Posted tagged ‘Aging’

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August 10, 2012

I am coming to terms with the idea that I will soon be 30.

30 isn’t old, but in my mind these days I feel old.  I feel mildly wise even.
In order to celebrate this milestone properly I am going to be having a 30 days of 30 celebration.  I am going to do something for myself each day for 30 days, 15 days before my birthday and 15 days after.  Now, I just need to figure out what I will do.

Nintendo, You Are a Worthy Foe

August 9, 2010

In the face of defeat, I have decided that I am old.  Now, I guess I should say that I mean that in the non-literal way, but more in the sense of finding that I can only do certain activities for limited time periods before I find myself in great pain.

Yesterday, Dan and I had some very rare childless free time and we decided the best way to spend this time was to each play a different Mario game.  Dan had the Wii and I had my beautiful pink Nintendo DS.  We each played for quite sometime. Finally I had to stop, not because the kids needed something or because the battery died, but because my thumbs were actually sore and aching.

This is not a problem I have ever experienced, and even typing now is actually painful.  I don’t understand this phenomenon at all, seeing as how when I was younger I played all kinds of nintendo games and never had sore thumbs. I would even jam my fingers gloriously into those buttons and play with all my heart for hours and even days.  Now, just a few measly hours and and my thumbs feel like they are going to fall off and the rest of my hands are begging them to so they will stop whining.

It is just strange, signs like this that show me that life is changing already.

Meet my current enemy