Saturday, May 28, 2011

Oh &%#$!! The Big 3-0!

Yep, the title pretty much sums up how I feel about turning 30. I turned 30 on Wednesday and I'm not doing too well with this but what can I do besides suck it up and try to go on, as I'm pulling out gray hairs from my head, walking hunched over from back aches and forgetting a few names along the way.....and yes, all of those things have happened to me in the last month.

In the past, I've always counted down the days with excitement until my birthday. "Only (fill in the blank) days until my birthday!!" This year, I've said the exact same thing but in a pouty tone and on the verge of tears. But with my pain, comes your enjoyment: A list of 30 things about this old fart. Just like I did last year for my 29th birthday, which you can read here and of course, the list I did for Jenny on (what would've been) her 30th birthday. Don't expect a list of 31 things next year because I don't know how many more things I can of about myself. Shocking, I know.

Dim the lights, here we go!

1) #17 from last year's list states that I've never had a cavity. Well guess what happened in the last 365 days?? Yep, I got my first freakin' cavity. Just. Lovely. My dentist said it was teeny tiny but it was still a freakin' cavity. Ok, maybe he didn't say freakin' but I have a hard time saying the c-word now without adding an expletive before it.

2) I had my tonsils removed when I was 26 years old. Oh, to be in my 20s again! It's true, it's much worse to have it done when you're older but thanks to having an awesome doctor and eating solid foods on the second day, I healed up pretty quickly. I had to be off work for 2 full weeks and sleep propped up so I wouldn't choke on my blood and die. But overall, it wasn't as bad as I was afraid it would be. Plus, it was pretty nice having my mom take care of me :)

3) I have TMJ and can only open my mouth about 2/3 the way. I've worn a splint, I've had physical therapy and even a procedure done to flush out the joint but nothing worked. My jaw is just stuck. Sometimes, I have to smash my food down to fit it in my mouth. And yes, I had it when I got my tonsils out too. Ouch.

4) Let's talk closet. I like my closet color coordinated and grouped by category: Tank tops, long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, and so on. It makes it so much easier to find what I'm looking for. As far as hangers, I like all my hangers to match and I have a certain section in my closet where I keep empty hangers. I don't just yank a shirt off a hanger and leave it there. I take the hanger down, take the shirt off, and put it in the empty hanger section of my closet. That way, I don't have to dig through my closet to find an empty hanger.

5) I got my tongue pierced when I was in college. My roommate and I were out running errands during sorority recruitment and we decided that we would go get something pierced. She wanted her belly button pierced and since I didn't weigh 88 pounds like she did and knew I wouldn't be flashing my belly button, I went for the tongue for two reasons 1) I knew I would lose weight because I would have a hard time eating for a few days and I was right! I lost 6 pounds in 3 days! 2) The piercer said it was the least painful piercing you could get and believe it or not, it really didn't hurt. I took it out after I graduated from college since I figured I needed to be more professional.

6) Speaking of piercings, the piercing in my left ear is lower than the piercing in my right ear.

7) I have a tattoo of a cross that I designed myself about 5 or 6 years ago that's on my hip.

8) If I had my choice of pulling into the very first parking spot at Wal-Mart or parking next to the cart return, I'd pick the one next to the cart return any day!

9) When I was little, I LOVED the song We Built This City. I played that record so much that it makes my sister cringe to this day when she hears it. Whatta a good song!

10) I get chills when I see other people brushing their teeth.

11) I don't like silence. At my house, I like to sleep with a loud fan on and even at work I listen to the radio on my computer. I feel like I work faster and I'm more productive when I have music playing softly in the background.

12) I'm friends/civil with almost all of my ex-boyfriends. I still talk to couple of them every once in a while and those I don't talk to, I definitely would say hi if I ran into them.

13) When I wash my sheets, I will not get into the bed before showering first. Clean sheets + clean me = aahhhhhh :)

14) When I bathe Tippy, I make sure her blanket is clean whenever she is clean.

15) I absolutely cannot stand when my lips are dry. I have to have lip gloss or carmex on my lips at all times. If I don't, they drive me crazy and I feel like I'm moving my lips awkwardly when I talk. I absolutely have to, have to, have to put carmex on before I go to bed.

16) I've been to so many Mexican restaurants that when I sit down at a non-Mexican restaurant, I come thisclose to saying "Gracias" when they refill my drink.

17) I prefer Coke in a can but Pepsi fountain drinks.

18) Color coding is so much fun!

19) I can sing every single word to Snoop Dogg's Lodi Dodi.....without music.

20) I truly believe dry shampoo was sent from God. Before Dry Shampoo (BDS), I would have to wash my hair every day. Thanks to this can of pure awesomeness, I can go 3 days without having to wash my hair. Just spray on the roots and VIOLA!

21) I have a bad habit of using "air quotes."

22) When I was in college, I knew every single move to NSYNC's Dirty Pop. I remember one time, I had my friend, her boyfriend and his friend over at my apartment and I popped in the video and did the entire dance along with the video. I had to pick their jaws up from off the floor.

23) I absolutely love fashion and I love to see what people put together. You would think that I go shopping a lot but I would rather spend money on buying stuff for my house than on clothes. I did not spend any money on clothes or accessories between Christmas and the end of April, other than a UK Final Four t-shirt. I just take what I have and try to come up with different ways to wear them. However, my closet is pretty much screaming for a refresher. I'm gonna put those gift cards I got for my bday to good use!

24) As far as blogging, I don't feel like I'm the great blogger that I wanted to be. If it weren't for Tippy Tuesdays, I wouldn't have nearly as many posts. What I try to do is have at least one crafty blog post between Tippy Tuesdays, which makes it 2 posts a week. Sometimes that doesn't always happen and when it doesn't, it irks me.

25) When I'm at work, I have to put lotion on my hands every time I go potty and wash my hands. I'm not sure why I don't do it at home. I'm weird. That's the only reason I can think of.

26) I currently have 46 shows set on my DVR, you can see the full list here. This is why I can't ever get any crafty things done! Thanks to some of those shows no longer airing and a couple more canceling, I may be able to get some stuff done this year!

27) Sometimes I dance and shake my booty in Tippy's face just to get a reaction from her. Sadly, she's gotten used to it and just looks at me like I'm crazy. Poor Tippy, she truly lives a hard life.

28) Do you remember when we were little and if we were drinking a can of pop, we would flip the tab on the can back and forth while saying the alphabet? Then you would think of a last name that began with the letter that it broke off on and you were going to marry that person. Well, I still do this with my cans. Not because it will tell me who I'm going to marry but just because it's fun!

29) I've pulled a couple switcharoos lately. First, I made a bold move and decided to switch my watch from my left wrist to my right. I felt a little lop-sided for a couple of days but realized it was better suited for my lifestyle. Then I decided to start sleeping on the right side of the bed instead of sleeping on the left. It was kinda fun! Hmmm.....what else could I switch?

30) I can't believe I'm 30. I can't believe I'm 30. I can't believe I'm 30. Doesn't 29 sound SO MUCH younger than 30? I had originally planned on spending my birthday in bed all day with the lights off but I ended up having to work in Louisville and I'm glad I did. I was overwhelmed with all the birthday wishes and I got serenaded 4 times (twice from my mom because she didn't think I remembered her singing to me the first time thanks to the margaritas, beer, and 2 shots of tequila the Mexican waiters made me take). Thanks to everyone who made my bday special and that includes the surprise birthday dinner I had last weekend. Love you all!

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