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!


  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.

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

  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.

    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!