This is from a native speaker cancer patient who is telling about how she has been coing with life after she was diagnosed with brain tumors. She says:
Things are still working out and I plan to get a job hopefully and not just live with my parents forever, as nice as that is.
The expression "as nice as that is" is interesting. We normally use "as+adjective+as" to compare two things, but here I can't make sure what two things she is comparing.
So, is this a special kind of structure meaning "Although"? For isntance, "Although it is nice to live with my parents forever, I plan to get a job"? Or does it have another meaning?