Monday, December 28, 2009

A Woman in her Thirties

In honor of my thirtieth follower on 'A Woman in her Thirties', I've decided to make a list of thirty things a woman in her thirties does and does not do. (By the way, are you reading and not following? I mean seriously, how am I supposed to get rich and famous off this blog without a million+ followers?)

Here goes. Feel free to add or comment as needed. As we all know, a woman in her thirties can take constructive criticism.

1. A woman in her thirties drinks good coffee. And good beer.
2. A woman in her thirties appreciates all things Patrick Swayze.
3. A woman in her thirties wears moisturizer on her face (with SPF during the day).
4. A woman in her thirties calls her mother at least once a week, just to ask how she's doing.
5. A woman in her thirties does not eat cheap sushi.
6. A woman in her thirties must have at least one educated opinion on the current state of politics.
7. A woman in her thirties remembers curling, brushing out, and spraying her bangs every day of junior high.
8. And on that note, a woman in her thirties does not share embarrassing pictures of other women in their thirties without their expressed permission.
9. A woman in her thirties understands how her girlie parts work.
10. A woman in her thirties is allowed to be snobby about jeans.
11. And on that note, a woman in her thirties stops taking advantage of Nordstrom's excessively liberal return policy.
12. A woman in her thirties doesn't have a job-- she has a career. She treats it as such, even if it's not the career of her dreams.
13. A woman in her thirties feels lucky if she still has grandparents.
14. A woman in her thirties can spell out all kinds of words on a pager.
15. A woman in her thirties does not rely on her significant other for all of the happiness in her life.
16. A woman in her thirties does not go to a restaurant to fill up on free bread.
17. A woman in her thirties supports the decisions of her friends, even if she doesn't agree with them.
18. A woman in her thirties can still answer this question: Brandon or Dylan? (Brandon)
19. A woman in her thirties is perfectly content without plans on a Friday night.
20. A woman in her thirties does not make instant mashed potatoes.
21. A woman in her thirties flosses her teeth, and not just in the days before going to the dentist.
22. A woman in her thirties does not waste her time with losers.
23. A woman in her thirties feels guilty when she sleeps past 8:00am (unfortunately).
24. A woman in her thirties withholds her judgment of the homeless.
25. A woman in her thirties does not use her credit card like it's 'free money'.
26. A woman in her thirties does not eat breakfast cereal that turns the milk pink.
27. A woman in her thirties knows her neighbors.
28. A woman in her thirties has a Costco card and uses it.
29. A woman in her thirties shops for art.
30. A woman in her thirties identifies completely with at least one character from Sex and the City. (Carrie-- minus the fashion sense and the book deal. I'm working on it.)

5 comments:

  1. Coming from a woman who is not a follower of one of her best friends' blogs! I expect that to change. :) (I'm just teasing, I know you read it... and I'm not trying to make money with mine.)

    And you're right about at least one thing: Brandon, all the way.

    You know your neighbors? Good girl!

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  2. T, I thought your blog was password protected and couldn't be added to my list! That's why I just saved it to my favorites and read from there. I've fixed it now. Let the money roll in.

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  3. Okay, I don't think my comment posted...hopefully I don't double up.

    #18 - I seem to recall an "acting out" of the break-up scene between Dylan, Brenda and Kelly back in junior high! Still cracks me up!!

    Also, even though I am not an "official" follower, I do love reading your blog!! :)

    Jen (formerly known as Prosek)

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  4. As a working mom of 2.5 kids, sometimes a woman in her thirties is just discovering instant mashed potatoes! And wondered why she never knew about them before!

    As usual, great article!

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  5. Patrick Swayze....loved him.

    - A woman in her 30's owns a fabulous little black dress and the perfect pumps

    - A woman in her 30's can make at least one signature dish (if she isn't married she knows about the engagement chicken)

    - A woman in her 30's avoids all of the silly kitchen appliances and buys herself good knives, dishes and blender.

    - A woman in her 30's knows how important it is to be with family and friends, but also how it important alone time is as well

    - A woman in her 30's knows she isn't going to live forever so make these days count.

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