Friday, 26 October 2012

Of Feeling My Age & Birthday Celebrations

This past week I turned 23.

To me, the years just seem to be getting faster and faster,few weeks ago I started dwelling on certain things for a while I realised that I haven't really done much and decided to make a change and do things I thought I'd never dare to do before. I entered myself into a student election to become a faculty rep of the Business school at my University, I may have lost by 4 votes but I felt excited and thrilled at the prospect of heading into uncharted territory and making a contribution to my universities future. For one of my modules in my third year, I'm participating in a team in which we hope to improve the level of sustainability at my university by thinking of a new, creative way of promoting it and raising the awareness to students, staff and the local community to help. It's all been a learning experience, but I've enjoyed learning new stuff :)

Anyway, went off on a tangent, time to get back to what happened during my birthday week. My birthday (on the Tuesday) I had to attend Uni for 5 hours which I was looking forward to - not because of the dull lectures, but seeing my friends there would mean the world to me - everyone wished me happy birthday and I always get a smile on my face when I got wished Happy Birthday in person, text, facebook, BBM. When I got a text off my crush (Refer to: How 1 Day Changes Everything) that made me smile more than anything that happened during my day. For Lunch, I was treated by my mate Luke to Nandos which is always a rare treat to go with friends, did the usual guy chats (Mainly about Football, FIFA, Gaming and thinking about Graduation next October) it was nice to have, bit of a let down that other Uni mates weren't able to make it but as they had conflicting lectures at all times during the day there was nothing I could do.
Later in the evening, I had a table booked for Prezzo with some of my friends from home which I was excited for. They all surprised me by meeting me at mine and showering me with hugs and card/present giving. Got a mixture of a couple of bottles of Jagermeister, Greek alcohol called Ouzo & shot glass, a £20 Cineworld gift which is coming in very handy right now, as I'm basically going to the cinema at least once a week, must consider getting one of them cineworld memberships - anyway, after a little chiwag and a giggle at mine, we headed out in the freezing cold to Prezzo to meet two other people who have been distant with me for the last year and not sure whether I considered them friends still. At Dinner, we all had a good laugh and ended up spending £114 between 7 of us! Took plenty of pictures and after a long day - it's considered one of my more happier birthdays.

Heading into Wednesday, my friend Sheri came down for a visit until Sunday. We had an amazing time catching up and having random Monster hypos, lost count of how many cans we actually drunk but we were stark-raving mad! I educated her on the Avengers Marathon, watched all the movies and told her the story behind it and what is to come - I think I turned her into a Marvel fan even though she prefers, Dark Knight Rises to Avengers! (Kick in the teeth to all Marvel fans). I took her for a trip to Cambridge to show her around the main city nearest to me, took her around the shops, spent some money on books, dvds, Big Bang Theory poster, and on lunch, we went to see Paranormal Activity 4 which in my opinion, was playing it safe compared to the last 3, very slow build up, creepy kids, but the final 20 minutes were jumpy and 'oh shit' moments.

Saturday, was my big night outand it was 'GEEK' themed!! I did go all out with my geek outfit and was joined by my friends Nick, James and Karen to go geeky, my friends Sheri and Tasha and Karen's friend Sarah came with glasses which is just as good :) For pre-drinks, had quite a bit before going out was feeling light-headed, and as I've not been on a proper drinking night since Download back in June. After another Strongbow and a Cocktail pitcher to myself at Spoons, I was pretty drunk at about 9-ish and after this, the night was pretty much a blur - next thing I knew, I woke up in my room at about 11 the next morning, but apparently:
  • Danced like a weirdo most of the evening.
  • Tipped a guy WAY too much for some handwash and aftershave.
  • Decided to pick up Sheri and Nick, and got picked up by James. (Rather emabarrassing lol!)
  • Danced to 'Gangnam Style' and had everyone in hysterics.
So, overall an uber-busy Birthday week, one of my better birthdays but will aim to hold an event next year and do something with my close friends :)