Saturday, October 11, 2008

30 before 30

I came across an article listing the 30 things a woman should know how to do before she turns 30 and since I was impressed with the amount of things on this list that I can do (almost 30, but not quite), I wanted to share it with you. And, while we're talking all things 30, I guess I should point out that I am closing in on less than 30 days until I am officially 3 DECADES OLD.

Ah-hem. Here's the list:

1. Hard boil an egg (I am sure that I can do this, just haven't tried)
2. Diplomatically tell Mom to butt-out (Dennis would say that I haven't mastered this one)
3. Ace a job interview (Easy-squeezy-lemon-peezy)
4. Ask a man out (I was doing that in elementary school!)
5. Send a thoughtful thank you note (I am pretty much the queen of good thank you notes)
6. Listen to a friend in need
7. Ask for help
8. Effectively end an unhealthy relationship (romantic or platonic in nature)
9. Beautifully wrap a gift

10. Say “no” gracefully
11. Whip up a great dinner with the five items in her fridge (Yes, this is on my list of things to work on...)
12. Forget pleasing him, by 30 a woman should be able to tell her man exactly how to please her 13. Sew a button
14. Mix a kick-ass cocktail (Does a margarita count? What about a vodka & diet coke?)
15. Take off her bra without removing her shirt
16. Apply lip gloss in the dark
17. Balance her checkbook (if we still used one...does anyone still use a checkbook?)
18. Create a budget (HELLO - I heart Excel!)
19. Find the best deal
20. Negotiate a salary and/or pay raise (That's why I left my last job...)
21. Read a map (Does using my Garmin count?)
22. Hail a cab
23. Say something in French just for the hell of it (pardon my French...)
24. Apologize when she’s wrong (but what if I'm always right?)
25. Dress for her body type
26. Change a flat (or know whom to call to come change it) (I know who to call - DENNIS....)
27. Spot a fake (handbag, diamond, potential friend…) (Not so good at this one.)
28. Feign interest (huh?)
29. Know what to tip on a $25 dinner bill
30. Hold a baby (Hey, someone you know is bound to have one sooner or later)

A similar list exists for our male counterparts. This is one time I'm glad that I'm a female because their list looks a bit harder.

1 comment:

Katie said...

You seem to be doing very well on this list. Just about 3 more weeks to finalize the last few, huh?