And some are annoying - my inability to lose 5 pounds as effortlessly as I once could, my need for more sleep to be functional, my annoyance with crowded bars. You know, the normal cranky 30 year old stuff.
But there was one, this one little change, that really surprised me. And it took the WNC Mountain State Fair to point it out to me. A few weeks ago, we had heard about a state fair that was taking place right outside of Asheville so we planned to go one night after work. We were excited to go on the rides, play some skee ball and eat some ice cream.
It had been years since I had been to an amusement part and decades since I had been to a state fair. But I always loved rides and was excited to TRY THEM ALL! We even bought the unlimited pass instead of tickets.
We should have head over to the games and started winning some of those pointless stuffed animals. But instead, I dragged us over to stand in line for that used to be called Ring of Fire when I was a kid. I think it's called Circle of Puke now. I could be wrong.
This ride is the one that is just a circle, and you literally just go round and round inside it. We were strapped in across from two boys that couldn't have been more than 11 or 12. They were crazy excited and had been on the ride many times. I mentally told myself not to curse, no matter how nervous I got.
Let me tell you, the only reason I was able to not throw up on that ride was because of those boys. I repeated in my head, over and over, "do not throw up in this kids face. do not say anything inappropriate." So instead I just focused on one of the rusty bolts near my seat and said "oh my god, why" repeatedly until the ride ended.
What is happening to us?? We aren't old. We should be able to ride a basic ride, right? Sigh. I'll just add this to the crank 30 year old list I guess. My body no longer stands for being slung around in a circle.
My man Phil knows what I'm talking about...