Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy 11th month birthday, me

Yes, my birthday is one month from today. And it’s – gulp…


Now, I’m sure that everyone over 30 is probably not too impressed by this and everyone under 30 is probably like, “Whoa. Will you have to like, start taking Ensure?”

I remember when a coworker turned 30 maybe 3 years ago. She was the first person I actually remember seeing turn 30. Part of me was waiting for a magical transformation, and I was a bit relieved to not see anything happen.

I’ve been dreading turning 30 for, well, a really long time. The twenties are a really high pressure decade – there is so much …stuff… you are supposed to do. I wonder how the thirties are…?

Anyway, in honor of changing decades, I believe the accepted thing to do is to make a list of things to do before changing numbers. Perhaps most of us believe in the magical transformation to instant decrepitude…

So, in order to not be the only person without a list of things to do before turning 30, I present my List:

1. Finish David Copperfield. I started back in January and read faithfully for a really long time (and the book kept going and going). Somewhere along the line, I moved on to other books. Then I realized that it could be a part of the List, and so I couldn’t finish it until I posted the List.

2. Leg press 108 kilograms. Just because it sounds like a really huge number. To be honest, leg presses and hamstring curls seem like kind of silly exercises sometimes. Although, if a 108 kilogram rock ever falls on you, give me a call. Still can’t think of a good use for a hamstring curl.

3. Ummm…think of something else to add to this list.

4. Make a recipe from my new cookbook (all in Japanese).

OK, that’s it! Look, I finished #3!

To be honest, I’m pretty content with my twenties. I am already thinking of lots of things I want to do AFTER I turn 30, though! Look for that list soon (maybe).