My birthday is exactly a month away now. In exactly thirty-one days I will be nineteen, which is one of the big ones here in Canada. Or in most Canadian provinces, at least.
In one month I'll be able to go out to the bar and get drunk out of my mind if I so choose. Or at the very least I can enjoy a beer without a friend without breaking the law. I probably won't choose either though, especially not the former. I'm not a drinker at all, so I'm not terribly pumped about being the legal drinking age. However, it will be nice to be able to go out to a bar or a club if I so choose. One of the downsides to being underage is that you can't really go out anywhere even if you weren't planning on drinking. There's been times I couldn't see a band perform or go out dancing with friends because I wasn't yet nineteen. It will be nice to have the option there, especially since there's no way I could get by without being carded. I look way too young for someone to not ID me.
Despite being unenthusiastic about the drinking, I am definitely PUMPED for my birthday.
For one, it lies on a Saturday. This is a prime birthday day, as I won't have classes to spoil my fun and can stay up as late as I want without worrying about not being able to sleep in.
Also, my two best girlfriends are coming to Waterloo for the whole weekend! I haven't seen them since the summer, and they haven't visited me at school before. I've already been thinking up a few adventures, especially knowing that neither of them have had residence experiences. Shower parties, hanging in the lounge and late night walks to the plaza are key parts of my life here, and I'm glad I'll have a chance to share these things with them.
To top it off, I'm planning on heading somewhere for dinner with all my favourite people in Waterloo. I'm not sure where yet, but I figured even if it's just East Side Mario's or something I can still get a little bit glammed up. Hopefully all my closest friends from residence, my high school besties, my fellow summer physics program nerds, and the rest of my favourite Waterloo people will be there to celebrate with me.
There's also the fact that BIRTHDAY'S ARE JUST AWESOME!
And if you're looking to buy me a present I do have a few things on my wish list.
+ TOMS (Glitter ones!)
+Lots of books!
(Dr. Seuss classics, The Element by Sir Ken Robinson, Flowers for Algernon, and a whole bunch of Lone Pine nature books)
+ CDs by the boatloads
+ Winter accessories
(Funky hats, scarves, and mittens)
Though really I don't need anything other than hugs and time with those people I love like crazy. It's bound to be a crazy and amazing birthday!
(Sidenote: But if you want to buy me the shoes I usually wear a 5.5!)