Thursday, July 9, 2009

Reasons 31 Is Cool

This past year, I've been exceedingly thirty, flirty, and thriving.

This next year, starting Sunday, I will be 31. Thirty-one. Sounds boring, doesn't it? I feel asleep just writing that last sentence.

I was really fun in my twenties. (I wrote that line and posted that link purely so that my coworkers can be reminded that last year they got me donuts for my birthday...I was also given a video placed on YouTube of my husband dancing the hula as a frshman in college. (Please note that the thumbnail pic from the person who posted the video seems to be a pic of my husband in the shower.))

Back to my point. Twenties were fun. Thirty was awesome. So I have to find a way to convince myself 31 rocks. Consider the following:
  • 31 Flavors of Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins. I'm going to eat copious, indictable amounts of ice cream this year.
  • It's the day of Halloween, my 3rd favorite day of the year...apple cider, crunchy leaves underfoot, caramel apples...
  • It's the number of people (times a million) who watched the Jackson memorial. Kismet.
  • It's the channel I grew up watching the Simpsons on.
  • It's the number of a really cool Proverb that tells me that, as a woman, I should wear purple linen, be in real estate, grow my own wine, and hold a distaff. (Where am I going to get a distaff from?)
In conclusion, 31 is the new 21. Watch me rock this.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, I liked the next 30 years video. If you rock it for the next 30 years, you will be my age. Awesome!

Amber Van Schooneveld said...

I just figured out that there's also a picture of my husband screaming in the shower on the internet. Weird, huh?

http://www.youtube.com/user/jonhartftc

Jon The Hart said...

Haha... I uh... forgot about that.

They apparently disabled the audio for that hula clip... maybe I'll have to sing a little song of my own to put in.....

I was going to upload all the old rock tv things, can't remember if I did. It is odd that the shower clip is my little icon on youtube.... not sure how I feel about that. Also... since it is the internet and you are a public figure, I'll understand if you'd like those removed at any point, wouldn't want to hurt your chances for office in 2016.....

I'm not 30, won't be for years and years.... but it seems like the prime of life really. Would you really want to be 21 again? I think 31 is too cool to be the new 21, I think 21 is overrated. 31 is the place to be. You own a great house, are married to a great guy and live in a great city. You hike all the time and have authored books, plural, and not like the books I've authored, people actually read your books.

What did you do at 21? Drink booze legally for the first time... whoopity doo! :)

sarahbri said...

I'm with Jon. 21 was overrated. Now, 31 as the new 25, I can see. But not the new 21. Also, "Kismet"? What's that?! Once again, you are not getting any less cool. Sheesh. I guess I'm going to have to cool it up if I'm gonna hang wit'you, since you apparently are simply incapable of being less cool.

Tara said...

One of the best things about being 31 is that people believe what you tell them because you are so experienced with life. At 30, they think you are too young to know what you are talking about--enter 31--they never doubt you. You can even make things up and people will "trust" that you know what you are talking about. It only gets better at 32. . .