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  • Jessica Taylor Yates

This Is 30

Updated: Sep 3, 2020

Oh. Is this it?

17 Again, Warner Bros. Pictures Whilst many of us who have entered the next check box on forms would know, there's certain opinions that change with entering your 30s. People are buying houses, getting married, having kids, sure. But it's more than that. A spray tan is for a wedding, not for a Tuesday. Leaving the house is trakkies is fine, botox goes from something you laugh about celebrities getting to having your new doctor on speed dial. It got me thinking - what else has changed upon turning 30?

1. I love cleaning with my cordless vacuum and counted down the days until it arrived

Mrs. Doubtfire, 20th Century Fox

2. I love high waisted, comfortable pants

Saturday Night Live, NBC

3. I wince at the thought of stilettos


4. Make-up must be worn to avoid looking like the walking dead in the office

5. 'Staying In' is the new 'Going Out' (even pre-rona)

John Mulaney, Comedy Central

6. I always hope people will cancel plans

Larry David, NBC

7. Conversation is all about renos and home loan rates, and I dig it


8. A party is over 10 people

Friends, NBC

9. I couldn't think of anything worse than a night at 'da club'


10. I do not know where 'da club' is


11. I am excited about kitchen and bathroom tiles and actively plan to look at them on my days off


12. My friends ask for probiotic recommendations

Golden Girls, Disney-ABC Domestic Television

13. My friends get pregnant on purpose

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14. The idea of backpacking or sleeping in a hostel room of strangers now has zero appeal


15. I do not understand new social media

Golden Girls, Disney-ABC Domestic Television

16. I actually said 'back in my day' un-ironically

Gran Torino, Warner Bros. Pictures

17. My drunken purchases are things like great ring polishers and durable phone cases

Warner Bros.

18.I'm almost starting to understand what the share market is

The Simpsons, 20th Century Fox

19. I look back at when I thought I was fat and wish I was that fat instead of this fat

20. Liz Lemon is the new Carrie Bradshaw in terms of who I aspire to be

30 Rock, NBC

What else defines your 30s?


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