Tuesday, April 23, 2013


I'm turning 32 on Sunday.  32.  Really?  32?  When did that happen? 

So I heard this annoying song on the radio by Taylor Swift.  Actually that's redundant, sorry.  I heard a Taylor Swift song on the radio.  Talking about being 22 and how carefree and crap they are that age.  And like most Taylor Swift songs, it played over and over in my head like the "Its a Small World" song.  So I came up with my own lyrics.  To this annoying song, but thinking about how unlike Taylor, I'm freaking 32. 

It feels like one of those night...where we hit the Depot...and talk about paint colors...uh-huh, uh-huh...it feels like one of those nights where we talk about grass seed and plan our garden over dinner at Applebee's. I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 32...everything will be alright...if I go to bed by midnight...

I'll stop there, but trust me, I was coming up with more in my head as I drove.  But seriously - 32?  I know, I know...there are some of you out there who are saying that 32 isn't old, and I'm not saying it's old per se.  It's just hard for me to say "yeah, I'm 32."

In fact, one of my staff attorneys the other day, when talking about how she graduated high school in 2005 (me, having graduated freaking law school in 2006), and I mentioned that I had been sworn in as an attorney for almost seven years now.  She made some comment about how wow, I'm not a new lawyer anymore, which is true, but then she said something about me not being a young lawyer.  I quickly corrected her that technically, according to the state bar standards, I'm considered a "young" attorney until I'm 35.  That's three more years, dammit. 

Question - since when did Full House become a Nick at Nite staple?  And I heard a dirty rumor that Friends was to be added to that list?  What the what? 

And I swear, a part of me dies inside when I see pictures of kids in high school dressing for 1980s parties.  None of them actually being alive in the 1980s.

This past weekend was a big one at Indiana University - Little 500.  It's this huge basically party for an entire week into the weekend around a bike race on the Saturday.  It's just a reason for college kids to drink.  And when I went to IU?  It was a hell of a lot of fun.  So flash forward almost 10 years this May from my graduation from that fine institution...what was I doing that weekend?  Oh, playing on Pinterest and coming up with ideas and trying them to organize my house.  Yeah.  That happened.  Party up in the Nain and T household.  What, what?

So while I may not be old, I kind of feel that way some days.  But more than that, I'm just in disbelief.  I'm going to be 32.

Ooh, ooh, here's another one...

"It feels like one of those nights...to hit up the DVR and catch up on the Daily Show.  Uh-huh, uh-huh.  It feels like one of those nights, where we get a sitter and go out to Olive Garden.  Uh-huh, uh-huh.  Yeah, we're tired and feeling buzzed after one glass...of red wine...ooooh, yeah...I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 32.  The yard will be alright.  If it rains some tonight." 

Okay, okay, I'm done.  Thanks, Taylor, for the inspiration.  Go dress up like hipsters and do whatever 22 year olds do or whatever.  I'm going to take advantage of the fact my kid is asleep and hit the hay before ten.  Oh glorious sleep. 

I don't know about you.  But I am feeling 32.


  1. I love this post so much! I'm 34, and feel the same way. Although I gave birth to one of those high school students! And I also HATE Taylor Swift songs and yet cannot get them out of my head. As my brain is now proving, all I have to do is read the title of her song and it's stuck in my head. I didn't even play the video. It's such an annoying song.
    And when I was 22, I was married for 3 years with a mortgage and a toddler.

  2. I will be celebrating the 26th anniversary of my 29th birthday this summer. I don't feel like I thought I would. At least not in my head. Someone asked me how I was, after resisting the urge to hit him, I almost said 34 because I seriously do not feel 54 almost 55. I'm not sure how I am supposed to feel, I know that physically I do not have the energy I did at 24 and when I look in the mirror I think someone is playing a trick on me, I just don't feel my age and I kind of resent people who remind me of how old I am. Ha!

    Just remember, age is a matter of mind, if you don't mind it don't matter!! And Taylor Swift can take her "na-nana-boo-boo" song and stick it!

    Lily-thinking thoughts

  3. Bwahahahaha! I am dying right now! I do have a special love for Taylor Swift, but... I think I might just like your lyrics better! ;)

  4. Happy belated birthday! Hope it was a great weekend of celebration!


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