough), I see from the price sheet that a place the size of my current 2br apartment sells for under $400k. That's surprisingly reasonable, with monthly payments in the range of rent for 2br apartments in my neighborhood.
Nov. 12th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
Dude, don't cut the line. I haven't had my midlife crisis yet.
Nov. 12th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
A friend of mine rented one of the lofts in the first link. It was pretty nice, for one person, provided you like the loft shape and don't miss having interior walls.
Nov. 12th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
Damn... you do realize that you can buy a real house at those prices, right? My place wasn't too much more expensive than some of those. Of course, it wasn't shiny and new at that point.
Nov. 12th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
It's okay to have completely irrational dreams. I want to spend $10K on a trip to see the eclipse in 2009 in Japan, but it's probably not going to happen.

But I won't mention what I spent on my house here in the midwest...
Nov. 12th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
As soon as there's a hybrid convertible, I'm totally cutting the line and having my midlife crisis *right then and there*. :)
Nov. 12th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
Hmm... *ponders the Prius + Sawzall combination* naaah...
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