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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Turning 21

Feelin' 21 Link Up

It’s been a lot of years since I turned 21. At first I thought I couldn’t even remember my 21st birthday, but then I remembered that I had pictures. And slowly the memories came back!

- I turned 21 during the fall of my senior year in college. I was younger than a lot of my friends, but my roommate and best friend was actually younger than me.

- So when the celebration started at midnight the night of my birthday, only my older friends could come with me to the bar.

- I seem to remember Dave not coming because he was studying or something. Could be wrong.

- I do remember the friend who bought me a drink for my birthday.

- We weren’t bar people and probably stayed there for about 10 minutes – long enough to buy and sip said drink and obtain a t-shirt that read “I Turned 21 at Olde Queens Tavern.” I looked and I cannot find the t-shirt.

- My roommate told me she had a present for me but she wasn’t going to give it to me yet.

- I don’t remember the day of my birthday, but that evening I think I had to be somewhere boring and after that I think Dave and I went to Dunkin’ Donuts or something.

- Then we went back to his apartment and…

- Surprise! My friends threw me a party. And now for the pictures I mentioned!

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This picture makes me so happy and sad at the same time. Those in the picture or who knew the people in this picture know why.


And now, someone who has known me at least since I was 21…

Ronni
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This is Ronni. Like I said, we’ve known each other for years and years, and we finally got to meet each other this past June in Disney World! Ronni shares my love of Disney! She loves to write and read and is a yoga instructor. She has an adorable 10 year old son who I also got to meet in June!

This month I asked my sponsors 3 travel related questions. Ronni says:

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? My first choice is always Disney World, but I’ve been there nine times. It’s probably time to broaden my horizons! I really want to go to London, Scotland, Ireland, and Paris. Then, as a stretch, I’d like to go to Cambodia to see Ankor Wat. But I haven't been out of the country at all yet, so heck, even a trip to Toronto would be fun, but only during the summer.

Where have you previously traveled that you loved and would return to? Disney World! As I said, I've been nine times and I can’t wait to go again. Also, I like Disneyland. In fact, I enjoy traveling to southern California. I'm not sure if I could live there, but the few times I've been, it’s been fun. I liked San Francisco a lot as well.

Do you have any upcoming travel plans? Yes! I'm going to New York City this October and New Orleans in January! Haven’t booked it yet, but planning on a Disney World trip in February.

Go visit Ronni and tell her I sent you!

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24 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

Wow, I loved the blast from the past today and I, too, was 21 what feels like eons ago and trying to remember it, but not remembering much. I think we went to our local bar/club and partied, but god for the life of me not remembering much from that night. I don't think I was that drunk per say, but so long ago that it really is not coming back to me clearly. But to be young again and know what I know now!! :)

Breenah said...

You look so similar to your 21 year old self!

Lanaya | Raising Reagan said...

Aww ... my 21st birthday was in Maui. It was a blast and I was so excited when I got carded -- I have pictures too!

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Kimberley Tobin said...

I don't really remember what I did for my 21st birthday. 21 isn't a milestone in Canada because our legal drinking age is 19 ... I don't remember my 19th birthday but that's for a totally different reason haha!

Dara said...

it is hard to remember so long ago, drunk or not!

Dara said...

really? I think I look different!

Dara said...

good, so I'm not alone!

Dara said...

yeah it's pretty cool! I wish I knew where my shirt was!

Dara said...

awesome!

Dara said...

that's funny!

Tamara Bowman said...

My 21st birthday wasn't very good! It was the summer before my senior year of college and my boyfriend decided to go out to dinner in NYC with his uncle instead of being with me! Boo! My sister took me to a club called The Loop Lounge. I think it was in Clifton, NJ. I had a bottle of water (daredevil, I am!) It was still fun to get carded by the bouncer at the door.

Amber said...

I did not drink at 21 since I had my son. I don't think I did much. I probably pigged out on cake.

Sami Shenanigans said...

I wish I had gotten a t-shirt for surviving my 21st birthday ;) How fun that they threw you a party!

Dara said...

aw darn I was hoping you too had your b.day at olde queens! lol.

Dara said...

cake is good too! (as you can see from the photos of me, no drinks there, just cake!)

Dara said...

I wish I could find the t-shirt! thanks for the comment!

Ronni said...

Aw yay! :) And can you believe we've known each other for so long? Just seems like yesterday we were both wondering "should I buy a domain? are we cool enough for that?" Ha. And Roxydolls! Ah, the memories. <3

Dara said...

I can't believe it's been that long at all!

Holly Higgins said...

I turned 21 when I was in England and it also happened to be the last day of class so it was kind of looked over. Everyone went out to celebrate the last day of class and only my close friends there knew it was my birthday. One of them did however decorate my door and my "host family" got me a cake and such. It was really nice being able to legally drink four months before I turned 21 and being able to legally drink when I came back to the States when many of my friends were still 20 and couldn't :-)

Dara said...

we were in Israel when Dave turned 21 and it didn't matter there either since the drinking age is 18.

Sara said...

I wish I got a t shirt for drinking on my 21st birthday. Instead the college bar I went to had painted the bottom half of their walls brown and I was too tipsy to read the do not lean on walls sign. I woke up the next day to brown paint on half my legs ( stupid capris) and my capris ruined.

Dara said...

lol

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

I wish I had a shirt from my 21 birthday. Would have livened up a very boring birthday! But then again I was pouty because Kevin couldn't be there. In 8 birthdays of mine together he has only spent 3 with me. Great look back!

Dara said...

I wish I could find the shirt!