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skunk / July 20, 2009 12:22 AM

Agreeing to go with a friend to try to buy pot at the projects off 41st and the Dan Ryan.

A / July 20, 2009 8:32 AM

Starting to smoke.

Gordon / July 20, 2009 9:09 AM

Dating ____ ______.

eee / July 20, 2009 10:17 AM

Dating that guy in college. That relationship completely effed up my last year and a half of schooling, as well as my relationship with my family. It took a while to recover from that one...

LittleJill / July 20, 2009 10:56 AM

Moving back to Chicago. It's really true that you can't go home again.

richat / July 20, 2009 12:18 PM

Not putting my small inheritance away when I was 21. Spent it slowly, on booze and toys. In my will, kids get nothing 'til 30!

bobbie / July 20, 2009 1:56 PM

spending too many years (yeeears) with the wrong guy and not having the foresight or strength or whatever to get out sooner. what a waste of time. ugh.

annie / July 20, 2009 1:58 PM

smoking. hands down!

CN / July 20, 2009 2:38 PM

Getting married.

Irisheyes1212 / July 20, 2009 3:43 PM

I keep repeating the same mistakes day after day. 10 yrs of the same mistake and counting....

Steph / July 20, 2009 7:49 PM

Quit my first real job without having another job lined up.

fluffy / July 20, 2009 8:52 PM

not telling him how crazy I was about him. ruined the whole new year's and he never found out how I felt.

jlp / July 20, 2009 9:32 PM

I'm not sure that I can pinpoint my 'biggest' mistake, but I'd say that my mistakes usually come from not following my gut instinct about a situation.

Spook / July 20, 2009 10:19 PM

Not keeping the Devil way down in the hole

Mucky Fingers / July 21, 2009 10:52 AM

There were many situations where I should have been go-with-the-flow and just dive right in. I always hesitated instead.

Guy Smiley / July 21, 2009 2:19 PM

Still making them. Get back to me later.

PMan / July 21, 2009 10:40 PM

Not making a move on the girl across the street after a summer night of relievio..

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