Wednesday, December 28, 2011

30 Skills Every Woman Should Have Before Turning 30

This morning I decided I wanted to boil an egg for the first time. Sounds strange huh? Well not for me! I hate eggs! So I have had no reason to ever boil one and never cared to do so. Cut me some slack though, I can make a GREAT omelete for someone who doesn't eat eggs! 

This then got me to thinking, should everyone know how to boil an egg? That question made me wonder what should every woman know how to do? So I went to handy-dandy Google and VOILA! I found this article  called "30 Skills Every Woman Should Have Before Turning 30" on Ironically, the #1 thing on the list was "hard-boil an egg"! Well I can check that off! See the rest of the list below. I have highlighted in bold those things I have mastered already at age 26:

1. Hard-boil an egg 
2. Diplomatically tell Mom to butt out

3. Ace a job interview

4. Ask a man out

5. Send a thoughtful thank-you note (I made thoughtful phone calls tho...)
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
12. Forget pleasing him, by 30 a woman should be able to tell her man exactly how to please her
13. Sew a button
14. Mix a kick-ass cocktail
15. Take off her bra without removing her shirt
16. Apply lip gloss in the dark
17. Balance her checkbook (though I don't do it regularly...)
18. Create a budget
19. Find the best deal
20. Negotiate a salary and/or pay raise
21. Read a map (well enough to make myself un-lost!)
22. Hail a cab
23. Say something in French just for the hell of it (Fermez la bouche Michelle!)
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.)

Looks like I have gotten 24 out of 30 out of the way. 6 more to go and I have 4yrs to do it!

Where do you stand? 
How many of these have you already knocked out if you are under 30? 
If you are many things do you have to catch up on?


  1. lol i got 20 out of 30. and i got about 10 years to finish! lol

  2. Hahaha leave a thoughtful thank-you note...I agree! and I love The Frisky!! This is a good post.

    and, by 30 a woman should tell her man how to please her!! Pay attention men!! AMEN to that

  3. Hmmm...I believe I may have 5 or 6 to go and I am waaaayyyyy past the deadline! lol!

  4. @Jessica!! - You doin good girl! You not tryna beat me tho!

    @La La - LOL I saw that and thought about your post about thank-you cards lol

    @Dee - HAHA still not bad, I don't think ALL of them are necessary.