5.11.2006

I heard a conversation on the radio a few days ago that sparked my interest.

The topic: Things you should give up after you turn 30.

One of the suggestions was thong underwear. Other people called up and said low rise jeans or miniskirts. I don't wear any of those things, but I'm inclined to say, "if you've got it, flaunt it."

Still, I'm going to turn 30 in a few months and I wondered what is considered inappropriate.

Can I still burp really loud after I've had a lot of soda?
Can I still laugh at fart jokes and potty humor?
Can I still watch MTV?
Can I still read books like "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants?"
Can I still hang out on Myspace?
Can I still blast my car radio so that the bass thunders and people stare?
Can I still get piss drunk and dance on table tops?
Can I still eat Fruit Loops for breakfast?
Can I still read magazines like US Weekly and wonder how in the hell Britney Spears is ever going to make a comeback now that she's pregnant again?

Is there anything you gave up after turning 30? If you're still in your 20's, do you think someone in their 30's should behave a certain way?

18 comments:

Pattie said...

OK...
I'm turning 40 next month and I have not given up a whole lot!
I wear low rise jeans and thongs...why not? Oh, but no, the underwear DOES NOT show over the top of the jeans...yuck. I think there is a fine balance between not being frumpy but not looking like an old lady trying to look too young.
30 is STILL young, believe me!
Oh, and I still watch MTV, eat Froot Loops, and listen to loud music in my car.
I think the dancing on table tops is LOOONNNGGG gone.

JayMonster said...

I don't thing age (by itself) is a reason to stop doing anything!

There are enought things that time and life choices (i.e. getting married, having a child, etc) force you to give up without arbitrarily stopping something because somebody somewhere has "decided" that at a certain age, you are "too old" to be or do this or that.

Note, also that it is generally WOMEN that think this way, and it is usually because of things that OTHER WOMEN try to dictate.

If a man want to continue to say, continue to own a gaming system (Xbox, PS2) and playing video games, he does. No other guy will call him immature. If another guy doesn't play the games, he will explain along the lines of, "I was never much for video games" or "I don't have the time for it any longer," explaining why he DOESN'T have or do it. And if somebody should ridicule him for it... it will be a WOMAN.

It is funny when you think about it, women have come so far when it comes to becoming emancipated from the shackles of what "men" (and I am talking the James Dobson types if you need specifics) think that woman can or should do, but have done nothing to free themselves from the opinions of each other.

rhonda said...

Okay, I will be 37 in a week and I will STILL dance on tabletops (even if it is only within my home), but still.

Keep it young girl :)

Sandra said...

Ok I'm about to turn 32 and I still do some of those, should I feel bad now? LOL
I wear low rise jeans and thongs, I watch MTV, I burp (oops lol), I blast my radio when I'm alone in the car, I watch all sorts of movies that others may consider for young girls LOL

I think you need to do what is comfortable for you, age ain't nothing but a number. WEll, to a certain degree obviously, we still have to act our age but there are things that have no limits I think. Just my opinion, I'll shut up now and move on LOL

chelle said...

I just turned 30 last month. I thought I would have to change a little, grow up....Maybe I am just to lazy, but nothing has changed. Except I am more determined to get in better shape and take care of myself more. So I can still look young!!

Just have fun with it!

Petite Mom Blogger said...

I'll be turning 30 in a few months and I don't think much will change about what I do. Some people around me think I should be changing but I'm not! I still wear lose rise jeans but the thongs are long gone. I prefer the hipster/boy shorts like style out right now. I'm not sure what they are called but I love them!

Juliabohemian said...

I think you should do whatever you want. I certainly don't intent to let my age determine such things.

Courtney said...

I would argue that women over 30 need to wear a thong more than their younger counterparts. Big Girl Panties (BGPs) lead to all kinds of lumps and puckers under your pants as your ass-flesh is confined and compressed by them. By eliminating panty lines, thongs effectively minimize that problem. Young, tight 20-somethings generally don't have to worry about this. Their asses look good in thongs AND BGPs alike. Ah, but once gravity, sloth, and motherhood take their toll in your mid-30s, you can no longer indulge in the BGP. I say at every woman's 30th birthday, she should get a lifetime supply of thongs.

Oh yes, welcome to the rest of your life...

SugarMama said...

It's not the turning 30 that made me change my ways...more like having kids did that for me.I'm 37 now, and after the kids I don't have the same physique as in my 20s.

As much as I would love to still wear my short shorts, looking at myself makes me gag. No can do! lol...As far as dancing crazy, burping, etc...hey why not -just as long as I'm alone and not embarassing my children...hehe

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

I'm 27, but I feel like I'm 12! I have 2 children, and I doubt I'll be giving up a lot when I turn 30. 2 of my friends got their nose pierced when they turned 30. Mines already done, so...anyway, I don't like age limits on things...shop in the juniors section...as long as everythings not hanging out, not cute!

Mama C-ta said...

Oh God, please tell me there isn't an age limit to reading Us Mag. I'd die.

Diana said...

I don't think there is anything you should be giving up. On the contrary, my 30-yr-old sister "acts" younger than i do, and she's older. Granted I have a child and have certain limitations as to what I can do and wear (since I'm a cow now), but she says she feels great and wears the thongs, the low-rise jeans (she has the body for it) pigs out on froot-loops with my son...etc.etc.
As long as you feel good, keep doing it. There is no age limit for feeling good.

landismom said...

I got my first tattoo right before I turned 30, partly because I didn't want to be the kind of person that never got a tattoo, and I knew that I wouldn't get one after I turned thirty.

Just stopped by to say thanks for commenting on my blog!

landismom said...

Just stopped by to say thanks for commenting on my blog!

I got a tattoo right before I turned 30, because I knew I'd never get one after, if I didn't do it then. Strange, I know, but it made sense to me at the time.

Mama M said...

I say yes, you can still do all of those things! Except the getting piss drunk and dancing on table tops will probably die down at least a little after 30 - I know my days of doing so have stopped :)

For me, I gave up caring what other people think when I turned 30...something I was glad to say goodbye to!

~d said...

age has given me the premission to do what I once thought was 'forbidden' or for 'kids only'. Live it UP! Enjoy the HELL out of yourself! ( I had blue hair last month!! )

ninepounddictator said...

The things I gave up when I turned 30 were...nothing...having a baby I gave up a lot, not because I wanted to necessarily, but because I was always too tired.

I still make ice cream sandwiches with waffles. I love fruit loops. I love Justin Timberlake. I watch repeats of the Gilmur Girls, and I have read many a teen books....Oh, and I also love Britney Spears..

The best thing about having a two year old is that I can also act two years old - for example, I just bought a pack of bumalicious gum so i could show her how to blow bubbles...hadn't bought a pack of that for 15 years!

Also, I can't wait until I can take her to movies...because, I kid you not, at age 3 and I;m now 33, we'll have the same taste..

In fact, i think I get more immature as the years go on...

thebetty said...

Don't you remember that episode of Sex In The City were the girls go out to Jersey for a baby shower? Everything’s hip and cool till the soon-mom-to-be wants to re-live her glory days and hops up on the coffee table and asks, "Who wants to see my tits?"

Do whatever makes you smile... Just save the flashing for the hubby!