November 17, 2008

30 Skills Every Woman Should Have Before Turning 30

I saw this on Frisky, and then Ponikuta's site, and I thought since I will be turning 30 in just under two years, I reckon I'd give this one a go.

Here is a list of skills a woman should have mastered by the time she turns 30. The ones in bold are the ones I've done, including my comments in italics.

1. Hard boil an egg
2. Diplomatically tell Mom to butt-out (it wasn't easy, but it had to be done)
3. Ace a job interview
4. Ask a man out (it's not as difficult as it looks)
5. Send a thoughtful thank you note
6. Listen to a friend in need
7. Ask for help
8. Effectively end an unhealthy relationship (romantic or platonic in nature)
9. Beautifully wrap a gift
10. Say “no” gracefully
11. Whip up a great dinner with the five items in her fridge (Five years ago, I would have said "Are you out of your freakin' mind?!" Now, not so bad :p)
12. Forget pleasing him, by 30 a woman should be able to tell her man exactly how to please her (Learned this pretty early ;))
13. Sew a button
14. Mix a kick-ass cocktail
15. Take off her bra without removing her shirt (I studied in an all-girls school for 11 years. I learned that as soon as I started wearing one)
16. Apply lip gloss in the dark (now this, I can't do. I can't even apply colour-less lip balm properly!)
17. Balance her checkbook
18. Create a budget (have to, now that I'm married. Back then, I wasn't so consistent)
19. Find the best deal (I'm Chinese. I'm all for a good bargain :p)
20. Negotiate a salary and/or pay raise
21. Read a map (give me a satellite navigator anytime)
22. Hail a cab
23. Say something in French just for the hell of it (I can say "Yes", "No", "Please", "Excuse me" and "I love you". Does that count?)
24. Apologize when she’s wrong
25. Dress for her body type
26. Change a flat (or know whom to call to come change it)
27. Spot a fake (handbag, diamond, potential friend…)
28. Feign interest
29. Know what to tip on a $25 dinner bill
30. Hold a baby (Hey, someone you know is bound to have one sooner or later)

19 out of 30. Guess I have to work on the other 11 in the next two years. Hopefully by then, I'd be able to know how to hold a baby. And read a map. And apply lip gloss in the dark. And everything else.

Anyone of you over 30 could do all these yet? Help me out here, eh?


beetrice said...

hehe..after seeing your list, i decided to try it out as well..not too sure about the results though! :)

PB said...

Ahem! Done most of it but #16 eludes me ;)

zewt said...

so u made the first move on tim eh? hah!

Tine said...

Beetrice: Thanks for doing it. And beating me at it no doubt ;)

PB: Hee hee, good for you! Yeah, I can't do #16 at all. Tsk tsk.

Zewt: Ahem. He made me first move, k? HAH! :p

tinytapir said...

everything except # 2 and #14.

#14 I can live without knowing. #2 is a bit trickier...

* sigh *

jemima said...

I've added one more to your list:
31. Create beautiful blog banners.

I adore your X'mas banner. :)

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

Can I steal this from you? And oh, totally loving the new blog banner.

Lingzie said...

very cute! i should do this asap too! love your christmas banner! :)

Trinity said...

wah you change your header! so Christmas here...