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The Big two-one

Posted to Utterances




Today is the day I've been waiting a long time for. I can now finally do legally what I've been doing since I was 12. The timing of this day wasn't the best, however, because I have to work until about 9:30 or 10:00 tonight, and I have class tommrow at 10:00 AM. Oh well, I'll at least go out and have a couple drinks. Actually, it's probably best that I keep my drinking in moderation, because I still haven't completely recovered from Saturday night's pre-party. I even slept twelve hours last night, and I still don't feel 100% like my self again. Last night I even thought about going straight edge after I fucked myself up so bad the night before, but I don't think I'm ever going to repeat what I did that irresponible and depraved night. If it happens again, I'll probably seriously think about going to AA, but I don't think I need to take that drastic of an action yet ( even though they'd tell me I'm in denial). 90% the time, I keep my drinking confined to the weekends and have a 3.76 cumulative GPA, so all and all, I'm not being all that self destrucitve. It's just when you end up losing control of your self, slamming down ungodly amounts of booze, falling down stairs (which I don't even remember doing), and almost having your friends call an ambulance (which I don't remember either), it kind makes you take a good hard look at yourself and who you are becoming. I think I've learned my lesson though and will keep better control of myself from now on. Anyways, most of my drinking now will probably be done at bars, so due to economic reasons, I'll probably be drinking less than normal.
I already bought a sixer of Red Hook Indian Pale Ale just to officialize my new status. It felt good handing the guy at the checkout my ID. It felt like a new world of freedom had opened up for me.
Does anyone have any good 21st birthday stories?