Dirty? More Like NERDY Thirty Celebration

What better way to end the decade of crushing student loan debt, bad e-Harmony dates, and entry-level jobs than with a trip down to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Guess which house the Sorting Hat chose for me?



 Things I learned about visiting a theme park as an adult:

1. Apparently I now get motion sickness on roller coasters. This was not a fun thing to figure out mid-way through the first ride. I didn't puke on anyone, but I felt like I might which was almost as bad.

2. When it comes to waiting in lines (and we had a Express Passes!), the point of diminishing return was somewhere around the fifteen minute mark, at which time I would have preferred to sit in the air conditioned lounge of our hotel and drink a Bud Light.

3. By around 3 pm, I was ready to punch nearly every loud, obnoxious teeny-bopper in the face.

4. The extra ten minute wait for riding in the front row of the roller coaster was TOTALLY not worth it. (See points 1 and 2).

5. I'm still young enough that the recreations of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts gave me the chills. Every. Single. Time. I hope I'm never too old for that!


4 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh I am SOOOO jealous that you got to go see the Harry Potter world. What an AWESOME way to welcome 30.

    And I hope I never got motion sickness on coasters, I love them way too much. I truly believe that all my years of reading in the car help me not to get motion sickness lol.

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    1. I NEVER used to get motion sickness. I hope this isn't a sign of "aging."

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  2. Did you have any allergies flaring up at the time? I heard that motion sickness is related to size of canal and if plugged up with other stuff, it can affect it. I used to love coasters but haven't been on one in ages. If my ability to enjoy one has changed, that will suuuuuck.

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    1. No allergies at the time, but it could've been hormonal. That's what I'm thinking added to it significantly. Not even a sip of butter beer helped!

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