Posted by Kalie on October 24, 2009
…Meaning I survived my 21st birthday. It was actually quite simple! Since turning 21 here isn’t as big of a deal as it is in the US, my friends went easy on me with the drinking bit. But there were a few who understood what a 21st birthday is like in the states: two of those people tried to recreate that experience for me, while the other two protected me from it! We went to The Watering Hole (the university pub in the Hillhead Center) and spent the entire evening there. My flatmates surprised me with presents: chocolate chunks for proper hot chocolate, black tea, a tea set, a wonderful card, and a cake. They were so thoughtful! Throughout the evening I had 16 friends stop by to help me celebrate by birthday. We (well, most of us anyway) ended the evening around 12:30. Sarah, Lizzie, and I stayed up talking and eating cake late into the night. I woke up the next day feeling fine, which I think is a rare occurrence for most people after their 21st. I feel so lucky to have made such great friends already during my short time here. This was definitely one birthday I will never forget!
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