Thursday, August 19, 2010

I turned 30 up in this Jessie!

K friends...I know you read this but never comment...did I use "jessie" in the right context?

but no seriously...ignore the "jessie" remark folks...

Long time, no type right?  Ok so it has only been a week, but I feel like it has been forever.  See what happened was, the minute I turned 30 I died.  I shriveled up into this little really old thing and died.  30 really is The End.  It took me a while to get over it and come back to life.

No just kidding.  I feel no different than I did back when I was in my twenties a week ago.  It's just that I have been so dang busy!  I have not spent a full weekend in Raleigh in over 5 weeks!  Even Cam has spent the last 3 weekends traveling, so things have been a little off schedule.

My birthday was a birthday.  The only mistake I made on the day I turned 30 was going in to work. I know why they say you should never work on your birthday.  Because if you do, you could end up having the worst day ever and crying in the bathroom before noon and then going to cry some more in your car in the afternoon.  What is it with this crying at work thing!?!  I don't hate the job, I just hate being a newbie.  I hate not feeling like I know everything and not having everything under control, and last Thurday everything seemed to being getting out of control.  And I felt stupid.  Not good on your 30th birthday.

But my friends made it better by taking me to a wine tasting and out to dinner at my most favorite restaurant in Raleigh- 18 Seaboard- that night.  And I finished it all off with a delicious cupcake!

This weekend was a Bachelorette party in Charlotte.  Here's the rundown:

I only got about 4 hours of sleep in preparation for the festivities, but that is more than some of the girls who stayed up all night and were still DRUNK when we got there at 8:30 am.  Yeah, that's how we they roll. Gotta love it!

We rented a boat and went out for a few hours on Lake Norman and even though we thought it was going to rain, it ended up being a fabulous day and I had the tan lines to prove it!

We stayed at the swanky Omni hotel in downtown Charlotte

Our team Kell's Belles (AKA the girls who had been drinking ALL day) won $50 at trivia at the restaurant we ate at (who knew it was trivia night?!) which we used for a round of shots for the table!  (I had never played trivia and I loved it!)

We went to the club owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr.- Whiskey River- and it was packed!  Like you walk in the door and are shoulder to shoulder with everyone.  But we danced our butts off and I forgot how fun it is to go out dancing with the girls...on a side note I have this weird thing about dancing.  I think I am pretty good, but then I look around and see these people that can't dance and start thinking to myself, do I look like that?! and it makes me self-conscious.  I also think it is awkward to dance with random guys...or any guys...I mean do I really want some guy grinding his crotch on me? That's not dancing.   And most guys just look like slime balls or horn dogs dancing- unless it is Justin Timberlake or Usher.  I'd dance with them :)

Then we went to Buckhead Saloon (which was WAY less packed) and danced on stage but by that point I was exhausted! And my feet were KILLING me! I think I am getting too old for this stuff. By the time we got back to the hotel sometime after 3 am, all I wanted to do was take off my shoes and get in that big fluffy bed.

I downloaded a bunch of the songs we were getting down to (some of which I haven't heard before- because I am old and out of touch with what the kids these days are listening to) and they have been pumping me up all week.  In particular this one called "All I do is Win".  People driving by when I am driving home from work listening to this probably think I'm crazy singing and dancing like that in my car, but I love it!

Anyway, that was my weekend.  So far this has been the best week I have had at work yet.  I don't want to jinx it, but I think I am starting to pull things together and finally don't feel so lost.  I mean I am staying until past 7:00 every night, but it is the good kind of working late, like I am on a roll and I just don't want to stop!

I have like 5 books I need to review and I'm going to be having a giveaway coming up soon!

And for anyone freaking out about turning 30, don't. It's just another birthday and the only one who even really thinks anything about it is you. Embrace it and then go dancing with your girls just to prove to yourself that you still can. Your feet may hurt and you may want to call it quits before 2 am, but just remember...nothing really good happens after midnight anyway! And now you're wise enough to know that!


Maureen said...

Happy birthday!!

EKN said...

Glad you had a great Birthday and weekend. And I love your attitude too. Keep it up and good luck at work!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Glad you had such a great birthday!!!!!

Pammy Ponders @ Reflectorville said...

Sound like fun! i have less than 3 months till the big 3-0! :S p.s I dont know what "jessie" means?!