Monday, January 07, 2013

you know you're thirty when...

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Top Row: B'day Flowers from Lauren, Birthday Cupcake at lunch with the husband, Kitties playing under the sheets
Middle Row:  Birthday sign from the neighbors, me and the husband, Reading HP on my birthday Kindle by the Fire
Bottom Row: Birthday bow from my present, B'day Flowers from Netta, Contessa my reading buddy

Last Thursday, January 3 was my 30th birthday.  As you may remember I posted about it here.  Joe thought  that sending me 'you know you're thirty when...' messages throughout the day would make me laugh.  it definitely did!

you know you're thirty when...

-you learned to swim about the same time Jaws came out and still carry the emotional scars to this day
-"all-skate, change directions" means something to you
-there was nothing to question about Bert n' Ernie living together
-after being on the elliptical for an hour your knees are broken
-you go to a pub and say "this is too loud"
-if one of your girlfriends doesn't order a drink, she might be pregnant
-the idea of going out after a wedding sounds exhausting
-you leave concerts before the encore to beat the rush
-before going out anywhere, you ask what the parking is like
-you start doing your "if I have kids now, then I'll be 48 when they graduate..." math.  Then you shudder at the idea of having kids in your current state of arrested development
-MTV is no longer one of your go-to channels.  The Smithsonian channel, on the other hand, can captivate you for hours
-you have join pain
-you have heartburn, but think you're having a hear attack
-you haven't worn anything that says Abercrombie and Fitch for 4 1/2 years
-you have become more aware of dumb crap like which illnesses run in your family
-you do the calculations of what age your parents were when they had you and realized you're WAY BEHIND the curve
-you can work the words "mortgage" and 401k" into everyday conversation and almost take yourself seriously
-you've become a weather aficionado
-you can name all the members of New Kids On The Block
-you had a crush on Zack Morris or Kelly Kapowski
-you owned a Trapper Keeper
-you love nothing better than a night in watching interior design and cooking programs
-you have absolutely no clue what's #1 on the charts
-you become powerless to resist the lure of self-assembly furniture
-you always have enough milk

last but not start hating people in their 20's...

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  1. these are hilarious! At least you're in good spirits about turning 30. I swear I thought my husband was going to lay in the front yard and sob all day. lol

    happy belated birthday!

    found your blog through Sami's!

  2. hahaha...all true!! I'm turning the big 3-0 in 7 months eekkk!!

  3. lol:) Happy belated bday dear, hope it will be your year:)) Kisses! xo

  4. Oh Amanda, this is so incredibly embarrassing to arrive with my birthday wishes this late! I hope you'll forgive me (and won't start hating me, since I'm still in my 20's ;) So, I wish you a fantastic 30th year of your life, full of love, happiness and fulfilled dreams (and less knee pain, if possible :) May this be your best year yet!
    So, how about those plans to celebrate your b-day in Paris? Will you be making the trip or, did some island paradise win?

    Have a lovely week my dear!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  5. lol.. those were hilarious.. I may just a year or two away from getting there myself.. till then I'm a hated 20 something I suppose :)

  6. hahaha! That is the best thing i've read all day...and all so stinken true!

  7. Did not know you were 30!! Wow!! you don't look it.

  8. Those were funny Amanda! HaHaHa Happy Belated Birthday doll!

  9. Love this! I just turned 30 this past October!

  10. Happy New Year Amanda!
    I'm back after a little break, lol love this post, so funny! I turned 31 in December and honestly most of these are now true for me..except I don't know what a Trapper Keeper is!

    Hope you had a fabulous birthday and festive break with your family :-)

    Vanessa x

  11. Following you on IG now!

    Hilarious post. I am 35, and I seriously usually have at least one drink so no one thinks I'm pregnant when I'm out.

    And the rest. All true!

  12. Good work Joe, this is hilarious (and way too true!). You could add 'on Halloween your fb newsfeed is babies dressed as pumpkins instead of friends dressed as slutty pumpkins.'

  13. This post is perfection! I turn 30 in one month and I already fit all these!

  14. Happy belated birthday!!! Looks like you celebrated perfectly! I love your list. I turn 30 this year so I totally understand :)

    Thanks for linking up with us!

  15. Hahaha! This is hilarious! I'm only 22, but I've read some hilarious lists like this called "You know you were born in the 90's if..." Hahha!


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