By happy bday - 17/09/2010 04:02 - Canada
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exactly. Driving to different bars and hanging out can be as fun if you're old enough to get in you don't have to drink to have a good time. (though it does help, especially at weddings...especially when said wedding is placed in a winery and you're only 19 so you can't drink, and when you try everyone who works there stares at you as your cousin (the groom) and his friends try to sneak beer and wine to you, until you're just like "no, fuck it, they're watching me" and you already have that pseudo-buzz that's like "if i don't drink more i'm gonna be mighty annoyed" in other words, I bet I had less fun at my cousin's wedding than you had at your fun times bar hopping so suck it up pussy.)
To add to 36, some people /can't/ drink for medical reasons. Lots of medications can't be mixed with alcohol, and some conditions like Type 1 diabetes make drinking dangerous. I used to be a beer and wine enthusiast, but I can't be anymore. :[ I agree that you can have fun at a bar without drinking; I do it often. However, it does suck to be the only sober one if everyone else is just out to get trashed and act like an idiot, rather than spend time together.
103 - the whole point of this fml was that OPs friends decided to organize something that involves drinking , yet OPs friends knew OP dosent drink. on OPs birthday too.. its not about drinking or not, OP cant drink for one rrason or another and yes 86 i forgot to mention that
Perhaps OP has a reason that they do not drink. I will not be drinking on my 21st birthday. My mother was an alcoholic, and when drunk was awful. I don't want to be like that, even for one night. I still can't even comfortably be around people who are drunk. I'm hoping some day I can get over that, but even then, I wont be drinking.
The legal drinking age is 21. Anyone who wants to drink finds a way around it (fake ID, illegal booze, friends over 21, etc.) And so honestly your 21st birthday anymore is meaningless. Anyone who's going to celebrate "being able to drink" has already been drunk before. Anyone who doesn't want to drink actually probably dreads their 21st birthday because of something happening like with OP. I am one of said people dreading my 21st lol
Sorry to hear that #65. There has been alcoholism in my family too (it killed my uncle) which is why I don't drink very much, only occasionally. But just know that not all people are like your mom, a good many people can drink responsibly & act respectfully. I congratulate your decision to break the cycle & to live better than the example your mom set!
lol you should have gotten them so drunk to black-out point then dropped them off some place to scare them then BAM more non drinking friends. I fix all problems <3