Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Adult Content

It's true, as you can see by my Star Wars figurine collection.


With my birthday looming over me, I have started to think about what it means to be an adult. Why, you ask? I don't feel like one. Admittedly, I am not sure what being an adult is supposed to feel like. What constitutes being an adult? Buying a house? Having kids? Waking up before 7am on Saturdays? Because if so, I am SO not an adult. 

What about paying bills? Getting to work on time (mostly)? Doing the best at my job? CLEANING ALL THE THINGS?!?!?!?!

Have you ever read Hyperbole and a Half? If not, you should. Allie is amazing and hilarious. 
Ok, I don't clean all the things. Just some of the things. And not all the time. I am, however, really good at laundry when I remember to do it. 

In an effort to become more adult like, I made a huge decision. I decided to...wait for it...stop biting my nails.  WHAT?!?!?!?!?! I know! I have been biting them pretty much since I could get my fingers consciously to my mouth. My mother has tried FOR YEARS to get me to stop. At one point we even painted my nails with some bitter tasting nail polish to get me to stop. It didn't work. I chewed through that like I was a hamster on crack. I tried gum, sitting on my hands, chewing only one nail, etc. Nothing worked. So I gave up.

Until about two weeks ago when I bought a manicure kit and decided it was time I started to have pretty nails like a gosh darn adult! I am pretty sure I am not using the nail kit correctly and I know I look like a kindergartner trying to write her name when I try to paint my right hand (and, ok, my left hand too.) I hate the way the nail polish feels on my nails but it reminds me to keep my fingers out of my mouth. My goal is to have them grown out enough to get an actual manicure. You know, if I can talk myself into letting someone else touch me. Good thing there is a salon with in walking distance. As an adult, I can have an adult beverage before I go. It's a rule. For adults.

So I guess we can all agree that being an adult means you can drink so you can get a manicure. 

I wonder how fast CrossFit will ruin a manicure. Adults probably know that.

Speaking of CrossFit, I did Grace recently: 

30 Clean and Jerks for time (135/95)--3:18

It was pretty rad. 

I am also trying to get better at handstand pushups. I can do maybe three correctly. Better than zero!

Happy Valentine's Day!