Wednesday, July 22, 2009

When did I become so lame?

I sure hope I’m not the only 30-year-old who suddenly feels the effects of aging. The latest evidence of this is when I try to go to concerts on “school nights” and I wake up early the next morning for work and feel like lead trying to pick myself up out of bed. Last night I saw The Fray in concert, and although it was a great concert, I just don’t think I can stay out late anymore when I have to work the next day. Lame. On top of that, thank God I wasn’t on the main floor, which was standing room only. I learned at a concert earlier this year that I can no longer enjoy myself if I have to stand shoulder to shoulder with enthusiastic concert goers for three different acts. Lame. And even when the main act is pumped up and yells "EVERYBODY ON YOUR FEET," I just...sit there...with the old people. I paid for this SEAT, I'm going to use it!

Besides my early bedtime needs and the wanting to sit down, I definitely helped to bring up the average age at this concert (which surprised me, ‘cuz it wasn’t like I was seeing the Jonas Brothers). Then, there were the girls sitting behind my husband who talked loudly during the entire opening act, and Phil had to turn around and tell them to be quiet. C’mon, people, we paid good money for these tickets to hear music – not your conversation. Crotchety. Old. Lame.

And these are just the examples in one night. Besides all that, suddenly I have to find face products that tackle both acne and “fine lines.” And I’m anticipating my first gray hair (thank God for highlights). And I actually have to watch what I eat (I know, some of you are thrilled that the skinny girl finally worries about the size of her thighs) and visit the doctor more than once a year. Lame.

How about you? No matter your age, what’s the weirdest or most uncomfortable thing you’ve noticed about getting older (physically, mentally, etc.)? Is it all downhill from here, or will I enjoy my adult years once I better embrace them? Okay, I’m getting sleepy…I guess it is already 8: 25 p.m. Time to start thinking about my comfy bed!

1 comment:

  1. Lame? Maybe, but I prefer mature. Tired in the morning; sitting instead of standing; telling "younger people" to be quiet; "fine lines" on your face; anticipating your first gray hair; wathing your diet and visiting the doctor more than once a year? Please, that sounds like "kid stuff." Tired all day; standing only to walk to the bathroom; telling everyone to shut up; gray hair vs. no hair; doctor's visits as rotine as haircuts and not caring what you eat because no one is looking at me anyway? No that's LAME. Enjoy getting older. It beats the alternative.