Thirty is the new 16

20 May

When E.D. wrote in with a story about regressing back to teenage behavior, we knew she couldn’t be alone.

Age 30 causes teenage behavior to come back? Wait just a minute!

Well I’ve been 30 now for four months, which, by the way, was welcomed with one hell of a stomach virus…you can probably imagine what I was thinking – it can only get better from here, right? So after the terrible virus, everything was going pretty well at age 30 – I didn’t have too many complaints. That is until I decided to completely regress back to a previous decade.

From my recent 30-year-old experience, happened last Friday, I’m really hoping these crazy, raging teenage-like behaviors I’m dealing with will diminish soon.

Situation: At an awesome concert, a little intoxicated – I’m a 30-year-old single mom so I don’t get out much or drink much anymore – and the fantastic night ends with a little scene I decided to act out called, Drunk girlfriend gets pissed off boyfriend is talking to ex-girlfriend.


I’m pretty damn sure I haven’t done ANYTHING like that since oh, say, I was a teenager. I have now decided that the only possible explanation of this behavior is definitely because I am now 30. There can’t be any other reason I can think of, can you?

Man I felt like a complete idiot the next day when recalling yelling, screaming and making my sweet boyfriend feel like a piece of crap. He forgave my ridiculous behavior – thank goodness.

Yay for being 30 and Yay for teenage-like behaviors! Will they go away?

– E.D.

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5 Responses to “Thirty is the new 16”

  1. talk30tome May 20, 2010 at 9:19 am #

    Like dudes rocking skinny jeans, let’s hope this stuff just goes away :)

  2. enyabiznass May 20, 2010 at 11:48 am #

    My BF won’t even tell me what I did last night in my freshman-like drunken stupor. All I know is that I didn’t say anything that he felt we needed to talk about later. On a school night… *shakes head slowly because quickly would hurt too much*

    • theVar May 20, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

      ED, I’m willing to body slam myself into the side of a moving bus to make my teenage-like behaviors dissipate into the ether. In all honesty, this is really more than I want to admit right now. But WTH, this is what this space is for. Right! Who wants to be seen as immature? I sure don’t. I’m trying to find a date and immaturity is NOT the way. Nonetheless, at times I catch myself thinking I don’t like something or someone because there is something going on I need to be apart of and am not. My intellectual insecurities cause me to have teenage-like thoughts also. I’m a clown and don’t take things, too, seriously(maybe sometimes.) So when I can’t keep up with my off-the-charts witty friends, I feel like a misfit or Garbage Pail Kid of sorts. For god sakes, I’m 30 and an adult. Why do I even care? But, alas. I do!

      • Sport May 20, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

        I think that anytime insecurity kicks in, we feel like we’re back in that “high school” state. Trying to define who we are against an ever-changing backdrop of other people and their lives. None of which we can control. It makes sense that we’d act like that while trying our best to define who we are in this new era of our lives. But man, is it unattractive when we do act that way.

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